SOLD Nash PB-63, 3-Tone Burst, Alder/Rosewood, Lollar pickup, hard case, precision bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by FieldingMellish, Jan 29, 2018.


  1. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    Price:
    $1600
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Texas
    Going from high performance race car type basses (Fodera, Warwick, Modulus, etc) to vintage basses is quite a leap. Obviously, I made the leap because I love the tone of the old Fender basses, but most of them play like crap. ...buzzy, dead notes, rusty pots.



    This is not a big discovery. Many great luthiers have built fantastic p and j bass copies. Some of them play great and look vintage, but they don’t sound vintage. It seems like they always do something different like add a heavier bridge, a preamp, noiseless pickups, poly finish, or lite tuners. I found that the slightest alteration affects the tone - which is not bad unless you really want a vintage sounding bass.

    I would like to plug one less known brand. Matt Brewster , the owner of 30th street guitars, makes great vintage sounding instruments. His brand is called Rust.

    This Nash P bass nails it. It sounds like an old P bass. Plays great. Big beefy tone. All the notes are even and clear. You won't be disappointed.

    Alder body
    Rosewood board
    3-Tone Burst - nitro finish
    Lollar pickup
    All vintage spec hardware
     

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  2. john allemond

    john allemond Supporting Member

    Very nice sir...stylish bass, stylish playing. John
     
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  3. What does Matt Brewster/Rust have to do with this ad? Does he build instruments or sells Nash built instruments?
     
  4. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    I like these when they have only been lightly reliced. Nut width and weight please?
     
  5. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    I guess it doesn't have much to do with an ad. I was just sharing some more information that might be helpful to bass players looking for a cool instrument even if it means they don't buy the bass I'm selling.
     
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  6. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    I think this one is considered a light relic. I don't have the nut measurement, but it's thinner than a Fender 63 AVRI - and much lighter too. Sorry for being so vague. It's lighter than my Moollon and my Muck J.
     
  7. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Michigan
    Not a jazz width?
     
  8. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    Yes, I think it is a j bass nut.
     
  9. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Michigan
    I think the neck width and weight would be really helpful.
    Do you not have access to the bass?
     
  10. Thanks for clarification; I re read the post a couple of times and thought I missed something, like perhaps Brewster had built this bass like a Nash or something. I’ve since checked out 30th St. Guitar’s site and their work looks cool too.
     
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  11. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    I'll measure/weigh tomorrow. I have it.
     
  12. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    Matt built 2 basses for me out of USAG parts and Lollar pickups. Very good basses! I stained and oiled them. - ...but, I think the nitro finish helps the tone.
     
  13. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    thanks John!
     
  14. Are you the fellow that posted those amazing YouTube improvs on a G&L 1000 with the footage of New York street scenes perchance? If so, just wanted to say that those are without a doubt some of the most pleasing and badass bass bits I’ve run across online. Really fantastic and musical. Digging this Nash too, wish I had the scratch.
     
  15. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    aw, thanks man. I enjoyed making those videos.
     
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  16. FieldingMellish

    FieldingMellish Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Austin TX
    Sadly, I 'm not sure what to look for, so I upload some photos of the nut for you. The thinner nut is the Nash. The thicker one is another P bass.

    And I have not made it to a post office to weigh the bass, but out of the 4 basses I currently own, the Nash is the lightest.
     

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