Aged F-bass IV

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LorenzoHW, Oct 4, 2016.


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  1. Chuck it on the bonfire this autumn

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  2. Worth a re-fret job

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  1. LorenzoHW

    LorenzoHW

    Sep 24, 2016
    This is the best fretted IV string I have played. Looks a bit old and tired, has been played for many hours (check out the pick-up covers and f-board!) but sounds as fresh as a button. Lovely tone

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  2. LorenzoHW

    LorenzoHW

    Sep 24, 2016
    Want to hear it? Here you go, he said shyly. Phone recording of an office party. But you can hear the lovely old F-bass, its tone comes through despite my poor fingers. And the octave box moment at 4'45" was fun


     
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  3. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    I love the look of it. It's an F-Bass! Worth a lifetime of use, IMO.
     
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  4. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I think some of those boutique basses look better worn in like that,
    just check out Vic Wooten's '83 Fodera and Doug Wimbish's '88 Spector.
     
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  5. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    Send it back to Fbass for a refin and a fret job. The only thing lots of playing wear tells you is that people liked this bass enough to play the snot out of it :)
     
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  6. jim nolte

    jim nolte

    Oct 26, 2006
    california
    What year is it? I've got a '99 BN5, still going strong :bassist:
     
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  7. LorenzoHW

    LorenzoHW

    Sep 24, 2016
    Am new to this forum and can only thank you people for your delightful friendly, supportive and thoughtful replies. I live in Paris so am not used to this
     
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  8. LorenzoHW

    LorenzoHW

    Sep 24, 2016
    2001
     
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