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NBD knackered old SB-1

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ped, Apr 4, 2019.


  1. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    It's so, when the previous owner wailed a bit too hard on the E string, it didn't make a huge thwack when it hit the pickup pole.
     
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  2. cornfarmer

    cornfarmer jam econo Supporting Member

    May 14, 2002
    Best pickups ever
     
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  3. ped

    ped User Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2006
    York, England
    Endorsing Artist: Vigier Basses / owner: Basschat.co.uk
    The tape is there because I normally place my thumb there as a pivot and it buzzes when I touch the pole piece
     
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  4. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    That bass ain't "knackered." It's mojo-fied!
     
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  5. Phenomenal. I do not care for black basses but for any G&L with a pre-lawsuit headstock, I'll walk over you in baseball spikes. With love.
     
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  6. dennis james

    dennis james

    Jun 30, 2018
    chicago area
    Cool. You got one of the originals. Fender took them to court and made them change the headstock shape and take Leo's last name off.
     
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  7. Good to see you got one of the pre-ugly headstock models.
     
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  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Looks a little tired, but still has plenty of miles left in 'er! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Williethump

    Williethump

    Sep 10, 2017
    In Britspeak is knackered the same as knickers? Cool bass BTW.
     
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  10. LT131

    LT131

    Jan 25, 2015
    Deep South
    I did not know there were raccoons in the U.K. Thought they were indigenous to the colonies!
     
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  11. G19Tony

    G19Tony

    Apr 27, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    Cool Bass. The raccoon is also cool. I need something like that.
     
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  12. 123321

    123321 Bravely eating @ MacDonald's Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2004
    Virginia
    Cool Bass!! And, THANK YOU for Basschat… I love that place!! Thanks for bringing that to the world!! I do believe that Basschat preceded Talkbass so, we are imitations of the original?

    Sincerest form of flattery!!
     
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  13. Clutchcargo

    Clutchcargo Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    Ped, I've got one just like it so I can honestly say congratulations. Mine is an '88 and had belonged to a touring musician and shows it age and miles. But with TI Flats, look out.... :) They'll put meat on the table. Enjoy that old work horse...… Lee
     
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  14. Sick! Love the SB-1.
     
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  15. ped

    ped User Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2006
    York, England
    Endorsing Artist: Vigier Basses / owner: Basschat.co.uk
    You might like the headstock of my Smith!

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. ped

    ped User Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2006
    York, England
    Endorsing Artist: Vigier Basses / owner: Basschat.co.uk
    Thanks! TB was actually the inspiration for BC. When I started out playing there wasn’t anything UK based so I used TB a lot but was frustrated that I couldn’t buy anything and nobody knew what certain swear words I’m not allowed to post meant.
     
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  17. ped

    ped User Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2006
    York, England
    Endorsing Artist: Vigier Basses / owner: Basschat.co.uk
    Cheers, I’ve got Cobalt flats on this in the lightest gauge which match the size If the Elixirs I put on my other basses. I think the tension is about the same as the TIs I used to use. I haven’t used flats for a while but they just suit a P bass down to the ground.
     
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  18. blastoff

    blastoff Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    california
    nice! tell me, is the black sort of blueish? my sb2 from around 84 can't decide whether its blue or black in spots. i can't tell whats going on

     
  19. Knacker is an archaic term for an old horse, "the knackers yard" (aka dog food factory) was where they sent them when too old to work. Knackered now just means beaten up/old
     
  20. ped

    ped User Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2006
    York, England
    Endorsing Artist: Vigier Basses / owner: Basschat.co.uk
    Mines definitely black black.
     
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