NBD: Lull orangesicle

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nostatic, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    los angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    Ok, I historically have never been a JJ bass fan. Last one I owned for any length of time was a Fender Jazz something or other (active - don't remember the model name) back in the early 90's. I'm more of a PJ guy, and have settled on a couple of Foderas and a Rob Allen after cycling through a bunch of instruments. I only had one 4-string fretted (Yin Yang Deluxe), and I play in 5 different bands plus casuals and for some of the gigs, a more traditional look can be a better "fit" (depending on the bandleader). Plus in one of the bands we do some instrument swapping and I'm not crazy about handing over the Fodera. In the past I've owned a couple of Sadowsky JJs but never bonded with them. I had a Lull PJ5 but it got flipped for a couple of reasons (was passive, and I've settled on 34" scale).

    For whatever reason I decided I would try a JJ bass one more time. I'm a sucker for orange, and awesome TB'er VroomVroom has done some advance work before leading me to some nice instruments. Oh, and I also am not a fan of maple fingerboards or ash bodies. So it makes perfect sense for me to get an ash/maple JJ :D

    I present, the orangsicle


    I haven't gigged it yet, but so far I'm impressed. This bass isn't nearly as harsh as I would have expected. Tone is quite sweet, and the Fralin with Bart 2-band works well. Playability is excellent, with the neck having a bit more beef than my Fodera, a bit less than my Rob Allen. The only complaint I have is that when I slap my hand sometimes whacks the volume knob. That is more about my technique (or lack thereof), but my other basses have the controls set further back and I traditionally have been a P kinda guy. But it is damn fun to slap. I have to say that Mike makes a really nice instrument.




  2. Congratulations! I like that color combination.
  3. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Very nice I have a Gold Lull just like yours. 2006.
    Very light weight 7.5 pounds.
    Great for what it does, and plays like butter.
    That is one bass more people want to borrow.
  4. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    los angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    oh yeah, forgot - 7.8 lbs.
  5. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Yep. That is sweet!
  6. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    Colour looks great. I've owned a number of Fenders and tried a number of other Jazzes (Lakland, Sadowsky) and my Lull M4V is the best Jazz I've tried. Hope you keep enjoying it.
  7. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Rickenbacker Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    I love the finish! I would really like to try both one of these and a Spector Coda - they are the two Jazz-style basses currently on my radar.
  8. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Nice! my Lull T4 is painted and finished in the same combination.
  9. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

    Aug 16, 2010
    Wow. This thing is right up my alley. Only had the opportunity to play a Lull once and it was fantastic. Nice bass!!
  10. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Very nice! Love the color.

    I had the same aversion to ash/maple jazz basses...but played one a while ago that quickly changed my mind.
  11. Congrats! Lull is the man! I am taking my bass in on Monday to get the nut fixed; bass got knocked over in the stand and landed Flat face first and the "adjust-a-nut" may have some stripped threads now! Mike says, "no problem; lots of 'fixes' for that"! He's done other work on my basses and he REALLY knows his stuff! Going to start trying out his bass line soon!
  12. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    :eek: Beautiful!
  13. sloppy_phil


    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    i've also never bonded with a J/J bass before, although it's not for a lack of trying. If this is indeed 'The One', congrats. Perhaps one day I'll find a Jazz I like, although my Ric can get pretty near. Hope it works out well for you, my man!
  14. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    Beautiful............. Love the color. Looks so sweet.
  15. Congrats on the Lull! I couldn't imagine being without mine.
  16. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

  17. Yeah, I have to say if mike didn't do such a good job PLEKing my fender, this exact bass would probably be my 3rd Lull.... Maybe surf green. The wood on the fender just rings right, though.
  18. Headroom


    Apr 5, 2002
    Simply gorgeous.
  19. wednesdayagain


    Sep 28, 2012
  20. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    congrats nostatic! from a fellow lull bass owner I had the same aversion to JJ basses, till I played a couple of fralin loaded lulls. they have a great "weight" behind the notes that I'd found lacking in a lot of other J basses. they retain their fatness even with both pickups full on. and its rare to find one much heavier than 8 lbs.