Show me your "Block Inlay" Basses.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SamHD, May 25, 2005.

  1. SamHD


    Nov 22, 2004
    I really like the looks of the '75 Jazz (or Reissue), mainly because of the block inlays. What else is there like that?

    I'm very tempted to get the SX SJB75 just to fulfill my "need" to have a bass with Block Inlays :eyebrow:

    I'd like to see what else is out there like that.

    Thanks! :hyper:
  2. Not mine but Christian Olde Wolbers, when he used to play bass in Fear Factory.
    It's a custom Fender Jazz, based on the Roscoe Beck 5. And very nice too.
  3. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
    Get the SX, I have one and it sounds and feels great. The inlay looks nice as well.
    For best results with that bass, change the pups and pots.
  4. Here's my KSD v70j 5 string...mmmmmm..white blocks and binding on maple
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    This is a photo I swiped from davidwilson's sale down in the classifieds, but my Lakland DJ5 looks exactly like this.

  6. i dont know if the sx we have over here are the same as yours......cos they suck, i mean, i picked up one today and i put it back down after 5 secconds
  7. SamHD


    Nov 22, 2004
    Cool pics so far, thanks! I probably won't get the SX anyway because the shields would drive me bonkers. I love the looks, but I think they'd throw my positioning off a lot.

    Also, if I'd have to get better pups and pots, then it may not be worth the expense IMO. I'd personally rather save-up for something better that I'd be happy with for a long time. I just linked it as an example.

    Nice looking bass for the price though, especially the burst colored one (which is not available?)

    Good wall decor I suppose.... :)
  8. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Carvin has block inlays available as an option on most of their basses. Here are two of mine:

    Carvin LB70's

    It's hard to see the difference in that picture, but the bass above has mother of pearl inlays and the one below has abalone inlays.

    Close up shots of the inlays:

    Mother of Pearl

  9. SamHD


    Nov 22, 2004
    Heath, what's the purpose of that foam strip on your white bass?
  10. i could be wrong but i think its a mute
  11. Glenn D.

    Glenn D.

    Aug 20, 2002
    Fort Collins, CO
    I've got both the '62 and the '75. I just took the shields off. No big deal. That's what they did back in the 60s, anyway.

    Glenn D.
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    yamaha bb2004

    the bb414 415 614 615's got them too
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    I also have a need for block inlays, here are a couple that have been thru here. There is also a Mike Lull with black blocks in the works.
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  15. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Not mine, but this has always been one of my favorites:
  17. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    I'm a "block guy" too. Here is my personal bass:

    Attached Files:

  18. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    I had Ken Lawrence add block inlays to my Brase - he did his usual perfect job! On the full picture you can't see the figure in the abalone so I added a close-up that does show it.



    Dan K.
  19. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    holy abalone, that is nice!