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John Kallas Appreciation/Owners club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sneha1965, Jul 7, 2013.


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  1. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    9mmMike, would you mind sharing some of your pictures?
     
  2. Mr. Wu

    Mr. Wu Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Canton, GA
    Whatcha getting?
     
  3. I've always found John's posts in these forums to be extremely helpful--he clearly knows his stuff.

    A few years back I had a question about a problem I was having installing Gotoh Res-o-lites in my Precision. I contacted John and he quickly gave me the information I needed.

    Anyone in the market for a custom bass should check out this website.
     
  4. I love his work. The thing that impresses me the most about it though, is the grain matching he does. That's just amazing attention to detail.
     
  5. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    No pics .......for sharing...... yet but I can tell you it is a '71 and will have a parchment guard......and it is not a burst finish. Ha!

    It is literally going together right now so it will not be long before it will be home.
     
  6. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    MP-FMS-09.

    Here we go. Pre-ship picture from the man himself. You can almost smell the paint.
     
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  7. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Sweet! Is that mint green and TI flats?
     
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  8. grrg63

    grrg63

    Dec 14, 2005
    Pittsburgh
    Nice color combo. Looks great.
     
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  9. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    It is John's homemade parchment. It will darken as it ages. Those are TI's and the tiny bits (tugbar, pots, strap buttons,knobs, bridge, etc. MP-FMS-12. ) are early 70's.
     
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  10. Mr. Wu

    Mr. Wu Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Canton, GA
    Looks great ...
     
  11. Tbone76

    Tbone76

    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Jade pearl metallic? Really stunning work by a master. Congrats, and I bet you can't wait to play it!
     
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  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I would guess it's aged Ice Blue metallic. I had a guitar done in this color and the pre-aged clearcoat looked like this:
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    But my aged nitro clearcoat ended up here:

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    And was roughly based on a couple original Fenders like this one:

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  13. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Firemist Silver (aged) - maybe one of several names Fender gave this color. Has a slight green/blue tint to it that (I think) will get more green as it ages.

    John says "it plays great". I cannot wait to get my mitts on it!
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014
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  14. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Two pics of my latest JKallas creation. I will try to get some full sun shots next. 100_6947.JPG 100_6949.JPG
     
  15. grrg63

    grrg63

    Dec 14, 2005
    Pittsburgh
    Absolutely beautiful, love that color.
     
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  16. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    This should be arriving later today. The waiting is the hardest part.

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    With matching headstock.

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  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    ^^sweeeeet.
     
  18. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Thanks! Yeah, I got one eye on this thread and another watching for the FedEx truck.
     
  19. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Good golly Miss Molly! That Jazz is fantastic. John is just so "the man"!
     
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  20. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    How many amazing basses have hung in that stand and posed in front of that wall, I wonder!
     

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