Sub-Short Scale Talk

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SBassman, Apr 3, 2010.

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  2. What a coincidence! I have a 1967 BS101.
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  3. howardcano


    Dec 4, 2012
    Olathe, KS
    Does that bridge have piezo sensors in each saddle? If so, where did you get it?
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  4. kohanmike

    kohanmike Gold Supporting Member

    Yes, each saddle has a pickup, wired to a small board underneath with a tail ready for hookup. They're also very hot with the Hadean stock preamp.

    Piezo 4 String Bass Bridge Pickup
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  5. Mine.

  6. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Jumping in this thread...
  7. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I like that very much. I wish that was still in production.
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  8. Glennbassmann


    Nov 6, 2019
    Yes that pickup is amazing I also have another old Teisco 24"shorty with the same pickup.. upload_2021-6-19_10-47-33.jpeg
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  9. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I like the unique looking bodies on these. I bet it's feather light. If I got my hands on one, I'd violate it, though. :) I'd be obliged to change tuners, nut, and bridge - something I have done with many past explorations.

    I love the Teisco badge on that one. Some smart person should buy the brand and do reissues, with that badge, like the Danelectro people did. There are lots of people on the planet with fond memories of a Teisco guitar or bass as their first instrument. My brother's first guitar was a Teisco, purchased in a department store. :)
    Korvettes. :) The body was this thin slab that weighed nothing.
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  10. Glennbassmann


    Nov 6, 2019
    yes it weighs nothing..mine is absolutely perfect the way it is everything works as it should and that is the original badge to this instrument..I have lots of basses with fancy pickups..but there is something about these and 80's ibanez roadstar super P-4 pickups (see pic my 83' 32" scale RB600) that really appeals to me... upload_2021-6-19_12-50-34.jpeg
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  11. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Much love. If Ibanez made that in the Mikro 28.6" scale these days, I'd be all over it - for at least a pair. :)
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  12. I wish mine still had the original Teisco gold foil pickup. They are the best part of any Teisco instrument. A previous owner stripped the pickup out of my bass :(.

    Mine is original wood, pickguard, bridge and nut. Otherwise it has new pickup (Victory Lowrider), electrics (CTS, Switchcraft etc.), strap button (Schaller S-locks), knobs and tuners (Gotoh GB7).

    I still have the original tuners, which look great and are in good condition, but are poor quality as you would expect on a budget learner instrument. I couldn't keep them on, because I gig with this little bass.

    The new pickup is very nice. A deep, open, almost acoustic sound to it. Which is so weird considering that the bass weighs about 6lb.
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  13. kohanmike

    kohanmike Gold Supporting Member

    Thought I would bring this thread back to sub-short scale bass. This is a Yamaha APTX2 cherry sun burst 23" scale guitar that I had Eric's Guitar in Van Nuys, CA convert to a bass uke. I had him replace the disk pickup under the top with an under saddle pick to cut back on the slightest touch noise. I also had a set of antique brass tuning machines and buttons that match up very well, and a set of Kala/Galli 23" scale flatwound nylon core strings.

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  14. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Looks great. Yamaha should do it.
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  15. kohanmike

    kohanmike Gold Supporting Member

    NEW BASS UKE DAY - I've been eyeballing the Hadean Hofner style bass uke for a while, but because I already have a very similar solid body custom modified for me, I couldn't justify spending $240. Mine has poly strings and is my go-to recording bass for adding the bass track to the leader of my group uke/singing tracks she does of our songs, that I upload to my site for the rest of the members to practice with.

    Since I started playing bass uke 8 years ago, I preferred the Road Toad Pahoehoe black strings, but over time I found that poly strings take too much time to settle in, requiring restringing too often, plus they all get sticky in somewhat humid weather, so I've been replacing them with Kala/Galli 21" and 23" flatwound nylon core. Because my Hofner style sounds so good for recording, I didn't want to change them.

    Last week while surfing the Rondo website, I saw a blem on sale for $170, so I decided to buy it for my gigging Hofner style with flatwounds and only use my custom poly string for recording. It arrived yesterday and I'm very happy now, can't even see where the blem is. I added the flatwounds, replaced the all black knobs with pearl capped ones, to which I added a black dot, and a pearl truss cover. The bridge is floating and with the adjustment screws, the intonation is pretty good. I'm calling it Hadeaner (the other is Hofnelele).

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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2021
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  16. kohanmike

    kohanmike Gold Supporting Member

    Just did some modifications to the Hadean Hofner bass uke. Found a Hofner style tailpiece in chrome, changed the tuning machines to chrome with pearl paddles, and changed the strap buttons to ivory.

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