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"Bass Mods" basses. Anyone heard of them?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heb9_28, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
  2. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009

    anybody seen these? they look incredible.

    (not affiliated in any way, just wondering if I should start saving up some $!)
  3. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Haven't seen them before. Nice to look at, but there's just so much more than looks to a quality instrument. I'd be nervous buying a bass that I couldn't play first. But maybe they have a good return policy.
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Nice stuff ...

  5. There's another thread about the Bass Mods pre's here on TB. I've purchased two for my instruments. Al is a super guy to deal with. The basses are a new venture for him. I'd be willing to bet they're top notch. He really stands behind his stuff.
  6. sixway

    sixway Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Kailua, Hawaii
    Is it just me, or is the bridge out of alignment in relation to the pups?
  7. Labi


    Jun 14, 2006
    Yes. Also in relation to the neck I would say.
  8. father of fires

    father of fires Commercial User

    Nov 29, 2006
    Chief of Medicine at Damnation Audio
    It looks photoshopped together.
  9. sixway

    sixway Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Kailua, Hawaii
    Makes sense now, especially when looking at the neck joint area....
  10. I have gotten a few things from them, he did me up a set of knobs,bridge and tuners that match , all in metallic purple .

    I had no problem giving positive feeback, the shipped quickly, price was decent and the quaility is great.

    pick guard is from WDmusic but the rest is from Al's music


    never tried their basses but I am happy with my hardware

  11. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    I too have gotten lots of bass parts from Al's over the last few years, but not an entire bass. He's in the Sacramento area. Very good guy to get parts from.
  12. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Interesting. But I wouldn't say "incredible" or "amazing" at this price. They pretty much look to me along the lines of what you get with a G&L Tribute for similar cash. Nice wood. Good looks. Decent parts. The main advantage of these is they come more styles such as 6 string and Spalted maple.

    What I call "incredible" was my SX 6 string Fender clones for about $150.
  13. Robear22

    Robear22 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Beach Park, Ill
    I am looking to get one by next month or sooner if things work out. I will post pics and video when I get it.
  14. FaTStriNGeR456


    Jan 26, 2011
  15. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    They look interesting, and a 6-string Jazz-shaped instrument is something I've been considering for a while. I'm not so excited about the 18mm string spacing though.
  16. Robear22

    Robear22 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Beach Park, Ill
    So you bought that one!!!! Let me know what you think. I really hope they are as good as they look. Their preamps are really impressive. Similiar to a Bart but with some of the transparency of an Audere.
  17. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005

    Bassmod Basses. This one goes for around $600 I believe. Sorry if it has been posted already.
  18. Slax


    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Wow. That is one nice sounding and looking bass!
  19. :D

    That was nice. Thanks for sharing.
  20. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    really thinking about pulling the trigger on one, since Carvin has no immediate plans of making a 6 string in the SB series.