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Mike Lull (old Lull gets a neck make over)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TonyP-, Mar 27, 2018.


  1. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Some what old for Lull (2003)

    I have thing for 24 fret 35" Mike Lulls

    So I traded a M5V for this one a while back. Well, it needed some love.
    The frets where bigger then what I was used to and it was not Pleked.

    Mike refretted and Pleked it.

    That changed everything and I mean everything about how it played.
    It kills now.

    I also decided to bypass the pan pot and run the bass in series.
    It is a monster and a workhorse. I use this one all the time for learning new material.
    Check it :thumbsup:

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    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018
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  2. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Spooky image in the Cyan body

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  3. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
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    435 takes it back a bit to 2003

    Pau Ferro board with a alder body.
    9 volt Bart pre and the same 18 mm spacing as Mike's current 5 strings.
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Neat bass! I always liked the old M5 body shapes over the redesign. I wonder why he changed them?

    Wasn’t this one up on the old BassNW website back in the day?

    Speaking of refrets, my M5V will need one soon! Looks like it’ll be taking a trip back home!
     
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  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Cool bass!
    What's that foam deal you have near the nut?
     
  6. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Not sure why He changed...I like both actually.

    This might have been on the site at one point...I have no idea if it had multiple owners but after the neck work now its staying...lol
    It currently another flavor for my prog band when I'm not using the TP5. (Its my 5 string J bass now so to speak).

    Dude I think I will only have Mike do the fret work on my basses for now on.
    It is perfect.

    You will be satisfied.,.
     
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  7. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Hey Stumbo...
    Its one of these FretWraps™ String Muters (3-Pack)

    From the site...

    Finally, a professional string dampener / muting accessory that every studio, session player, and tapping aficionado should have! Slide on a FretWrap to effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance during recording, live performance, two-hand tapping, or any creative situation where you need that extra muting hand for cleaner takes without the unwanted string noise or ringing.

    The adjustable strap lets you fine-tune the pressure and dampening of the strings. Quickly slides over the headstock when not in use. No special guitar modification, installation, or tools required - Yet amazingly effective!

    I have one on every bass in my stable...I dig the Stone color ones.
     
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  8. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Thanks for the info. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Awesome color and body shape! I run my Lull JJ in series as well - perfect tone for me.
     
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  10. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    You have good taste Sir...:cool:
     
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  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    So Mike just replaced the frets with smaller ones, eh? I had a guy tell me he'd likely do the same on my Hammersmith if I wanted them smaller. Said it beats filing all day. Might do it one day but I got used to them. Would opt for smaller ones if I did it again but at least I'll get more fret dressings out of them before they need replaced :D Cool bass...I've played a few Lulls and they're excellent.
     
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  12. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Thanks Jimmy...I'm lucky that I have a good relationship with those guys and they know what I like.
    As result based on knowing that He thought it was best to replace them.

    It really plays like a whole different animal now and I also swear by the Plek machine.
     
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  13. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms

    Hmmm. Sounds like good advice. I'll see if I can get Peter Ibanez or Mark Aria to work on my basses.
     
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  14. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Lol
     
  15. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I concur.
    Mike has done a few of my basses and the playability is outstanding.

    I took one of my fenders in after playing it as-is for about 12-ish years. I had him plek it because I knew it could be better.
    It was different animal once I got it back. The way that bass plays is pretty much the yardstick by which I judge others.
     
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  16. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    Iowa
    I mostly have narrow tall frets (6105s) on my guitars and basses. Picked up my strat for the first time in a year the other day and the frets felt huge, though they feel fie on the bass
     
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  17. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    I wish I were close enough for that to be possible.

    Thankfully, here in Jackson, MS, we have and excellent luthier/guitar repair guy. He did a refret of a Stingray SR5 of mine and did an outstanding job. The best-playing Stingray I’ve ever played, considering the high action and heavy gauge strings I like to use (and he doesn’t give me grief about that, either...:D).
     
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  18. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    There are some great guys and here in Boston and one that I have been working with for years...

    Mike has the Plek machine and I'm also a artist for him so for me I just sent him the bass.
     
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