Greetings from Seattle!

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Greetings from Seattle!

Postby Rodent » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:28 am

Bass builder for many years now, and a player for a couple decades more. formerly was known as SkuttleFunk Basses on DudePit I & II

When not laying it down with one of my own bass builds I can be found sporting a MM Stingray or a Fender P, and on rare occasions I bring out an Azola Bug II prototype

all the best,

R

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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby andrew » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:45 am

Rodent is good people and makes KILLER basses. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby Gil Escalera » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:46 am

Hello Rod! :welcome:

Good to see you around these parts. The website is coming along nicely! Some very nice looking axes you have on there.

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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby bigfatbass » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:17 am

Rod! Nice to see you here! Don't be such a stranger, ya hear?
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Play what you hear, hear what you play.
Trust your ears, serve your soul." ~Philip Toshio Sudo "Zen Guitar"



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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby GonzoBass » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:30 am

Welcome aboard!
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Aloha-
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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby Rodent » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:49 am

thanks for the welcome!

I've been out in the shop this morning working on wrapping up a client build that will eventually find its home in Nashville when I'm done. there's still a couple things to complete before stringing this up for a set-up, but you can get the overall idea of how this is going to look a few days from now

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Alder body
Birdseye/Birdseye 34" scale 21-fret neck
custom Nordstrand 5-string SCPB + Fat Stack (with coil tap toggle)
Nordstrand 3-band preamp configured V/V + pass tone (pull preamp bypass) + mid (push/pull freq select) + active bass/treble stack
Hipshot hardware

back to the shop ...

all the best,

R

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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby ReneGiust » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:42 pm

Welcome. Good to see another local here.
Rene Giust

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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby Jerry » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:44 pm

Rodent wrote:thanks for the welcome!

I've been out in the shop this morning working on wrapping up a client build that will eventually find its home in Nashville when I'm done. there's still a couple things to complete before stringing this up for a set-up, but you can get the overall idea of how this is going to look a few days from now

Image

Alder body
Birdseye/Birdseye 34" scale 21-fret neck
custom Nordstrand 5-string SCPB + Fat Stack (with coil tap toggle)
Nordstrand 3-band preamp configured V/V + pass tone (pull preamp bypass) + mid (push/pull freq select) + active bass/treble stack
Hipshot hardware

back to the shop ...

all the best,

R



Ooh, nice!
Aloha, Jerry
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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby Paul DeLano » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:43 am

Welcome back Rod. It's always fun to see the build pics as your basses come together.

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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby jshilgebass » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:19 pm

I knew that someday you would find your way over here...better late than never! [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]

Welcome back. I can now resume ooohing and aaahing over your latest bass builds.


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Re: Greetings from Seattle!

Postby Rodent » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:42 am

speaking of newest bass builds ... I completed the first unit of my Heritage Plus Extreme series late Sat evening, and just in time for me to haul it up to a camp gig on Sun so I could A/B it against my '77 Stingray in a live setting with decent backline amp and PA to a room filled with about 600 incredibly loud kids

Here's the visual:
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brief specs:
Swamp Ash body, QS maple/maple 34" scale neck, 1-5/8" nut, with graphite stiffening
Nordstrand SCPB + Big Single
Nordstrand 2-band preamp + passive tone (pull to bypass preamp)
Hipshot Type A bridge and Ultralights + Ultralight de-tuner
Vintage sized frets

I am totally buzzed about how this came out and how it holds itself in the mix. In passive mode with the SCPB run solo it's about 95% of that old school P-bass, but with some serious added attitude. Rolling off the passive tone brought this right where a SCPB should be when strung with rounds.
Adding the preamp only intensified the growl and spank - and then I added the Big Single into the blend and really dug in. While not a Stingray clone, I can say that I definitely gave the 'Ray a run for it life once I slightly bumped the active bass/treble from noon to 1:00. Slapping with the SCPB on was really giving the 210 Fender amp a workout that it wasn't used to. Overall I exceeded what I hoped to accomplish with this version of my Heritage Series bass line. I'm curious to hear how its 5-string cousin will sound, and how the difference of its Alder body and bent plate bridge will contrast against the Swamp Ash and Type A

I'm hoping to get to the studio this week to cut a few sound clips. If I have time, I may even throw on a set of flats while I'm there and see how they change the sound

all the best,

R

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