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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oZZma, Sep 22, 2018.
Id get an RGI before an EGC
Howdy, I'm new to aluminum basses, just starting to look at them...
What kind of bass is this?
I’m very interested in what Developing Nations is doing
Yeah, 3 years was quite the wait. Not sure why it took so long, but I know that I wasn't the only one waiting years for their order to be completed. Not trying to talk bad about EGC, but their customer service was spotty at times... But to be completely honest, I think their communication did improve towards the end of the wait. There were several un answered emails and false promises in terms of when the build would be completed but in the end, I got the bass I paid for and the build quality surpassed my expectations. It really is a high quality instrument, and now I understand the obsession some have over these instruments.
hey there, it's a custom bass made by tides, full alu, 34", 2 single coils in tb-housing, just a pick up switch, all brushed and waxed.
Home - TTTides Guitars
Thanks, its a slick looking machine!
what kind of pickups do you all prefer for your aluminum? I've been using some custom soapbars on my most recent build but have been considering bartolini for the added high end clarity. I heard Aero pickups makes a TB2000 clone pickup, not sure if they offer a standard mounting pattern for it though
Do you use Humbuckers or Single coils or something completely different?
Just like with wooden DBs, there's a huge selection of good-to-great pickups available and folks use and like almost all of them.
I'm using a Vic's Model C (bridge wing and fingerboard piezos) feeding into a K&K Dual Channel Pro ST pre-amp for my mounted pickup system. I also have a separate mounted dynamic mic for a clear feed (Sennheiser e604).
It's worth mentioning my Alcoa has a Deuce1 bridge and a custom aluminum Deuce tailpiece so there's plenty of acreage for hanging devices and cables on.
Thanks for the advice, but I'm looking mainly for recommendations on pickups for an aluminum electric bass
I've used single coils in mine for a while now and prefer them greatly. I can dig in a bit more and they sound more open, like the bass to me. I enjoyed the geezer P pickups well enough and the nordstrand 70s wind jazz, but right nownim using a pj set of the nordstrand blades. Looks mean and sounds great but I am tempted to try more vintage geared pickups.
Ooops, sorry, I forgot where I was.
I’m planning on putting together an aluminum necked parts build later this year— those Aero TB pickups are intriguing! I’m going to have a buddy of mine build / route / finish a custom body for me and they’re in the running for sure.
Larry @ Aero’s work is amazing— the Type 1’s in my parts Jazz are some of the greatest sounding pickups I’ve ever played through. I’m sure if you shot him an email he’d give you the exact specs and/or build what you need. I’ve corresponded with him a few times recently and he’s pretty quick to respond (just keep in mind he’s in Hawaii - a few time zones away!)
I recently picked up the remains of what I imagine is an early 80s , (possibly Pre Stagemaster?) Alum Kramer- Missing 2 tuners, nut & top fret shot, upper frets rutted, and the upper fingerboard has a bit of wear- lol- The body does not have the cutaways on the bottom, as the stagemasters/Alembics, etc have- Seems to be an OG Dimarzio P/J style pickup set, pots date to 80 ? - Trying to decide exactly how to resurrect it- pics on a later day- Thanks for the "Forum/Club" for these old monsters-
17. Smokeandroar (Kramer DMZ5001)
RGI neck came in today! Easy to install - I did though need to slightly enlarge the neck pocket holes to compensate for the larger screws but that was pretty straight forward. I still need to adjust and intonate the bridge a tad bit but nothing beyond a simple setup. The neck is killer, very well made and constructed. For reference, the body is an old Mexican Fender P bass I got off eBay for dirt cheap. Had it refinished by MJT in my favorite color, a deep Charcoal Frost metallic.
Highly recommend RGI for anyone sitting on the fence for one, well worth the wait.
Killer build- loving the tort!
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