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The Nordy Club (Part XIV)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I'll be eligible the first half of next week....... #229 is making its way to Michigan!
  3. maisbass

    maisbass Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    I'm in!! ImageUploadedByTalkBass1391253086.702384.jpg
  4. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
  5. IanA


    Jul 31, 2011
    Leicester UK
    I'm in ImageUploadedByTalkBass1391283989.410678.jpg
  6. jonno1707

    jonno1707 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    Nanuet N.Y.
    I'm in and lovin my VJ5C
  7. IanA


    Jul 31, 2011
    Leicester UK
    Indulgence :) ATTACH]394031[/ATTACH]

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  8. headband


    Oct 18, 2013
    Lake Havasu City
    Number 156 has made it's way to me. I was told that it is the same bass that is shown in the artist photos as owned by Matt Winter. He sold it to my seller. Used last weekend for two shows, really an awesome instrument. Fit and finish is as good as it gets. Balance is superb on my shoulder. I didn't know how I would feel about the Big Single pickups, but I found them to sound really good. They remind me of P-90's, and no, they don't sound exactly like a traditional jazz bass pickup, but they don't sound anything like a humbucker, either. I like them and found this bass to be exactly what I was looking for - something a little bit different that didn't stray too far from the traditional jazz bass formula. This one is a keeper and will be with me for a long time.

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  9. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    Sweet.. Love that ice blue metallic....
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Did someone say "ice blue metallic?"


    :D :D :D

    Man, this bass still kills me! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
    Session1969 likes this.
  11. Here area a couple of lower quality videos of VP5 #10 in action. Really digging how it's working out.
  12. IanA


    Jul 31, 2011
    Leicester UK
    My Vj5 is on its way across the Atlantic to see Adrian and the boys, hopefully she is going to come back a little bit lighter :)
  13. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland

    That sounds like a great story. What's the plan?
  14. IanA


    Jul 31, 2011
    Leicester UK

    A rear cavity rout to match the VJ modern, hoping to loose about 1/2 pound..... May have a p pickup installed in the neck position as well while it is there. Would value people's thoughts on the pick up for sure!
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    In as of December 2013! :)

    Yammybass and Session1969 like this.
  16. Cashu


    Feb 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    In with this one.

    Tony G and IGotGas like this.
  17. CTC564

    CTC564 Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    Ok...a few newbie questions...

    I happened to own a VJ5 modern w Dual Coils for a short time but sold it to get funds for a different bass

    I miss her A LOT!!!!

    So, I'm considering a build...probably alder/RW with blocks and binding, trans white with tort or black pearl pg and a 2 band pre

    What are the differences between the Big Singles, Big Splits and Fat Stacks...is it possible to get close to a P/J sound by using any combo of these or would it be best to rout for a P pickup in the neck position???
  18. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups


    Post. Yarp.
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  19. IanA


    Jul 31, 2011
    Leicester UK

    Oly white goodness, yummy!
  20. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Big Splits are awesome in the bridge position. But if you want that P sound, get a P in the sweet spot. P and Big Split work great together.

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