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madmike

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PostSubject: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:32 pm

mike's gonna have the pointiest bass of them all.

this is an exported jpeg from a working vector ruff template i made up from photos of that takamine bass and some jackson necks i looked at. the body vector would require some smoothing to make a template, its just straight lines between points, but its good enuff for a visual mark up.

somethin kinda like this ???????



yes, i dropped an image of a kahler trem on there (why not?). we'll get to particulars like what bridge, knobs, pots, pickups, electronic options, neckplate, and stuff later. i used carvin MM pickups on the ironbird and wonder why i never used them before ... they are awesome! i just ordered GFS MM's for the v440 ... we'll see if they are as good (for half the price!). maybe drop a ming's in there if we wanna wait a month to get it from beijing. whatever ... custom bass, its entirely up to you.

kahlers take up more real estate, forward and back. i had to move the rear split p forward about 1/2". i'de like to see someone tell the difference in tone in a blind taste test.

ooooh, and headstock logo. amimbari something or another?

i'll also make one up with the crackle finish product that i found and post it. i'll make what you want, but i just believe if your gonna have something cool that is a custom replica, why have it exactly as it came from the factory (even tho there were only what ... 400 - 600 of them made?). how custom is that? if your gonna be the only guy who has one, that would make it truly, the only one. ........like my palhen blue ironbird.

you can chek out finishes here .........

http://reranch.com/

so, i got all the files. we'll figure out some time to start shipping parts around, ordering parts, ordering wood and start production. depending on all that and whatever else comes up at the time (it usually does) taken into consideration, iddid probably take me 3 months to turn it around once i got everything ... tops.
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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:49 am

Very cool. I think I would do a P & another type of Pickup for the bridge position.
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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:15 am

Ide do a MM HH myself .... thats just where im at right now. Im also liking the tesla soapbar humbuckers.
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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:08 pm

I still like the idea of an X2N and a P.
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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:23 pm

hahaha oh wow SmileSmile

well if I had that, the takamine would be sold tomorrow and I didn't even get it yet!

and YES I DID notice you flipped the strings on that picture.

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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:35 pm

i cant stand that big ole honkin white nut on there. the bass is black, the hardware is black, accents are red. how is white supposed to work out in there??? might as well put gold tuners and a chrome bridge on it.

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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:45 pm

since the damn thing is mahogany, i'm sure the large head would balance it out, but the possible lefty would be ash or whatever so the smaller jacksonhead would not be a factor. and ya even the pic of Vincents is a white nut.
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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:49 pm

we have a show on feb 4th with my current band and my other band ( which BTW, on Sat they asked me to rejoin ) I set the terms and said call me with a yes or no.

anyway, I am gonna try to learn to play 2 judas priest songs righthanded in a month because i'm gonna use it if possible for picture taking purposes.....
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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:45 pm

Mike, if anyone is ambidextrous like that its you.

Do, Headin out to the highway. The whole song is tonic and 5 other notes. Cool tune.

Yeah, I was thinking alder or ash for weight and keep the cost down. Its gonna already be an upcharge for an oversized piece.
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PostSubject: Re: mirror mirror on the wall .....   Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:44 pm

the band already does livin after midnight into u gotta nother thing comin as 1 song to make it one long JP jam.

if it was that important, i would practice it but it IS VERY hard to play that way coach unless it was something super simple.