mark jenny 54 p bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by coronado3, Mar 8, 2014.


  1. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

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    My new 54 ish p bass with body by MJT. Mark did a fantastic finish and relic job! Highly recommended.
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  2. 2meterbassman

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    Very nice bass! Congrats!
  3. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    that looks fantastic!
  4. Arizona Jones

    Arizona Jones Supporting Member

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    Looks nice. What neck did you use? Any issues with it fitting in the neck pocket? Does the body have large, sunken string ferrules?
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  6. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

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    Enthusiastic about his work. I'm going to contact him to have him relic a Telebass neck, probably the Allparts TBMO model. Thrilled that his work should come with relic'd tuners in the package.
  7. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    I'm looking to have something similar built for myself... mind if I ask what the price tag was on that beaut?
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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    Mark worked on a Telecaster for me back when he was still a hobbyist. He was awesome to work with and that guitar has been much coveted by not only me but also everyone who's ever picked it up.

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  9. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    Looks great. I'm digging it.
  10. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

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    mark does the body, finish, relic for $375. I was going to add a fender '51 RI neck but went with allparts. I did the neck myself with reranch. I aged the hardware with vinegar/salt bath.

    The neck was a tight fit so I had to do a bit of sanding.
  11. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    Can we see a full-length pic?
  12. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

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    Yeah I'll take some better shots. I loaded it with a Bullock dual coil and gigged it last night - it sounded fantastic! Girth with great clarity. I tend to have flats on my p-basses, but I wanted this to be sting-esque so I strung with DR rounds and they really made this bass sing... My stingray stayed on its stand all night.
    I had mark select a body that was at least 5.5 lbs to balance the neck and he delivered. These bodies take the smaller string ferrules.
  13. ROOTS_n_FIFTHS

    ROOTS_n_FIFTHS Low end Lover since '78 Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Mark does nice work!
  14. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    So... he didn't build it "from the ground, up" for you... you gathered the parts?
  15. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    Great results, MJT does very nice work. Did a project with them last year and they are working on another right now. Can't wait to get it back.
    Enjoy that beauty!
  16. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

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    I've seen a lot of MARK's work over at the TDPRI tele board.Great relic work if you are into that,laso does pristine thing too.
  17. Lublin

    Lublin Supporting Member

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    That body is SO proper. Well done!
  18. Ironbar

    Ironbar Banned

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    I'll never understand the fascination with the "road-worn" guitar look.
  19. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

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    #1) Some use it to "pose" and try to trick their audience into thinking that they have earned that wear because they have played it soooooooo much.

    J/K! Calm down!

    For me there is a real beauty in things that are far from perfect.

    Like us. Full of chinks and dings and rust.

    How it got that way matters not a whit to me.

    Beautiful bass OP! Play that baby Loud and Proud!
  20. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

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    I guess it was seeing Jaco's beat up jazz bass not long after I started playing.... This one is my version of sting's p bass. I didn't want an exact copy, but one that looks like it could be the sibling of sting's bass.

  21. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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    Because sometimes its nice to have a instrument that has the look, feel and sound of a $15,000 dollar 60 year old instrument for 1 tenth the price...and that you can feel comfortable taking and playing and not babying or worry too much about it being stolen or broken.

    Also, I believe if you check the 'rulebook' you'll find that trolling relic threads isn't encouraged here.

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