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My Completed Jazz Bass project...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Planet Boulder, Aug 4, 2003.


  1. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Figured I'd show this baby off. It was originally a MIM Jazz Standard, but when i bought it, it had been modded to included EMG pickups and active pre. I put a Bad*ss Bridge on it and just had the neck replaced (Allparts replacement - bound neck, but natural wood binding), giving it that Geddy Lee look. I still need to put the black pearloid pickguard on it, but here she is for now...

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  2. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Another shot...

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  3. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    very nice!
     
  4. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Sexy :bassist:
     
  5. very classy looking jazz. Are you keeping the EMG's and active pre-amp?
     
  6. cool stuff man


    im in the process of remodelling a mia jazz bass, it was a gift (used, in great condition) but i didnt like it as much as my mim jazz, so i defretted it, but i wanted to do something a little more drastic as well, so i am currently refinishing it. im stripping the original sunburst (brown=yuck!) and when its done it will be a natural with tung oil finish, pics coming soon :D
     
  7. superphat

    superphat

    Sep 30, 2001
    looks great... i'll bet it'll be punchy with the EMGs.

    picture looks like an office cubicle... did you take your bass to work? :D
     
  8. Kevin V

    Kevin V

    Mar 12, 2003
    Union, New Jersey
    But how did you get those block inlays on? Did they come with the new neck or did you have them customly added? Just curious as I love blocks and they are rare on most fretboards.
     
  9. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Thnaks for the props, folks. yeah, the EMGs really make it punchy and growly.

    Kevin - actually, the neck came with block inlays.

    Groovecenter - oh yeah, I'm definitely keeping 'em.
     
  10. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Sweet bass, Nice job.

    I have a GL Fender Jazz, so yea, I like alot.
     
  11. TyKao

    TyKao

    Jun 29, 2003
    What do you think of that Allparts neck? Any problems? Any nice surprises?
     
  12. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Ty: So far, so good. The inlays are very well done (you REALLY have to look to find any flaws) and the overall construction seems quite solid.

    This neck is actually pretty thick from front to back, which can take a bit of getting used to if you're accustomed to the more low profile necks. However, it plays quite nicely.

    I got it new via ebay for 159.00, which was a pretty good deal.