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Marcel
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16/09/2020 11:01 am  

Of course Leo Fender is rightly praised for his iconical Precision and Jazz basses. But in my humble opinion the best bass he ever designed was the Music Man Stingray. So I wanted to make one myself. But again with a little twist.

Alder body, laminated neck (maple and mahogany), wenge fretboard and a flamed maple top. The pickup is a Seymour Duncan SMB-4DS and the bass is fitted with an active 3-band eq.

Apart from the laminated neck the other twist is no pickguard. Worked out well (if I may say so myself).

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 Sold this one as well (and made another one after that).

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16/09/2020 11:44 am  

the other twist is no pickguard. Worked out well (if I may say so myself).

Beautiful pieces of wood always - ALWAYS - look better when they don't have bits of cheap black plastic stuck on them

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(Just my opinion of course ... ? )

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16/09/2020 11:45 am  

And I *definitely* like that, my friend @Marcel.

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Marcel
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16/09/2020 12:20 pm  

Beautiful pieces of wood always - ALWAYS - look better when they don't have bits of cheap black plastic stuck on them

You're right my virtual friend.

 

 

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17/09/2020 2:31 pm  

Lovely wood.....nope still sounds wrong 🤔


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18/09/2020 7:56 pm  

Hi Marcel, your guitars really do have beautiful lines and make exceptional use of some spectacular wood. Gorgeous!


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Marcel
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19/09/2020 9:15 am  

@darrenking Thank you, I always try to use nice looking wood. A flamed maple top is not something very special, but you hardly ever see them on the 'standard' models like Jazz basses or Stingrays.

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19/09/2020 10:47 am  

Exquisite work as usual @marcel. My energy is building to plan a bass build, it’s because of you my friend! Rock n Roll! 

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Marcel
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19/09/2020 10:56 am  

@johnnierox-boo Thank you, I never could have dreamt that just doing in my little shed what I enjoy doing could ever inspire someone else.

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