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  1. while I am after a mk1 fretless ideally I keep seeing 5 string ones and they look lush...what is the usual scale length on the 5 string Wal?
  2. Well that's saved me a bunch of credit card anguish, hope the Wal has gone to a happy home...I shall be watching for it coming round again though
  3. [quote name='Beedster' timestamp='1452203282' post='2947668'] Bump for pics of the Wal, pics of other two to follow tomorrow [/quote] Holy carp she is utterly gorgeous!
  4. [quote name='Rich' timestamp='1452171722' post='2947219'] Fixed. [/quote] ta
  5. [quote name='discreet' timestamp='1452161495' post='2947043'] God, this is taking ages!! Seriously though, it looks like good clean work. As you'd expect, really. [/quote] He's certainly getting on with it, once the body is done he's then got a few bodies ready for spraying so he can do them all at once. I'm told the neck will take a fair bit longer than the body has, once the graphite rods are in he'll be glueing the fingerboard to the neck and all that jazz... It looks and feels stunning already, his work is superb!
  6. Popped in yesterday to have a look at the revised body carve and got to see the neck blank and fingerboard ready to assemble when the graphite rods arrive... Body carve is looking very sweet indeed (particularly deep belly cut on my '78), just 2 tiny areas to tweak and then she's good to spray then it's the longer and more delicate process of the neck carve
  7. Aaarrrggghhhhhh Wal mk1 fretless my dream bass
  8. At least one fewer than I need ...as per the rules
  9. Another acg beauty glwts matey
  10. [quote name='discreet' timestamp='1452005817' post='2945400'] Hurry up!! [/quote] hahahaha it's all moving unnaturally quickly isn't it! There has to be some kind of 'wait for at least 2 months for a 'bla-bla-bla' thing coming or it'll be done this month which is insane for a completely custom build!
  11. Yet another of Alan's beautiful basses! He don't make no dogs!!
  12. I got an email last night while I was at band practise so quite naturally I halted the practise so I could show everyone the latest bunch of baby photos here comes a neck... body ready for final check on the carve and then onto sanding etc
  13. So just before Christmas I spent a very pleasant morning with Jon Shuker discussing a potential custom build effectively cloning my main gigging bass ('78 P) and updating a few features to improve reliability etc... First job was to take detailed measurements of the donor bass all up and down the neck and around the body, profile, thickness, width, depth etc including fingerboard radius and neck shape before choosing some lovely bits of wood [b]The Spec[/b] maple neck birdseye maple fingerboard two way truss rod carbon fibre reinforcement jumbo stainless steel fret wire black face dots (possibly just 12th fret) - to be decided!! 2mm black side dots satin neck lacquer (with an aged tint but not so yellow) graphite nut hipshot tuners swamp ash body (41.5mm thickness) Typical P carve polyester basecoat gloss polyurethane topcoat, lower sheen (with an aged tint but not too yellow) BWB Scratchplate chrome hardware Hipshot A series bridge Labella 760FS strings Seymour Duncan SPB-1 pickup volume and tone copper shielding Shuker Hardcase [b]The pics[/b] Body Wood is a lovely grained piece of swamp ash cut and joined to give a virtually bookmatched appearance [url=https://flic.kr/p/CbhY6Z][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/BK4R5i][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/C919J9][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/CMiSqy][/url] Fingerboard wood is from a beautiful piece of birdseye flamed maple [url=https://flic.kr/p/Bmc984][/url] ...this is the bit [url=https://flic.kr/p/BSecVF][/url] Rough body carve done [url=https://flic.kr/p/CE4GWu][/url] hhmmm a bit more to come off yet [url=https://flic.kr/p/CPBDZH][/url] getting there now, much more like it [url=https://flic.kr/p/CPBD1t][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/CGjhhM][/url] ...to be continued
  14. Wish I could get to Portsmouth to collect it, would you consider shipping it to me and I'll pick up shipping costs?
  15. Happy to share a lift to whichever is nearest
  16. Oo this is yours! I saw it in the workshop a couple of times while I was out there to see Jon, looks the biz Mel, an excellent result
  17. That is a beauty and is absolutely not helping my Wal gas Mk1 fret less first though
  18. Derek just re homed my lovely sr5, great comms, payment exactly as and when promised. Faultless buyer, thanks matey
  19. Oo, if this/these are still around in the new year I may have need of one Could you post a pic of one both on and off a tbird please bud?
  20. [quote name='Norris' timestamp='1450873694' post='2936597'] Any trades considered? [/quote] Drop me a pm with your ideas matey, happy to consider
  21. [quote name='IanA' timestamp='1450706236' post='2935018'] Beautiful, that is my favourite Stingray colour 😎 [/quote] Thanks matey, she sounds great too, I just need her rehomed asap...
  22. [quote name='Roland Rock' timestamp='1450639649' post='2934536'] What's this thread about again? There is a log in trouble?? Has it been rescued yet? [/quote] The op was flushed I believe?
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