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NBD Retrovibe by Chowny Retrovibe

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, May 4, 2019.


  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    It’s here.....and by golly it’s gorgeous plus a little something different....
    Shipped from across the pond on Wednesday and at my door this morning in a double box...shipping was $64

    Here’s some pics

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    Bought the case on eBay brand new for $60 on Wednesday and it arrived yesterday in time for today!

    $60 free shipping. See internal dimensions below.
    Bass Guitar Hard Case Fits Most Standard Electric Bass Guitars Hardshell Black 811501026334 | eBay
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    Only bass I have made in India

    Not a blemish I can find on it. Finish is first rate. Not a sharp fret end on it. Looks like Wilkinson hardware all around which I’m guessing is MIC.
    Controls all check out with smooth operation and no crackling or static.

    Neck is thin and feels great though I’d rather have a satin finish on the back of the neck than the gloss finish.

    Worth every penny or shilling

    Can you pick out my special request item? Think Fender MIA GL and you should be able to figure it out

    Thanks Steve @chowny !

    Now to lock myself in the house and woodshed all day!!!!!
     
  2. 19sixty3

    19sixty3

    Mar 13, 2019
    Berlin, Germany
    Congratulations.
    This bass looks great with the block inlays. I like Wilkinson hardware - in particular the bridge. Good looking and very reliable. I would appreciate if you could post some sound files. Really curious to hear this beauty. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your new instrument.
     
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  3. The more I look at that thing the more i like it. Nice choice.
     
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  4. Pazelaya93

    Pazelaya93

    Jan 2, 2015
    Homestead
    I'm gonna guess you had to request it to be thru body strings
     
  5. chowny

    chowny Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2013
    Official Chowny Representative
    No. All Voltante basses are through body stringing as standard.
     
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  6. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Nope
    Something else
     
  7. Pazelaya93

    Pazelaya93

    Jan 2, 2015
    Homestead
    It's a handsome bass. And I'm totally stumped.
     
  8. JPaulGeddy

    JPaulGeddy Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    South Carolina
    White inlays?

    Definitely would love to hear more about these, been interested for a while. As for the neck, just sand that bugger down a bit. :)
     
  9. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    :)
     
  10. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    White inlays?
    Got it! I'm not a fan of black blocks and I really like this. Similar to the Geddy Lee MIA Jazz.

    just sand that bugger down a bit
    I just can't do that.
    If I was a gigging bassist maybe...but I'm just a bedroom bassist and I just can't do that.
    I don't look at basses as tools like real bassists do. Even if I ever get to a decent level to do the weekend warrior thing I still think I couldn't do it.

    Yeah, I'm weird. :wacky:
     
  11. JPaulGeddy

    JPaulGeddy Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    South Carolina
    :D Don't have to sand it down hard. Scuff it up with a green kitchen scrubber, will satin-ize it nicely. And will gloss back up as you play it.
     
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  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Check these links out
    Chow Down! Chowny & Retrovibe Bass Club!

    Chow Down! Chowny & Retrovibe Bass Club!

    Chow Down! Chowny & Retrovibe Bass Club!

    Chow Down! Chowny & Retrovibe Bass Club!

    Plus Stephen Chowny is a member here at TB @chowny

    He's very busy right now so if you do PM him it may take a while for a response.
     
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    Primary TB Assistant

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