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Describe YOUR Signature Bass

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


  1. pyroponic

    pyroponic

    Jan 15, 2011
    that has to be a joke the gsr200 is named because it costs 200 bucks. Not unless they mislabeled a high end bass. Have you ever played a real warwick ? The damn things feel like a precision built machine, solid and they resonate and come alive when intonated the gsr sounds like plywood and the tears of chinese kids who made them. :bawl:
     
  2. funkygroover694

    funkygroover694

    Sep 3, 2009
    haha sorry if there was a misunderstanding man, but i was joking!
    i have a GSR, a musicman and a warwick and i was just making fun of how ****** the GSR's are xD
     
  3. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    This is easy

    P shaped chambered Alder body
    Nitro 59 burst
    Tort 10 hole pickguard
    4 string - Sadowsky flats 45-105
    1-3/4 nut - '59 profile
    Maple neck with RW fingerboard - natural Nitro finish
    Hipshot A Bridge - chrome
    Hipshot HB1 tuners - chrome
    Dunlop strap locks - chrome
    Sadowsky pre w/VTC (Sadowsky knobs)
    Fralin P-J pickups (10% overwound J)
    ... best of all - being built... debuting this spring :)
     
  4. Mayers

    Mayers Guest

    Sep 28, 2007
    For me it will be a Warwick thumb NT, Steamer or a Corvette.

    Zebra wood body
    Wenge neck
    Ebony fretboard
    tremolo bridge
    black hardware
    active 3 band EQ
    P/J MEC pickup
     
  5. Luckie

    Luckie

    Jan 1, 2010
    Northfield MN
    It's an 11k JPJ config wound by J Worrell. They're great!
     
  6. ilovenofrets

    ilovenofrets

    Dec 25, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    My own Fender Jazz-
    Ash body in transparent peacock blue
    Geddy Lee spec'd neck, maple board with abalone block inlays
    pearloid pickguard
    Badass II bridge
    Hipshot tuners
    Musicman J-neck pickup
    Musicman humbucker bridge pickup w/coil tap
    Musicman 3-band active preamp

    And since we're fantasizing, how about a fretless model w/an unlined ebony board; all other specs same.:D
     
  7. skwee

    skwee

    Apr 2, 2010
    Minneapolis
    I don't currently own my signature bass. But if I did:

    Jaguar Bass pickup scheme/controls built into a pbass body, j neck (rosewood with blocks)

    Available in green with black pickguard, black with green pickguard, and sunburst with tort.
     
  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    right now, my signature bass would be one of these:

    2-jazzmasterbasses-01.
     
  9. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    Fender CS NOS '59 P built for me in 2008. Shell Pink, tort p-guard, '57 PUPs, highly flamed 1-piece neck (no fretboard) with vintage frets, chrome covers and thumb rest, 9 lb. weight specified.

    I have to re-learn how to post photo's (plus find the CD that has them), truly one of the most beautiful basses I've ever seen, and many compliments on the tone.
     
  10. avvie

    avvie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    Currently, mine would be a high-end Ibanez SR series in iron pewter with reflective striping like my Yamaha so that it would glow when photographed:

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    There are some very nice basses in this thread, and I mean no disrespect when I say: I can't believe how much I don't like instruments that look like furniture. I'm a woodworker at heart, and still I think guitars should look like guitars and furniture like furniture. Give me a painted or clear colored finish any day.
     
  11. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I've said this many times, but....

    5-string
    24 frets, 35" scale
    Yamaha TRB or EBMM Stingray style body
    Mahogany core with black walnut or redwood top
    5-piece maple/cocobolo neck, graphite reinforced
    Ebony fretboard
    Nordstrand Big Splits with piezo
    Audere 3 band preamp w/ push/pull active/passive and mid freq control
    Hipshot bridge and tuners, gold hardware
     
  12. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
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    Mine is still a work in progress:

    34/35" scale fanned fret graphite jazz neck.
    Jazz body (used a fender "hoppus" for this build)
    Single pickup (currently a bartolini P, will be changed to a humbucking J or maybe one of the oval Delanos?)
    Passive electronics.
    Single knob (debating on going to a stacked knob)
    Strat-type ouput jack on the control plate. (this one is cast pewter with a buffalo skull/feathers motiff)
    Badass II bridge (yet to purchase, will be modded for string thru on the 2 treble strings - this is because of the odd saddle placement and break-angle concerns)
    Tuned BEAD with a detuner for low A
    Jazz pickup cover (yet to install, will omit if I choose the Delano pup)
     
  13. Where did you get the fanned fret graphite neck?
     
  14. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    It'd be based off my Warwick Streamer LX Broadneck, but with a ramp and a flat black finish.
     
  15. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    I would hate to mention the company name as I don't want to provide them any word-of-mouth advertisement. I'm rather upset at some of the quality issues that came with the neck, the delivery being way past the quoted build time, and the extremely poor customer service after I placed the order.

    That being said, it's not like there's that many manufacturers of graphite necks. So it's not hard to figure out with a little searching.
     
  16. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy

    Mar 8, 2009
    California
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    I'll have one of those, standard JG, Ric HBs w/ coil tap, slightly chambered body to shave off 1/2 lb or so, please. And a thumbrest.
     
  17. Mine would be either a:

    Precision Bass with a ash body finished in black, with a 3-ply B/W/B Pickguard, a maple neck w/a maple fretboard, cream Precision bass pickups, and pearl block inlays on the fretboard, and a vintage style bridge.

    or

    a Jazz bass in Honey Blonde w/a tort pickguard a rosewood fretboard with pearl blocks, vintage bridge, p-pickups at the neck, J-pickups at the bridge.
     
  18. Bassed on a Warwick SSII....

    Three Piece Sandwich Body (Bottom Swamp Ash, Middle Afzelia, Top Zebrano)

    5 Piece All Wenge NT Design (Afzelia Stringers) Show Through to the Top of Bass

    Reversed P/MM Seymour Pickups with 3 Band Eq, Some type of Variable Mids...

    Now I just need $10,000........

    Edit: I wish my basically Dream bass was as obtainable as some of these other choices
     
  19. He has to be joking
     
  20. UnfortunateTony

    UnfortunateTony

    Jul 26, 2010
    Seattle
    I dunno what kind of company would dare make something this crazy but here goes:

    -Carbon Fiber Non Reverse Thunderbird body
    -Status Graphite Buzzard style neck
    -Chrome Hardware
    -Dimarzio Model 1 in neck position
    -Two 51 P bass pickups in the middle postion, put right up next to eachother (Treated as one pickup in knobs, 3 way switch to choose one or both)
    -Rickenbacker bridge pickup w/ cover
    -Piezo pickup in bridge
    -4 stacked vol/tone knobs (one for each p'up)
    -active passive switch that activates 2 band EQ
    -Gotoh 201 bridge
    -hipshot D tuner

    I probably forgot something but eh. Anywho, this is really just me trying to think outside the box, I have no intention of this beast ever being built (which is rather sad). However a few ideas from it will be used in one of my franken-basses.
     

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