The Bass-ment

NBD2B!

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So here's the deal.

I backed a Kickstarter project for a new guitar manufacturer back in September (Retronix). They finally came out with pictures of the prototypes and are ready to accept orders. Here's a pic of the prototype R-800B. I'm going with it in Surf Green (as in the pic). Not sure whether I will go with redwood or maple for the fretboard, but other than that I should have a new bass sometime in late March/early April. This should be pretty a pretty versatile bass, Strat-like pickup configuration and a 5-way switch and a way cool Jetson's vibe.

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I thought about going in on that, have to let us know how it is. Cool looking guitars.

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Redwood=soft. A lot of builders taking the Jetsons approach these days. Kinda cool!

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Just a redwood f/b maybe?..

Looks pretty bloody cool!

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I thought about going in on that too, was following with interest.

Didn't look like they'd meet their target for a while there but awesome if they did. A few of their designs looked really cool and I thought about as a "one day if I ever have the cash" guitar...

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My guess is Redwood veneer over particle board/wood dust/glue finger board.

Seen some of those recently. Even from Gibson.

They have a name for it. Ultimately it is processed wood.

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Oops. Rosewood, not redwood.

Jeff, Jeff, Jeff. Always the nattering nabob of negativity (to borrow William Safire's line). The specifics weren't given, as an optimist I'm assuming real wood. Time will tell.


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