My new Wal!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Musicman1901, Jan 9, 2013.


  1. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    here it is, 1984 MkI

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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Man is that beautiful congrats
  3. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

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  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    What does it sound like?
  5. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    It's very aggressive and organic sounding. My previous main bass has a carbon fiber neck so this thing just sounds so woody and natural to me. It's very abundant in the midrange area which can make it extremely growly sounding, especially with the pick attack enabled. It;s very versatile but no matter how I set the knobs up it always retains that "Wal" sound. (Which I love)
  6. rust_preacher

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    Congratulations. Now, just tell us you don't have another, or more of those beauties.
  7. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang. Nice bass!
  8. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser Supporting Member

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    To quote the genius mind of Napoleon Dynamite:

    "DAAAANNG!"


    EDIT--- I see Hamlet7768 beat me to the "DANG" punch by one minute.
    Once again, this proves that great minds think alike, and mine does too.
  9. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    @rust preacher. No this is my only wal. My other baby is a 100th anniversary stingray. The NAMM bass with the status graphite neck. I pretty much sold all my basses over the years to own these 2 basses but it was worth it. Between the two I can pretty much obtain any sound I'm looking for.
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Man that is pretty I would be scared to play it
  11. Musicman1901

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    Hahaha I was scared to touch it when it first came in the mail. I waited and waited and when it finally got here I was almost intimidated by it lol.
  12. Toolmybass

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    Sweet bass Mike!...congrats!
  13. Musicman1901

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    Thank you very much! :)
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  15. dedpool1052

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    always loved the mach 1's the best. is that shedua over mahogony?
  16. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    Yes, it certainly is!
  17. Musicman1901

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    To be honest I was searching for an MKII but when i saw an original 1984 for sale and I had the cash I just couldn't pass it up.
  18. Musicman1901

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    I originally wanted a wenge finish but I have fallen in love with the shedua finish. It's absolutely stunning.
  19. TolerancEJ

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    Congratulations!
  20. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

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    Same thing happened to me. Bought an '82 MKI because at the time it was so hard to get an MKII

    Finally got the MKII and sold the MKI 2 years later and i totally regret it. So dont sell it. They sound exactly the same. The only difference was the extra frets (which 99% of the time dont get used) and horn length.

    Even though there was 20 something years between build dates on those 2 Wals...the neck played and felt the same.

    I have a line on a MKI (fretless) that was born a fretted....think im going to "pull the trigger" and have talked to FBass' service guy about putting in some frets for me. Quote was cheap too (under $400). I have posted this pic before....
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