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The official "Show your basses" thread part 19!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. ICM


    Apr 29, 2013
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    I love it!


    Dec 13, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Im in love with that bass. I love Paisley.

  3. amper


    Dec 4, 2002
    Not the best pictures in the world, because the lighting in my house is awful, but I realised I haven't uploaded a new picture of my 玉子 (Tamako), since I finally got around to replacing her pickguard with a black pearl unit, which I have been saying I wanted to do for about 10 years. The lighting doesn't do justice to her bright yellow "Transparent Gold with matching headstock" finish.

    File Jan 10, 18 30 03. File Jan 10, 18 30 21.

    I also got her a little Kimmidoll "Tamako" kokeshi keychain charm, because when I saw they had a "Tamako", i couldn't pass it up. Too kawaii!

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017
  4. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    wow - 5 knobs for one pu… what besides V/T/B goes on?
  5. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
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  6. amper


    Dec 4, 2002
    Actually 5 pickups, but who's counting? There are four piezo pickups in the bridges, and one magnetic. There are internal trim pots for string-to-string piezo balance, and the knobs on the front are, from top to bottom: volume, pickup blend (magnetic/piezo), treble eq, mid eq, bass eq.

    Anytime you see a StingRay with five knobs, it's a 3-band EQ with piezo pickups.
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  7. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    awesome! :bassist:
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  8. strost

    strost Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
    Haven't posted a family photo in a while. I think this might be my forever family (of course I may adopt more but I don't think I'll get rid of any of these).

    G&L JB: My #1. I play this in my band. Sounds and plays exactly how I want it to. No fussing.
    Stingray HH Slo: The new kid. I find myself picking this one up most of the time when I'm playing at home. Love the variety for just messing around. Just hella fun to play.
    1977 Precision Fretless: The classic. Sounds amazing and fun to play. Wish I had more chances to play it in a band setting (acoustic or mellow). Irreplaceable.
    MIM Jazz Fretless (1996?): So I really don't "need" this but I just like it and it's not worth selling for what I can get for it. Fastest neck and plays and sounds great.

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  9. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    the '77 P is killer :thumbsup:
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    JBOWLES Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2012


    You guys have much nicer stuff than I, but I make it work as best I can. From L to R on the bottom pic is a Highway 1 Jazz (supposedly the last Hwy 1 ever sold, as per Corner Music in Nashville), Schecter Model T, ESP Vin 4, MiM Jazz, Vin 4 again, Model T again, and a Vin 4 once again. Strings are Dunlop Super Bright nickel on the Jazz basses, Slinky 50s on the Schecters just because I had a couple of sets laying around, Black Beauties on on of the burst Vin 4s and Super Brights on the other. The red ESP has Chromes on it. Two of the ESPs and both Schecters were tour basses that came from Cory Elder of Memphis May Fire. Hopefully, one day soon I can get a few nicer pieces like y'all, but I'm fairly happy with what I'm getting right now.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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  11. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
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  12. iamprowla


    Nov 28, 2016
    A brace of Statii:


    And headed.
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  13. GregBass1979


    Feb 26, 2008
    Updated version of mine. SX Fretless Jazz Old Headstock from 2005 or so...and 1970's Fender Clone Lawsuit MIJ P-Bass. Both set up with Flats. IMG_7546_resize. IMG_7551_resize.JPG IMG_7546_resize. IMG_7551_resize.JPG IMG_7552_resize.JPG IMG_7554_resize.JPG
    JTSmitty, dekideki, ICM and 1 other person like this.
  14. DUB1976

    DUB1976 Guest

    Nov 13, 2015
    IMG_8011.JPG Here's my new favorite tool
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  15. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    Sandberg 30th Anniversary California II VM4
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  16. iamprowla


    Nov 28, 2016
    Phew - I thought it had 40 frets!
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  17. Andersson


    Jan 11, 2017
    Warwick Streamer I (German)

  18. joinercape

    joinercape Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Cape Cod, MA
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    My homemade fretless, solid mahogany body, maple neck with ebony board, Fralin jazz pickups (passive). The pickguard is 1/8" black plexiglass, as is the back cavity cover. I intended to add a Sadowsky preamp, maybe I still will someday. But it sounds wonderful to me as is. I built the neck chunky as I am happiest playing the upright.
    Plus a built from parts (Fender Mexico 50's body and neck, Fender USA Original pickup) P bass. The aged pearl pickguard is off a Custom Shop Fender P I had years ago. I made a new one for it as at that time I didn't want the extra holes for the tug bar and pickup cover. It has the aluminum ground plate underneath, but I skipped the ground plate under the pickup and shielded the cavities with copper. I am amazed at how good this bass sounds and feels!
    The classical guitar in the back I also built, over twenty years ago.
    The brown cable was custom made by my good friend and fellow longtime TB'er Exaltbass (Dave Lowe). I also got the 50's P bass body from him, Dave is a real class act!
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017
  19. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
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  20. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Mesa Engineering! Warwick-G&L-Source Audio Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
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