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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:27 pm

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gumbynotpokey wrote:Ok, now more comments! :) What say you, K/C brothers and sisters?


I say that guitar has so much mojo it makes my head swim. Seriously. Each photo highlights some new subtlety that only enhances your son's genius. The way the gold logo, for example, seems to emerge from the white/white finish. And the way the fingerboard's color harmonizes with the binding ... One of the most beautiful instruments I've ever seen.

Thanks for the photographs. They are fantastic! :coolpics:


That crazy black binding paint stripe just kills, doesn't it? :)

Sweet input, brother. I'll pass it along.
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
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Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
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Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby ElfDude » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:26 am

I wish I was your kid...
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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby Praiser » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:13 am

ElfDude wrote:I wish I was your kid...


X 1000!
Heck, I'd even let GnP play any and all of my basses if he'd just adopt me.

And yes, this is another fantastic build for your family, sir!
White guitars rarely do much for me, (sorry) but this is one of the few exceptions. :applause: :coolpics: :rockon:
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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby Doctor Doug » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:48 pm

gumbynotpokey wrote:Ok, now more comments! :) What say you, K/C brothers and sisters?


I'm super happy that you posted some 'not so close'.

Back for more drooling!
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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:57 pm

ElfDude wrote:I wish I was your kid...


Me too. :)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby pbass6811 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:10 pm

That is a SERIOUSLY sweet guitar! The black binding just does it for me! Well played, sir!
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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Doctor Doug wrote:
gumbynotpokey wrote:Ok, now more comments! :) What say you, K/C brothers and sisters?


I'm super happy that you posted some 'not so close'.

Back for more drooling!


:)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:33 pm

pbass6811 wrote:That is a SERIOUSLY sweet guitar! The black binding just does it for me! Well played, sir!


:)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:52 pm

Praiser wrote:
ElfDude wrote:I wish I was your kid...


X 1000!
Heck, I'd even let GnP play any and all of my basses if he'd just adopt me.

And yes, this is another fantastic build for your family, sir!
White guitars rarely do much for me, (sorry) but this is one of the few exceptions. :applause: :coolpics: :rockon:


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Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby skully13a » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:05 pm

pbass6811 wrote:That is a SERIOUSLY sweet guitar! The black binding just does it for me! Well played, sir!


Indeed. The more I look at it, the better it gets. And it started out pretty dang good. :oops:
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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby DesmoBob » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 am

Whenever I play with the builder, I always skip over the black or white painted body binding. Now you're making me reconsider.

Sexy elegance, GnP!

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby Bob C » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:55 pm

Very very classy! It took me a while to fine your post - There I was looking in "Waiting Room" and "Guitars". D'oh.

So happy for you and for your son. My AB4 just arrived. I haven't even opened the box yet.

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:18 pm

Bob C wrote:Very very classy! It took me a while to fine your post - There I was looking in "Waiting Room" and "Guitars". D'oh.

So happy for you and for your son. My AB4 just arrived. I haven't even opened the box yet.


ha!

Well, your pics up yet?
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby Bob C » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:17 pm

Sorry - been too busy. Hopefully pics and a review tomorrow. Loving everything about the bass though.

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby ilyti » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:22 pm

Another build where on paper it seemed like "yea ok I can dig it, but nothing special". And then you see the real thing: :shock: :drool: :applause:

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:15 am

Not a tone report yet, but i will say this - we've done 3 sets with this thing now and a full practice. The tone colors are SPLENDID!!!!! And yes, all with in-ears in case you were wondering.

Creamy, clear, bright, full, .... ANYTHING my ears would want from a guitar player with the exception of things like harsh, brittle, and so forth.

Do my ears deceive me, or do metal covered pickups reduce overtones?
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby Bob C » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:52 am

Are you and your son in a band together?

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:02 am

Bob C wrote:Are you and your son in a band together?


So to speak. We have played 3 services a week, every week, since 2008 (and counting), and a weekly practice too. The downside IS the upside: small church means no rotation and our band plays literally all 3 services every week, all year-round. SO, our band is rather tight. :)

The funnest part is we play jazz stuff, R&B stuff, rock, hard rock, ambient soundscape stuff, two-beat country hoe-down stuff, old camp meeting stuff, ..... and if the flow is happening we are encouraged to get totally improvisational and go exploratory -- which can sometimes be an hour or two. :)

The best description of what we do and sound like is one part Sly and the Family Stone, one part classic Chili Peppers, one part Allman Brothers x Derek and the Dominoes. If you boiled it down even more, it would be one part Sly and the other half the other 3.
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby Bob C » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:24 am

Sounds like a good gig and a fun band. I'll bet the house of worship is rockin". What bass do you use on that job?

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Re: NGD: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:45 am

Bob C wrote:Sounds like a good gig and a fun band. I'll bet the house of worship is rockin". What bass do you use on that job?


I play the beloved jet black, fretted, LB70P the most. Guess what? I've played her PASSIVE with the big old MM style bridge HB solo'd for over a year now. :) I rotate the gorgeous walnut fretless in and when I do I can go months at a time with her.

I have another, not a Carvin, that has the Carvin split in the middle P position, but I've struggled to bond with that instrument. I ADORE the pickup. GAS is a bolt neck solo split in the P position as a back-up fretted or rotate as my number 1. So, that would be an Aries bevel-delete. :)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10


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