Losing the fight against GAS...one DJ at a time...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wilbyman, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Just scored this from Gary at GuitarX in Colorado. Very nice guy. I called him about the bass, and he had these gorgeous pics out to me in no time. He also weighed both the DJ's he had for me on the spot. Knew I was in trouble when I saw the pics...

    I'm stoked about the passive setup. I have really rekindled my love for passive instruments. They give up a warm, woody response that a preamp just seems to kill.

    Anyway, you people (SMASH, Davidm, Jacochops, Bino, Tommixx, KJung) have been tempting me with these for so long...:spit: The mind was willing but the flesh was weak.

    More when she gets here.




  2. chrisp2u


    Aug 15, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Oh my. That's pretty sweet lookin. I could use a 5'er like that... no I can't... yes I could... no I can't... yes I could... damn gas.
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Will, you are a weak man....... :D

    What a beautiful bass!

    I would love to pick one of those up in a 5er with a rosewood board. I look forward to hearing about this one.
  4. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I think I'm going to have enough instruments to take a family picture when this one comes...unfortunately...:D

    Thanks man! Lets hope Pope doesn't want his money up front! LOL.
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    welcome to the club!
  6. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    awwwww man, that's my fave DJ combo! pure sex! You're a lucky guy and +1 on your passive statement.
  7. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Man, I have a darryl jones bass and I still GAS for a white one! My lake placid looks good, but that white is somthing else. Looks almost grey in those photos.
  8. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Oh man, a black 5 with a rosewood board and I'm there!!!! :bassist:
  9. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    I gotta admit I'm not a Lakland guy, but that is a beautiful instrument. Congrats! :hyper:

  10. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    P, it definitely looks more pewter than other pictures of white DJ's I've seen...but I think it's just the lighting.

    I think it will get a brown tort guard if we get along together.
  11. sweet bass... congrats on the score!!!
  12. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Man, I will add the Smash switch for sure. Have you ever seen the SNL sketch they made after Superman "died" (not Christopher Reeve, the comic book character)? Chris Farley at Superman's funeral as the Hulk...OMG..."Hulk...hulk not good with words...Hulk just want to smash!"

    Are you not digging the rosewood board? edit: Wait, I think that was a "you're not leaving the house dressed like me" comment. ha ha.
  13. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    Beauty! How could you describe the tone? I am looking for a basic passive 4-string bass to complement with my two hifi-basses. Would you recommend the DJ4?

    Btw, what does the switch do?
  14. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Wow, a five with a maple board, a lucky find indeed. Those seem to be in short supply. The white is a must with the blocks and binding. I'm diggin it all the way. It's the perfect nemesis for my JO4.
  15. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Got it ... Pearl looks great!

    So you're fully endorsing the smash-U-switch? I might have to try it. I've always wondered if you could wire in a little resistor on the neck pickup to get that "back off the neck pickup" growl with the series setup ...
  16. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars

  17. She's a real Beauty Wilby!! I knew I should have bought that one!!! :D


  18. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    that's a very nice DJ ... i dig the maple fret board .

    you won't be dissapointed by the passive sound of this bass ,
    very punchy , and yet warm , when compared to Fender pickups .

    side note :
    Tom , did you sell your black DJ4 ?
  19. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Very nice! I've been screaming about how great these are since I got the first one sold on the Pit. Tort that bad boy and it will look even better!