NBD: 80's hair metal content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moon-bass, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. moon-bass

    moon-bass They call me El Jefe Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    I grew up pretty poor as a kid. My older brother and I used to look thru guitar mags and catalogs and lust after the various musical instruments that our heroes played. This was the 80's, and at the time I was playing a lot of Bon Jovi, Ratt, etc. Charvel basses were high on the list, but I never thought I would ever be able to own one. FF to today, this was so cheap it was practically an impulse buy. It's time to get Naughty Naughty!!


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  2. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    cool score!
    thankfully I'm still a poor boy and a recent Charvel kook after having found a killer Charvette 2x4 for $100 that had I been richer I likely would have stupidly ignored the silver spud cos it ain't sexy, but sure sounds right, the perfect PJ for my tastes. never heard of'm, wish I'd lucked out long ago.
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  3. Same here used to collect brochures & copies of Peavey Monitor, & read all the specs and look at the pictures for hours.
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  4. JELLIS78


    Mar 24, 2013
    Nottingham, UK
    Loving the bass and a bit of D2 to boot!
  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
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  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    nice score! it looks great --- and it looks the part! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  7. ZedLepp


    May 12, 2013
    Nice bass. Also, with the catalogs, that would be me with Carvin catalogs. I grew up not far from them when they were in Escondido. Kept hoping that they would make a P-bass. - 30 years later - Finally a P-bass, oh wait I can't get it without a pickgaurd. I give up. I see know that they can and my wish for a Carvin has been gone for a long time. They still have some of the best finishes though.
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  8. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I’ve owned a few of those, and they were pretty darn good basses .... congrats, and enjoy !!!
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  9. Bassngtr


    Jul 21, 2007
    Methuen, MA
    My son (born in 1998) loves '80s metal. Trouble is he can't find anyone his age to play with - no on else is into it. He found a terrific Jackson bass a couple years ago, Dave Ellefson model. What a sweet bass. Congrats on the Charvel.
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  10. Treebeard


    Jun 5, 2016
    Cary, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    Very cool. Love the Cliff Burton Aria myself.
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  11. Rayek


    May 13, 2011
    Denver, CO
    My very first bass was that exact model (purchased for playing in a Hair Metal band, naturally). It even had the same candy apple red paint job. The only difference was that mine had the older guitar shaped Charvel logo on the headstock. In retrospect, I never should have sold it. Thankfully, I still have my old garage band recordings.
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  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That's slick. Looks like it is in great shape. Rock on!
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  13. Meaculpa


    May 18, 2019
    Im happy for you!
    Nice looking rock n roll bass!
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  14. bearfoot

    bearfoot Inactive

    Jan 27, 2005
    Chittenango, NY
    we salute you
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  15. Lava

    Lava Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2014
    El Paso, TX
    Nice score!
    I had that bass in dark blue sparkle. It had such Killer 80s low end through my Hartke 4x10 1x15 stack.
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  16. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Very cool. These old 80's basses are totally radical!
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  17. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey

    Ive got a 475 Deluxe Charvel guitar that satisfies my "drooling over catalogs as a kid" itch. Its a well made piece, though I gutted the original Jackson active pickups which really sounded awful and put in a Lace Sensor setup. Its 2 gold sensor singles and red/hot-red double with push/pull to isolate the hot coil in the bridge.
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  18. Congratulations on the new bass! It's a beaut!
    That's a fun D2 bassline to play as well. Cheers!
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  19. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA

    Very nice! I like mine, too. Congratulations!
  20. Love it! Congrats man! I love the pointy headstocks on those 80s basses. I would love to add a Charvel or Jackson to my collection.
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