Wal Bass Club, Part 4

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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  2. Dbt25677

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    I want a Wal MK2 with Zebrano and an ash body.
    Yum.
  3. j.kernodle

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  4. bassplace

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    Haven't posted these in a long while. Will come back from a servicing with a different look. It's my oddball ProIIe.

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  6. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

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    In!!! Gawd i need to take new shots with the 'nice' camera :smug:

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    here's an older pic when I owned a 5'er that Caca now owns.

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  7. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

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    Also!!! Picked up my miscellaneous parts at the post office from Paul yesterday so here's my package of goodies..... can you believe it too....whatever is in the package, cost as much as a MIM Fender---->retail :eek:

    Snacks not included....lol

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  8. Toolmybass

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    IN!!
    Cant find my charger for my camera so i will post 2 pics for now. Will get a proper fam pic then.
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  9. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

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    AFAIK all current Wals only come with a mahogany core or solid mahogany if its painted.
  10. HeavyJazz77

    HeavyJazz77 Supporting Member

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    Man, this thread always depresses me. $exy, $exy, Wals... I think I'm somewhere between 13 and 37 tax brackets from buying one!
  11. Maedros

    Maedros Wal bass club #67 Supporting Member

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    Damn that 5er is hawt, did it take some getting used to with only the side fret markers? I like the fretless look without the fretboard markers, but I'm so used to it I feel like it would be tough to get passed.

    When I was inquiring about a new bass, Paul confirmed that he's unwilling to do anything but a mahogany core as it would alter the sound that Wal's have become known for. I know some have been made in the past pre-Paul's takeover, dunno if he's done any.
  12. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

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    I heard the same thing about the "unwillingness"...lol

    Still getting used to the side fret markers. Having the red l.e.d's help though! :smug:
    (no l.e.d's on the BE MKII....but the killer punch makes up for it!)
  13. Maedros

    Maedros Wal bass club #67 Supporting Member

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    Forgot you had that BE, I bet it sounds great. No neck stripes on it, not sure I've ever seen that before. You need to put up some more youtube videos with the new basses.
  14. Maedros

    Maedros Wal bass club #67 Supporting Member

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    Here's mine, a 1982 Mk1 with lacewood facings and rosewood fretboard. I'm on the prowl for a 4 string Mk3 but they just never go up for sale.

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  15. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

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    Yup!! Mk II's are a hard find too, but Mk III is quite the rarity! You're likely to see a Mk II and Mk III in a 5 string pop up a bit more then a 4 string.

    Luckily I jumped on my recent Mk III acquisition at the right time :bassist:

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  16. Maedros

    Maedros Wal bass club #67 Supporting Member

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    I nearly made the move for your Mk3, but I didn't really want the gold hardware or LED's, figured I have the rest of my life to get one, might as well wait it out. I really like the look of the gold hardware, but I think it tarnishes fairly easily and I don't really wanna have to worry about wiping it down and polishing it, I dunno.
  17. Laneb

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    Just thought I would ask.....is this thread only communicable two-way if you are based in the states or roll over ?

    Is it a time thing or is it just arrogance ?
  18. j.kernodle

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    can you clarify the question laneb?
  19. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Just another pic of my MkI with it's 'new/old' fretless neck.
    This thing sounds soooo killer! It was originally a fretless bass, but after years of use and abuse the original neck was deemed needing either a new fingerboard if was to continue fretless life -or- to be converted to fretted. So at the time it being my only Wal, I had it fretted. First jam rehersal was last weekend and boys in the band just loved the sound.

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  20. Maedros

    Maedros Wal bass club #67 Supporting Member

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    Was it originally white, or repainted?
  21. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Was originally padauk w/unlined fretless, very similar to Jkernodle's bass up top, but without the center stripe (sap line), except very attrocious very beat!

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