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j-retro upgrade?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by funkfish, Aug 16, 2002.


  1. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
  2. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Yes. J-retro sound GREAT! Throw in some Aero pickups and that Jazz bass will be smokin'!
     
  3. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    aero pups? show me and i shall go...

    what about a new bridge? ive got the standard mia string-through bridge
     
  4. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
  5. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    oh i get it, you put em in the pup case. :rolleyes: :D :p
     
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Get the retro first - you may find out (like me) that you don't need new pickups.

    The JRetro is the single greatest invention since active electronics.
     
  7. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    thats what im planning on. i think my standard mia jpups will last a while longer.
     
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i've actually contemplated having bill conklin build me a dual single coil 7 with a pickguard and the whole 9 yards and get the j-retro in there. sort of a 7 string conk-jazz w/j-retro. maple board block inlays. yumm.
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Man. You are sick!:D
     
  10. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    stick it all on photoshop and show us what it looks like :p
     
  11. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    man, could you imagine that? an inline 7 headstock? talk about javelin :D
     
  12. Originally posted by john turner

    man, could you imagine that? an inline 7 headstock? talk about javelin :D

    Can you imagine the size of the pickup covers if you decided to go "retro" with it!?!?

    The bridge pickup cover could be used as a sled in winter.
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    A 70's looking, 7 string J bass. What will they think of next?:eek::p
     
  14. I know, seven necks.......... or seven pickups:eek:

    I think that JT must have inhaled a little too much J retro...;)
     
  15. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    so when i get this, you think i'd be safe to install it with my amateur soldering skills, or should i take it to a store?
     
  16. OR......

    get a Sadowsky preamp/DI in the stompbox model - no installation required and designed to complement J PUPS like the J retro....just another alternative.:)
     
  17. If I hadn't spent nearly $1000 this month on my GAS, I'd be slapping a J-Retro in my Essex. I guess I'll just have to wait a few more months for it.
     
  18. yes, go for it.
     
  19. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    anyone try the J-retro pedal yet?
     
  20. J-Retro Pedal, you say? Available from the same place? That sounds like a better alternative for me. I don't relish the idea of making mods to my new J. I'm about as handy as Tim Taylor.