New Bass by Pete Skjold

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Project by OregonBurls posted 01-04-2010 06:31 AM 4280 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pete just finished my bass out of the Madrone burl I supplied him. It is going to be one of his featured basses at the NAMM show. We are sharing a booth together. I have not seen it in person yet but will get a chance to bring it back home with me in a couple of weeks.

I love to see a master craftsmen’s works of art and it is even more satisfying when the master craftsmen uses my wood.

The top is out of Madrone burl with an ash body. The neck is maple. That is all I know about it.

I guess the next order of business is to learn to play the bass. I play the guitar but never the bass.

Thanks for your comments.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 06:41 AM

Guitar looks great. It makes it a little easier to build great pieces when you start with outstanding wood.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 06:54 AM

Quite an eyecatcher you have there. I have a old college buddy that plays the bass. I dare not even let him think something like this is possible or he’ll be harassing me at all hours.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 07:02 AM

Beautiful bass!! Lucky!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 07:05 AM

Very cool Greg great work and burl.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 07:50 AM


-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 01:05 PM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 01:05 PM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 01:42 PM

Beautiful work of art. How about a video? What’s something that pretty sound like?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 02:33 PM

Got to plat it with yor fingers, Pick marks would be a shame.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#10 posted 01-04-2010 04:19 PM

That burl really makes it for me. Truly an outstanding piece of functional art.
Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 01-04-2010 07:08 PM

Now this Bass has soul with out even playing it ! The black hardware and the Madrone look awesome together .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 04:38 AM

Great looking! I wanna learn to play!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 08-08-2010 09:49 PM

I just ran across this. Super nice!!! Have you ever heard of “”? You could freecycle this to me if you wanted to, I wouldn’t mind,haha. As a bass player, my mouth is watering.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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