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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 6, 2014.
The thread title is "The Fender Jazz Bass Club" and the headstock says Fender....
4sight, you are #1495 - Welcome aboard
just put the rotosound 66 back on the mim jazz
that is something special
geddy knows a thing or two eh?
The second-best 20th Century invention to ever come out of Great Britain. As for the first-best, well...
Ah, well, if you want to talk about the Brits inventing death rays...
Hey there, everyone, I'd like to join the party. Here's my entry to the club, a MIM Fender Player Jazz.
Are you sure it's not a Fender "Punisher" Jazz?
That is, actually, its nickname
A Jazz bass with a maple fretboard? Throw some super-bright strings on it and it'll be an awesome form of "punishment". For that matter, what kind of strings is it rockin'?
P.S.: What's the source of your avatar? That "Lilo & Stitch" painting is absolutely gorgeous!
Right now it has a set of regular EB Slinky Rounds. I'm still pretty new to bass and am feeling out different tones. I'm open to suggestions to try out!
Oh, and the avatar is an image I've had for so long I can't remember the source. I love that movie, and our dog is pretty much just like Stitch.
I've seen some discussion of those DRs and had been considering giving them a shot. I'll try them next, thanks for the suggestion.
If you like the "slinkiness" of Ernie Ball strings, but want to get super-aggressive, I highly recommend the Ernie Ball Cobalt roundwounds. Lotsa grind and growl there, boyo!
I've been experimenting with other strings and searching for something that complements a Jazz bass well, but doesn't have the growl turned up to 11. I recently installed a set of Rotosound Solo 55 pressure-wounds on a '70s reissue Jazz and I think I'm on to something. If I really dig in, it growls like a Jazz should (especially one with '70s-style pickup placement), but while playing with a more normal attack (for me, that is), it has a very nice "purr" to it. Check out the demo on the Rotosound page…
SOLO BASS 55 | ROTOSOUND
Sweet, sounds like I now have two sets to try out, thanks everyone!
All chromed up! Now to take it back off and age it.
What would you use? A friend suggested using etchant/muriatic acid/ferric chloride, but that's some pretty nasty stuff and I don't really think I will need it after this. How does leaving them over a bowl of vinegar stack up against the more corrosive solutions?
I can’t say whether this will work as I haven’t tried it, but I was told to use apple cider vinegar and a handful of back yard dirt. Yes, that’s what they said. A little daily agitation apparently helps too. I’d want to test that on something else first.
So, how about tincture of time?
A good topic/name for a song
Or the TB house band...