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Reggie Hamilton Missed the Bus -

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SurferJoe46, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. GC now says that the Reggie Hamilton Jazz won't get in until Dec 29th, but it is this year.

    Rats. Gotta chew on my toe nails now since the finger nails are all gone.

    Waiting here, GC!

    It's also on GC/My Wish List, in case anyone wants to get it for me.
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    They have the Custom Shop ones for a few bucks more.
  3. You mean triple-plus! Right?


    Hmmmmmmmmmmm. What's the waiting period?

  4. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    $3200? Those CS basses are way too expensive
  5. ^ Yeah - my sentiments exactly. :eek:

    I'll wait patiently for the $900.00 one. :hyper:
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    But it has blocks,
    * Select alder body
    * Quartersawn maple neck with polished satin urethane finish
    * Pao ferro fingerboard with a 12" radius (305 mm)
    * 21 vintage frets
    * 34" (864 mm) scale length
    * Nut width 1.875" (48 mm)
    * Chrome hardware
    * Fender/Schaller ultralight tuners
    * Strings-thru-body or top-load bridge with steel bridge plate and chromeplated solid brass saddles
    * Aged White Perloid pickguard on black
    * 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard on 3-color sunburst
    * Custom Design P Bass pickup (middle)
    * Custom Design Jazz Bass pickup (bridge)
    * Pickup switching: push/push active/passive switch, pan pot
    * Controls - active mode: master volume, pickup pan pot
    * 3-band active EQ with: treble boost/cut: ±14dB @ 2kHz to 18kHz with a peak at 8kHz
    * Mid boost/cut: ±12dB @ 1kHz
    * Bass boost/cut: ±15dB @ 30kHz,
    * Controls - passive mode: master volume, pickup pan pot, passive tone control

    That used one for $1869.99 is a good deal.
  7. Used just spooks me in many ways.

    From Fender's website::
    • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
    • Number of Frets: 20
    • Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets Still the smaller fret wires <sigh>
    • Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Neck Material: Maple
    • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm) Better, me thinks!
    • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
    • Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
    • Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
    • Pickup Configuration: S/S
    • Bridge Pickup: Custom Noiseless&#8482; Jazz Bass® Bridge Pickup
    • Middle Pickup: Custom Noiseless&#8482; Precision Bass® Middle Pickup
    • Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
    • Special Electronics: Active Electronics
    • Controls: Master Volume, Dynamic (Pan) Control, 3-Band Active EQ with: Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Mid Boost/Cut
    • Hardware Finish: Chrome
    • Bridge: American Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
    • Tuning Machines: Vintage '70s "Fender" Stamped Open-Gear Tuning Machines with Hipshot® Bass X-Tender&#8482; Drop D Tuning Key
    • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    • Auxiliary Switching: Active/Passive Mini Toggle Switch
    • Strings: Fender® USA Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045, .065, .080, .100 Gauges)
    • Unique Features: White Dot Position Inlays, Black Plastic Knobs and Pickup Covers, 4-Bolt Neck Plate Reggie Signature on Back of Headstock, Hipshot® Bass Xtender&#8482; Drop D Tuning Key on the E String, P/J Pickup Configuration, Active/Passive Switch, Side Mounted Output Jack.
    • Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
    • Control Knobs: Black Plastic Knobs

    Yeah - there is a slight difference, and the blocks are nice and all - but I would have to actually play one - or both first.

    That Drop-D tuner will be removed (prolly) - and the black PG will have to go for Tort too.


    No images of the Skunkworks Reggie that I can find, just thumbnail pixs that aren't very good.


    What I DO know is that this Reggie would have to be yards ahead of my MiM Deluxe Jazz right now to even consider it - and I may not like the neck on it as much as I should. I dislike the plastic-y feel of a heavily-coated fingerboard, although I really LIKE a super glossy neck back.
  8. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I would want the larger nut size & the quartersawn neck & the small fret's. The ulttalight tuners are sweet. I am really tempted to snag that used one for $1870
  9. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    That's a completely worthless bass frequency, both because it's completely inaudible and because it's higher than most treble frequencies.

  10. wow...I mean...WOW...bass boost at 30Khz?????....
  11. you were faster than me:mad:
  12. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I gave you almost an hour! :)
  13. Andertons in Guildford have a used one in Sunburst ....
  14. That's gotta be a mistake - bass isn't even in that neighborhood.
  15. C'mon! a 1.875" nut is bigger than my classical nylon 6-string guitar, fer cryin' out loud!

    Lessee - two less strings than my 6-er, and yet it's the same size. Sumpthin' wrong there.
  16. Step


    Feb 20, 2008
    one of the things I didn't like about my Reggie hamilton was the wide neck, but it was more like Pbass size, not classical guitar size
  17. AFAIK - P's all have a nut size of 1.650" or very close to that. I just measure mine too with a vernier caliper.

    If people on TB can make such a stiff case for a P neck size verses a J neck size and somehow it trips them up to jump from one to the other - I cannot imagine any of them every playing a 4-string bass with a neck at 1.875"~!!!
  18. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I think both are misprints. I believe the nut is 1.6875. I find that my hand starts to cramp up faster on my Jazz than on a P.
  19. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Will there be fivers of these?


    God Bless, Ray

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