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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
    Many, and I hope many more.
     
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  2. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Mike, how are you liking your early 70's P?
     
  3. 9mmMike

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

    Love it. John has done two of these for me (a tobacco burst with grey-bottom pups and the firemist with Duncans) and the necks are what make them wonderful. He re-contoured them both and I do not know if it is a magic formula or he is a human CAD/CAM machine! The Firemist is my favorite for sure though simply because the color is so sublime. I do need to replace the tone pot as it goes from 0 to 11 in the first couple degrees. I supplied the harness so this is all on me.
    If I get another one, it will either be Burgundy Mist or Shoreline Gold.....I think!
     
  4. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    SO many great Fender 60's custom colors, it's hard to choose.
     
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  5. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    It's here!

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  6. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Here are two more shots. This thing sounds amazing!

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  7. 9mmMike

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

    Is that a rebuild or a bass you ordered from John?

    Oooo, I just noticed those tuners! That bass is even cooler than I thought!
     
  8. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    It's a build that I just purchased secondhand here on TB.
     
  9. 9mmMike

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

    Cool. I am sure you will love it!
     
  10. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    She's light too. I'll have to weigh it later but I can tell by feeling it in comparison to my 62 RI.

    It's the spitting image of the 66 Jazz on page 45 in The Fender Bass An Illustrated History.
     
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  11. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
  12. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    I'm a big fan of John's basses so I figured I better join the club. Here are some photos of my faded LPB 66 reissue Kallas jazz bass!

    It is by far the best sounding and playing jazz bass I have ever owned.....

    Read my testimonial on his web site!
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  13. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Very nice. I guess I'll take another opportunity to post mine.

    image.
     
  14. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Very similar to mine except you have the oval tuners.
     
  15. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Are your tuners stock to your bass?
     
  16. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Yes, all the hardware (other than the covers) are aged nickel rather than chrome. I love the vintage look.
     
  17. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Cool! She's a great looking bass. What pickups did you get?
     
  18. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    If I recall correctly John used vintage Dunlop's.
     
  19. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    they're actually Duncan vintage JB's.
     
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  20. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Yeah, that's what I meant, sorry John!
     

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