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Re: Zeus basses

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:59 pm

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby nathanfenner » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 am

Holding out for a short scale option, but this is the bass I've been waiting for! I ordered a Vanquish bass before the price increase due to there not being a singlecut headless bass option available. (Vader was too metal for me) A week later the Zues announcement hits LOL. Guess I need to get another build in this year.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:19 am

They are broadcasting a demo of the base right now on FB. If nobody beats me to it, I'll try to embed the archived video later.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 am

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby BlueBurst » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:16 pm

Are there plans for a short scale option? I didn't think so, but if I could get a short scale chambered 4-string...

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:30 pm

When it was first shown, they said "no plans" for a short scale version of the Zeus. Seems to be just for the vader, at least for now. Perhaps there wasn't enough buy-in on the Vader so they didn't deem it worthwhile? :think: Seems like more people are asking for a short-scale version of this, though.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby Crinocerous » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:20 am

Really like the single cut body but on the fence about the headlessness. Its interesting that they got rid of nickel frets and only offer gold or stainless. Good for longevity but i wonder about the longevity of that set screw head :?:
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Re: Zeus basses

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:37 am

That's a misgiving for me, too. Not that it's a WRONG design, but too prone to having issues. If instead of the screw having to hold the string, if the screw instead pressed against a plate/piece that pinched the string instead to spread the force over a larger area, and especially if the screws would be captive, I'd be much more interested.

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Re: Zeus basses

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby marley's ghost » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:51 pm

^^^ Nice - a lefty!!

I don't see anywhere in the bass builder where you can request a bevel and it be a different finish/color.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:01 pm

First, keep in mind that you can only change finishes where there's a line they can use to tape along. 2nd, know that you may or may not be able to configure it in all of these ways online, but they should all be available (except maaaaaybe #1, because of that swoopy bridge tuner area, it makes it hard to tape).

Note that all of the examples below, I'm just using "clear" as the 2nd finish.

So, with that in mind, there's a couple ways you should be able to do it.

1) RNC
- If you don't get an optional top wood, you should be able to just get the top flat surface in the color you want, and then everything else will be clear. The bevel, the sides and the back are all clear. This is along the lines of what you'd get:
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2) Add an optional top, and RNC.
- This will give you a line partially down the bevel they can tape to. And, personally, I think this makes more sense. I've seen a couple builds like option #1 above, and they looked good, it looked a little strange to me to have the good grain pattern continue, but the color didn't. They tape the line where the top and the body wood come together.
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3) Add a top, and BBEB
- BBEB means "Body Binding Effect Bevel". It looks like binding, but it's just the edge of the solid wood top.
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4) Add a top, and add BBEB *and* RNC. This ends up being painted exactly like option 1, but because the body is now two layers, you get that "binding" look.
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Re: Zeus basses

Postby marley's ghost » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:31 pm

I can't find RNC in any of the ZB6 builder options. I'll have to call on Monday.

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Re: Zeus basses

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby MikeBass » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:36 am

The NAMM pics are going to have some siiick bass stuff this year :applause: :rockon:
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Re: Zeus basses

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:27 pm

marley's ghost wrote:I can't find RNC in any of the ZB6 builder options. I'll have to call on Monday.


Their builder is historically wonky on new models and incomplete on new options for old models. It's always approximate. RNC is available. :)
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Re: Zeus basses

Postby islandbass » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:26 pm

Of course they announce this just as I was thinking of a Vader! I’m super interested though I am a bit worried about how it’ll balance on a strap with the strap button being so low.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:57 pm

For me, because it's headless, it would be less about the balance and more about the reach.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby jeff6845 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:45 pm

I would prefer a regular headed neck, and a bit more elongation on the non-cut upper horn, maybe to the 15th fret.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby Poparad » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:03 pm

Any word on a multiscale option? The guitar versions of the Vader and Zeus both have it and there is the Vanqish bass, so the idea is within the realm of possibilities.

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Re: Zeus basses

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:35 pm

No, so far no word on a headless multiscale bass.


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