BLADE club! Show your Swiss beauties!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassAgent, Sep 15, 2009.


  1. BassAgent

    BassAgent

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    I know there aren't many Blade owners on Talkbass, but still!

    I've had my Blade B2 (from 2001) for 4 years now. I bought it for abou $500 in a very small guitar store. They didn't have an idea what they were selling. The bass was a bit dirty, had a very poor setup and REALLY old strings. I gave it a new battery, fresh strings and a good setup. Approximately 2 years ago I also had an Aguilar OBP-1 installed. I love it to death and will probably never sell it.

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    Together with her 2 Jazz sisters:
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    I had it autographed my Marcus Miller a year ago:
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  2. bmc

    bmc

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    Put me down for number 2. I'll take pics and post after dinner.

    I want to avoid the huge rush of Blade owners. :p
  3. T-Bone5566

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    what scale is that?
  4. BassAgent

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  6. bmc

    bmc

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    Here's my Blade B1 Tetra Standard.
  7. BassAgent

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    I had one of those. They're absolutely wonderful basses! I'd buy one again if I had the chance.
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    Oh, and bmc: you get #2 ;)
  8. bmc

    bmc

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    Thanks.

    Think the club will get any bigger?:D
  9. ashtray

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    Put me down for 1/2 a number... Blade B2 body & preamp, Warmoth neck, Fender pickups.

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  10. BassAgent

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    You can have a number, it counts :) ashtray #3!

    And because the club probably won't get any bigger, we'll just keep posting pics of our stuff. :D

    Like this:
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    And I'm still GASsing for this one:
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    Just install Lindy Fralin pickups, Aguilar OBP-1... Yummy...
  11. Wayne Hodges

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    Add another to the list of Talkbass Blade owners. I have a 1991 Blade Jazz Bass with the older Fender shaped headstock. This one only has 3 pots -Highs, Pick-Up panner and volume (plus the active switch, or at least I assume its ban active switch.). Neck is fantastic - slim and and fast like a real Fender JB but with Ebony fret board. Great Bass for recording - rich and toneful but sometimes lacks mid-range punch when gigging in acoustically poor venues. Anyway - still love this bass - doubt I'll ever sell it. Perhaps the only downside is that its incredibly heavy - fair to say the heaviest bass I've ever picked up and I always end up with stiff neckand aching back the morning after long gig!
  12. BassAgent

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    Welkom to the club Wayne! #3 ;)

    Show some pics :)
  13. ashtray

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    You guys have a funny way of counting in the Netherlands... how many #3's do you have until you get to 4? :smug:
  14. bmc

    bmc

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    I think he's getting close.

    Either that or he's a really drummer posing as a bass player. :D
  15. BassAgent

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    I have a drummer living in my house. The intelligence jumps over a little.
  16. willieG

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    Big Blade fan here......

    I have 3 of them......from the 90's......traded out the pre amps/pups with Sadowsky.

    Willie G
  17. BassAgent

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    Welcome Willie :) #5

    The red P is a beauty!
  18. willieG

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    Thanks.....I was working here in Japan with a company called Bossa Bass that had good connections with Tune company during the 90's....when they had the contract with Gary Levinson to produce them here at the factory near Nagano.....the first couple batches they used the best materials.....not really wild about the electronics but they were very popular for about 5 or 6 years then they stopped making them here.....I had bought about 5 or 6 of them including one of few fretless jazz basses.....With the Sadowsky stuff inthere, they play like a dream and the woods are very settled in.....

    Still you can find Blade basses here going for very cheap.....

    WillieG
  19. BassAgent

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    How cheap is that? I'm still GASsing for a B1 and B25...
  20. willieG

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    well you are in luck......I just happen to have 2 completely updated Blades.....fretless and fretted.

    They have the Sadowsky upgrades......beautiful red and black.....

    I am keeping the precision.

    Hit me with a PM for info

    WillieG
  21. BassAgent

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