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The Nordy Club (Part IX)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Feb 16, 2011.


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  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Posting for the dot.

    Mine is almost done. :)
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Last update I got was a body blank in transition, but that's been some time ago now...
     

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  4. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    Man that chambered body looks real coo!!!! Let us know if you feel it sounds tonally different being chambered and all!
     
  5. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    I'm in..:hyper:
     
  6. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    First page tradition to post the same exact picture of my Nordy.....

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Had to post pics of my amazing VP5 again, and a clip. I've never been so pleased with an instrument! Literally perfect in every way... tone, fit and finish, weight (8 pounds), B string, even tone up and down the neck, playability, looks, etc., etc.

    Here's a clip!

    http://www.youtube.com/Kjungbass#p/a/u/1/VmiTKaTE0uU

    Here is the bass!

    VP5_5.

    vp5_3.

    vp5_2.
     
  8. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    The figure on that maple is OFF the Freaking HOOK! What a COOL, COOL bass. I love the simple, understated elegance. Wow. Really happy for your Ken! That bass is perhaps the single bass on this forum that gives me Serious GAS. Play it in the best of health and the best of times! Born to Groove!

     
  9. Thanks Gary! Are you up early or late!!!!?!?!?!?

    Had a great series of gigs with this bass over the last 4 days or so. Monday night, there were actually three bassists on a long gig, with the other guys two being serious P guys (and WAY serious players).

    They both loved the bass, and played it during their sets! It was fun to hear it out front (with the AE212/LMII rig). Killer fat, warm but articulate (huge issue to me with some P sounds out front).... every note was clear, and the bit of grind and growl of the nickel rounds came through nicely, even in a very busy mix (full band, three singers, tracks/DJ). :bassist:
     
  10. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    Yeah, I'm up crazy late. Had a weeknight gig tonight. Awesome to get praise from other P Bass players who are familiar with the virtues of the a P Bass. I love it when I get to hear my bass out in front , through my rig, in the hands of a skilled player. That's always illuminating.
     
  11. BIGREDSIX

    BIGREDSIX Supporting Member

    I'm in. Here's my smokin' VJ5 Classic...

    P1050328.
     
  12. LutherHeggs00

    LutherHeggs00

    Apr 11, 2006
    In.

    And this is just AWESOME. :eek:

    VP5_5.

    vp5_3.

    vp5_2.
     
  13. Thanks! That neck is really something. These VP5's are the real deal!
     
  14. LutherHeggs00

    LutherHeggs00

    Apr 11, 2006
    Here's some Nordy shop questions:

    1 - How many basses does the crew output on average a week?
    2 - What's their batch size?
    3 - What's the percentage of 4's versus 5's?
    4 - How can we get a multiple bass discount? Say 50% or more... :)
     
  15. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    Number 4 is funny!

    To answer the rest of your questions, we make about 1.5 basses a week if everything flows smoothly. Batches are typically 4-6 instruments at a time. And, we probably make 1 four for every 5 fives.

    As a matter of fact, checking my order database, since we started making Nordy's about 6 years ago we've made about 250 basses. Around 200 are fives, and around 50 are fours. Almost perfectly 1 out of 5.
     
  16. I love your vP5 Ken. Congrats. One day I too will own one.

    In the meantime, here's a photo of me playing my vJ5... Such a versatile instrument and a joy to play.
     

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  17. BIGREDSIX

    BIGREDSIX Supporting Member

    Wow, I'm in fairly exclusive company since I've owned two VJ4's (and 4 VJ5's) :bassist:
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Update in the mail today:
    mine would be the bound r/w neck with dots, 2nd from the top.


     

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  19. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston

    Oooh, that's purdy!
     
  20. rodneyat

    rodneyat

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Now are those clay dots? Because we all know they have the best tone. :bag:
     

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