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Interesting moded vintage fender jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JohnnyChatter, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. I’ve never seen a bass with an onboard equalizer like this. Thought some of you all may find in interesting. 7E96824F-532D-41E6-8651-78F51B255176. 0BB5C657-6085-46F4-B244-BBDCE04DDAF2. 03B4D527-D22B-4284-950F-1B4848ED3B56. 1E35A3F6-1FAE-44FD-91F8-5515C366500C.
  2. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    That's pretty well done.
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  3. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Interesting. The saddle positions look a little odd to me.

    - John
  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The neck and headstock look nice.
  5. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    Someone went to a lot of effort. I wonder how it sounds?
  6. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Ovation had something similar on one version of their Magnum bass.
  7. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Cool idea. Judging by the reddish tint to the fretboard and peghead along with the sawdust on the body I'd venture to say the owner is a clumsy carpenter. Slap me four!
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  8. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I'd pay a dollar for it.
  9. eastcoasteddie


    Mar 24, 2006
    That’s not sawdust...that’s decades of dry skin flakes...otherwise known as Mojo.
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  10. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Well then I guess Mojo is gross.
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  11. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    The Fuzz Beiten tuning system? :laugh:
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  12. Copperhead

    Copperhead Still creakin' around. Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Wasn't exactly the point. :roflmao:

    I think someone gutted a boss GEB 7 pedal and mounted it in their bass. Believe it or not, I have thought of this. It does a great job outboard, why not on board ?
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  13. eastcoasteddie


    Mar 24, 2006
    It sure is...!!!
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  14. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    EQ points are wrong for a GEB7. It does match the bottom 6 of a GE7, but its +/- 18 vs the GE7's 15.

    However they did it, I love the integration into the pickguard, very clean.

    If I hadn't sworn off active basses this is something I'd be into.

    As already mentioned, check out an Ovation Magnum if you want to see where this idea was likely lifted from, OP.
  15. That’s pretty cool!
  16. Not so sure that is a 75! Something odd??
    The EQ I've seen before, like the Ovation.
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Not really my thing. But I have to admit the person who nodded it did a fantastic job of it.
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  18. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    A '75 should have a bullet truss rod, I believe. Could be a bit older (late '73 or '74) or not a Fender at all.

    Correct, Magnum II and Magnum IV both had a small graphic EQ.

    I, for one, am puzzled with this bass. The body is refinished (or an aftermarket one), looks great, with a well-implemeted mod (that I personally don't care for, but that's beside the point) combined with a pretty trashed neck...:rollno:

    To each their own, I guess...
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  19. Yeah. If it was a p bass I would be more into it. Just thought it was super interesting. I wonder when it was modified and it looks super clean. They probably want more than I would be willing to pay.
  20. Acoop


    Feb 21, 2012
    Yuck, just added more crap for the signal to get through to the amp just to EQ it again. It better come with a case or pot cleaner cause it's a dust magnet. ... The best sound from an instrument is Pickups to output then control tone and volume from the amp. ... I'm sure whomever went to all that work regretted it in the end and, I guess, why it's for sale.
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