Build 3: Viewer's Choice

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by HaMMerHeD, Oct 6, 2011.

Which one?

Poll closed Oct 16, 2011.
  1. The Zealot King V

    19 vote(s)
    32.8%
  2. Single-cut Disciple

    39 vote(s)
    67.2%
  1. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Alongside my 2nd build, I'm going to start on my third build.

    I have most of the wood required for either project, but only enough time for one. The other will be done, but later, probably next spring.

    So if you'll humor me and vote for which you guys would like to see first, I'll get'r done.

    Option 1:

    Hail To The King

    The Zealot King V

    This is a King V shaped sub-contra bass. It has a 36" scale and 5 strings. It is designed to be tuned F#0 - B0 - E1 - A1 - D2. I've shown early versions of this design before, but it has been modified since then. It'll be a mahogany body with a 3-piece maple neck and ebony fretboard (24 frets). I'm looking at EMG 40DC pickups with passive controls, hipshot hardware, etc. Metallic black with silverleaf trim.

    [​IMG]

    The Heretic Disciple

    Single-cut Disciple

    This is a super-tele guitar. It'll have 6 strings and a 25.5" scale. The pickup will be a Benedetto Jazz humbucker at the bridge, Graphtech Ghost saddles and an acoustiphonic pre-amp. It will be a chambered body, and there will be a soundboard transducer embedded into the chambering somewhere in the body. Controls will be master volume, piezo/magnetic blend, passive tone, and the tone knob will be a push/pull switch to enable/disable the soundboard transducer. Oil finish on the neck and body.

    The body will be mahogany with a figured claro walnut top. The neck will be Madagascar rosewood with a maple fretboard (24 frets).

    [​IMG]

    So, SSO, which will it be?
     
  2. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Both of these sound and look brilliant!! Voted for the guitar
     
  3. asher

    asher So Did We

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    I wanted to see that bass happen before, but a lot of the ideas you're talking about with the guitar just sound too awesome.
     
  4. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Yeah, me too. The first time around, the bass' design was a bit too aggressive for my first build and would have required some techniques I was not capable of executing. I believe I am prepared for it now, having successfully built an instrument.

    And the guitar would be put to good use...well, better use. It's for a good friend of mine in NYC. The bass is for me, and while I love building them and like playing them, I don't gig, I'm not even in a band, and I'm not really all that good at playing the damn thing.
     
  5. BlackMastodon

    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    I basically agree with asher, I wanted to see the bass happen but then I read the specs for the guitar, and it intrigues me.
     
  6. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Guitar for sure.
     
  7. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Well OK then.
     
  8. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    you need an "other" option.
    i would love to see something else in the style of the hand of doom. however of the two designs posted, the first is by far my favorite.
     
  9. endo

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    Everyone else pretty much summed it up. I got done reading the specs for the bass, saw the picture and thought "That would be pretty cool!"

    Then I read the specs for the guitar and thought "Hrmm...this one has a more obviously more in-depth description, which means you want to build the guitar more. So doo eet!

    :hbang:
     
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    snegdk SS.org Regular

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    The first design is great!
     
  11. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Actually, I've spent a lot more time on the first design. The electronics package is simpler because there just isn't that much space in a V's electronics cavity. As it is, 3 knobs might be pushing it.

    It may also be worth noting that the guitar's design is 36.5" long, which is about the scale length of the bass. The bass will come out about 52.5" long. So far, I haven't been able to find a non-custom case that would fit it.
     
  12. ShadowFactoryX

    ShadowFactoryX OMNIHILITY

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    second one for all the right reasons of seeing that thing come to life.
     
  13. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Sure. I can get it to you in AutoCAD R12/LT12 format (DXF), Stereo Lithography format (STL), or Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES/IGS).


    I've also been working on this alternative version, in case he decides he wants something a bit more...unusual.

    [​IMG]

    I think he'll prefer the first one though. He's a pretty conservative guy.
     
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    ibanezRG1527 Banned

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    wheres the smiley for cumming all over the screen?
     
  15. BlackMastodon

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  16. peagull

    peagull Urwało mi dupę

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    Why is there no 'Both' option?!? :idea:

    In the end I chose the V, mainly because I was watching Mastodon, and Brent Hinds with his silverburst V
     
  17. SilenceIsACrime

    SilenceIsACrime Indeed.

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    That guitar looks way too slick - sorry bass!!
     
  18. motomoto

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    I voted guitar because...


    mahogany bass? wtf? me likes spanky bass sound
     
  19. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Eh?

    If you are implying that mahogany makes a solid-body electric guitar sound "dark", I believe you are wrong. The tonewood myth is nonsense, friend.

    The last bass I purchased, in fact, had a predominantly mahogany body. With stainless steel strings, it was as bright as anything. With flats or nickel strings, it was a lot more subdued. There are many factors influencing a solid-body electric guitar's (or bass guitar's) tone. Body wood is not one of them.

    I kept it strung stainless, with DR Hi-Beams, actually.
     
  20. motomoto

    motomoto SS.org Regular

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    Oh well


    Not everyone can have the same opinion:cool:
     

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