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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rich McCoy, Apr 12, 2013.

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Jazz style or P style bridge cover?

Poll closed Apr 19, 2013.
  1. Jazz!

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. P!

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Carrot!

    16 vote(s)
    80.0%
  1. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

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    My new fretless Blacktop Jazz!!!:eek:

    I could not wait to post this. This is a dream come true for a truly rockin' fretless.
    I put a MIM fretless neck on this body I got from Ebay. Added a vintage style bridge, some Schaller strap locks, and it's done!
    I think this thing may be illegal in some countries. It belts out a serious P/fretless growl-mwah, gets me to shakin! :smug:
    And it's light too which is like the icing on the cake for my back.
    I was thinking about giving it a vintage looking ashtray bridge cover, but can not decide on a P or a J style.

    Can't wait to jam with the guys! AWOOOOOOOO!
  2. Strat Hater

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    Sweet!!!

    No to the ashtray though please!!!
  3. Srirachaglo

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    +1 on the no Ashtray... throws off the vibe IMHO. If you decide not to listen to us ;) use a Jazz cover because of the jazz shaped body. Keep in mind: the shape of P bridge p'up may cause it to stick out and look awkward and you might find yourself wanting to playing over that sweet bridge p'up to get some unique fretless/double-P tones! There's a reason why Jaco took his off.
  4. Rich McCoy

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    Thanks for the input everyone.
    Got my chance jam with my garageband friend, this bass cuts just fine.
    Looks like more folks voted for a p-bass ashtray. Wish I had one of each to test the look.
  5. Evil Undead

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    Looks to me like there's only one vote for a p ashtray and 2 for the J. But, IMHO, no to the ashtray.
  6. xgator4u

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    Carrot = No cover
  7. Rich McCoy

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    Oops, guess I need to learn to read.
    I may just go with a badass bridge.
    Ohh, I don't know, maybe I'll just play it. Lol.
  8. Rich McCoy

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    I just put some chromes on this and they rock!
    :hyper:

    Some more pics...

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  9. Rich McCoy

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    ...I ended up putting a fretted neck on it. :meh:

    I loved the way it sounded fretless, but there is just something about a Split P pickup and frets played with a pick. :p

    So I found a guy on Craigslist selling a black 1992 MIM Jazz for $200.00. Came with a case and a tuner! The bass looked barely played. Took the neck off and put it on the Blacktop. Took the fretless neck and put it back on my other Jazz body. Will sell the '92 body on Evilbay.

    Plays good, I'm happy I did it.

    Happy 4th!!! Go blow something up lol.
  10. Rich McCoy

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  11. Rich McCoy

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    This has become a project and here is the latest.:hyper:
  12. gregmon79

    gregmon79 We've come to kill gods...... Supporting Member

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    Can you post some pics of it without effects added please? I would like to see what this bad boy looks like.
  13. Rich McCoy

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    There you go...
  14. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    And now I know what Wilma did for a living before she married Fred! :D

    Lookin' pretty diesel there, Rich!
  15. Rich McCoy

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    I added a finger pull for a vintage look/feel. I like finger pulls mostly on a P-bass though.

    :hyper:

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  16. mattbass6945

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  17. Rich McCoy

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    Well I switched it back to a fretless. :eek:

    This started as a fretless, but the sound was not cutting through like I wanted, so I switched it to fretted, but it sounded basically the same.
    So then I switched to these Fender flats, the .050 - .100 set, and it gives this instrument the perfect voice. Now I am making it a fretless again so I may play it the way I intended.
  18. Rich McCoy

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    Well I just can not make up my mind...sigh.
    She is fretted again, I am just going to have to get another body so I can have one of each!
  19. dmusic148

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    I was going to suggest that......
    Fretless P with a pick? Tony Franklin.
  20. Rich McCoy

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