Dig Pearl Drums? How About a Vintage Pearl Bass (yes, same company)!?!?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Nov 7, 2017.


  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Just picked up this beauty. She's a vintage (probably 70's) Pearl Jazz bass. Appears to have the 70's pickup spacing too. I've read that these were MIJ. 20171107_194400.jpg 20171107_194458-1.jpg 20171107_194407-1.jpg 20171107_194418-1.jpg 20171107_194426-1.jpg
     
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Creamy goodness! How's it sound?
     
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Just as you would imagine! Sounds just like a 70's Jazz with old DiMarzios! ;-)
     
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  4. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Never saw one before, but it's super sweet. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    Cool!! Yup, Pearl, and Tama, both drum companies used to make guitars. Hyundai, the car company did for a while too.
     
  6. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    When I saw Pearl I thought you meant this. tsoqnk0r79phaacxtutb.jpg
     
  7. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
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  8. jaybones

    jaybones Inactive

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    none
    Funny, I saw a Starcaster branded drum kit the other day. Probably made by another company sold under FMIC's name. Entry level thing, like the Starcaster brand.
     
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  9. That JB looks very well kept for an instrument that is likely 40 years of age. Congrats.

    I've never owned a Pearl bass, but had their Les Paul copy at one time, pretty decent piece all-in-all that one was.
     
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  10. interp

    interp

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
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  11. Looks sweet. 70s funk machine!
     
  12. Stempelloos

    Stempelloos

    Nov 3, 2008
    Netherlands
  13. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    According to ZZ Top, they even made necklaces. ;):wacky::whistle:
     
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  14. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Oh no he didn't...
     
  15. I remember them, and I had a chance to try one out in the local music store back in the early 70's. I remember the only issue was weak pickups when compared to a Fender jazz. I was told at the time Olympic brand was also from Pearl which was absolutely a low budget no quality instrument, my local store had many on the floor in the beginners section. This one they put their logo on was their step up to the plate to bring a quality instrument into the game, but again the pickups should have been better. Anyway someone saved you the time and money and switched them out for you. Congrats I would love to hear it someday. RTS
     
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  16. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Ha!!!!
     
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  17. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Only thing bit uncertain about is whether or not I can get used to the very tight spacing by the nut. It's probably around 1.45" to 1.48". Ala Geddy Lee.... 20171108_072222-1.jpg
     
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  18. Hounddog409

    Hounddog409

    Oct 27, 2015
    ohio
    well done sir. well done.
     
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  19. lavmonga

    lavmonga

    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    Neck on the Pearl JB looks great - super thin at the nut.
     
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  20. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    "I do not think that word means what you think it means." hehe
     
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