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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Jul 17, 2018.
How did you do it?
What do y’all think of these pickguard patterns for Dropped Copper? Hot or Nah?
I still love my older StingRays. You’re right: More aggressive than the Specials.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
I had bought some decals off Amazon awhile back. I took the guard off, taped the stripe down in position, and then followed the application instructions. For trimming, I used an exacto knife to cut to shape as close as possible. The hardest part is the pickup rounded areas. I then put it back on and VERY CAREFULLY trimmed a little further as needed. I had some tiny areas that I had to trim more than I wanted in order for it to stick properly, so I did use the tiny black sharpie to fill it in on the guard. Hope that helps?
Really hard to say without seeing them on the actual bass.
The fun thing about pickguards is you can change them with your mood (and a screwdriver). The rockets could be a boost (haha) for awhile.
I’m not crafty so it helps telling me I won’t be able to do it! Haha!
Wow... that's insanely light. I'd dare to say it's too light! I have to believe it's gonna effect the tone at least a tiny bit, no?
any change in weight or density will affect tone
A lot of us have 8 pounders. That's only 3 ounces lighter. The second pickup on mine probably weighs more than that so I'd say no. But I am not a believer in the heavier bass better tone theory at all. Someone else might have a different opinion.
I don't want to get in a big debate about this but "affect tone" is a very broad phrase that doesn't really say anything. Each instrument has to be judged on its own merits. There are many things that "affect tone" way more than a few ounces. There are heavy basses that sound good and heavy basses that sound bad. There are light basses that sound good and light basses that sound bad. And each one of those might sound good or bad to me or bad or good to you. Blanket statements regarding weight and tone are not really provable or even helpful. If anything, this new series from EBMM shows that lighter is lighter. It doesn't mean that they don't sound as good as heavier Stingrays. They actually sound better to me. But that's simply my subjective opinion. Using objective data (weight) to draw subjective conclusions (tone) is not something that I think makes much sense.
IN other news:
Put some Super Slinky flatwounds on my bass today and I think we have a winner. A warning though: clean them very well before putting them on. Lots of gunk from the factory.
I am interested in the dropped copper model.
Haven’t had the chance to see one in person.
The pictures I see on line, it looks more red than
I would like.
Are the pics misleading or a good representation?
How did you clean them? I had lots of trouble with them. Even after steel wool and alcohol. My issue was more of a chalky/dry-ice kind of friction that didn’t seem like gunk though. So maybe it’s just a skin type and Houston humidity thing.
I’m all ears for any tricks of the trade. Really want them to work out.
Usually I use Ernie Ball string wipes but I ran out of those and didn't have any rubbing alcohol either so I improvised. I took a wet paper towel and wiped them down thoroughly then dried them with a microfiber towel then dried them again with a thin t-shirt then put them on. I don't know if they will stay feeling good or get gunky. If they get gunky and end up needing a lot of maintenance to stay feeling right then I will get rid of them. Right now they are just right. If you want some strings that don't need all that maintenance and feel really good straight out then I'd recommend La Bella tapewounds.
It's a dark coppery red color. It's not candy apple red but it's not orange either. I don't know how else to describe it other than to say it's a dark coppery red.
You're right. Couldn't be easier. P basses require a little more work but Stingrays and Jazz basses are a cinch!
Dropped copper vs “old” candy apple red
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Something old, something new. Something passive, something active.
Both strung with GHS Precision Flats.