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Author:  Rodent [ February 22nd, 2016, 8:53 pm ]
Post subject:  2016 VRB™ model

the VRB™ model is significantly updated for 2016

lefty units are available as a dealer custom order at the same pricing as righty units.

standard specs:

4-string models
- 34" scale bolt-on Maple neck with Maple, Rosewood, or Pau Ferro fretboard; 21 frets, carbon fiber stiffening bars, bone nut
- Poplar, Alder, or Swamp Ash body
- Honey Badger pickups
- available in P, J/J, and P/J configurations

VRB™ 4.2 model

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VRB™ 4.3 model
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5-string models
- 34" scale bolt-on Maple neck with Maple, Rosewood, or Pau Ferro fretboard; 21 frets, carbon fiber stiffening bars, bone nut
- Poplar, Alder, or Swamp Ash body
- Honey Badger pickups
- available in P, J/J, and P/J configurations

RB™ 5.2 model (no pickguard, blocked fretboard, and 2-band preamp options shown)
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Author:  andrew [ February 22nd, 2016, 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

Super cool Rod!

Author:  superheavydeathmetal [ February 23rd, 2016, 3:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

Whoo! I love the color on that PJ.

Author:  Matt R. [ February 23rd, 2016, 8:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

Oh my goodness, that Jazz.

Author:  paulo [ February 23rd, 2016, 11:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

Love the finish on the first pic!

Author:  Rodent [ February 23rd, 2016, 12:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

added an image of the 4.2 model for body shape comparison. for reference, the 4.1 (P only pickup with V+T controls) and 4.3 (P/J with V+B+T controls) share the same body

Author:  fivebass52 [ February 23rd, 2016, 7:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

Thanks Rod, for offering up lefties, with no upcharge! Beautiful basses! :)

Author:  Rodent [ March 14th, 2017, 7:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

there's a lefty VRB5.3 (5-string PJ) commission in my current batch of bodies working their way thru production

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This one will have a Maple/Pau Ferro neck, Honey Badger PJ pickups set, passive controls, and one of the new Hipshot KickAss 5-string bridges. More images to come ...

Author:  fivebass52 [ March 14th, 2017, 7:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

I'm sure we''ll All be looking forward to the build pics, and the completed bass!

Author:  paulo [ March 14th, 2017, 8:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

Nice!
Looking forward to see more pics!

Author:  Rodent [ March 17th, 2017, 6:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

progress continues: hand sculpting completed, and initial sanding begun. wiped with a bit of naphtha to highlight how this will look with its clear satin finish

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onward to constructing the neck ...

Author:  Rodent [ May 6th, 2017, 8:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

neck blank is ready for carving up. here's the rear contour right after it was cut on the CNC. there's still a ton of work to go ...

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Author:  fivebass52 [ May 7th, 2017, 4:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 VRB™ model

Rodent wrote:
neck blank is ready for carving up. here's the rear contour right after it was cut on the CNC. there's still a ton of work to go ...

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I've never seen a neck carved out of a single block of wood like this... this is SO Cool! :)

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