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My Dark Star P Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NOLABASS, Jan 2, 2006.



    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Fun :) :) I thought the smaller magnets went towards bridgeside?


    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
    I had Butch wire it so I could turn the pup if I wanted to. It'll go either way. The larger post are the magnet. The smaller ones are individual post adjustment screws. I am thrilled to have individual adjustment on a P Bass.
    As well, because the bass was lite to begin with I wanted to fudge the pup forward towards the neck. Maybe 1/4"? The post towards the bridge gives a little more clarity and the shift towards the neck theoretically warms it up. I turned the pup around and it made a little difference. Mainly adding a little "muddbucker" type warmth under the fundemental. If I were going to play this in my living room as a practice bass I would turn it towards the neck. But as I work with guitars and B3 organs I like to keep it a little cleaner. That low warmth will be lost or in the way on stage under a band.
  4. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC

    I want one, and I will hopefully get one sometime soon.

  5. haha i never liked the look of darkstars or the color or your p bass until i saw your. that color combo with that darkstar is really really nice and darkstars sound so good so i'm sure your pbass is flying high. nice bass.
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Come to think of it, i think even on the lakland decades, one pickup is facing one way, and the other one the opposite way, so it makes sense.
  7. Geezerman


    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    That thing is amazing, I love the entire look! Now only if we had som mp3's :smug:
  8. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I love that colour combo, is the body Shoreline Gold?


    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
    Here's all the info.

    '74 P Bass body, alder
    Re-finished in Shoreline Gold at Lays Guitar Shop
    1983 Fullerton 62 RI "C" neck
    Bayou Cables Harness
    Dark Star
    Light Brown Tort Guard from Terrapin
    62 USA RI tuners and bridge
    8.14 lbs
    Copper shielding

    All work done by Butch Ammons at Bayou Cables, Baton Rouge La.
  10. That's a sweet bass man.
  11. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Beautiful bass. I love the color combination.

    Jim - NOLA will rebuild!


    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans

    Hey Jim. Where Y'at man? I'll bring it to The Deck Bar Wednesday night for the blues jam FYI. I get there around 10:30 ish.~peter
  13. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I love Dark Stars. Very nice instrument there buddy! :)
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Yep. That's a beautiful P-bass!

    I'm waiting as patiently as I can for the 5-string Dark Star pups to come out.
  15. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
  16. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Damn...that's one good-lookin P.
  17. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Hows that bass sound? I heard a Darkstar once, and was quite impressed with how fat it was, but my memory is fuzzy.


    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
    Check the link up top in the first post. There is a pretty detailed opinion there. Theres soo much buzz with the pickup I didn't want to post and repost things in each forum. :p
  19. slowburnaz

    slowburnaz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    So... what's the current wait time for a Darkstar pickup?


    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans