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NBD: Wilkins WRTJ - Coral Pink

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DeepDesertBeat, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. DeepDesertBeat


    Apr 4, 2012
    SW USA
    Just picked up a beautiful Wilkins Road Tested Jazz in satin coral pink. Set up was perfect and incredibly low with no fret buzz (4/64" at the E, A strings, 3.5/64" at the D string and 3/64" at the G string). I ended up raising each string 1/64" just for my tastes.

    The action at the 1st fret was perfect as was the nice vintage frets and fretwork. Relief was spot on at .008" at the 8th fret.

    The only issue (not Pat's fault) is the D and G string do not intonate since the screws are too short. I have a call into Hipshot to send longer screws (typical problem with their bridges, they always send longer/shorter screws if you need them)

    The first 2 pictures are a little "redder" than it actually is. The 3rd picture of the headstock, best represents the true color of the coral pink.

    IMGP0063 by DeepDesertBeat, on Flickr

    IMGP0062 by DeepDesertBeat, on Flickr

    IMGP0064 by DeepDesertBeat, on Flickr
  2. zortation


    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON

    I'm not a fan of Hipshot's A bridge, but that is one dandy j bass.
  3. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Great looking bass. Love color and the pau ferro board.
  4. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Tasty finish! What pickups is it wearing?
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    That's a strangely attractive and saturated color. I mean, it looks cool! Congrats.
  6. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Love it!

    Congrats and enjoy!
  7. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Tasty J! Pat's the man
  8. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

  9. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
  10. Hillsidebass

    Hillsidebass Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    San Angelo, Texas
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1389487295.016705. Coral Sand Wilkins PJ. I had him custom build this one.....amazing craftsmanship.
  11. DeepDesertBeat


    Apr 4, 2012
    SW USA
    Seymour Duncan vintage series.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats, rock it hard! :bassist: