XEN Bass Mockups

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  1. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Hey guys! Here's the first mockup for the new bass series: Nebula.
    Special thanks to Shannon Sands for the awesome mockups!
    The Nebula series will be available in 4-9 strings, in straight or fanned fret configurations. Pricing is being revised. Updates soon!

    Please help prototype it by contributing to the T-Shirt campaign! http://teespring.com/xen-guitars-bass-prototype

    Thanks!!!
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  2. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    What scale lengths and fans are you thinking of for these?
     
  3. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Nice, I really like the design. Reminds me of a more manly version of something I'm making right now =]
     
  4. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    For straight frets, 34". For the fanned versions I'm looking at similar scales to Dingwall. No need to reinvent the wheel.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Awesome looking design!
     
  6. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    You already know how I feel... :yum:
     
  7. Tom Drinkwater

    Tom Drinkwater ERG/ERB Builder

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    Somebody please order one!!!!!!! I want to finish and assemble one of these badly.
     
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    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    ^ I tried; ask Eric... :lol:
     
  9. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Your Warmonger is heading to the bench shortly, Konfyouzd!
    Once the programming costs are covered, we'll be able to proverbially spit these out on demand.
     
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    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    7stg SS.org Regular

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    I'm down for a long scale fan 9 preferably with tight string spacing.

    Some might want 35 inch scale for straight scale 5+ strings.
     
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    thraxil cylon

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    Potentially very interested in a fanned 5.
     
  13. Roland777

    Roland777 SS.org Regular

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    Wow, that looks great! I'd vote for "35-scale on the straights. Also - concerning the electronics package - please make a sweepable mid 3-band EQ standard! (EMG BQC or the likes)
     
  14. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    For most bass players 34" is the overwhelming favorite, even with ERBs, so that will be the standard setup for production models if/when we're able to get them into retail outlets.

    However, because of the flexibility afforded to us with our North American OEM builder, we can offer other options. There are programming costs and development time associated with every new design but I will absorb the costs for a new scale length for anyone who places an order.

    Eventually I'll have a library of designs built up which will allow us to offer these options with no wait time. I'm not there yet. Money is always tight. I would not have been able to get even this far at all without the help and encouragement of awesome people.
     
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    olejason SS.org Regular

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    Looks interesting. Is the extended upper horn for balance? Make sure you're promoting this over on Talkbass if no one has posted it yet. I think you'll get a lot more feedback about it from bass players there.
     
  16. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    I like the upper horn to extend out to the approximate mid point of the instrument at help with balance. Removing the headstock helps there too.

    And yeah, I need to head over to talkbass. So much to do!!! :)
     
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    olejason SS.org Regular

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    I don't know what kind of dealer restrictions they have over there so I posted a thread. Always cool to see new innovative bass designs!
     
  18. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Thank you!
     
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    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Thank you to all those who have ordered so far!
     
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    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    I'll rock 34"... I don't care... I've done E0 on 34" and it's really not that bad. I just need 8 strings... :rofl:
     

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