First post, just sayin' hi...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mildew Jones, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014
    'Ello Music Lovers,
    New guy signing up, been lurking for a while, I love this place! I gots a day job, play in 3,4,5 bands at night... if the gods smile upon me favorably ( and I work my butt off) I may be able to quit the day job and just do music in the coming year. We'll see.
    I have:
    (photos to follow)
    1972 P bass- originally a cream white color w/ tort guard, maple neck/board, has aged/smoked to a yellowy/smeary cream, now sports an anodized gold guard. Original p/u had a broken winding when I bought it, rewound by Dan Torres in SF Bay area, next had a DiMarzio P, dropped in an EMG in about '85, been there since. Has a Badass II and Hipshot drop D tuner. This is my special baby, will never leave first good instrument (first bass an EB-3 knockoff). I got her in 1979 for $175.00...yeah, nice price. Sounds like a beautiful sounding P bass.

    Mid 90's Ernie Ball Music Man- natural finish, rosewood board, clear pickguard. Purchased used from GC from a friend who worked there at the time, can't recall the price, I think it was around $400-500 ( I have receipt buried somewhere). Nothing changed aside from the pickguard, also has drop D tuner (came with it). Excellent playing and sounding 'Ray.

    2010 or so Epi T-Bird-dark red' burst, all stock. Purchased for $300 w/case used. I play in a Cure tribute band, I got this from the previous bass player in band, I pretty much only use it for those gigs...have used in my alt rock band, but a bit wooly for some of the stuff I need a bit more treble for, also has unadjustable strap/straplocks set pretty low for Cure/S. Gallup style, not comfy, not how I normally sling it. Nice looking, plays well, pretty skinny neck, needs a drop D tuner ( I love those things)

    Late 90's Squier P bass- not sure of exact color, a dark blue, but NOT the Midnight Blue, rosewood board, originally had 1 ply white guard, switched to a 3 ply Fender tort guard (INSTANT appearance upgrade), and dropped in a SD vintage P bass p/u. My bro in law used to janitor at Fender Corona, he bought it w/ emp. discount cheap, (I think $60-75), it was a second, had a nice dent in the back, otherwise flawless appearance. He doesn't play, traded to me for a new Hohner Marine Band harmonica (another nice deal!). It is a nice coupla pieces of wood, resonates well, feels great, nice neck, had more throaty rock roar than my '72, and it's sleeper with the p/u that's in it. Nobody wants to steal it, "it's only a Squier" (knock wood). I had flats on it for a long time, used in my R&B type band, it is a funk MACHINE with flats, has a great warm tuba-esque tone. Has some sort of wiring issue right now, volume pot is wiggly, volume drops, changes, gotta get it looked at ( I kinda miss playing it and getting flak from snobs about it's geneaology).

    1999 or so Warwick STD 5 string. Dark Brown stain, not sure of neck/fingerboard wood, "the usual dark Warwicky stuff", original p/u's (NOT MEC), added the Aguilar pre, I think the 2 band. Christmas gift from my lovely wife back in '99, total surprise, I was eying a used MM 5 but she beat me to the punch. Sorry for lack of details, it's been in gig bag for years, haven't had any need for the B string for a while, and I'm so used to 4's, I still get mind-boggled sometimes when I touch a 5. I had used it for original hard rock band that downtuned to B, I had my '72 P bass setup for BEAD until I got the 5. It sounds great, nice and woody like a Warwick should, it was anemic passive, when I had the Aguilar pre installed, it roared to life. This is the low line STD at that time, no MEC's, no pre, not the brass adjustable nut, has a plastic adjustable one that I broke when the bass fell over, has had a piece of paper shimming up the B string side for years (eyeroll). I've been toying with breaking it out for the commercial poppy dance band thing I do, but we haven't had to go below D...and the B ends up being a thumbrest that throws off my puny brain.

    I been lurking around here compiling info on Jazz basses, 'cause I gotta have one. I need another tool in the box, and I'm craving some Jazz tone. Have never owned one, I never really liked the skinny necks down in half/first position (just a term, I'm no schooled moosishun), but I'm ready now (the T-Bird helped, skinny guitar-like neck). I'm gonna dip a toe in, price-wise. I'm looking at getting a MIM, black body, rosewood board, gonna add the tort guard, I will be in heaven. Looking at used stuff here, CL, I'm not an E-Bayer but did look. I have a buddy who's a GC mgr, may just order what I want from him if the price is right.

    Will get some pics up of me girls... stop by and say hi, Mildew :)

    Peace, Love, Bobby Sherman,
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  2. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    A warm welcome from North GA, USA!
    I'm new here, myself.
    My wife does FaceBook...I do BassBook.
    I'll look to bump into you again. I hope you have a fine weekend. TKK
  3. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014

    Hey 47th, greetings from probably a little warmer San Diego, CA. I do FB too ;)...I will have a mellow weekend, no gigs, do some Christmas shopping, honey-do list.
    Be Well,
  4. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Some words of advice.


    But, seriously, welcome aboard.
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  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011

    Now if you don't post those photos, we're going to get you.

    And you don't want that.
  6. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014

    Oh, they're comin'... at the day job, had a wifey Xmas party last night, no gig tonight so I'll get to photographin' tonight. OK, a little help here? Trying to filter out the sold instruments, doesn't seem to give that filter option (the green/red buttons for sold,etc) if I put in a specific search request (MIM Fender Jazz).

  7. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014
    Now, how did u know that's my fave movie? NI!
  8. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014
    Forgot to mention bass rig. A mid 90's Eden Traveller 30w head (before the defeatable comp.) thru 2 Markbass 2x10s, the ported ones, 400w capacity. Will probably get a Markbass 800w head this year, put the Eden in the music room with the 4x10 it used to run thru.


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  9. Afc70

    Afc70 We’re only immortal for a limited time Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    Welcome to the Tb community!
    It's been a tremendous asset to me over the years, from valuable technical information, to incredible gear purchases and last but not least, a chance to make new friendships with fellow bass players!
  10. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    welcome to the madness !

    whatever you do, DON'T EVER EVER EVER EVER go to the pedal pages, I'M WARNING YOU !!! Six months ago I used NO pedals. Then I went to the Pedal Breeders pages........and bought half a dozen Mooer mini pedals, then more recently went for grown-up pedals, MXR M87 , MXR Phase90, Sansamp PBDDI,and a Boss Bass Chorus.......DON'T GO THERE !! :)
  11. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I have that psychic ability even through the Internet. :D

    That is my favorite movie too.
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Welcome to TalkBass. Don't believe anything anyone here says about me.
  13. drumsnbass

    drumsnbass Bassic User

    Dec 13, 2004
    Phoenix AZ area
    /\ especially that guy!
  14. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Greetings Mildew.
    Nice basses - especially the yellowy/smokey/smeary cream '72 P.