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NBD! The Jeopardy bass is here!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hrodbert696, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    The long-awaited bass has finally arrived! For the backstory here - last April I went to California and shot an episode of Jeopardy. The champion blew me out of the water, but I at least managed to pull 2nd place, with a $2000 prize. The episode aired July 8, and the Sony people sent my check in October, which was promptly turned into an order with Carvin. Today the big brown truck finally delivered this beauty: an SB4000.

    It has a swamp ash body, 10" radius neck and the Carvin people agreed to give it the PB4's profile. Ebony fretboard with MOP blocks, greenburst finish, a D-tuner, regular passive J99s. Promptly plugged it in and it plays beautifully, tone is great. the swamp ash is nice and light and it balances perfectly on a strap. One thing I hadn't expected, but even though it's 34" scale it hangs so that it doesn't really need much arm extension, almost feels like a short-scale.

    The one thing I'm not sure about is the pickup cover. I ordered it just for the bling and to see how I liked it, but I realized I really do usually play over the pickups and it can get in the way. I'll probably play with it for a week or so and see if I get used to it or if I want to take it off.

    OK, the pics!


    Oh, the "Def Cats" thing -- memorializing my humiliation. There was a category on rock bands, and one of them entailed a clue involving hearing-impaired felines. The answer, of course, was Def Leppard, but I choked and answered "Who are the Def Cats?" It's been a family joke ever since. Probably still wouldn't have won even if I'd answered right, but it was one to remember.
  2. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Nice! Congratulations! (Well worth no knowing who the Def Cats are :D)
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Love the color!! Congratulations!
  4. JFOC


    Oct 23, 2010
    new hampShire
    Happy NBD! love that green-burst...
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Great story. Nice bass! Congrats on all counts.
  6. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    LOL on Def Cats. I can understand the pressure of the moment though. Nice bass!
  7. Geni758


    Nov 15, 2013
    South Jersey
    Absolutely lovely bass and it's in my favorite color. Now I know who the Def Cats are. Love that story. Fun to memorialize the bass with it.

    It' like I always say, "who knew? And, if who knew, then why didn't who say something?"
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I remember that show. (I record and watch Jeopardy! every day.) Congrats! Now you have two great stories stemming from one!
  9. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Very NIce bass and cool story and not a bad way o get a new bass either.. ConCats!!! HAHA
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    +1, great story -- got a nice chuckle out of Def Cats. Also, sweet bass. Most of all, congrats for making it onto an episode of Jeopardy, that is an impressive accomplishment!
  11. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Def Cats! :hyper:

    You saved me the trouble! :p
  12. Excellent, congrats! Beautiful bass. Also, the story of Def Cats is funny. One question: have you learned the Jeopardy theme on your new bass yet??
  13. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    Thats a SWEET looking bass....Congrats
  14. remainthesame


    Sep 24, 2008
    ill bite. who are def cats?
  15. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Great story and great bass!! Congrats!!
  16. I always liked this model. I really dig the personalization, even the finish. Congrats, enjoy!
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Great bass and great story congrats.
  18. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    My next band, I guess....
  19. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Def Cats would be a cool name for a band!

    Anyway, nice bass and congrats. SBs are really very nice!
  20. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Congrats, the bass looks awesome!

    And just for you: :D

    Yeah, I went there.