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Describe YOUR Signature Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spinal Tapper, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I already have a signature bass.
  2. White Fender Precision Bass
    Tortoise pickguard
    Maple Neck with maple fretboard
    Seymour Duncan SPB-3 P Pickup
    Badass Bridge
    Hipshot tuners with hipshot d-tuner

    I wish I was famous...
  3. Okay......here's the specs:
    Precision Bass body
    Jazz Neck (With truss rod adjuster at the headstock end & graphite nut)
    QTR Pounder P pup
    Fender noiseless Jazz bridge pup
    swamp ash body-cherry burst finish with matching headstock
    Maple fretboard
    Vintage frets
    Dunlop straplocks
    Hipshot bridge
    Black hardware
    Hipshot Bass Extender Key
    GHS Pressure Wound strings .45-.103
  4. Jazz Bass (Shoreline Gold) 7.25-8 lbs.
    Slim profile Maple neck w/Rosewood FB
    7.25" radius, graphite reinforced
    Ultralite Tuners W/extender key
    Dinky sized, chambered body w/parchment PG
    Vintage Fender Bridge
    Humcancelling PUPs that sound single coil (maybe Area Js)
    Passive w/ Vol,Blend,Tone
  5. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I can't pick one out of my four basses. Each one is "me" in different ways.
  6. mjcantor


    Jan 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses, Curt Mangan Strings
    Spector NS neck-thru body
    5 string
    Carvin style Dragonburst over Tube Quilt Maple
    Birdseye Maple fingerboard with abalone inlays
    EMG 40DC pickups, 18 volt Haz pre with custom mid boost switch
    2 tuners on left side of headstock, 3 on right, (all Hipshots) the two spaced so the B and E can have Extenders on them.
    Extended bottom cutaway, unrestricted access to the 24th fret
    Gold Hardware (including knobs)
  7. Dang...I love imagining basses! :D

    Mine would be a 5 string jazz bass...Same body lines as a Fender, but different headstock shape. It would have my logo...Guess what...a CROP CIRCLE! :)

    -Ash 1 piece body
    -Mary Kay White Nitro Finish
    -Flamed Maple Neck
    -Pau Ferro Board
    -Carbon Fiber Rods
    -White binging on neck
    -MOP Block Inlays
    -Matching headstock (Mary Kay white)
    -Hipshot Ultralite Lollypop tuners 4+1
    -Tortoise shell Pickguard
    -Nordstrand big single pickups (neck and bridge)
    -Passive Electronics
    -Stack Knobs (like a 61 jazz bass)
    -Chrome Hardware
    -Hipshot A bridge
    -Bone Nut
    -6150 Frets

    And for a 4 string....

    -Slab 51 Precision Bass body Ash 1 piece
    -Tele bass style Maple/Maple Neck
    -Graphite bars inside
    -Black dots
    -Vintage sized frets frets
    -3 tone sunburst Nitro Finish HEAVY RELIC
    -Vintage amber nitro finish on neck Heavy Relic also
    -Crop circle logo on headstock (only a little one)
    -Bone Nut
    -Fender Vintage Reverse Tuneres
    -Tortoise pickguard (custom shaped)
    -Fender Tele bass bridge
    -String thru body
    -Single Coil Seymour Duncan Pickup
    -Vintage cloth wiring
    -Passive tone and volume
    -Black Ice overdrive capacitor
    -Aged hardware and Heavy relic on finish

  8. tk4207


    Sep 25, 2010
    Mine would be an EXACT replica of my '67 Jazz, scrapes, gashes, missing parts and all =D

    Attached Files:

  9. Gibson Eb3 with:
    stereo/mono outs
    Dark Stars at the bridge and neck each with coil taps
    34" scale
    one volume, one blend, two tone
    bolt on neck with black block inlays
  10. Soverntear


    Mar 17, 2008
    i already own the bass i would make my signature. my DD2 'Ray
  11. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Sadowsky Vintage P/J 5-String
    Transparent Purple finish over flamed maple, matching headstock.
    Gold hardware.
    White Pearl Pickguard.
    Pao Farro fretboard.
    Midrange boost on/off switch (a la Will Lee model).

    I would kill for this bass... seriously... kill.
  12. Fender American Standard Precision V
    Sunburst/black PG
    Mother of Pearl bound and blocked rosewood board
    Passive Volume/Blend/Tone controls
    Nordstrand PJ5 pickup set
    D'Addario Nickel rounds

  13. My signature bass:

    Spector U.S.A. Bolt-On (5 string preferred, but a 4 is fine)
    Mahogany body with Redwood Burl top, oil finish.
    Dual J pups, pre-amp with Vol/Blend and 3-band EQ.
  14. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    vintage style - G&L SB-2 with the tritone pre-amp added. vol, bass, treble, off/on/on with treble boost pre switch, pickup switch, series/parallel for the p-pickup. black, rosewood board, tort guard, #7 neck, gun oin tint gloss fnish on neck. 4 and 5 strings (5-string with 4+1 headstock)

    modern style - 5-string schecter stilleto elite as the base, solid maple body, 5-piece neck-thru, ebony f/b, 34" scale, string-thru bridge, active emg J-P-J pickups with vol/pan/pan/tone. the first pan would blend the neck j with the p, the second pan would mix the bridge j with the first pan, similar to how the piezo equipped carvins work. finished in gloss black with gold hardware.
  15. Dave in LB

    Dave in LB

    Feb 11, 2011
    So Cal
    Man, I gotta get some pictures of my Yamaha and get them uploaded. So here goes anyway.

    Updated model of the Yamaha BB300 (My BB300 is from 1984) update would be deeper treble side horn cutout for upper fret access.

    Schaller half cover tuners
    EMG HB in neck Position
    EMG P Centered
    EMG J in Bridge
    Mines wired 2 volume- HB and P with a push/pull pot for the J. It's either on or off and the knob is over all tone control. Sounds limited but tones are quite good.
    Leo Quan Bad Ass Adjustable bridge
    Dunlop Strap locks

    I'd also modify the nut to metal instead of plastic and add a string roller for D&G
  16. pyroponic


    Jan 15, 2011
    I want a fender japan built Precision bass with slab body made of swamp ash and contoured back but slab top. I want that to be a carved body like on the warwick streamer $$ I own also just so my pro model costs another 600 haha. Maple neck with ebony fretboard, brass frets and bone nut carved from the collar bone of a hanged catholic priest. The neck is finished front and back and headstock also with black, graphite and teflon infused lacquer for effortless playing. The bridge, tuners, knobs and screws are all cast from orginal vietnam era melted down AK 47 rifles. It will come in two colors, one is original n.o.s. Ford Model T black paint found underneath a barn in lansing, michigan. The other is cannabis green with gold flake paisley finish, that costs $420 extra. For every 5 instruments made 4 are burned to increase the value of the others.

    There ya have it!
  17. funkygroover694


    Sep 3, 2009
    i would just have ibanez rename the gsr200 in my name, i swear to god that bass is better than top warwicks and musicmans combined
  18. GOX42


    Sep 28, 2000
    rising sun indiana
    i would take my Aria pro II SB Integra to Status Basses and have them make one from all graphite, Fanned frets, EMG p/j pick ups,Kahler tremolo
  19. blowinblue

    blowinblue Blue in name only. Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    SoCal USA
    Actually had my 'sig' bass built in 2005. Due to the fact that I am a very, very tiny fish in the big, big bass pond this will likely be the only one ever built.

    Things that might not be obvious from the pics:

    Aero Instruments pick-ups
    passive electronics
    toggle switch chooses between 3 cap values
    one-piece body
    three-piece neck with graphite rods
    mid-weight at 8.8 lbs
    built by Chris Stambaugh

    Only problem is that I don't play 4-stringers any more. May have to re-think my 'sig' bass. Not for sale, btw. :)


    M. M.
  20. Really? The GSR? Get yourself a real soundgear and you'll change your mind.

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