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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Aug 1, 2013.
You guys are killing me!
Look at that flower painting pj5..... Man! I want it so bad..
Oooohhhh my gooodnesss!!
That gold YoShorty is perfect for Bill Wyman.
Me, I love the white/maple KBP4.
Jimmy is not just a good friend, we’re like family. His instruments have the kind of magic that makes playing bass more meaningful, and fun. This PJ Modified is amazing.
The Sherwood Green nitro LG was a sleeping giant IMO.
He's looking good with the Trevor Bolder mutton chops.
How did this AC sound? I can't imagine it sounding as good as an AC with Ash or Alder but it sure looks great!
It sounded pretty good, it sounded like a Coppolo.
Exactly. It sounded like an A-C. I must admit it was a pleasant surprise because I had my doubts about a 1-piece buckeye burl body since it’s not exactly known as a tonewood.
This post (for me) gets to the heart of the Coppolo brand and how exceptional the Jimmy/Professor combo really is. The fundamental tonality of my LG5 CS is so close to the 62 that it’s a bit surreal. The AC is a bit quieter and just slightly more compressed if you are splitting hairs, but it’s a five vs four so that’s fair. The tonal character is more than just “comparable”.
If that’s not enough, all you would have to do is beat up the LG a bit and it would be an almost perfect match in color, hue, and transitions to the burst sprayed 57 years ago......
Always feel glad I played both and make me know how a good vintage jazz bass and a Coppolo LG5 can sound XD
The accuracy of the finish is truly astounding. I kinda always knew but seeing it side by side with the real thing really shows it.
They are both great basses, I'm sure, but why have a bound neck when you could have a plain one? To me the bound neck with dots make it more '66 than '62. Especially with the lollipop tuning machines.
Why have a binding and dots Jazz? Cause I thought at the time it would look good? It does. It’s 66 in a five... but with a DN board like a pre 66.
In 2001 or so I walked into NY Guitar and bass Boutique on 9th Ave to visit with Jimmy.
Guitar Boutique was his retail store for years.
He had lots of high end basses and many Vintage basses hanging on the wall.
That day there may have been 4 to 5 Mid 60s Fender basses with their bodies hanging at eye level.
Some very worn in, and a couple in great condition.
My eye wandered down the line up of mid 60s Vintage Sunburst finishes. It was beautiful to see.
The one on the end was pristine and I wondered how anyone could have something that long and not have a ding it .
It wasn't until I looked upward and noticed it wasn't a Fender headstock. But the older Alleva Headstock.
His SB finish was identical!!!
I was helping Jimmy at the 2008 NAMM show booth.
I have a memory on my Video ( im a camera fanatic) of Fender custom shop folks walking past Jimmy's booth commenting how nice his 60s finishes were and commented They wished they would do something like that.
The (rear of) my AC EUT5 with Berg B|Amp and HG410 onstage last night, tight stage, pub gig playing original funk n soul
Your bass reminds me a little of my bound-neck blue LG5. Just put some Dunlop flats on and loving it for a Philly Soul kind of thing!
I've often thought some AC white pup covers would look good on mine.
It's got GHS BRITE FLATS on now, that've been on for a good 12 months, so there's a good thump there.
It's got 'prototype 06' on the neck plate and
I used it again last night at The Wooden Boat Festival main stage
Supplied backline, and I din't take pics. I think others in the band did. I'll post some later if they're any good.
Here's one I prepared earlier
No stand on that beautiful bass???