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Old 12-12-2012, 02:34 PM
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That would look absolutely incredible on a black body with a maple fretless neck.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:36 PM
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The last 4 basses I bought are custom. So, yes.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:10 PM
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The only change I regularly do... If they're not already installed, I will add straplocks (but keep the originals in the bass case). Also, I usually pick up a new, wide strap to more evenly distribute the weight on my shoulder & usually make sure the design goes with the instrument. I used to also put a hair elastic on each bass, so I could slide it up & use it anytime I needed it.



....BUT then I drill it full of holes, so it will be lighter and it will play much faster!!!
Im not sure if i want that to be true or not...
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:15 PM
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Im not sure if i want that to be true or not...
Let's call it my Homage to Swisse Fromage. :P
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:19 PM
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I try to keep them from getting banged up, but they are all banged up anyway except the new one (that's only ten years old)!

I recently stumbled upon a 1964 Jazz Bass beat to death with the dots drilled out and holes in the headstock where somebody once had rhinestones. It looks really bad, and still the price tag says $8900!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:19 PM
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My basses are treated like valuable instruments. I take good care of them, keep them in the best shape possible, and don't add stickers or markings. Mine can be 10 years old and look new...and they usually do.
+1

I never understood why anyone would deface an instrument.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:20 PM
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Let's call it my Homage to Swisse Fromage. :P
Ok, now you gotta post a pic
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:48 PM
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Ok, now you gotta post a pic
Here you go!

LOL! I just happened to see this online.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:56 PM
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Holes give me the creeps.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:11 PM
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Here you go!

LOL! I just happened to see this online.
I was gonna say, this looks professional. Not that im saying youd make it look unprofessional, but....
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:45 AM
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I've always found stickers to be extremely tacky... but I will repaint the crap out of my gear as long as it looks okay. Have a t-bird with a now-lime green pickguard, and have a fEARless 1515/66/1 sitting next to me that went from black rat fur on the front to pale blue wood... gonna get a new grill for this bad boy, too.

The way I see it is, it's MY gear. Other people may have the same model, but they don't look like mine. The only person in the entire world who's bass/cab/whatever looks like this is me, and I could care less about resale. I'm the type to use something until it dies, or just deduct a bit due to customization if I DO decide to sell it one day.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:53 AM
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The top on my new bass is so great on its own, I wouldn't dare touch it!
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