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A Little Help?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by newbold, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    I'm looking towards the future and trying to get my head straight about a bass upgrade.

    I currently play a standard jazz 5. Mexican Fender. i like the way it plays but it's not a pro-quality bass. I am looking for a well built classic bass but it doesn't have to be Fender for me as I intend to change the electronics.

    Does anyone know of any brands that are making top notch reprods at fair prices?

    It seems to be worth my while to have a custom bass built, as I have 2 offers on the table...both guitar techs, both appreciate my interest and input into knowing what I want and it being a fairly humble creation or a showstopper of a J bass.

    Would it be worth my time to build my own from Warmoth?

    I want a heavy bridge with top load or strings through options, a really strong neck, and a headstock that leaves me more string length on the thicker strings...lefty neck perhaps?

    I also like the knob configurations of the nordies, ken smith brooklyn basses, and celinder jazzes...I only need 4 knobs for what I want and aside from a custom white/yellow/orange sunburst on a highly figured top to look like the surface of the sun, my specifics are on hardware, simple ideas, and quality.

    Until I know what I want to have built, I will be playing my workhorse and changing the strings...

    Also, Anyone know of any good places for pickguard material?

    I can't find blue/white tortoiseshell anywhere.
  2. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008

    A damn good alternative to Fender.

    Precision and Jazz replicas, customized to your taste.
    Check them out, I think about half the TB members (including me) are GASsing for a Valenti.
    Lots of options, configurations and options.

    Check them out.

    Use search function and type Valenti.
    In Nino Valenti's sig you'll find the link to his site.

    In the future I might order a Valenti P-bass.
    But first is a Carvin on my list.

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