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What To Buy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by deeptubes, Feb 9, 2013.

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What would you spend the money on?

  1. Moses fretless neck

    10 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. T-40

    19 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. J Plus

    17 vote(s)
    17.3%
  4. Other (please explain)

    12 vote(s)
    12.2%
  5. Carrots!

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  6. GLAZED Carrots!!!!

    36 vote(s)
    36.7%
  1. deeptubes

    deeptubes

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    Getting some money to play with from our tax return. I'm kicking around a couple of ideas, maybe more.

    Option 1: I have a Fender HM that was described as having "a TON of mojo". In other words, it was kind of beat up - large chips in the paint, gouges in the body, headstock had split through all 4 tuner pegs and was repaired. I refinished the body and painted it in a silverburst. Also swapped out the black hardware for chrome. I want to swap the neck with a Moses solid graphite fretless.

    Option 2: Been GASing for a Peavey T-40 for some time. Just something about that bass that is calling out to me. I can handle the weight. Love the natural with the black pickguard.

    Option 3: Been GASing for a Fender Jazz Plus. Technically, the HM isn't a J, even though it is. I don't like the mismatch of the J control plate and the pickguard. The J Plus doesn't have either, problem solved. I'm partial to active basses, and it has a Kubicki pre. I'm also a huge fan of not-so-ordinary Fenders.

    So, what do you think? T-40s aren't hard to find and the price is fairly stable, so I can put that on the back burner with no concern. I'm torn between the new neck and the J plus. I think the black fretless neck on the silverburst would look freakishly awesome. The J Plus will cost a little more, but this is essentially bonus money. I won't miss it.
  2. bass_cheeks1990

    bass_cheeks1990

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    It sounds like you're trying to talk yourself into getting option three. Go get it sir! You'll be happy you did.
  3. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    If you do go for the Moses neck, get an unlined one.
  4. deeptubes

    deeptubes

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    LINES?! I don't need no stinkin' lines! :)
  5. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    Dingwall Afterburner I... GAS uncontrolled
  6. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure

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    Those T40's are heavy
    go light
    a Fender P lyte that is
  7. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    If you don't mind the weight then I would go for the T-40. They are great, underrated basses with a nice variety of tones.
  8. bass32

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    Bought a a '92 Jazz Plus new and just sold it last year. Kind of kicking myself. It was a really good bass. If you find a good one at the right price.......go for it.
  9. gumbynotpokey

    gumbynotpokey

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    Check out the Carvin website!
    :hyper:
  10. Immigrant

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    I had to vote "other" even though I really like glazed carrots.

    I wouldn't be able to bring myself to put any money into a Fender HM especially one that has issues that bug me (and you). The body would have to be immaculate and even then I would question it.

    If you're patient, you can get a decent T-40 for a lot less than a Moses neck. Don't they cost as much as a T-1000?

    Other = a US G&L L2000 to me. Active (or passive!) and generally flawless. I don't remember ever seeing a thread about a new one arriving defective, as is the case with just about every other brand out there. I have a 22 year old L2K and it's as solid and playable as it was day one.
  11. boristhespider9

    boristhespider9

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    How much cash to spend?
  12. deeptubes

    deeptubes

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    The neck would be about $430. The only issue with the HM is the repaired split in the headstock, which the new neck would solve. The body is now tight. However, I probably should have chosen a more simple color scheme for my first real refinish. I'll eventually have to re-do it. Only did 2 thin coats of lacquer with that in mind. I have a VERY cheap fretless, and I'm itching for a good sounding, playable fretless. I think the HM and Moses would go together like pb&j. And, they're virtually bulletproof.
  13. deeptubes

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    $600-$800
  14. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Dumping $430 into a bass that will be worth $230 when you're done with it is a bad idea. There are boatloads of T-40's floating around out there. The Jazz Plus is the way to go.
  15. boristhespider9

    boristhespider9

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    Save the money.
  16. deeptubes

    deeptubes

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    New development! I owed the state some back taxes and overpaid them by about $1200. I appears I may be able to do all 3!!! Will update again as it progresses.
    *fingers crossed*

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