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Club MBasses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thehurlatron, Apr 6, 2011.


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  1. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Real beauty!
     
  2. mexibass

    mexibass

    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    Custom M Basses pups? Jon makes them or they're tailored to his taste? Anyone happens to know?
     
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  3. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    His site says "my own hand wound single coil pickups"

    Can't wait to hear them!
     
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  4. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    Any Mbasses news happening? I played a couple yesterday and they were wonderful. They really have the gas juices flowing.

    I think I have it nailed down to wanting a 60's MJ 20 fret all passive.

    Let's hear some stories and see a few pics.
     
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  5. jeffbassguy

    jeffbassguy "Less is more, unless the guitarist sucks"

    Feb 4, 2001
    connecticut
    jon is local for me and i have played quite a few of his basses, he is the best builder around, easily accessible, and his knowledge and attention detail is really unmatched. He is also a genuinely nice guy with no luthier ego.
     
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  6. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I'm on my second M Bass, and my third is due in March...

    M Basses.
     
  7. Spaceman Ian

    Spaceman Ian MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Baltimore, Md
    MBasses
    My current view (cell phone pic is better than no pic)

    MBasses MJ4
    ThunderFunk TFB550
    Bergantino HD112 (x2)

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    Really happy to, once again, own an Mbasses instrument! I foolishly traded my MEJ a few years back.

    Visited Jon on Friday, had a great time (he's the man). The maiden voyage was spectacular! 4 gigs in 3 days and the bass got the job done! I have 5 gigs between Thursday and Sunday and am looking forward to getting more familiar with this fine MJ4.

    I also picked up a MP4 but I'm currently at my rehearsal space and that bass is at home. I'll get some pictures soon!
     
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  8. steverosati

    steverosati

    Apr 7, 2004
    city of Dis
    IMG_1031.JPG IMG_1030.JPG I'm in! ❤️ My MBass Brooklyn elite. IMG_0993.JPG IMG_1030.JPG IMG_1031.JPG IMG_0993.JPG
     
  9. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    What kind of pickup in that one? Jon's the best.
     
  10. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    My new MJ-5 from Jon... Candy Apple Green w/matching headstock, rosewood board, gold hardware, Nordstrand pickups, 2 band EQ and vintage tone control...
     

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  11. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    Time to bump this thread !! I recently had 2 of my MBasses in my local repair guys shop to swap the hardware...
    He was very impressed with Jon's work and complimented how it was built and his attention to detail.. He's not too easy to impress and I've had a lot basses in there over the years...
     
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  12. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Music City via the Motor City Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Nashville/ Detroit
    Just got this today. So far, i love it. FB_IMG_1555559767091.
     
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  13. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's a beauty! And Jon's the man!!!!
     
  14. Eadger

    Eadger Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Colorado
    That is simply gorgeous! Makes me want another.
     
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  15. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I still have this beauty available, hit me up for a great deal!

    2017-06-24 11.58.57-1. 2018-10-19 10.41.17. 2018-10-18 16.18.58.
     
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  16. RudyTardy

    RudyTardy

    Aug 20, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Hey all! I am in the process of ordering my first bass from Jon. It's going to be a 4 string P style. Can anyone comment on his 1 5/8" nut neck vs a traditional 1.75"? I have a Fender CS '59 with a chunky ass neck and flats, which feels great for Motown lines, but I'm inclined to go for something a bit faster on this bass that will sport rounds.

    I love the taper on my Sadowsky UV70, so I'm not shy on a thinner profile. Any downsides to not sticking to standard profile?
     
  17. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    I can't comment on the nut width differences, but I would probably prefer 1 5/8ths... And I played one of Jon's P-4 basses last year and it was killer.. I normally prefer 5 string Jazz basses, but thought about picking up one of those P-4 strings...
     
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  18. RudyTardy

    RudyTardy

    Aug 20, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Thanks SCT. I’m sticking with the thinner taper! The waiting period is going to kill me. I’ve never played one of his basses but all my instincts tell me it’s going to beat everything I’ve tried in the last few months.
     
  19. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    My MP4 was 1.6125” at the nut. It had a fabulous neck.
     
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