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 Post subject: on the bench today - 28 May 2012
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 2:58 pm 
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Regeneratorâ„¢ 4.1 on the final assembly bench this weekend ...

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- Alder body with Candy Apple Red metallic mist finish
- Maple/Rosewood neck with matching CAR headstock and satin finish
- custom split-P pickup set
- Hipshot bridge and tuners
- custom polished stainless control plate (placeholder plate in this image)
- black/mint/black pickguard

this bass will be available in the next week or so once it's completed final set-up and QA

I also have a near identical black version of this bass just about to hit the bench. Outside of it being a different color, the most notable other difference is that it will be sporting a Tort pickguard


also on the bench this weekend is this Regeneratorâ„¢ 5.2

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- Alder body with pine green metallic finish
- Birdseye/Birdseye neck with matching headstock and satin finish
- custom dual coil pickup set
- Hipshot bridge and tuners
- custom polished stainless control plate
- no pickguard (although one could easily be added if desired)



other interesting news for this model: I am now working with a new inlay person here in the local area. it's taken a bit to get this all together, but the first sample I've held was top notch. I have a new lefty build in progress that will be utilizing this new artist (you know who you are ;) ) and the great news is that not only is his work excellent, but my total cost is about $200 less than the artist I was using previously! if the work on this neck is as good as the samples, I'll soon be able to offer blocks or blocks/binding (shell, plastics, or wood) on any of my lefty necks at a very reasonable upcharge. I should have my first neck back in the shop in the coming couple of weeks 8-)

all the best,

R

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 Post subject: Re: on the bench today - 28 May 2012
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 6:03 pm 
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Regeneratorâ„¢ 4.1 on the initial assembly bench this weekend ...

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- Poplar body with gloss black finish
- Maple/Rosewood neck with matching black headstock and satin finish
- custom split-P pickup set
- Hipshot bridge and tuners
- custom polished stainless control plate (not installed yet)
- Tort pickguard

this bass will be available in a couple weeks once it's completed final set-up and QA


I'll note that my Artistic Director is having issues with the Tort pickguard clashing with the Rosewood fretboard. The pickguard for this bass may just get swapped out for a Black/w/b pickguard before it is added to available inventory

If you have a pickguard color preference for this bass, feel welcome to post it

all the best,

R

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 Post subject: Re: on the bench today - 28 May 2012
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 7:46 pm 
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Wow Rod, those are all Gorgeous! You've upped your game at this point! The Red looks killer, the Green sparkle pops, and the Black has a mysterious, deep quality to it, aided by the tortoise shell guard and the long stripe running the length of the fingerboard... well done! :shock: 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: on the bench today - 28 May 2012
PostPosted: May 29th, 2012, 2:47 pm 
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The finishes on all of these look great! I'd go with the tort on the black one.


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 Post subject: Re: on the bench today - 28 May 2012
PostPosted: May 30th, 2012, 12:14 am 
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Love the red and green. Fine work Rod.

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PostPosted: May 30th, 2012, 2:43 am 
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bhunt1 wrote:
The finishes on all of these look great! I'd go with the tort on the black one.


I agree, the contrast really works against the black paint, and the fretboard. Great work!

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