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 Post subject: 2016 VRB™ model
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2016, 8:53 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2016 VRB™ model
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2016, 9:40 pm 
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Super cool Rod!


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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2016, 3:39 am 
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Whoo! I love the color on that PJ.

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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2016, 8:30 am 
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Oh my goodness, that Jazz.

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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2016, 11:08 am 
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Love the finish on the first pic!


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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2016, 12:25 pm 
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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

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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2016, 7:33 pm 
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Thanks Rod, for offering up lefties, with no upcharge! Beautiful basses! :)

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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 ...

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PostPosted: March 14th, 2017, 7:57 pm 
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I'm sure we''ll All be looking forward to the build pics, and the completed bass!

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PostPosted: March 14th, 2017, 8:37 pm 
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Nice!
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PostPosted: March 17th, 2017, 6:50 pm 
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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 ...

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PostPosted: May 6th, 2017, 8:44 pm 
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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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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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