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Finally Finished. Check this '75 out.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rocinante_x1, Aug 22, 2007.


  1. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Okay, so, about a year ago, I got this 1975 Global Jazz bass from Warriorjoe7 for doing a bass body for him. It was in terrible shape, it was filthy and it needed LOTS of work.
    Well, after tinkering with it for a few minutes here and there over the past year of me having it, it is finally finished. What makes this bass a little strange though, is that it doesnt have the Jazz singlecoils, but instead humbuckers, Like those that you'd find on a Thunderbird. I cleaned it, Replaced the pickups, bridge, tuners, nut, and i added the bridge and neck pickup covers, thunbrest, strap pins, string T, Knobs, and strings, obviously. I also had to buy all new screws for the pickguard, because when it was given to me, it had none. The electronics remain original though. Check it out, Tell me what you think. I really need some feedback.

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    Check out the BEAUTIFUL neck
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    DSCF8750. ---- Youll notice that on the A tuner, i had to use a grinder to take out a piece of the tuner itself, because this bass originally had the smaller tuners, like those that you'd find on a MIM fender today. It looks pretty damn clean too:)
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    The Pickups are EMG select Humbuckers, The tuners are wilkinson classic, the thumbrest and bridge is Fender, and the covers are from SX.
     
  2. Herrlster

    Herrlster

    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    Very beautiful!
     
  3. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Thanks.
     
  4. SUNNyday r.

    SUNNyday r.

    Oct 17, 2006
    Bay Area
    Nice work. Global are one of the MIJ copies I keep an eye out for. You really did this one justice!
     
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Looks good to me! Any chance for a picture with the covers off so we can see them humbuckers?
     
  6. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Yeah, When i get my camera back in about a week or so, I'll take more pictures of it and post them in a separate thread.
     
  7. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    thanks alot! that means quite a bit to me. I may be selling off this baby in a month or so, so i can get a vintage ric from an english teacher of mine for 800 smackers. So, shoot me a PM if you want more info.
     
  8. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I say you did that bass justice, nice!! Points for cleanliness and it's something you just don't see every day. I can't really dig a blocked neck that isn't bound but that's merely personal and I admit(judging from lot's of responses to quite a few basses)that I am in the minority! Any before pics?
     
  9. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    awesome work! the wood on that bass is really quite lovely, especially on the fretboard.
     
  10. RandallFlagg

    RandallFlagg Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Kansas City
    Absolutely gorgeous!! Great Job!!
     
  11. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Okay, these are some ''before'' pics. They were taken after i replaced the bridge, and cleaned it. everything else was in shams.
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    This one, i photoshopped the neck pickup in there, because it was missing, and i wanted to know what it would look like.
     
  12. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    The pots are very strange, but I really like them too. They're 500k pots, that after they reach zero, they click, and switch off. It acts as a selector switch in a way, which is nice.
     
  13. The contours of the body are very subtly different from a real fender, and it threw me for a loop initially, as I thought it was a Fender Jazz. Beautiful bass!
     
  14. Very nice!!
     
  15. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Thank you very much.
     
  16. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Banned

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Great job Tyler. I am wondering what you had to do to that neck pocket. I have not finished the bass you helped me with mainly because I am looking for the right hardware. I had the perfect neck made though.
     
  17. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Thanks for showing us your project. It looks great! How does it sound plugged in with those humbuckers?
     
  18. ProfGumby

    ProfGumby

    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    It's Franken-beautiful!!!

    A little bit o this...a little bit o that....and you get an awesome looking bass and I bet it sounds really hot with the EMG's.....

    It's a Globalfendersx Fankenbass!
     
  19. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    I didnt have to do anything to that neck pocket. It was perfectly fine, I had to adjust the truss rod, but thats about it. The action is about 3-4 mm high.
     
  20. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Oh my. It sounds amazingly thunderous. Smooth when the tone is rolled off, and really rough and chunky when the tone is on. If i tweaked it a bit, i'm sure i could get pretty close to a Ric or MM sound. I'll think about putting an Audere JZ3 into it.
     

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