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The official "Show your basses" thread part 19!

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

  1. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia

    Took this picture at rehearsal yesterday. First time I’ve ever actually had a good use for the double stop lever.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
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  2. Scooter Johnson

    Scooter Johnson

    Dec 15, 2018
    rogue and hofner.

    Rogue VB100 &Hofner Ignition
  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Well done - you need to post this on the Thunderbird thread - :thumbsup: :bassist: Is the T-bird engraved in the pg or a sticker? Which pu brand are the buckers and do you have it wired with 500k pots?
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  4. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    It is a sticker. I'm not sophisticated enough to attempt to engrave it.
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  5. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016

    Just finished up another strap
    And here’s a picture with my beloved Dingwall Z3 6
  6. Pedullist


    Oct 31, 2016
    This Pedulla fanatic bought a Rickenbacker 4003 (walnut)...love how it changes my entire approach and style



  7. oldskoolskatedad

    oldskoolskatedad Supporting Member

    May 18, 2014
    Beautiful! I love the contrast of the natural wood grain and the chrome, binding & blocking. Had always planned on getting a Ric someday but I was completely infatuated the moment I set eyes on a 4003W, and I also really like maple fretboards.

    I also had to remove the pup cover and really enjoy the cove style treble bezel cover. Soon after I swapped out the bridge for a Hipshot, mainly because I like to pluck and pick closer to the saddles than I could comfortably do with the stock bridge. String height and intonation adjustment is also much improved on the Hipshot. Lastly I installed a Nordenbocker neck pup to match the high gain output of the bridge pup and the added benefit of hum cancelling when both pups are engaged as its RWRP to the bridge pup. Couldn't be happier with the bass as I'm sure you are with yours!

  8. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    That bass is killer.
    The T-bird logo and top hat knobs are nice touches as well.
    Really add to the overall vibe.
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  9. Pedullist


    Oct 31, 2016
    That'll be my upgrade path. Treble bezel and pickup will arrive soon. Wasn't sure about the Hipshot yet, but my Fender basses have one too.
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  10. Q24


    Feb 3, 2019
    Picked this up for $199 a few weeks ago

    Plug it direct into my 15 and play along with some NOFX, then plug it into my crappy HM2 clone and play some metal, AW YEH
  11. MovinTarget


    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    The VM Jags are nice little basses for the $!
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  12. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung What would Fred Rogers do? Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    A) breathtakingly beautiful bass!

    B) looks like professional-quality portrait photography!

    C) Day Um!!:woot:
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  13. Pagorn Suebwong

    Pagorn Suebwong

    Jan 21, 2017
    Nice bass rickenbacker
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  14. Pagorn Suebwong

    Pagorn Suebwong

    Jan 21, 2017
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  15. hPKk9RM. New babies. Lakland 55-01, and a 2002 MIA Jazz.

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  16. Darr61


    Oct 8, 2017
    212FE517-6E5F-4990-828C-E214F8E8119C. 917BE016-B1F1-49B1-9A68-077588EC2595. 96C5261E-ED2D-4930-8C35-CCFC7B277C90. 94E8B4A2-42BA-4B93-9DEE-AD57B96DFA03. Just finished this one up last night. eBay body and short scale fretless neck. DiMarzio Area J Pups,the rest from Stewmac. I absolutely hate rattle can paint. It came out ok but what a pain. Next time I will use my spray gun ;)
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
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  17. chlorinemist


    Jul 22, 2017
    All electronics are by Cycfi Research. It might look like three, but this guitar has 8 pickups, 10 coils total. All pickups are active with 12V headroom, use neodymium (strongest magnet commercially available) transducers and reproduce the full frequency range of human hearing (20Hz-20kHz) with totally flat response signature. Neck and middle pickups are Cycfi XR sidewound humbuckers, and in the bridge position is a Nu-Multi 6-coil hexaphonic pickup assembly, providing separate outputs for each string.

    The 8 audio output signals (accompanied by 3 CV signals transmitted by the 3 pots which are subsequently converted to MIDI cc messages for remote controlling my fx processors) are all carried over a single 19-pin LEMO cable (only slightly thicker than 1/4”), to a breakout box called the Nexus, which has 12 audio/CV outs and MIDI DIN. The 19-pin cable also provides phantom power to the active electronics, eliminating the need for batteries.

    I use the hex pickup to processing each string separately with my Spicetone 6Appeal analog hexaphonic distortion pedal and Eventide H8000FW digital multichannel fx processor. I can do stereo string panning, polyphonic ADSR, assign multiple LFOs and step sequencers to specific strings for polyrhythmic modulation of dozens of simultaneous parameters, distort some strings and not others, call up alternate tunings, pitch shift it to sound like a guitar, layer up and down octaves, intelligent harmonization, and so on...

    Hexaphonic distortion eliminates the problematic, nasty-sounding intermodulation distortion associated with driving multiple strings in mono, and consequently eliminates the need for cab sims as there are is no ugly buildup of trebly harmonics. Playing complex chords with all 6 strings sounds like 6 harmonized basses layered on top of each other instead of an ugly mess like it would with a traditional signal chain.

    Pitch shifting the strings separately allows for much more accurate pitch detection and natural-sounding pitch shifts, with flexibility to recall alternate tunings with a preset. The H8000 sounds incredibly realistic used in this manner, very unlike the "organ" sound of a POG.

    Thanks to the CV knobs, I can blend the neck and middle pickups in clean with the distorted hexaphonic signal by using the 6Appeal as a MIDI-controlled mixer. The combination of the differently signals produces a euphonic, rich distorted tone that retains the weighty low end foundation of clean bass PUs. After summing I use stereo filters for further sound shaping. Excellent sound all around, definitely the best sounding bass I've played so far.
  18. SROpriest


    Feb 6, 2019
    My pair.

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  19. mustBmtd


    Sep 28, 2012
    Can I join in! 20190111_154513. 20190111_160605.
  20. BassAgent

    BassAgent Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    After the awesome deal I got for the G&L, the stable looks like this atm:

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