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NBDx2!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Keebs, Apr 28, 2020.


  1. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Montana
    New-to-me Muckelroy J5 fretless and Yamaha BBNE2. Still demo-ing and knob twiddling both, but very, very happy so far. I use fretless not for the Jaco thing, but more pop-oriented, Pino-esque. It excels, handily. Exceptionally even, no dead spots to be found, sings in every register. The BBNE2 has the best slap tone I've ever had, for one. Still working with the EQ and mid-cut to figure out its versatility. They are both beastly.
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  2. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Very nice, Congrats!
     
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  3. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    :drool: & :drool:
     
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  4. seedokebass

    seedokebass

    Mar 21, 2009
    Minnesota
    I've always loved those BBNE2's, especially the little things like the tuners.

    I've never heard of Muckleroy, looks like a sweet bass! What kind of pickups are in it?
     
  5. They are gorgeous! Enjoy! :bassist:
     
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  6. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Montana
    Pickups are Kent Armstrong USA Dual Coils. It was built by Brady Muckelroy out of San Marcos, TX. He builds in small numbers and everything I've heard of his is exceptional.

    I also love the tuners on the BB, and the fit and finish is pretty extravagant overall.
     
  7. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Montana
    Thank you! Having a blast with them so far.
     
  8. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Montana
    Thank you!
     
  9. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Montana
    These, together with my NG3 5, Spector Euro 5, and Roadworn fretless jazz (soon to be a piccolo), make sure that any musical situation will be covered. Still gassing for a nice P and MM.
     
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  10. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Inactive

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody notices
    That yamaha looks bad
     
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  11. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
    The Yamaha is quite elegant looking, even though I don't usually like gold hardware, and they've very nice basses overall. Happy with how it sounds and plays?
     
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  12. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Montana
    It is a bad mama jama. First song I broke it in with was Haboglabotribin' by Bernard Wright. Pretty close to the Marcus slap tone.
     
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  13. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Montana
    So far, absolutely. Just digging in to all of the EQ options.
     
  14. great scores. congrats!
     
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  15. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Two sisters - beauties !
     
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  16. Resonance129

    Resonance129

    Feb 15, 2011
    Purgatory
    Sheesh. Both lovely.

    I've no experience with Muckleroy's, but I've at least touched a Nathan East sig in a store once or twice. They feel incredible and hold, quite possibly, the lowest action without buzz I've ever experienced on any bass.
    Sexy, too.
    Good stuff. Enjoy em :thumbsup:
     
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  17. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    Nice scores! Love them both, but man, Muckelroy makes some killer basses.
     
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  18. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I'm a sucker for a white bass... looks great!
     
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  19. 707GK

    707GK

    Jun 13, 2013
    California
    Nice! The Yamaha is a looker!
     
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  20. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Awesome! Yamaha makes really great basses......they're definitely a "sleeper".......but there is a solid following!
    I've never help a BNE2 in my hands yet, but do plan on it one day!
    That fretless looks stunning too!
     
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