"Bass Mods" basses. Anyone heard of them?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heb9_28, Dec 23, 2010.


  1. heb9_28

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  2. heb9_28

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    bump.

    anybody seen these? they look incredible.

    (not affiliated in any way, just wondering if I should start saving up some $!)
  3. PDGood

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    Haven't seen them before. Nice to look at, but there's just so much more than looks to a quality instrument. I'd be nervous buying a bass that I couldn't play first. But maybe they have a good return policy.
  4. Ric5

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    Nice stuff ...

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  6. chuck1073

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    There's another thread about the Bass Mods pre's here on TB. I've purchased two for my instruments. Al is a super guy to deal with. The basses are a new venture for him. I'd be willing to bet they're top notch. He really stands behind his stuff.
  7. sixway

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    Is it just me, or is the bridge out of alignment in relation to the pups?
  8. Labi

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    Yes. Also in relation to the neck I would say.
  9. father of fires

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    It looks photoshopped together.
  10. sixway

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    Makes sense now, especially when looking at the neck joint area....
  11. ondaone

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    I have gotten a few things from them, he did me up a set of knobs,bridge and tuners that match , all in metallic purple .

    I had no problem giving positive feeback, the shipped quickly, price was decent and the quaility is great.

    pick guard is from WDmusic but the rest is from Al's music

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    never tried their basses but I am happy with my hardware


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  12. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    I too have gotten lots of bass parts from Al's over the last few years, but not an entire bass. He's in the Sacramento area. Very good guy to get parts from.
  13. bassbenj

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    Interesting. But I wouldn't say "incredible" or "amazing" at this price. They pretty much look to me along the lines of what you get with a G&L Tribute for similar cash. Nice wood. Good looks. Decent parts. The main advantage of these is they come more styles such as 6 string and Spalted maple.

    What I call "incredible" was my SX 6 string Fender clones for about $150.
  14. Robear22

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    I am looking to get one by next month or sooner if things work out. I will post pics and video when I get it.
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  16. FunkMetalBass

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    They look interesting, and a 6-string Jazz-shaped instrument is something I've been considering for a while. I'm not so excited about the 18mm string spacing though.
  17. Robear22

    Robear22 Supporting Member

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    So you bought that one!!!! Let me know what you think. I really hope they are as good as they look. Their preamps are really impressive. Similiar to a Bart but with some of the transparency of an Audere.
  18. Lo end PUNCH

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    Bassmod Basses. This one goes for around $600 I believe. Sorry if it has been posted already.
  19. Slax

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    Wow. That is one nice sounding and looking bass!
  20. Plays_For_Dog

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    :D

    That was nice. Thanks for sharing.
  21. Lo end PUNCH

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    really thinking about pulling the trigger on one, since Carvin has no immediate plans of making a 6 string in the SB series.

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