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my new bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yvon, Jun 27, 2003.


  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I mention it before, I was working on a P bass project. It's now finished! I got it back yesterday. It started as a '57 reedition P bass made in '82. I made a 5 string a few years ago.
    It sounded great but the B string was really poor. So i decided to put it back to 4 strings.
    Here's a "before" picture:

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    Since I drilled the neck for a new tuning key and I couldn't get use to the 1.75" neck, I bought a jazz bass neck from warmoth. P bass sound with a J bass neck, best combination ever! :)

    I had gold harware here doing nothing and also a J bass pick up from a previous bass.

    I put them all together and i had the bass painted red. I wanted a wine red but he probably didn't remember and made dakota red. I love it anyway. I think it turn out great. What do you all think?

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  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    by the way, the finish and assembling was done by Sake Stevenson at stevenson guitars
     
  3. dabshire

    dabshire

    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    Very Nice.

    :)

    How does it sound and play?

    Don
     
  4. I really dig it man. Looks pretty sharp in my opinion. Great job on the finnish.
    THe only thing i aint too fussy about is the matching headstock and im not a huge fan of gold hardware...but the gold still looks good on this bass.
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Wow, great job! Didn't even notice that this was the same bass.

    Hey you sell that Tung yet?
     
  6. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    It pay as good as any good bass out there. The sound is was you expect from a good P bass, round and fat (I play with the tone all the way off). If I want a more modern sound i can open the tone and the J pick up or use the Ken Lawrence.
    With that bass i wanted a warmer sound, and i get it.
     
  7. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Yes, It is sold, I will miss it a lot.
    On the good side, Len (the buyer) is a great guy and he is a real fan of Nicholas Tung work.
     
  8. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Looks like it came out great Yvon.
    Finally! Have fun with it!
     
  9. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Thank you Mark.

    and yes it took a while!!But it worth it.
     
  10. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Pretty good. Can't tell it didn't originally have the J or that it was a 5er at one point in it's life.

    Good looking bass. A little loud for me, but that brass(?) pickgaurd is about the only color I can imagine on a bass like that.
     
  11. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Nice. I like it. The Gold pickguard threw me off a bit, but the more I looked at it I liked it. It does look sharp. The gold strings really top it off to.
    Nice job.

    Oh how I wanted that Tung.
     
  12. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    i think you should have kept the natural finish and put on a maple board like it was previous... think of a marcus miller... i love that color combo. but i must ask Yvon, why the hell would you sell that Tung??? I heard your sound clips, and that bass sounds amazing!!!! like one of the best i've ever heard! why did you sell it?
     
  13. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    actually i really like the color. if you just compare... the before picture looks all depressing. the new one looks alot livlier. nice bass man!