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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff K, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Okay boys, get your minds out of the gutter. New FRETLESS Bass Day. Picked this up a couple days ago. The pic with the white pickguard is how I got it.

    Put on a tort guard & D'Addario Black Nylon Tapewounds. A little bit of Howard's Feed & Wax on the fingerboard really brought the richness out in the rosewood. It's a '93 or '94 MIJ. The tort guard actually belongs to a friend of mine. I'm just using it until mine comes in. Mine is a bit of a lighter brown tort. I'll post another pic when it comes in.

    Oh yeah - I had a set of Nordstrand NJ4's sitting around unused, so she's now wearing them.



  2. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    what a nice looking fretboard.
  3. BenWhoPlaysBass


    Jun 7, 2013
    That thing looks gorgeous, bet it sounds just as well! Good buy, fella.
  4. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Thanks guys. I think it looks better in person than the pics. Regular flats would probably look better, but these tapewounds are sooooo cool to play on a fretless.
  5. Sweet. I am so gassing for an unlined jazz bass. Seem to be rare these days?
  6. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Okay, I finally got my new pickguard. It's also tort, but a lighter brown than the one I was borrowing. The pic still makes it look darker than it is, but I think it looks a lot better with the new, lighter one.

  7. Tbone76


    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Beautiful bass! Black and tort is a great combo. If you want a more traditional look in a tapewound, LaBella makes a "white" tapewound string that has a clear tape instead of black. I had an opportunity to pick up a MIJ fretless in olympic white/tort a few months ago. I should have, but oh well! Congrats again!
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Thanks T-Bone. White would have been my preference, but this black one is growing on me!

    Yeah, I saw those "white" tapewounds advertised, but I got a killer deal on these D'Addarios a few months back. They're really nice, especially at the price I got.