LeCompte Basses Introduces BX Series Basses
Luthier Bud LeCompte has announced the “BX Series”, which includes a special set of specs to his ACID-J and REV models. He came up with the concept after pondering the “Fender-Bird” idea, which combines a T-Bird body and a Fender-style neck.
“Occasionally, you will see a P-bass with a T-Bird pickup or two,” he writes. “While I’m not sure I would go so far as calling this combination a Fender-bird, this particular combination began to speak to me. It got me wondering one day, ‘What if I took a Fender-style bass and incorporated more T-Bird elements than just the pickups?’ I personally had never seen a bass design enter this territory before. I couldn’t help myself so I sat down to see what I could come up with. After many hours, days and weeks, I settled on a design that brings together the aesthetics, functionality, playability and tonal aspects I had been thinking about.”
The BX Series specs include an alder body, three-piece quartersawn maple neck, and Pau ferro fingerboard. LeCompte will fit the line with Hipshot Ultralite tuners and the Hipshot Kick Ass bridge.
For electronics, he’ll be loading the BX Series with his own Double Down dual coil humbuckers with passive electronic in either Volume/Volume/Tone or Volume/Balance/Tone control layouts. LeCompte says all you have to decide is on the number of strings, the colors, and the pickguard shape.
The ACID-J BX and REV BX are being offered for a special player’s pricing of $2,022 for four-string versions and $2,222 for a five-string. There is a six- to seven-month build time.
LeCompte BX Series Bass Specs:
|Neck:||Three Piece Quartersawn Maple with Dual Action Truss Rod|
|Inlays:||White Face & Side Dots|
|Frets:||24 Nickel-Silver Medium-Jumbo with Nickel-Silver Zero Fret|
|Nut Width:||1.5″ wide on the ACID-J4, 1.6″ wide on the REV-4, 1.82″ wide on 5-string models|
|Pickups:||LeCompte Double Down, Dual Coil Humbucking Pickups (TB style covers on 4-string models, EMG style covers on 5-string models)|
|Electronics:||Passive V/V/T or V/B/T Controls|
|Bridge:||Hipshot Kick Ass|
|String Spacing:||19mm (4-string), 18.5mm (5-string)|
|Hardware:||Chrome or Black|
|Other:||Metal Control Knobs, Dunlop Straplocks|
|Pickguard:||Plastic; Large, Non-Reverse style; Smaller, Reverse style|
|Pickguard Colors:||White, Black, Cream, Tortoise Shell, Mint Green|
|Finish:||Matte Finish Paint|
|Headstock:||Black Headstock with Matte Clear Neck|
|Color:||Any Solid Color, Transparent Tint Color, Pearl Color, Metallic Color or Burst Color Finish|
|Strings:||DR Light or Medium Gauge Strings|
|Case:||Protec Gig Bag – Gold Series|