My new (used) baby!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by terribilino, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    A Leduc Pad 4... Low end for Leduc, but expensive enough used. The previous owner played it quite a bit, but the tone is gorgeous. The A-string buzzes, though. I'd like to take it in to have it serviced, but would you trust any old guitar technician with it? I'm a bit nervous.

    BTW, how do I embed photos in this forum? I'm used to dpreview...
  2. T.O.Bass

    T.O.Bass Guest

    Those knobs are insane! Me like.

    I recommend photocucket for posting pics here.
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Take it to a tech you trust. I take my '74 P and Sadowskys to a local outlet of a national chain but I know they guy is good.

    Nice bass BTW, but won't those knobs get in the way?
  4. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    The knobs look to be recessed... Nice bass..clean up that mess on the headstock!!!! LOL!!
  5. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    You can click on the button that looks like a mountain and paste in the url or use [ IMG ]http : //picture[ /IMG ] (without the extra spaces of course).

    like this:

    Cool bass. The A buzzing probably isn't related to something too complicated. It sounds like an issue that a qualified tech should be able to handle. Restring it too!
  6. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    ... but I'm a slob, I admit it. I'll clean it up soon, I swear. Really...

    Thanks, smperry, for the embedding tip. Mark pegged it - you can't really tell in the original pic, but the knobs are indeed recessed. Here, I can practice my embedding...


    This shows it best:

  7. Neat. The bridge is quite different too.
  8. Knobtastic!
  9. congrats,
    I have one Pad 5... its a fantastic tool, that goes through any mix.
  10. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Cool bass!!! Do the knobs pop in and out, or do you just use the hole to grip it and turn?
  11. you can handle the knobs either with fingers round the edge (that is upper the body only for 1 mm); either with one finger on the hole. It is very ergonomic, I like it and I think I get better reference graduating the curse than with a standard knob. It fits nicely with the electronic efficacity.