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The official "Show your basses" thread part 19!

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


  1. bassplayer1960

    bassplayer1960

    Feb 22, 2008
    meant to write Koa top
     
  2. It's interesting you mention that about Modulus. 2009 was when I also bought the neck for my custom Warmoth. Funny enough, I had first ordered a Status neck. Then I stumbled upon planetbass.com, where I think they still act as a dealer for Modulus, saw they had one last satin version available. I don't remember exactly why I decided to go for it. Once I had both necks, I went with the Modulus mainly for the finish, the thinness, and the 21st fret (back then, I don't think Status had that option for JNecks). I then sold the Status (which, FYI, had nothing wrong with it). I was sad when I then found out about the issues at Modulus. I'm glad they're still out there, albeit at a much smaller scale.

    Living in Canada, it was always extremely frustrating dealing with the massive weather and humidity changes throughout the year and the heavy impact it had on my wooden necked basses. Graphite has been a life changer. In almost ten years, I've only adjusted the Modulus' truss rod one tiny bit. I expect the Status being the same.

    I don't know the technical intricacies of working with graphite, but I'm always a little surprise more high end manufacturers don't jump on board. It's a rock solid material, makes the bass sound great (although wood purists understandably have good arguments on their end also), and lasts forever. Like I said, in my part of the world, it's been a life changer.
     
  3. TexasThunder

    TexasThunder

    Mar 4, 2018
    Texas
    4FFBC1E6-B8EA-4A42-80B8-58359E0BD07D. New to me ‘94 Peavey Fury. This will be a project bass but it plays pretty amazing as is. The neck is in perfect condition.
     
  4. Ebelow

    Ebelow Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Campbell, CA
    4B5D802C-4FDF-4177-A338-084613EF0813. my current and only one bass I have
     
  5. SimonSays32

    SimonSays32

    Oct 29, 2019
    Vancouver
    1st bass - IMG_0572.JPG Ibanez TR50, I got it in '98 and I love this bass it is my go-to for heavy-rock, it thumps like crazy.
    2nd bass - IMG_0571.JPG Fender P-Bass Lyte Deluxe, I got it in '99 but I have been told it is an older bass based on the SN#. This is the bass I have used the most in the studio and live.
    3rd bass - IMG_0575.JPG - got this in like '05 or '06, Barry Ewert put in the thumbrest - currently the pickup is blown but I have used this mostly in recording but did busk with it around Vancouver back in the day.
    4th bass - IMG_0577.JPG - got this in 2013, this is mainly a studio player, it is a very cinematic instrument.
    5th bass - IMG_0573.JPG - this was a gift from a friend before I transferred out to Toronto, I have no idea what it actually is, I have looked at Vantage basses online in the past and never seen one that looks like this. He bought it in the mid-to-late eighties I believe. I love this bass - it plays super fast, and has a great punk tone.
    6th bass - IMG_0574.JPG - my drummer spied this guy for $100cad and I bought it right away, I haven't done any mods to it but I might turn it into a VI after watching a couple vids on youtube. I am a firm believer in stock pickups - every guitar or bass I have purchased I do so because I like how it sounds both unplugged and through an amp before I buy it - but I will change the pots, and the hardware needed to convert it to a VI.
    7th bass - IMG_0576.JPG - I was down in Pittsburgh for work training and purchased this after searching for a more immediately playable guitar to pass the time but had not found anything that I wanted to spend money on. I was almost out the door when I spied this in the bass section - I use this both in the studio and live, it is a beast to play live it is super heavy and the reverse body has a tendency to ride up (not to mention it is crazy to tune) but it looks so cool and sounds amazing.
    8th bass - 58961869_174125050255310_4261230349374896767_n. - my drummer spied this for me again, a couple months before we left Toronto to come back out west. This is my new daily driver - I love this bass.
     
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  6. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    SoCal
    That upright is KILLER!
     
  7. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    SoCal
    IMG_3079.
    The Family, as it currently stands. L-R: 2002 MIJ Fender Jazz, 1985 Carvin LB40, 2015 Rickenbacker 4003, 2004 Fender American Standard Precision, 1981 Carvin LB50 Koa Stereo (I'm the original owner).

    The Red Carvin LB40 was recently snagged, after a 36-year search.

    The 1981 Carvin LB50 Koa, I purchased directly, from Carvin, in 1981.

    The 2002 MIJ Fender Jazz has unexpectedly become my fav.
     
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  8. Julian G

    Julian G

    Mar 16, 2017
    Dubai
    IMG_20191101_190245. First ever family portrait.
    2008 Fender Jazz MIA
    2011 Musicman Sterling H5
    2016 Fender Precision Special MIM
    2004 Fender Precision Mike Dirnt sig model MIM

    Sterling very underated, but mostly play the Jazz. Precision Special recently fitted with flatwounds and has a whole new feel to it. Get everything I want from the family but might be tempted to add another 5 string into the fold.
     
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  9. A9E866BD-0B58-4B85-83DF-72F08A801CCE. Haven’t done this in a while, oh dang, forgot the washtub. Other than the Guild B50 all the other fretless’ are home made.
     
  10. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Got the Wick out on a Friday night

    20191101_223301.
     
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  11. Finally found a picture of my 2000 A. S. Precision. Sadly, it's the picture I posted on CL to sell. (Bangs head against wall) stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid...
    100_0891016 (640x480).JPG
     
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  12. SimonSays32

    SimonSays32

    Oct 29, 2019
    Vancouver
    @bass-icly me - that bass is gorgeous, sorry to hear you sold it!
     
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  13. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    Loving my 35" scale 19mm spaced Cort GB75JH.
    More now that I upgraded the pickups. :)
    Neck SD Basslines (housed in a closed cover)
    And the Aguilar DCB-M 5 for the Bridge.
    Replaced the Omega Bridge saddles with the really good HipShot Kickass saddles.
    Stock preamp is meh, way too bright an hyped.
    Will either go passive (sounds great when bypassed) with a passive bass cut circuit like a G&L.
    OR
    A 4 band Audere, Noll, Or possibly EMG i really want sweepable mids AND bypass with passive tone.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. BakedMaple

    BakedMaple Banned

    Oct 6, 2019
    The Fenders...

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    The Gibsons...

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  15. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Is that an actual Gibson (left) with a 24 fret T-bird neck?
     
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  16. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    I can say good things about the Noll 4XM preamp. Ordered through BBG, was able to get a 2 pup-4band with p/a push pull in 3 stacked knobs and a fairly compact circuit. Not too expensive either...
     
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  17. 8liter

    8liter

    Apr 30, 2009
    My new to me 2000 Thumb BO 5 73297030_585091532231899_5703195520835518464_n. 74473186_1210171925852488_9087943110897434624_n. 75210363_2479980785617250_7155430783744737280_n.
     
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  18. BakedMaple

    BakedMaple Banned

    Oct 6, 2019
    Yes, it's called an EB, even though it has no relationship to the EB basses of olde....
     
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  19. MrJamesBass

    MrJamesBass

    Oct 7, 2019
    While I have a Peavey Grind 4, a MiM Jazz 5 deluxe, and an Epiphone Zenith, this is the only one that matters...

    Musicman BFR Old Smoothie #11 of 90

    5AD404DD-AB44-4CBB-9B0F-E4BA7FC34EBB. FCC7F896-C4E8-402B-AC20-3D4390EBC425. 9A5DBA4A-5900-48A3-8CF3-C1CB320FBAB4.
     
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  20. bass.

    This is my workhorse. Had it about 6.5 years now, bought it off another TBer from the classifieds.
     
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