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TELL US About Your XMAS Bass!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B.Hendrix, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. B.Hendrix


    Mar 24, 2000
    Atlanta, GA
    I know this is a little early, but my wonderful girlfriend surprised me with a brand new Spector NS2000Q4 black stain! I sold a Jazz Bass earlier this year that was my backup to my Precision - she had overheard me in conversation talking about the Spector and ordered one.

    She ordered it from Zzounds - arrived in about 4 days and was perfectly setup right out of the box! Kudos to Zzounds!

    I know this is a korean manufacture, but the construction, materials, electronics are all top notch! The neck is perfect for me - very nice fret work and it just feels like butter in my hands. :D

    It has passive EMG pups, but an active circuit - I'm loving all the tonal possibilities.

    All in all - a fantastic bass at this price point! Looks like my Pbass is going to get a little dusty!;)
    I'll post a pic when we open the new digital camera - got to wait til xmas for that one!

    So what is everybody else getting? Or already got? :D
  2. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Welcome to the club! Here's mine:
    I love this bass! Best instrument I ever had, in both looks and tone departments!
  3. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    BH congrats on the gift. I suspect you will get years of playing pleasure out of that bass.

    Dave, what kind of strings are on the Spector? They look like copper in that pic. Nice looking bass BTW.

    Dan :bassist:
  4. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    It feels like butter in your hands? Dude, I might take that in and have someone look at it.

    This is my Valentines Day bass from last year. It was a surprise and a very nice one, obviously:

    <IMG SRC="http://www.bovinehost.com/79ray/62Jazz.jpg">

    So even though it was Valentines Day and not Xmas, can I still play?
  5. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Thanks! Those are GHS Infinity. Bass Central was giving away free sets when I ordered the Spector. They are anodized with some red stuff, supposedly to extend string life... You can see the coating is wearing out over the neck pickup, on the E and A strings, where I play 75% of the time. I think they retail for 93$. The next B-string to go on this baby will be tapered, though.

    BTW, Christle, are you still in love with your Freeway? :)

    Bovinehost, that Jazz is sweet! :smug: '62 re-issue?
  6. B.Hendrix


    Mar 24, 2000
    Atlanta, GA
    Dave - that's a gorgeous bass! Is it a Euro?
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Oh yeah! I play it more than the Precision now. I particularly love its tone and for me it is very playable. Just debating on whether to stick with rounds or go with flats on that bass.

    Thanks for the info on the strings. I hadn't seen those before.

    DeLorean, those are cool basses.

  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I started another thread about this bass, but here she is again:

    MTD 535, flamed redwood top, mahogany body, wenge/wenge neck.

    Xmas present to myself, replacing my Warwick Thumb 5 which I've had 10 years but it's time to move on - I prefer the 19mm string spacing of the MTD vs the 17mm of the Thumb.
  9. Fishface


    Jul 26, 2002
    Denver, Colorado
    My wife got me a SX SPB62 in th sunburst finish. I put some flatwounds on it & I'm really enjoying the old school sound that I'm getting.

    I've showed it to a couple of friends & they can't believe that it only costs $109 for it (I'm still in awe at the value). When I took it to church to play it sure got some booty's shaking.

    My kids said that I can't play it until Christmas, but I got my way. ;)
  10. Fishbrain


    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    warwick corvette jazzman mmmmmmm tasty purple stain gold hardaware, wont be here til jan though!!
  11. Samie


    Dec 13, 2000
    Madrid, Spain
    here is my Xmas BAbe, Very flexible bass.

    I pulled out the old jaco video to work on tracy's arpegios, whole scales etc. These fenders do have something. I am back to 4 strings with the fenderzone

  12. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Thanks! And yes, it is a Euro. Incredible bass! I'm in love! BTW, it's a gift I made to myself in october/november.
  13. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    OH YES!!!! im getting a YAMAHA RBX774 Black!
    nice bass! i cant wait to play that bass!
  14. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    This is the BTB405 that I received the day after Thanksgiving:
    Elixir strings as standard equipment, too!
  15. I did a bad, bad, thing. Went to GC to find a beginner bass for my son and came home with this Zon . . . for me. Makes number 4. Not a very good pic though. Now what do I get him??

  16. snapple


    Nov 25, 2003
    Victoria-Vancouver Canada
    Endorsing Artist: PCL Vintage Amps
    :( I really really really want a Stingray 5 for christmas, and MIA Jazz 4 for fun. Unfortunately, I doubt im getting either so looks like im gonna hafta sell a whack of my crap or steal something... ;) :(
  17. i just got my dream bass for christmas and i an on cloud nine, it is an american made fender p-bass with the two tone sunburst finish. it plays like butter the action is super low w/ no fret buzz at all:hyper:
  18. Mine was a self-gift: a Tyler five string.
  19. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Screw the bass. I know what I want -

  20. ChildoftheKorn


    May 21, 2003

    lol one of the funniest stories ive ever heard :D