Just finished this double cut last night (P series Blond Ash/Maple)

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  1. nicksorenson

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    These have been in the works for a few years now and finally getting them out there. I wish I could keep this one. Features a Rocketfire late 50's Precision pickup, nitro finish, vintage single action truss rod, threaded saddle bridge and a comfortable low action with lots of punch. This is the best overdriven bass tone I've heard in a long time... something about the combination is really working!
     
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  2. Osztertag2112

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    Very cool! Did you make that? Nice job
     
  3. darkbass

    darkbass Gold Supporting Member

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    How much does it weigh?
     
  4. daveman50

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    Nice.

    The term "double-cut" is kind of amusing.
     
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  6. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    Yeah, that kind of threw me a curve too. It is , but maybe he didn't want to get bashed by the P bass haters . *very* nice bass. Elegant simplicity.
     
  7. deeptubes

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    Generally not a fan of white basses, but that is a beauty! Nice job!
     
  8. JimmyThunder

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    juuuuust enough grain showing thru
    very nice
     
  9. nicksorenson

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    Great question! I'll have to weigh it. It's pretty light. I used a light weight one piece Swamp Ash blank for cutting this body. Most of the electrics I've made with these blanks landed in the 7 lb range (which is pretty light for an S or T). It's not so light that the neck dives (which can happen with the big old reverse winding vintage keys).

    Thanks a lot for the comments guys!
    Nick

    and to RedJ, Ha ha "pbass haters", is there such a thing! It's hard to not love the tone of a good Precision! I saw them and thought they were only one sound when I was first learning to play so I bought a Jazz (and still use a J as my main bass almost 20 years later), but looking back I was right... there is only that one sound BUT it's QUITE a sound! I think it's the Tele of the bass world. Not as many options and pretty simple but it's darn hard to improve on what they do.
     
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  10. TinIndian

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    Nice Work. Love the Trans White finish with the Maple board!
     
  11. wisconsindead

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    beautiful. love that color
     
  12. darkbass

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    How much does that bass $treet for?
     
  13. nicksorenson

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    PM'd you and thanks.

     
  14. Jah Wobble Fan

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    Very nice look - clean, simple, formidable. Good work.
     
  15. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    Well, not exactly, it was a tongue in cheek comment. There has been some P bass bashing, but in the history of TB, what hasn't been ? I will admit, though, I started on a P bass and hated it, but have come full circle. I had a Red J when I signed on to TB . Now I should be Red P.
     
  16. nicksorenson

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    Red J, I think they're both good tools to have. I think if I could have one bass, it'd be a J. So many good sounds. If I could have 3 basses:
    -Maple neck P
    -Madagascar RW J
    -76 Maple/Ash MM Stingray

    All of those crank out some of the best bass tones known to mankind (IMO).

    I guess I'd have to add duplicates of all those in 5 strings and then in fretless variants... Wow! that list grows fast doesn't it. Right now I have a J with frets and a fretless that my son has claimed as his own but I play it all the time. Both are left overs/scraps from builds and not worth much but dearly loved.
     

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