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Burns nu-sonic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stormer, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Stormer


    Jul 24, 2012
    I was given a Burns nu-sonic bass many years ago by my girlfriend at the time. It was pretty beat up and in need of some serious work.
    So I emailed Burns to see if i could get replacement parts for it and was told that they didnt make them anymore and so would need to source parts myself. (the bass is a '65 or '66. I got it in '98).
    In the end i used parts from an old jazz copy i had. The machine heads were a little too big for the headstock so i had to cut them to fit and drill the headstock, i was young and didnt do a very good job but the bass is now functional.

    Anyway, i seen recently that Burns are selling this bass again and I want to know if anyone has any experience with these new ones. My nu-sonic is a beast, the neck pickup sounds so good when solo'ed, it growls like a monster.
  2. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    I didn't even realize that Burns was still in business. I'm sure the new ones are just as good as the older ones.
  3. mossleydagger


    Oct 5, 2012
    I have a 1964 one of these, it's great! Really playable and sounds cool. It's the used on the Beatles Revolver album (Taxman and Dr Robert particularly). Keep a hold of it, might be worth something one day?
  4. bill reed

    bill reed

    Apr 2, 2012
    McCartney has said he in his books and on bass master that played a Rickenbacker 4001 through a Marshall stack rather then the fender bassman or vox amp that he used most of the time.
    i don't know what bass he used on Dr. Robert but never ever seen a picture of him with a burns.
    i know the Shadows used them before swaping to Fender and Jet Harris used a Burns for many years.
  5. beatlesrain.

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