Bill Nash Basses Owner's Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by air_leech, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    recently it seems that there is a growing movement of Nash owners secretly meeting in small hidden threads. I say: no more! the time has come for Nash owners to rise up and take over the TalkBass bass guitar forums (that is untill Bill starts making reliced uprights and we can take over the DB forums too)!

    here's my PB50:

    Attached Files:

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  2. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    My recent aquisition:

  3. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    Are Nash basses just parts basses that are assembled together after they are finished, or are they made with components that are custom crafted by Bill Nash?

    I really have been wondering about this. Thanks.
  4. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    do a search, or look on Bill's site before we derail this thread before it even begins.

    back on topic....I hope to order a Nash P before too long just waiting to see if I see the right one before I order.
  5. Cairobill


    Dec 15, 2003
    I'm stripping down my basses to the bare essentials. I sold my Steinberger, Zon fretless and Fender J and am boiling them down to the following

    Zon Six
    Bryant Double Bass


    Nash JB-63...Candy Apple Red, it's being shipped. I have a Nash tele which is simply the best guitar I've played/owned so Nash it is for me.

    Will post pics...

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  7. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Beautiful finish on that. So is Bill Nash in your band the same Bill Nash of Nash guitars?
  8. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    East Bay, CA
    That's one sweet bass! I've always loved the Antigua style finish.

    I couldn't find a Nash dealer list on his site. Can someone pls. help?
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  9. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I own a Nash. 57-P.
    CAR, Gold Anodized Pickguard.
    Ash Body, maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard.
    8.5 lbs.
    Plays like butter.
    Fat, defined, sweet, P-bass tone.

    Nash basses, a bargin, for the money.
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  10. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel's on the first page.

    try, they always got some in stock.
  11. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    I'm in. Here's my Nash 63 Jazz relic with Lollar pickups, period correct headstock decal and period correct "L" serial number stamped neck plate. Currently strung with flats.

    So far it absolutely rocks. I wish Bill would do bound and blocked necks and with a thinner profile like the CIJ Jazz necks. If I could get those two things this bass would be dead perfect for me.
  12. Cool Steve, I didn't know you were in the Nash club. Great bass.

  13. I'll be joining the club very soon myself ;)
  14. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    Thanks. Earlier this summer after my daughter got very ill I sold every bass I had. I wanted to simplify things to the point that I only had one bass. I missed out on a Nash P that was for sale locally, then I got outbid at the very last second on a Shoreline gold Jazz on ebay so I bit the bullet and called Brian at the LowEnd.

    I really like Bills work and he must have a great sense of humor because when he relics an instrument he does stuff that I would not think of. For example one of the bridge saddle screws was bent like something fell on it and the first time that I pulled the pickguard off, the front pickup route was made to look like someone started to attempt a different size/style pickup install and quit halfway through.

    A lot of people dismiss the whole relic thing. I look at it this way, I'm still careful with my bass but if it gets scratched or dinged it does not matter. The whole time I owned my Sadowsky I was afraid that it was going to get chipped or dinged. After a while it just was not worth the worry.

    I wondered who ended up with the Antigua Nash. Very cool finish.
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  15. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    white P??
  16. He makes guitars that really look like they've been around, including people doing mods and all the things that actually do happen to guitars over the years. He does have a sense of humor and has seen his share of beat up old guitars. In reviews of his instruments there is sometimes critique of the aesthetic but they all eventually say they sound amazing and play exceptionally.
  17. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    All the pictures in I have seen in this thread so far have a Fender logo. He doesn't build them with a Fender logo, does he? The ones I have seen for sale do not have any logo.
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  18. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    No he does not build them with the logos on them.

    Nash P owners, question for would you describe the neck profile? Is it like the older P's with the big fat C neck?
  19. No logos, no fender stuff.
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  20. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    My bass came with a blank headstock just as they all do. However I am still puzzled as to why it came with an "L" serial number neck plate and why he uses pickup covers with the "F" logo.

    My pickguard has an Allparts decal on the back.

    Mine was supposed to come with DiMarzio pickups but I was overjoyed to see the handwritten Lollar name on the bobbins the first time I pulled them out.
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