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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 2, 2013.
Details on this beauty please?
Fender Custom Shop Artisan Postmodern:
'59 Roasted Ash P-Bass body with Flame Maple Top and white binding
'62 Hand-wound pickup
'60 Roasted Maple J-Bass "U" profile neck with Rosewood fingerboard and clay dots
RSD High-Mass bridge
What does a beautiful roasted Bass weigh ?
Close enough to 8lbs as makes no difference
That could weigh 15 and I'd play it with no complaints whatsoever, I'd just get really ripped in the shoulders.
Just had to have this one
That Smith was a total surprise. She took me to Brook Mays Music in Irving Texas and just said maybe you can find what you are looking for here. Next thing I know the sales person drops that KS off on me. I was later told when I tried to give it back she was mine. I said BS.....he said no BS...your wife had this made for you. And the rest was history.
Too much time on my hands so hey I'll play along!
Where to begin.....
From the beginning I suppose? This Dean Z was the first bass I got to call my own. Played it in a metal bands throughout middle school and high school. Added some Duncan Quarter Pounders and a Hipshot D-Tuner later down the line. Doesn't get a whole lot of use these days, but she'll always be my first love.
Next up we've got my Jackson Kelly bass. As you have seen with the first, I'm kinda a sucker for explorer style bodies. Saw this beauty up at my local Music Go Round and couldn't resist. Has some Duncan designed pickups in it that are super growly, almost in the ballpark of a Rex Brown tone. One hipshot D-tuner and a new brass nut later, she's patiently awaiting her first time out to a gig.
Next up we have what was my holy grail for the first 8 years I was playing. A ruby red Rickenbacker 4003, modified with a Hipshot D-tuner, Hipshot bridge, and a Norstrand Nordenbacker in the neck position. (No bass is safe from my modification madness) Growly, punchy, and relatively quiet with the Nordenbacker, the Ricky pleases the crowd anytime, anywhere.
Soon after my purchase of the 4003, I stumbled upon this Warmoth Jazz bass in my local Music Go Round. As soon as I got my hands on it, I fell in love and asked myself; where have jazz basses been for the past 8 years of my plucking??? The feel, tone, and punch was everything I was looking for in a bass. Add a hipshot D-tuner for good measure. This bass currently gets the most attention, as alot of the material in my current band was written around it.
Next up we've got a back-breaking classic! An all original Peavey T40 (still on the hunt for a D-tuner that will fit!!) Picked this monster up from my local Music Go Round in my quest of hunting down a Rickenbacker-eske tone. This led me straight to the T40. Although it doesn't sound exactly like a Ric, it gets you decently close. Add that to the other countless tones this bass can emulate, the versatility in a passive bass is unmatched to anything else in my collection.
Up next we've got another Peavey, this time a Dyna Bass. Neck through, KOA body and neck, passive electronics. Very smooth neck and a comfortable bass to play, picked it up on an impulse buy not too terribly long ago. Pickups seem a little on the weak side, a future modification perhaps?
Here's another fun one, a Schecter Omen 8-string. Another find at my local Music Go Round, I just couldn't pass it up when I found it and ended up trading a purple Dean Edge 6 string to bring it home with me. No regrets there, this thing cuts through a mix like no other. Hoping to use this one a little more in my current band, fills out a 3-piece instrumental like nobody's business.
Next up we've got my Ibanez ATK300. Of all the basses I own, this one has the best action. Super low, super easy to fret, but with no dead notes all the way up the neck. Picked this up in a pawn shop about a year after I got my first Dean. Introduced me to the wonderful world of active electronics. Saw a lot of action in my earlier metal band days, but more recently not too much. Been going with more of a passive setup in my rig, but I like to keep my ATK handy for those special occasions.
This bass holds a special place in my heart. It once belonged to a good friend of mine who is no longer with us. Him and I were pretty much bass partners in crime, we inspired eachother to both become better players. I miss him every day, but I have this bass to remember the good days by.
We've reached the black sheep of my bass family. An attempt at a Jackson King V style body. This was a woods project my senior year. I made the body and got the neck of GFS' factory buyout clearance sale. With the amount of time I had in the class, it came out okay. It plays, but intonation isn't quick right above the 12th fret since I made the body a little too small. It was a good learning experience none the less. Makes for a nice piece of eye candy atleast!
And finally the most recent addition to the family, my 2 string cigar box bass! Made by a friend of mine I work with, this little guy packs a punch! You wouldn't think you could do a whole lot with 2 string but this little guy will fool you! A chinese Rick clone pickup in the neck position, I take this little guy with me just about everywhere.
That's all I got......for now........Thanks for playing, TB!
Hard acts to follow...but here are my pair.
For my 68th birthday I picked up the Jag, I wanted to learn to play and thought the SS would be better on my hands. Modded it with SDQP's, Gotoh bridge and flats. Love everything about it.
Just before my 70th I picked up the SX for $100 because I wanted to try a jazz bass. I was shocked at the quality of this bass. Solid ash body, bound and blocked maple fretboard, chrome knobs. The only mods I've made are a new pg and flats. I recently upgraded from a Rumble 25 to an R100 and it sounds sweet. If I ever get the chance to gig this will be my player.
I like my VM Squier Jag, but that Sx is real purty!
That last pic screams "Yeah I'm a dad and play bass, so what?"
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New review video is up! Rickenbacker 4003S/5
I recently purchased this MX pbass neck "ROASTED MAPLE PRECISION BASS® NECK, 20 MEDIUM JUMBO FRETS, 9.5", MAPLE, C SHAPE ". I wanted to know which tuning machines I can install (maybe something modern, like the new american ultra basses). Thanks, Hello.