Online bass builders

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Online bass builders

Post by BrendonM » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:08 pm

The ever increasing technology on the internet is making some excellent advances in the ability to research, purchase and even customise instruments for purchase online, basses included.

Check out the Peavey customshop online at:
http://shop.peavey.com/customshop/cirrus/
Basically you can select the various combinations of body woods, neck woods, hardware types etc in a structured approach and then it comes out with the end product and purchase price.

Shamraybass.com, these guys exist primarily to build your ultimate bass....
http://www.shamraybass.com/page2.htm
the options are amazing and even include fibre optic LED's up the fret board. Unfortunately the site does'nt render an image on the fly like the Peavey site, but when you see all the options you'll understand why.

If anybody else finds some great online bass builders online please add them here...

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Re: Online bass builders

Post by ryla » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:22 am

so many beaut basses about gives me bad G.A.S, please - stop it i like it.

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Re: Online bass builders

Post by Mr Glyn » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:34 pm

I can see why its an appealing idea.You get to have the woods, colour style of instrument you want made for you online. But what about tone, weight, ballance?
There are a lot of great makers out there but also a lot of duff ones, woodworkers who think using pretty woods and making it look right are a sure-fire way to a great instrument.
I'm sure we've all seen "hand made" instruments made by carpenters that weigh a tonne, have dodgy finishes and lifting frets.
Going with companies like Peavey is a great idea, they have excellent build quality but personally I'd need to play it before buying.
You can play two production line instruments made in exactly the same way and they sound different. Even with active circuitry you can hear a difference. No two pieces of wood are the same. Every little detail of the construction makes a tiny difference - the way the nut is cut, bridge mounting, fretting, tightness of screws, quantity and quality of glue - and it all adds up. There's heaps of stuff that can be done after to make an instrument more like you want it but I'm prefere to have it right in the first place.
Yea, if I'm gonna fork out a wad of dosh for an instrument I'm planning on being in love with I want to meet her first - otherwise it feels a bit like an arranged marriage.

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Re: Online bass builders

Post by ryla » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:59 pm

I feel if youve had a lot of experience playing different types of bass guitar then you should have an educated and intuitive knowledge of what instrument (including all the components getting you there - eg - pups ,wood ,strings - right down to questionable particulars as nut material , bridge , etc,) it is that lets you attain that, it is the musician in question whom decides what best suits them and what that is, is absolutely right , until such time as their musical evolution takes them to some other sonic ideal, basically what I'm trying to say is that what the muso decides is best for them, that is the bottom line and its for no one else to question that but instead to enjoy their expression of choice - i dont go for anyone endorsing one instrument over another, what i love is seeing a bass player getting off on the instrument of their choice.

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Re: Online bass builders

Post by BrendonM » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:18 pm

right on ryla... jazzbass comes to mind :)
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Re: Online bass builders

Post by Pstewart » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:25 pm

Whoa! on that shamraybass site, if you go to gallery adn the p-07 bass, it has led side dots that you can change you colour of with am onboard switch?

How much is too much?
"A good bass is like having your guts massaged from the inside."

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Re: Online bass builders

Post by Mr Glyn » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:06 pm

*Edit* Sorry removed the spam post you replied to. So your post may not make sense :D -john
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Is that an active vase ?
- do you do a five string?
I don't wish to poke fun at your 1000year tradition but it is somewhat irrelevant. My ancestors (Celts) made heaps of stone circles and burial chambers 5000 years ago but it doesn't mean I can make a bass.
You got a link on the site though eh
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Re: Online bass builders

Post by Dan » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:40 am

Glyn!

I need to get my Fender to you to sort out, and maybe the Yammy this time too. Will give you a buzz soon.

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Re: Online bass builders

Post by Mr Glyn » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:44 am

Hey brilliant - keep em comin

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