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Better My Bereaved Bandless Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hondo4life, Dec 25, 2016.


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  1. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    Now that I am out of that confounded, good for nothing metal band, I am left with two basses that need to be de-band-ified, and one bass that just needs help.

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    From left to right:

    The SR (SX) modified fretless 5 string jazz:
    I completely rebuilt this SX to my liking, however, I made the huge mistake of putting my previous band's initials (SR) on the headstock, as if that band actually gave a crap. After all the work I put into it, I didn't get a single good comment on this bass when I brought it to practice. Is it that ugly? Maybe the band had already decided they hated everything about me by that point. Should I sand the letters off or just set the whole thing on fire? Black tape?

    The Hondo:
    My band played in so many different tunings below standard, that I had to modify my Hondo for BEAD tuning by filing the nut, drilling the bridge, restringing, and all that jazz. Now I have no reason to play in BEAD, and have a 5-string for the rare occasion of playing below E. I want to put it back to standard tuning, but also upgrade the hardware as it is replaced. It shall keep the QP/Royale pickups and the electronics, because they sound damn fine. I suppose it will need a new nut, bridge, and strings. Suggestions? It might be a plywood Hondo, but this is my first and forever bass. I would like to keep it classy.

    The Dean:
    My cheap Dean sounds good and is pretty simple, but the neck needs shimming. Should I just set it on fire, or get a new neck for it? I have no idea. Open to wild ideas here.
     
  2. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    did you discover the best bass for metal?
    did you fire the drummer?




    Fix the hondo, dump the dean, put a Fender waterslide on the headstock of the SX and a Butterfly for good measure.
     
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  3. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    Our drummer had actually quit about two weeks before my last practice.
    I don't want to make a counterfeit Fender, now. I suppose I could put the Dean up for sale - it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all. (I have been selling stuff ... sold my Rumble 100)
     
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  4. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    Better buy back-ups before being branded a boob.
     
  5. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    I play my heavily modified Squier vintage modified precision v, more often than any other bass (the until I got my G&L L2500.)
    I own a Dolphin and have had a lot of other high grade axes, but that Squier stays in rotation. "Better" is subjective.
     
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Best Alliterative Threat Title.
     
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  7. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    It seems as though the pooch is partial to the 5 string. It also appears you're genuinely angry with your last band, maybe even rightfully so. Start fresh. Sell everything on CL and buy a new bass for a new day. Put that experience behind you and move forward with a different bass altogether. YOu can market the HOndo to bass players who downtune. For the fiver, tell them the SR stands for Stevie Rong, an Asian bass prodigy wildly popular in Southeast Asia. The dean is just a solid playing easy feeling dreamboat. Scrape up $350 bucks between them all and buy something nice for yourself. You deserve it.
     
  8. Bent77

    Bent77

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
    Maybe he should get an SG. I hear they only go "thud"
     
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  9. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    You didn't that from me, unless you agree.
     
  10. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    I simply cannot part with the Hondo. It is very nearly a family heirloom.
    My dog has good taste, and realizes the value in my customized SX.
    Dean can go, but who would buy it? It has a value of near zero dollars.
    Everything is pointless.
     
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  11. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    Oh man, I really want one of these double-P jazz basses
    eb511bk1.jpg
    Hadean EB-511 BK - RondoMusic.com

    I would trade the Hondo and Dean for it, assuming it plays as good as it looks. ugh
     
  12. Bent77

    Bent77

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
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  13. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    Fine, get a fresh nut cut for the Hondo and have a tort pickguard cut for it. Then join a blues band.
     
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  14. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016

    Why must the Gibson contingent be so touchy?
     
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  15. Bent77

    Bent77

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
    Cuz you're here a month a know everything
     
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  16. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    Sometimes you just gotta sell them all and start fresh. Like washing your hair twice in the shower. I know the bottle reads "lather, rinse, repeat", but how often do we really "repeat"? Isn't that just a way to sell more shampoo?

    Wait...What was I saying?
     
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  17. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    I repeated in the shower, today. And then I used conditioner!
     
  18. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    I've been here for years, and I known enough when to ask and when to tell.
     
  19. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    You are a puppet of the global hair care products industry.
     
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  20. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    I should shave it off :(
     
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