She MUST love me...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mustang Surly, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Wifee's Xmas gift to her man (shown with Mustang for a sense of scale):


    The 'burst is difficult to photograph well: any reflection tends to make the dark look uneven, which it is not in the flesh.
  2. Dmwphoto

    Dmwphoto what does this light/\ do?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Richmond va
  3. canuckshort


    Apr 16, 2011
    Congrats! Very nice.
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    What is that? Don't recognize the headstock symbol, not bad looking at all.
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I believe that is a Reverend.
  6. Ender_rpm


    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    Yup Reverend Dub King. Tasty.
  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Ok, yeah, owning 3, you'd think I'd recognize it, but mine are old 35" Rumblefish XLs. They don't look quite like that. :)
  8. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Reverend Dub King it is. Short-scale, semi hollow. Quite a tonal palette.

    Comfort-wise, not as ergonomic as the Mustang, especially played standing up (as opposed to seated in a chair or on a stool). To take an analogy from the guitar world: kinda like putting down a Strat and picking up an ES-335. The DK has a wider lower bout and more squared-off edges than the Mustang, plus a flatter fretboard radius (12" vs. 7.5"). I found that by taking a page out of 355-slingin' Freddie King's playbook and putting the strap over my right shoulder (instead of around my neck) the instrument winds up in a better-balanced and (at least for me) more comfortable playing position. Your results may differ.

    I'm diggin' it! Still love the 'Stang, but the DK pups go places it can't.

    Rain Wash Me likes this.
  9. Dragan


    Oct 5, 2009
    what a beautiful bass! I am not fan of short scale and semi hollow basses, but this one is great looking instrument! enjoy!
  10. Very nice - I like the fundamental bass sound of the video of your bass. Sounds very tight and focused.

    My fiancée definitely loves me too - I got a new Fender Rascal for Xmas/Birthday :)

    Rain Wash Me, GregC and friendlybass like this.
  11. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Nice one, OTPCJ. Have never played a bass with lipsticks, but my first electric guitar was loaded with them.
  12. I never had lipsticks before either... I gigged it for the first time last night and it's got some P in it, some J and lots of other tones.

    Your Reverend looks like it'll sound amazing too.
  13. Smurf_Byte


    Aug 21, 2011
    F**k you, guys. I got candy and a Nerf gun.
  14. My wife baked a cranberry-apple pie for me for Christmas. It was delicious; she makes everything from scratch. I'm happy with that. To bad I cant share it with you.

    Nice basses by the way. I assume those are SC pups under the lipstick tubes?
  15. raventepes


    Jan 7, 2012
    Reno, NV
    To the OP:

    Gorgeous bass! I've been wanting something like that for rockabilly work!

    I've been looking for something I like with lipstick's that would be a direct replacement for a long gone Dano 58 Longhorn reissue...Gonna have to look into that one. Lipsticks with 3 pups = win/win :)
  16. Seven pickup configurations too :)
  17. lbbc


    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    Congratulations on the present from your wife. My wife (who's the singer in my band) bought me a new SM58A mic and 2 on-stage bags to move our speaker, light and mic stands.
  18. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
  19. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009

    OP, I've been a fan of your collection for a while, particularly the mustang and the SS Jazz. There's nowhere in the UK to buy a half decent SS Jazz bass.
  20. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Man, I'm really starting to dig this bass. The more time I spend playing it, the more comfortable it feels. And the tonal variety is exceptional: mellow to edgy growl and all points in between.

    In my experience, the area where short-scale basses often fall short is clarity of the E-string open and down near the nut. None of that with this bad boy.