Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Howl @ Middle East

Sunday night, I went up to the Middle East to see Howl play at the Middle East. The previous Thursday, I handed Rob Icaza's bass off to him. It was awesome to see him playing in front of a big crowd in Boston, not only that, Rob gave me a shout out at the end of the show, that was really cool. I hung out with the rest of the guys from Howl, super nice guys who play some super brutal metal. Good show. 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nicks Neck and RAAB 900

I recently completed a custom neck for Fairhaven bassist, Nick Pagano. 

His neck is an 11 piece maple and wenge 34" scale Telecaster style. Two of the maple pieces in the neck are curly maple which makes for a really beautiful contrast to the rest of the maple. If you look close at this first picture below, you can see the reverse color scheme I created on his fretboard. His fret board is also maple and wenge and is a color reversal of the striping  on the neck. Its got 21 frets and plays like buttah. 

This is the RAAB 900 thats in progress. I'm actually letting the frets dry in place as I update this post so there should be some pictures of Rob Icaza playing this pretty soon. This bass has been a lot of fun to work on. Its got a curly maple fretboard with wenge inlays, and a 5 piece curly maple, mahogany and wenge neck. The body is made of 360 pieces, the woods being Paduak, Maple, Wenge, Ash, Purpleheart, Ironwood, Black Cherry, Poplar, Bamboo, Walnut, Brazilian Cherry,  and  Zebrawood. Including the neck, the entire guitar is made of 410 individual pieces of wood.