NBD Overwater SDJ

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mmbass21, May 13, 2021.

  1. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    So after long delays due to the pandemic my SDJ arrived today. I'm absolutely blown away with the craftsmanship of it. Top to bottom it's flawless and set up perfectly too. The neck is better than I'd imagined and the dark roast looks incredible!

    Of all the basses I've been through this is my first reverse P and it's just awesome. I've been missing out over the years. It looks great and sounds even better! 20210513_221907.jpg 20210513_221828.jpg 20210513_183509.jpg 20210513_172655.jpg 20210513_172628.jpg 20210513_221815.jpg
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  2. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Gorgeous. Have you weighed it? Mine was pretty lightweight.
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  3. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    I just have my bathroom scale and weighed in at 8.4lbs. Not too bad, I'm happy whenever a bass is under 9. It balances perfectly with a strap on too which is great.
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    yowza! what a great looking piece! i know it sounds great, too --- glad it feels so good, OP --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  5. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    I've been through a ton of basses but this one hits all the specs I've finally settled on over the years. Until I learn about something else on TB...
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  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member



    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Reverse P, or is that what happens when you get old.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
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  8. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    I know how happy it made me when I finally came around to all-active reverse-P/J. I wish you the same :thumbsup:
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  9. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    That finish IS STUNNING! What is it called?
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  10. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    Very nice!!

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  11. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016

    The preamp is interesting on this one. It's just a buffer so it's not exactly active. The balance from note to note is incredible with the reverse P.

    It's called trans red. There was a nice example of it on their website so I attached the pic and said to repeat it. It's really a red burst, instead of black around the edges it's a slightly darker red. Really makes the grain of the swamp ash pop.

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  12. Looks so good! Enjoy it
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  13. ric4682

    ric4682 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    I’ve always been curious about these basses, but they’re way out of my price range. Is this one 33” scale? If so, do you notice a difference between the 33 and usual 34 scale basses?
    Last edited: May 14, 2021
  14. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    It is a 33" scale. I don't feel a big difference at all. I went with their standard strings of medium nickels and this reminds me I need to ask them what they put on and scale length. Tension wise it feels exactly the same. Now I just got this yesterday so I compared it to an Ibanez 5 string 34" scale. I do notice the fret spacing difference when playing a walking line which is more comfortable for me not being as spaced out, still not as comfy as a 30" scale but the string tension is better.

    It's a fantastic instrument, not going to lie, it's pricey but it has a balance of all the things I want in a bass. I did get an unexpected decent discount when I originally ordered as the pandemic was a few months in and couldn't say no at the time. Don't want to advertise that as I think I got lucky in the right moment.
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  15. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    And matching headstock, too!
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  16. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    That neck looks incredible.
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  17. Dan_reeves


    Jun 14, 2013
    Really nice - congrats!
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  18. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Beautiful. From the first time I laid hands on an Overwater decades ago they've been on the lust list. The craftsmanship is otherworldly. The electronics, hardware, it's all the tops. And that finish with the marbled pick guard is really pretty. Enjoy that bass.
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  19. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    I love the way the wood shows through the classic hot red color. Very nice!
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  20. Rick_Bass

    Rick_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    Incredibly sweet looking bass ! I love the color ya got going on there!
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