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Project by sphere posted 02-10-2010 05:07 AM 1212 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I borrowed the design from my employer at the time, Ken Smith Bass Guitars out of NYC. I made them for him in a shop in Pa. I altered it enough to avoid any copy right infringements.

We had made the “sister” bass ( same wood but 6 string and lefty) for Paul McCartney.

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works





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sphere

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#1 posted 02-10-2010 05:09 AM

I was rewireing a new push pull pot , so the knob is off and the electronics are open in the back.

It is a 5 st. fretless, sounds like a freight train in heat when played hard on the Low B string.

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#2 posted 02-10-2010 05:59 AM

Looks awesome. I bet it plays as well as it looks.

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 06:05 AM

Cool bass nice design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 09:42 AM

great looking spade

Dennis

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 09:50 AM

It’s official, LJs is the coolest site on the web. That is an awesome project and a great looking bass. Have you ever made an acoustic guitar? I’m interested in trying (In addition to making a snowboard, a pergola, and everything else I dream of).

-- Ray

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 02:29 PM

“That is an awesome project and a great looking bass. Have you ever made an acoustic guitar? I’m interested in trying (In addition to making a snowboard, a pergola, and everything else I dream of).”

Only a few so far, I had a shop fire in ‘95 and lost many jigs and small tools, so even now, I am still catching up.

At the time of the blaze ( arson BTW) I had an Acoustic in the works for the late Dan Fogelberg.

Joe Satriani had a “Thanks Duane” on one CD liner, he was a recipient of an Ibanez USA RG that I had made.

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#7 posted 02-10-2010 03:07 PM

very nice. Got any closeups of the headstock?

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 02-10-2010 03:14 PM

!C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\duane\headstock.jpg!

See if this works.

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#9 posted 02-10-2010 03:18 PM

See if this works.
Hmmm

From Untitled

AT Smith we use a Pearl “S” on the headstock, I couldn’t do that being as it isn’t a true Smith.

Well, I had a SILVER coin from a DOG FOOD bag , it was “The American Prospector” . 1 oz .999 pure silver, so I inlaid that on the front where the S would be..If I don’t have a pic already I’ll take one later today.

Freakin hard to post inline pics with Picasa, I’m not a pooter genius , I’ma wood genius..LOL

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#10 posted 02-10-2010 07:46 PM

Great looking bass I have a Ken Smith Bass that I bought about 12 years ago. Awesome instrument. I bet yours is of the same quality. It was that bass that inspired me to build my own. I would love to do custom basses for a living but my job gets in the way.

Thanks for sharing, and welcome to Lumberjocks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 02-10-2010 07:54 PM

If you look inside the control cavity, we USED to have our initials in there, the guy who did the carving on the bass. We did that in case of a return for issues assoc. the workmanship.

I wasn’t there 12 yrs ago, it was well before that, but if the bass was used, and it has a DGK inside there ( maybe under the shielding paint) I made it.

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#12 posted 02-10-2010 07:57 PM

From My custom work

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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