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So, your P bass lacks a little?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by harleyyy, Nov 27, 2005.


  1. harleyyy

    harleyyy

    May 30, 2000
    Simple, drop a Dark Star into it and be done!
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  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    That's different! I like the look. Does it sound as good as I think it does? Like the Lakland's with the Dark Star? Last question: Any sound clips of that beauty?

    Dan
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sexy.
     
  4. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I've seen a lot of talk about those Darkstars lately. Care to comment on how they differ from the standard P tone?
     
  5. harleyyy

    harleyyy

    May 30, 2000
    Besides the bad ass look, the clarity and punch throughout the tonal spectrum, especially on the top end,where J's seem to have won over it's predecessor since the earliest Fender days, have been revolutionized, and it starts here by Mr. Hammon's ingenious design of a relic pup IMHO. I have only played this through my Ampeg 1965 B-15, but will test it through an SVT soon.
     
  6. darkside 88

    darkside 88

    Feb 23, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    0_0

    That looks awesome, I bet it sounds immaculate.
     
  7. LOVE the Bass!

    So tell me :

    Where can I get a Dark Star?

    Where Can I get a Fender with inlays like that?
     
  8. primus_55

    primus_55

    Dec 28, 2004
    haha, yes! Awesome!
     
  9. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    www.basspickup.com

    Fender Japan
     
  10. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
  11. rok51

    rok51

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    I did a similar trick with a Lawrence back in the mid 70s. Looks good. Went to the Hammond website and listened to the P-bass clips...very nice!

    Kim
     
  12. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Little question:
    do they buzz?
    are they shielded?
     
  13. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I don't think Harleyyy would allow that :)
     
  14. harleyyy

    harleyyy

    May 30, 2000
    My luthier used black graphite shielding paint in the pup and control cavities, as well as the back of the guard. Absolutely ZERO buzz even touching the strings or bridge alone.
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  15. Those pickups are just sick. I want a bass with one of those and an MM pickup for the most versatile bass of all time.
     
  16. Sweet bass, Harleyyy. I remember seeing that back before it had the DS in it and it was already sexy. Now, the thing just looks incredible. Sounds incredible too, I'm sure.
     
  17. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    That is damn cool.
     
  18. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Daddy like.
     
  19. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: it's so beautiful
     
  20. awesome bass!
    as far as looks go, its a huge improvement to my eyes!
    (i'm not a fan of p pickups)