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New rare bass came today! (Now with pics!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by John Deacon, Sep 17, 2008.


  1. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Well, if some of you had read my thread about the blueburst Tele Thinline bass, it came today!

    And funny enough, I believe it actually once belonged to a member on here!

    Ok, a quick rundown:

    1. The mudbucker has basically no mud!

    2. The original jazz pup was replaced with a Seymour Duncan quarter pounder. It adds a nice zing to it.

    3. The lower three strings were strung with flatwounds, which I don't really like, so I am gonna replace those. I tried using a pick, and it was way too clunky, but on the G string, which had a roundwound, it sounded perfect.

    4. It reminds me of a P bass, with a LOT more low-end, and less aggressive sounding.

    5. VERY thin neck, almost a jazz shape. I was pleasantly surprised!


    It's gonna be a great number 2 and also my pick for any acoustic gigs.
     
  2. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    No pics no bass!
     
  3. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Haha, no digital camera, no pics!

    I of course can post the eBay pictures if you would like.

    Question though, its a string through the back, yet the guy only strung two strings through the back, and he strung the other two normally. Any reason that pops out at you guys for this? Intonation?
     
  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I'll bet his E and A strings were through body. Unless it's a 5, then the B and E

    A lot of people do it because it tightens up the strings. especially the low strings.
     
  5. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    IME I have a Fender MIA Jazz and I use to use Fender strings through the body when I first bought it. I kept breaking the E string when the strings were pretty new and finally decided to string through the bridge. It did help but then I switched to EB Slinky Hybrids and haven't broken a string yet, and it is strung through the body.

    Also some people like the tone of bridge through, maybe makes it more vintage?
     
  6. otto802

    otto802

    Feb 4, 2008
    Detroit
    post the ebay pics!
     
  7. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Actually it was the E and D, its a four banger.

    But I am so surprised it isnt muddy.

    Here it is!

    4720_12.

    4fa6_12.

    558f_12.

    595a_12.

    67ab_12.
     
  8. jbassbob

    jbassbob

    Mar 21, 2005
    Boise ID
    OUCH! :bassist:
     
  9. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Very cool bass, indeed, John. I'm glad you got it and like it!

    It is rare and unusual, AND has a lot of class. Congrats!
     
  10. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Thanks! I love it! Once I get some roundwounds on it, its gonna be awesome! :bassist:
     
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Great looking bass and very original.

    Cool to see an original looking Fender too.:hyper::D

    If I see another sunburst Fender P with a rosewood board or a black Stingray with maple....:spit:;)
     
  12. JacobE

    JacobE

    Jul 19, 2008
    i dont like the whole burst effect, or the clear pick guard but i am still hella jealous
     
  13. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    It looks a ton better in person.

    Question, is it possible to raise a pole on a humbucker?
     
  14. COOL AXE!
     
  15. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Should be. Do you see screw slots on the tops of the poles?

    You may also be able to tilt it with the corner screws.

    Got a close-up?
     
  16. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    No close-up, but I did just check it. Ok, there is only one pole with a screw slot. And its not the E pole.
     

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