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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWLANG, Feb 8, 2018.
Is that free shipping?
I got them at juststrings.com
No, shipping on my last string order was $3.45, so that would be $40.40 total. Depending on where you live, there might be sales tax too. If LaBella doesn't collect sales tax, that might make up for the difference.
Where did you have it painted - thanks
Well I am getting out of the 34" products and going to the 30 - I just now bought this here on TB - so can I get in the club.
Loving the JMJ!
@LennyJ = #48
Well, I just finished the cosmetics on my Sonic Blue. I went with a aged pearl guard and ivory P/U covers, knobs and switch button. Strung it with Monel Flats. I kinda like this little guy and I'm a Jazz Bass player!! Just wish I could of found the right colored knobs, I even tried soaking them in brown stain and it didn't work.
If the knobs are an issue, how about chrome P Bass-style knobs? I had some on my white Mustang for about five minutes but couldn't get on with the look. You've gone for quite a sweet look, so the chrome of the knobs would match the bridge and the control plate, keeping it all tied together visually.
Hummmm.....Might have to give that a try!!
Not my ad but cream knobs are out there.
Allparts Cream Knob Set for USA Jazz Bass | eBay
These might even look good
Pure Vintage Radio Amplifier Knobs - Cream
It was refinished at Groat Instruments in Santa Rosa, CA...a little far from you .
Thanks but a great refinish is worth shipping.
I myself am looking for new pickguard as well. All that I seem to find are custom made, expensive, or have the theme of a 4 year old.
I am not having any playability issues with the stock guard nor is it damaged, it is strickly asthetics.
Personally I can't stand the color.
If anyone knows of a place where I can find one that is bone white with black piping and doesn't require a template or the guard itself and is reasonably priced it would be greatly appreciated. Or if you have any experience in re-coloring the stock guard I would be most grateful as well.
Im close in age - but the weight on my shoulders gets me. So I picked up a JMJ - it is posted on page 37 or 38 I think.
But my question - when you did your mods to your bass - did you change out the controls (sorry I did not see any info there). If it pans out I will next get a newer P/J Mustang and start to work.
Thanks for your info.
You my want to contact these people:
Chandler Music <email@example.com>
They're in Chico, CA, cost $65.00 with a two week turnaround.
No I didn't change out any of the controls. The closest I came was to replace the 3 way switch with a Switchcraft short stem which solved the issues with the stock switch. I have seen some discussions on changing the volume and tone controls in other threads here on TB but I can't remember exactly which ones.
So what you saw in my description of the mods is pretty much everything that was done.
A side note is that the high mass bridge had a secondary benefit in that due to it's weight it aided in the balance of the bass itself and reduced the neck dive greatly. Not completely but it was surprising. I have not played or practiced standing in 6 years due to my RA and sat all the time. So I didn't really notice the dive much. I mention this because of what you said about your shoulder.
Now if I could just get rid of that gawdawful "mint" green pickguard I believe my mods will be complete.
I hope this helps. Fell free to contact me if you have any other questions.
Thank you very much for the info and I will check them out today.
They call that "Mint"? I have another name for it but I will leave that alone.
I finally got this strung up to my liking with Dunlop flats and played it for an entire band rehearsal. It sounded brilliant! I can't say enough about how it fit into the band mix; fat & pillowy with plenty of attack; but without getting in the way of the guitar or drums. I'm almost bummed that the strings are gonna break in and darken.
Flats played with a pick (most of the time) on a Mustang makes for such a classic rock n roll sound. It cuts through enough for punk, but has echoes of Tommy James, Phil Spector, whoever.
Posting so I can find this later to add pics of my recently restored 1969...