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Sixtieth Anniversary MIM Fretless Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 1, 2014.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    I think I have finally found a fretless bass that I think I will keep. I have been playing this bass at a local store since August. I started to buy it several times, only to back out. I suspect I know this bass better than most other basses I have bought because I played it so much. Now that I have it at home, I cannot believe how good my intonation is! I have been able to play along with my iTunes with very few flubs even though I have been practicing some fairly tricky stuff like Stevie Wonder and Bernard Edwards basslines to get feel for this bass. I took it to rehearsal today, and I used it the entire practice. I had few flubs, but I am certain I can use it for a service. Since a snow and ice storm is coming, I probably won't be able to play it at church tomorrow, but once I get it there, I think it will work out just fine. This bass has great resonance, and sounds wonderful unplugged. It is strung with heavy gauge flat wounds, and I love the tone. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1393735138.682434.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1393735153.320603.jpg
     
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    This thread made me think about the thread I started a while back about newbies and gear. I have to say that this bass has me fired up for practicing. It is weird, but I am playing very little five string lately. I guess checking out people like Esperanza Spalding really has got me focused on using the whole range of the bass, and not simply riding the B string. Before anyone says, I can play five like a four if I want to, but I am really enjoying the whole EADG thing right now.
     
  3. bassist4dalord

    bassist4dalord

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    Sometimes the simplicity of four strings on a passive bass is a beautiful thing. Most times, actually.. Congrats on the sweet Jazz!
     
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    Going back to the basics is beautiful indeed. My love of Jazz Basses has been reaffirmed too.
     
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  6. Tbone76

    Tbone76

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    Black and tort is very classy. Beautiful bass, enjoy!
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    The store workers took that pick guard off a Squier and put it on. It looks a whole lot better than the stock white pick guard that comes on these basses.
     
  8. Jah Wobble Fan

    Jah Wobble Fan

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    Looks awesome in black and tort. Rock on, good Doctor!
     
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    The honeymoon continues, I've been playing it today!
     

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