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The official "Show your basses" thread part 19!

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

  1. Not exactly NBD - I've had this one for over 25 years. Top was put together from pieces made from off-cuts from the Ernie Ball factory in San Luis Obispo, California. Neck was bought used from a music store. Originally had a Schaller suspended bridge, but the tension was too much over time and the bridge started to pivot, so I replaced it, which involved replacing 6 squares. Took the opportunity to refinish it in blue - it was originally green.

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  2. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    That looks killer!
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  3. PizzaFiend


    Oct 4, 2019
    USA, Earth
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  4. Agreed, that thing is beautiful! :cool:
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  5. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Something something gorgeous something blue something something really well done. ;P

    Seriously, the pattern, the history, and the mojo of that instrument can be felt from those pics. Killer instrument!
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  6. nuage420b

    nuage420b Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    Any pics of it when it was green?
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  7. Shirobon


    Jun 16, 2020
    Show me your best couch pics
  8. EdBo

    EdBo Supporting Member

    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    Awesome ! Besides the traditional Jazz Shape nothing else about it looks traditional.
    Are you pulling a fretno and teasing us with just 1 partial picture ??
    Please share more pictures. I'd love to see the whole Bass front and back.
    I'd also be interested to see it w/ the Green finish.
    I've been contemplating building a bound Slab Jazz body to stick a Tele neck on.
    The pickup and controls layout you have is giving me some ideas.

    Thanks :thumbsup::bassist::thumbsup:
  9. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    The Frozen Tundra
    That AIO TB4 looks really nice. Does it balance well?
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  10. Shirobon


    Jun 16, 2020
    No :(
    But it's light enough that you don't get tired carrying it. Basswood body.
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  11. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Couch club:
    Loungin basses
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  12. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
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  13. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    you know..... it’s grown on me a lot since my first impression. It plays very nicely and sounds great. It has some cons too, I may have mentioned previously but it’s one of the best, if not thee best Ibanez I’ve played.

    Current cons:
    -Ibanez factory quality control.
    -Lack of sustain(not huge deal)
    -Vibration carry over to other strings
    -Fretboard radius.... feels very flat conpared to what I’m used to.
    -I would like to squeak a bit more string spacing out of it.

    -sounds great
    -super light weight
    -neck feels fantastic(aside from radius)

    thanks for the family compliment! I don’t have one that I think I could easily part with.....I’m of the mindset it’s always good to have one in the collection that you could sell easily enough if money is required elsewhere.....

    I think I’d try selling a kid or a kidney first. :D
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  14. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    I wonder if they went with a flatter radius for people easing into multiscale?

    I don't blame you for not wanting to part with any of them. I wish I had the disposable income and/or justification to acquire a few beauts like these...
  15. J_Bass


    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
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  16. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016

    I couldn’t really tell you why they chose it this way. Perhaps a compound radius would be more costly to do successfully in a production instrument? And with that this may be the best profile to keep the neck slim and fast feeling?

    I will say, I chose a path that put me focusing my efforts on a career amongst other things for a long time. That allowed me the position to have a few nice instruments but on the other hand it cost me some valuable time and perhaps experience. I love what I got but I’m also envious of the players that have travelled the world or just made a happy live out of their passion. Despite the fact they may have only 1 or 2 beat up low cost instruments the fulfilment I assume is a lot more satisfying then the material aspect. Not to say I wouldn’t do things different but... pros/cons..
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  17. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
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  18. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    Yeah, we had twins sooooooooooooooooooo the the diapers from the get-go... lol love my munchkins and one day, I will turn their room into my bass room when they are gone.
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  19. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Been, Halfway there. No 2fer but my son turned 18 this year and has flown the coup... I now have a bass room/ spare bedroom....in case he needs it... 5 more years and I might get another 100 sqft of real estate depending on my daughters plans

    Edit: sorry for the derail folks
  20. EdBo

    EdBo Supporting Member

    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    This Basswood bodied lightweight doesn't leave any dent in the couch. 7 lbs 12 oz of Bad-Assery ;):bassist::thumbsup:

    I can tell you how to do a fairly inexpensive strap pin extension if you ever decide that you're tired of carrying it and want to relax. Lightweight tuners help dependant on how neck heavy it is.
    I took power tools to my 6 lb 14 oz Schecter dUg Pinnick Baron H 35" Extra long scale just 7 days after it was delivered new. Pin ext also helps me to reach the last tuner. :bassist:
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