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Jazz Bass mods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Aug 5, 2005.


  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I took my MIM Fretless Jazz into the shop to get a Music Man pickup put in the neck position, rewired Volume-Blend-Tone, with a new nut, and BEAD tuning (I love low B on a fretless). I should be getting it back in a few days, whence it shall be redubbed The Plow. I'm excited - I don't think I've ever seen a Jazz as such.

    Comments? I'll try and get pics up when I get it.
     
  2. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    I'd be curious to see how you like the sound. And, of course, I dig the Berry Oakley reference!
    (For the uninitiated: his Jazz had a big (Guild?) humbucker added at the neck, and he called it "The Tractor.")
     
  3. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    MIMs and lowBs aint that good combo beliveme.
     
  4. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    It turned out really cool. Guy threw in a pearloid pickgaurd, probably because he wrecked the last one cutting it. The Basslines pickup sounds huge. The tuning really seems to match it, also - very dirty, ugly, grindish ... yet that cleans up once the bridge pickup is blended in. I'll try and get some pics up soon.
     
  5. Groove_Master

    Groove_Master Guest

    Feb 29, 2004
    Turkey
    show the pics :p i can imagine a jazz bass with humbuckers.. weird :p
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I want pictures, but what sparked this intersest?
     
  7. For a second I thought he said the MM was at the bridge, Now that Ive reread, Im really interested on knowing what It looks like, PICS :hyper: .
     
  8. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    I bet it's got punch out the wazoo. I'd prefer the MM in the bridge, or both, but nonetheless, it's good that you like it.