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  • Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 4)

    Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 4)

    This week, we’re wrapping up the series on the making of Orchid, an in-depth look at the build process for a custom bass for No Treble’s founder, Corey Brown, by luthier Rick Toone. If you missed the earlier part of the series, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Shaping Contours Sculpting the... »

  • Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 3)

    Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 3)

    This week, we continuing the series on the making of Orchid, a custom bass by Rick Toone. If you missed it, check out Part 1 and Part 2. Trapezoid Neck Profile Ebony facing is glued to the headstock. Next, the fretboard, headstock and contours are precisely shaped, including the patented Trapezoid Neck Profile used on... »

  • Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 2)

    Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 2)

    This week, we continuing the series on the making of Orchid, a custom bass by Rick Toone. If you missed it, check out Part 1. Rick Toone tells the story on the making of this custom bass. Machining Bridges I devoted the past several years to designing, patenting and developing an integrated line of premium... »

  • Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 1)

    Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 1)

    A few months ago, a dear friend gave me an incredible gift. He hired Rick Toone, a luthier, to build a custom bass for me. Since the age of 15, I’ve been a Fender guy. I have a couple of 70’s Precisions, a more recent Jazz, and even a low-cost Fender acoustic bass guitar. So... »