Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI



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Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby oscillofuzz » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:14 am

I figured it's about time I tell ILF about my Nude Guitar! :!!!:

I've had it for about a month now, those of you who are in the Aluminium Axes FB group might've seen it already.

During the process Gabo and I had a lot of contact, and so we deviated from my envisioned specs somewhat, but to good result! It has a great tone, the aluminium really gave me what I was looking for and the Bare Knuckle pickups are awesome as well. We abandoned the dual output idea because it proved to be too complex electronically for 3 pickups without risking dropped output from splitting too much internally without a buffer. The colour is also something different, which I like, it looks different under different lights and that just adds to the mystique. Went for a ceramic BlackHawk instead of the alnico model as well and it sounds great in the middle position.

Given that this was Gabo's first Bass VI I was really blown away by the sound it makes and the way it feels. I am still looking for the perfect string set (got a variety of Kalium gauges incoming as we speak) but it definitely needs to be high tension to get the neck straight. Currently I have a .102 Kalium low E a friend gave me and the rest is from a standard Labella set, and I feel the lower strings could be tighter still (especially the A & D). Part of the reason I want even tighter strings is that it really sounds better the harder you play it (and it has a huge dynamic range). I'm just not the type of person that deals well with string rattling/fret buzz, even if it remains unheard through the amp :lol:

Will I change anything about it in the future besides strings? Yeah maybe I'll try an even hotter Bare Knuckle HSP90 or a proper humbucker in the bridge at some point, but I guess modding is just in my nature :p

I've played 2 gigs with it so far though and response from my bandmates and audience that has seen us before has been great.

The only downside is that I have to re-evaluate some a lot of my pedal choices :facepalm:
Between the higher output pickups and aluminium sound, my dirt and pitch pedals respond quite differently than they did with my Fender Pawnshop VI.

If you are in the market for an alu guitar then Nude Guitars should be a serious contender, especially if you are Europe-based (saves $€£ on import taxes etc.)

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Re: Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby repoman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:57 am

super awesome
that neck looks incredible
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Re: Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby Sonaboy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:56 am

Those headstocks are just...
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Re: Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby kosta » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:24 pm

That is outstanding.
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Re: Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby ognoy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:31 pm

Looks awesome!
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Re: Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:10 pm

purdy! I love how "clean" the shape and layout are. Looks great.
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Re: Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby Benn Roe » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:41 pm

That colour and finish is gorgeous. What's the body made out of?
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Re: Nude Guitars #025! 30.5" Baritone/Bass VI

Postby oscillofuzz » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:08 am

It's locally sourced Italian Walnut. The finish is great in person too; you can still feel the wood grain under the gray, with some of the walnut's natural brown colour still showing through as well. It's not really paint but Gabo wasn't too keen on sharing his trade secrets so I don't know what it is exactly ;)
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