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NBD....A Ben Lindsey classic P Bass....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joinercape, Jul 4, 2012.


  1. joinercape

    joinercape

    Dec 22, 2007
    My friend Ben Lindsey just delivered a wonderful P bass to me this past week....I pretty much asked for a classic 60's style P bass, and sent him some wood and parts to use, but he took te bull by the horns and came up with a fantastic looking, playing, and sounding instrument! The pickup is one of his own, hand wound, and it sounds perfect, every bit as good as the Fralins I have been using but with a personality of it's own. Very clear, very loud, and full of punch. Here's some bad iPhone pics just to tease, real pictures to follow in a few days....thanks Ben for an amazing instrument!
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  2. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Disclosures:
    Crafter of XBass cables
    Very nice! :bassist:

    I love the LPB with the Pearloid pickguard!
     
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  4. solderjunkie

    solderjunkie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Nashville TN
    I dig the "classic" Precision with all of the modern hardware... very cool!
     
  5. joinercape

    joinercape

    Dec 22, 2007
    By "classic" I meant sound, feel, and general appearance. The neck is 1.75" at the nut, very comfortable for me. It even has a capacitor from the 60's according to Ben! It weighs 8 pounds, 6 ounces so also on the light side which I appreciated....I would also like to mention Ben's astonishingly good fretwork, he clearly spent a lot of time on it. Action is low and uniform with no buzzing.
     
  6. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Disclosures:
    Crafter of XBass cables
    I have one of Ben's new pickups in my 'Stang bass, and I agree that they sound really great. Clear... full range... solid lows (not muddy at all!)
     
  7. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
  8. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Disclosures:
    I'm a Fuzzrocious-aholic. It's been one week since I bought my last Fuzzrocious pedal.
    Congrats! Ben made me a Precision that just kills. I also have 3 of his Jazz basses.
     
  9. joinercape

    joinercape

    Dec 22, 2007
    A few adjustments to this great bass....Ben made me a new neck with spoke wheel truss rod adjustment and abalone position markers, matching headstock, and full size Hipshot tuners...I have played this bass for quite a while now, it sounds and feels as good as anything I have ever owne, and that's quite a few!:cool:
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  10. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    wow. that is a freakin humdinger!
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats on your new bass!

    What kind of bridge is that?
     
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's a beauty really love that color
     
  13. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Looks like a Hipshot B style to me.
     
  14. joinercape

    joinercape

    Dec 22, 2007
    Yes indeed, bridge is Hipshot B, .75 spacing, solid brass under chrome. Tuners are Hipshot as well. I've been a Hipshot guy for a long time. Great stuff.
     
  15. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Disclosures:
    Crafter of XBass cables
    It's a beauty Jeff!
     
  16. joinercape

    joinercape

    Dec 22, 2007
    I'm kind of missing one in Shoreline Gold though!
     
  17. to be honest, you should match the P with a beautiful J, now (in Shoreline Gold...)
     
  18. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Disclosures:
    Crafter of XBass cables
    Here's it's Minnesota, Ben Lindsey painted, cousin... in Shoreline!

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  19. joinercape

    joinercape

    Dec 22, 2007
    Hahaha....never been much of a J guy, though I have tried. I'm just missing my Sadowsky NYC in my avatar...Shoreline Gold, Brazillian board, what a great bass....but this one Ben built is awesome and LPB has been my favorite color since the 1960's!
    You were faster on the draw Dave! Love your Fendowsky too! Plus I have my blue cables Dave made for this this bass, can you do Shoreline gold cables?????
     
  20. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Disclosures:
    Crafter of XBass cables



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