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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 28, 2014.


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  1. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Missouri
    I already know that I'm personally not a fan of the Aguilar pickups so the electronics loaded in this bass wont work for me, wouldn't the 35DC's fit the routings or is this a wacky size?
     
  2. grimmchaos

    grimmchaos Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Albany, NY
    They are the narrower and longer Bartolini size, not the EMG 35 size, so they wouldn't fit.
     
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  3. gclark51

    gclark51 Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2014
    Vilonia, AR
    None
    Sable! My love!!
     
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  4. dpaul

    dpaul Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2015
    Florence, NJ
    I just picked up a NS5-CRFM on Reverb, and it’s a beast! It was a great deal, probably the closest one can get to a NS-5XL at this price point. I’m going to throw a SNC 2 band HAZ clone in there soon, but it sounds amazing even with the OBP-1 that’s in there now
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018
  5. jack7265

    jack7265 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Avondale, La
    Congratulations...glad it worked out for you...:thumbsup:
     
  6. bobunit

    bobunit I'm here. Now what? Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Idaho
    The man in brown stopped by yesterday....
    IMG_20181106_070107604.
     
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  7. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Question for the class (actually a couple). Are any of you running a euro or rebop in a BEAD configuration? I kind of think that I'd like a low B but me and 5 strings never seem to click all that well. How involved is the process of converting over? I was thinking of just having a new nut cut to support the fatter gauge B string. What else do I need to know beforehand?
     
  8. John Herzog

    John Herzog Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    Schertz, TX
    Make sure the gauge of B string you want will fit in the slot at the back of the bridge. It wasn't a Euro but I had to widen one using a file on a NS2000 to get a 130 B in there.
     
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  9. e.rich

    e.rich undersecretary of enablement Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Thanks for the headsup. That's good to know.
     
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  10. dpaul

    dpaul Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2015
    Florence, NJ
    Oh my...drool
     
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  11. gravesbass

    gravesbass Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    Endorsing Artist: MesaBoogie-SpectorBass-Dunlop-EMG Pickups-Darkglass-Hipshot
    You can also get small viseGrip pliers and crush the wind near the ball end to fit. I do this all the time for the tight B strings.
     
  12. Clearwave

    Clearwave

    Sep 29, 2011
    The Future
    Fretted...No markers.
     
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  13. grimmchaos

    grimmchaos Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Albany, NY
    I brought my new-to-me '86 Kramer down to a local open mic for one of my friends to check out... I had to double check my case to make sure he didn't swap it for one of his when I was distracted. I love my '84 Brooklyn, but this '86 bass growls like a mofo when I beat on it, then cleans up nicely when I back off. The orange looks crazy under the stage lighting too.

    He might be looking for one of his own now too....
     
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  14. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Missouri
    Hum....Bartolini pickups in this bass would actually work better for me along with a preamp change to the OBP3.
     
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  15. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Missouri
    I believe that I'm up to the 8th person who would like to own Sable....but, I believe your still in the numerous Uno position! lol
     
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  16. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Missouri
    NICE...
     
  17. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Missouri
    Nut, bridge slots for the string differences, intonation for the nation.
     
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  18. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Missouri
    So many like the Kramer versions and not only for the necks.....sounds like another great bass!
     
  19. jack7265

    jack7265 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Avondale, La
    I can relate to the difference in sound of the Brooklyn Era and Kramer Era NS-2 basses. I installed vintage EMG PJ pickups (Brooklyn Era), and an SNC premap designed with 25K pots for the volume and blend to match the Brooklyn Era vintage EMG PJ pickups, in my latest NS-2 DW bass. It sounds great.

    I also put a 9V HAZ in my NS-2o to go along with the vintage Kramer era EMG PJ pickups, and it has more highs and mids, a plenty of Spector growl. This bass sounds great, also.
     

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