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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 2, 2013.
Many still do!
yes ... there are flat earthers all ... around .... the ... globe
but just 400 years ago the flat earth concept was mainstream science.
I wonder what people 400 years from now will think?
Haven't looked at my last post on this thread since I made it and boy does it feel like that was ages ago even though it's only been a little more than a year. So much has changed since then with the only remaining bass from that post being my Schecter bass.
Almost feels appropriate to do an update.
My basses are now down to my modified Schecter J-4, Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special bass, and Peavey T-40.
OMG that black T-40 is sexy as heck!
I don't know what kind of music you play, but that is the most punk photo ever.
I play loud music. That's pretty much the best way to explain it. I'm a total jazz head punk helbilly that blends Ornette Coleman sensibilities with Bad Seed and Hanatarash noise and Johnny Cash heart couched in a bit of dark metal and John Cage but with Elvis Costello pop and James Brown soul. But pretty much it's just loud. Even my quiet pretty songs are still kinda painful and loud in their own way.
...and now the picture has a caption to match. Love it!
Sorta look like little Tommy Stinson in that pic. That's a good thing btw.
Hi, here's a photo of my four cheap basses. L-R: Tokai Hardpuncher ltd., Spector Rebop 5, Harley Benton HBZ 2005 Deluxe, Blade B3 rescued bass.
I just recently bought the Spector and am liking it so far. The Harley Benton will be sold soon as I don't need two 5 stringers, but it's a good bass for the money.
The Blade was accidentally broken to pieces many years ago but my father glued it together again and painted it. I lost the original pickups and electronics so it is now passive with Dimarzio pickups and an old unknown bridge.
Swap out those HZs for some active EMGs and that will change that Rebop exponentially. Great bass.
Thank you for the advice, I will keep it in mind
I used to play a LTD loaded with the HZs. Played great but was always lacking. Hated those pick ups.
Many many high end basses later(including a couple nice spectors and the 45Dc EMGs are darn near my fav pick ups.
From a Sunday morning practice a couple weekends ago. The sun was warm, and the couch comfortable.
I second this advice. I've found the Hz pickups to be bland and unremarkable (IMHO). They are standard size though so replacement options are plentiful.
Digging that T-40! My VERY first bass was a T-20. Wish I still had that one. I actually 'road wore' that one myself. Finish on the upper bout where my plucking arm rested, completely gone ... finish on the back of the neck, mostly gone!
OK, here's my Ibby GSR100EX. I added that long thumb rest to it myself which makes it even more of a pleasure to play, and I enjoy fantasizing that it also maybe gives the 100EX some snooty hi-class style..?
T'was under $200 when purchased new, has passive single V and T controls, and is under 7lbs (6.9), with one MM style pup. With the LaBella white tape-wounds I use on it I would say the sound is perhaps midway between a MM and a P..
As Ibanez's cheapest 'starter' bass IMO it's a beautiful sleeper and one of my much liked 'cheapo bass' treasures! Some day I'll probably replace it's so-so tuners with Hipshots and improve it even more!
And yes, that is a newer Mustang peeking behind it. One of the Squier CV60's models, and it too is a lightweight joy to play. (And this one does have Hipshot Ultralights on it...) -Also I started taking BG lessons again, this time from a friend musician, and she's turned out to be an excellent teacher! -So enough with all this doodling, I say!! Let's us get some theory and structure behind it! (-Well, me anyway...)
Ah, these two look SO good together!
Bass number 7 arrived earlier this week, 2016 Yamaha BB424X.
Added a Hipshot string retainer and Yamaha knobs.
Will be replacing the bridge when I find the right string through one and the jack as the current on is bad.
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