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The "Official" Black 'n' Maple Basses Owners Club thread (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john turner, Mar 6, 2008.

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  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  2. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Woot! A reason to post my B' N' M' beast again!
    Reintroducing, Black Betty!
  3. this is a repost in case it got overlooked with the original thread bein' closed.

    I want opinions. What do you think looks better? Black dots or Pearl blocks. I really like both, but I think the back dots give it more a vintage 50s look. What do you think?


    compared to...


    I was plannin' on orderin a SX PBass in a 3 tone sunburst for the body only. I could always get the SPB57 3TS and use the maple/black dots neck for this bass and turn around and sale the blocked neck. I don't know???

    Any thoughts?

  4. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Black dots look better, IMO.
    Either way, you got a sexy axe!

    Lol, the post above yours shows why I like black dots!
  5. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    BAMBOC Part 2
    The Beat Goes On!
  6. I just noticed Black Betty up top. I decided to call mine Bettie as well, accept spelled different. I actually had a "Bettie" decal made from best-decals. I don't know how good it's gonna look. I decided to call her Bettie Pearl (since I got the pearl knobs and block inlays). I'm just tryin' to talk myself into keepin' this neck on because it feels pretty good.

  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Both do look good anyway, but the feel is the most important.:)
  8. 7thbass


    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    I own a 99 am std jazz, stock. Great sounding bass.

    Attached Files:

  9. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Woot woot, part two. :) I'm pretty sure the BnM club is the only "colour based" club on TB to get this far.

    Black and maple reigns supreme!!! :bassist:

    Continuing from the old thread;

    #104 for you, pstyle. :) That Geddy looks great without the PG.

    And #105 for you. You guys sure do know how to make a dude GAS for a Jazz. :meh: :(


    Seeing as it's a new thread I feel like posting my black n maple beast. :) By the way, her name is Angela, named after this very nice lady, Angela Gossow. Listen to some of her vocals and you'll realise why I named something as aggressive as a Stingray after her. ;)

  10. Black and maple, you say?

    Here´s my fingerprint magnet:


    It´s a Korean made Tribute and plays like butter. Great piece of gear, especially for the money.
  11. SRT80, with the black dots the looks even better!
  12. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Look close and you'll notice that she is Black and Maple too!:smug:
  13. I think so too. But for now, I'm probably gonna stick with the blocks. Switching necks is too much work for me. I might later on down the road pick up a black/maple SX PBass and switch pickguards.

    I thought this looked interesting also...


  14. kevmc28


    Feb 28, 2008
    Somerset, NJ, USA
  15. Quote:Originally Posted by dkb
    Here's mine:



    Great looking bass. It that a Nash?

  16. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    Nope. It was made for me from a luthier that I work with (SPG). This is a model I had made to resell, but I like it too much to actually sell it.

    I sell them for about the same price as Nash, but they are all hand-crafted instead of just being assembled.
  17. OK, I'm in. Sadowsky 4990

  18. Fender32


    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    :eek: How many strings!????

    If they had been around last year (in Metro form), I'd have probably snapped one up, instead of my 5 string version. Much to my shame, I really haven't been able to adapt to that "low B" thing and so my "Modern 5" is currently on ebay (auction ends in 45 mins :().

    Anyway, I just stopped by (on one of my increasingly rare :scowl:) visits to TB, to say "Congratulations" :hyper: to everyone for keeping this thread going for so long and perhaps more importantly, for keeping things so "civil" :D. There's been no nastiness at all, since the first page, when somebody called me "a freak" because I didn't have a white pickguard on my P Bass :meh: (wonder where he is now :p).

    As ever, props to our ROON for keeping the B'n'M torch burning ;).
  19. It's not a Modern 4.

    It's a Sadowsky Standard bass with the soapbars (instead of humcancelling J pups) in J bass locations. The pups are not in the 'Modern locations' and the bass does not have 24 frets.

  20. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    #106! :)
    :eek: So she is! :bassist:

    #107! :)

    You're welcome. :) And thanks to everyone for participating!

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