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Shuker P Bass II

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As my first Shuker P turned out rather spectacularly (http://basschat.co.uk/topic/276145-shuker-p-bass-78-clone/page__fromsearch__1) I managed to convince my lovely wife that a second one would be a good idea :D

Teensy bit different this time, same finish, same hardware and electrics, body made from the same piece of swamp Ash but this time with a flamed white Ash droptop and a stained Sycamore pinstripe as well as a Rosewood fingerboard, I love a Rosewood board...

this will be the veneer for the top
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RfnxrA][/url]

gonna use this bit ;)
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RiRDfK][/url]

swamp ash for the body, from the same piece as my Nr1
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RfnxiE][/url]

very lovely looking rosewood for the fingerboard
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RiRDhi][/url]

body shapes all cut and ready for carving/bending/glueing
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Q59zaM][/url]

neck underway
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RfnxtE][/url]

sneaky peek pre-carve commencement
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Q59Ar4][/url]

body carve started, chamfer done, top bent into shape and all glued up
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RiRDhP][/url]

body carve just about done, looking sweeeeeet!
[url=https://flic.kr/p/QJwdoG][/url]
[url=https://flic.kr/p/QJwcUf][/url]

clear coats applied, dayum it's beautiful!
[url=https://flic.kr/p/R5zhAq][/url]
[url=https://flic.kr/p/QJwxQ7][/url]
[url=https://flic.kr/p/R5zhp3][/url]

headstock tint check, yup looks spot on
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Q59PP6][/url]
body comparison, yup looks spot on
[url=https://flic.kr/p/R8dL7a][/url]

...I'm told it's all flatted back ready for Jons' special matt/satin finish and assembly!!

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Fantastic - if I had the money, I'd never be off the phone to Jon: he's an artist. B)

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[quote name='Truckstop' timestamp='1484659445' post='3217232']
Ooh, love a pinstripe! Very sexy!
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Bit like the seam in a stocking :blush: :D

Edited by andydye

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shortest build thread ever...I collected it yesterday, it's proper yummy!!!

setting the action to be the same as my Nr1 Shuker
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Rzu7E8][/url]

bit of a dust prior to photographing
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RGGXch][/url]

this is where the website photography happens
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RbN5kE][/url]

...what you really wanted to see
[url=https://flic.kr/p/QtNT63][/url]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/RGGWaY][/url]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/Rzu6fe][/url]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/Rzu69H][/url]

...and a family portrait
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RLjbAH][/url]

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They are both stunning! :wub:

Prefer a maple board myself but how is the rosewood one shaping up? Any discernable difference?

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[quote name='fftc' timestamp='1486030780' post='3228597']
They are both stunning! :wub:

Prefer a maple board myself but how is the rosewood one shaping up? Any discernable difference?
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They both feel amazing to play, am really looking forward to plugging them both in at our next practise so I can give it a proper trial, thus far it feels a teensy bit heavier and the strings (D'Addaire Chromes) are brand new so need to settle in as they're very bright compared to the well bedded in LaBella flats on Nr1

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[quote name='W1_Pro' timestamp='1486038569' post='3228655']
Nice. Very nice. I'm jealous.
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[quote name='Myke' timestamp='1486047429' post='3228787']
Sexy!
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Mission accomplished :D cheers guys

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[quote name='Muzz' timestamp='1486048197' post='3228799']
Very very nice indeed. Love Jon's work. :gas:
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:D the man's an artist mate :)

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That looks seriously good. That neck grain is amazing. If you're recording with it, it'd be great to hear some from it.

Thanks for posting

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[quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1486049995' post='3228817']
That looks seriously good. That neck grain is amazing. If you're recording with it, it'd be great to hear some from it.
Thanks for posting
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Thanks mate, it's a lovely piece of Rosewood, Jon has a fantastic hoard and an excellent mental catalogue of what he's got.

Here's a full length pic from less of an angle for you :)
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RwLadG][/url]

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I'm screaming at your lovely new bass being placed on a rough gravel road..please tell me there was something inbetween the Bass and the road to protect it?

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[quote name='yorks5stringer' timestamp='1486066558' post='3229033']
I'm screaming at your lovely new bass being placed on a rough gravel road..please tell me there was something inbetween the Bass and the road to protect it?
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Haha there is nothing to fear, neither Jon nor I would be so insane as to simply plonk it down on bare concrete ;)

Bench dog... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0037Z7D0A/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_yO5KybK1CSKY1

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[quote name='andydye' timestamp='1486049006' post='3228807']
:D the man's an artist mate :)
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Boy is he! Golden hands that man. The attention to detail and quality of workmanship is second to none.


[quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1486049995' post='3228817']
That looks seriously good. That neck grain is amazing. If you're recording with it, it'd be great to hear some from it.

Thanks for posting
[/quote]

I feel very lucky to have heard NR1 recorded and it is goooooood! Very good!

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[quote name='dood' timestamp='1486075422' post='3229136']
I feel very lucky to have heard NR1 recorded and it is goooooood! Very good!
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you are most kind my friend :)

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[quote name='andydye' timestamp='1486114041' post='3229281']
you are most kind my friend :)
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I've had a (very good) spare neck for a bit and as much as I would love to have Jon do me something like a JJB CL bass, my budget doesn't exist, so I asked him about a month ago to do a natural body to go with the bass neck. I'll do a proper thread for it anyway as it's something a bit special for me!

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Every now and again I am forcibly reminded why it is a bad thing to be poor. Not being able to commission a Shuker would seem to be one of those epi-fannies.

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