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Not a Music Man fan, but...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jd56hawk, Apr 14, 2019.


  1. Robert Darby

    Robert Darby Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    :cool:
     
  2. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Oh man that is ugly.
     
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  3. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    The gold hardware is interesting but I probably would do without the gold pickguard. I used to own a Peavey Zodiac DE bass with the chrome pickguard and that drove me crazy! Not just fingerprints and smudges but even the smallest scratch on it looked horrific. I would probably do with a brushed gold pg or better yet, a black plastic one.
     
  4. Robert Darby

    Robert Darby Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Keep her away from the president. He may grab her bridge!
     
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  5. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Did you nick that from Donald?
     
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  6. juggahnaught

    juggahnaught

    Feb 11, 2018
    I like it.
     
  7. mouthmw

    mouthmw

    Jul 19, 2009
    Croatia
    Definitely not a fan of gold hardware, or gold jewelry for that matter (yuck! distaste). But that Midnight Traditional MIJ P bass looks pretty cool, so black guard on that Ray would definitely be an improvement.
     
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  8. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    But...ITZ FAMOUS!!
     
  9. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Was this some sort of dare amongst the Ball Family? Yuck.
     
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  10. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Yes, that line comes in pretty handy.
     
  11. onamission

    onamission Supporting Member

    Mr Natural, Stripped 2011 FPS, Tru-oiled, Gold Hardware.

    WP_20190407_002.

    WP_20190406_009.
     
  12. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Too blingy for me. But that aside, I've always thought Music Man basses were kind of "clunky" looking. I did buy both a Stingray and a Sabre back in the '70s (function before form). I never could get a satisfying sound out of the Stingray and sold it. On the other hand, I still have the Sabre and it served me well for years. But ultimately, these days I prefer the humble p-bass. Not only for its looks but also for its sound.
     
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  13. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I thought this thread was going to be about
    the first Rap song..


     
  14. Not into gold...
     
  15. andruca

    andruca

    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    100% this, tasteless.
     
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  16. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    [​IMG]

    I've never been a MM fan as far as aesthetics.
    But I'd rock the hell outta that!!!

    In fact, I've been thinking about a gold project, but haven't really decided on which one to do.
    Many times, I see gold that doesn't suit me, especially if it’s old and tarnished, or the wrong color body.
    But when I saw this one here on TB, I knew something gold was in my future.

    GoldJazzNov07.


    057912
     
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  17. nilorius

    nilorius

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Looks cool, if it sounds good then it's superstishous.
     
  18. I love it, just the way it is.

    I find black finishes dead common and avoid them, but I'd play that one in a heartbeat.

     
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  19. Crater

    Crater

    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Aria Pro did it first! Behold, the "Black 'n' Gold" series, from the early/mid 80s.

    Aria Black and Gold.

    I actually own a Black 'n' Gold CS-450 medium scale bass, but sadly most of the gold plating has worn off.

    There was also an EPIC 'Black Gold' version of the famous Datsun 280 ZX.


    I think the gold pickguard is a bit much, but the rest of it? It's lovely if a bit impractical.
     
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  20. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    very much not a fan of gold nor the demographic targeted with those cars, but my dream barn has spaces reserved for one of those and a matching period 911.

    Edit- and a Yamaha Midnight Series XS1100 and SR500
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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