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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 2, 2013.
Thanks Fellas ! That is my official #1 . I just put in a Duncan 60's Pride and it's just pure magic . I also put in a Tonestyler a while back. She gives up some killer tones with very little effort . 1 of 2 Pittman basses Paul built under the Pittman name and I'm very lucky to have it . \m/
Just finished assembling the Squier CV Mustang project.
Yeah, that split little Alinco pup has some nice tones... And they look great on such a fancy painted BG!
Thanks, I was surprised how good it sounds. Very similar in output levels to the other two, one being a Nordstrand and the other the original Vista Tone. Now I just have to learn how adjust this new one for tone so I can swap out at gigs and keep things close for the sake of the PA.
It's correct, used the 3/8 ones, but needed to widen the headstock holes. The bridge wasn't a drop in, but it was really easy to install.
Just picked this up. Traded in a guitar that I don't play anymore. Nice sound but I'm going to swap out the strings for a set if Chrome and a thumb rest.
I feel like I haven’t posted here in a decade, but finally have my collection back up with some fun stuff and wanted to share it.
My latest family pic: These are all of my non-wind bass/bass type instruments. Turns out, I have 7 bass guitars, a bass uke, and a bass banjo. From the top left:
ZZ Ryder Low Rider - Found it in a pawn shop. At the time, I had a Beatle Bass copy (wish I still had it), and I thought this was what Paul McCartney would play in the mirror universe where Spock had a beard...
Squier Bronco - Cheap, but nice to take when you don't want to take your good bass.
Birdsong 5 String - My latest and greatest acquisition. My first 5 string. Fat, beautiful sound. I am still coming to grips with the 5th string, but it just feels like it was made for me (and actually, it was)
Birdsong Cortobass - I have had this for around 13 years. Like its sibling the 5 string, it is a much better bass than my playing will ever warrant... but one of a kind, and it is mine.
Birdsong Cortobass - I have had this for around 13 years. Like its sibling the 5 string, it is a much better bass than my playing will ever warrant... but one of a kind, and it is mine....
Viking Bass - an Epiphone EB-0 offa Craigslist. I added 2 pickups. made it string-through, and gave it my own custom paint job (it shows) to play with my kids at ball games. Go Colton!
Squier SS Jaguar - Another cheap-o... but surprisingly good. Was a great backup to the Corto on a gig.
Bottom from the left:
Kala U-bass Bass Ukulele - A gift from a friend (nice gift!)... A nice light, fun, stand-uppy sounding bass... A legit, fun little axe!
Bass Banjo - Homebrew (not by me!) bass banjo. Sounds very stand-uppish, no banjo twang. Fun to play with my jazz kids at school or bluegrass sets at church. Sounds great and turns heads. (Guy's wife wanted it outta the house, I got it for a steal!)
Daisy Rock Acoustic BG - Yeah, it's pink. I was gonna re-paint it when I got it cheap, but is actually nicer than I thought it would be when I saw it... Nice to take out in the yard to play when the kids were little.
There ya go... Some of em are cheap. But all of em are fun.
Digging the 5 string Ubass...
Just received this anodized gold ‘51 pickguard, going to swap and rock out! Here’s the white one for comparison.
My quaint family ...
NBD! Number 13 (12 basses) on the way today and a trade pending on another one. I'll have to shoot a new family photo soon.
2020 Ernie Ball MusicMan Joe Dart Signature, Velvet Natural NBD!
2019 Ernie Ball MusicMan Sterling PDN Starry Night (1/15)
2012 Duesenberg D-Bass, Sonoma Red
2007 Fender American Jazz S1, Natural
2015 Kala U-Bass, Natural
2013 Normandy Custom Archtop, Aged Copper Plate (1/1)
2018 Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32, Matte Black Prototype
2005 Reverend Rumblefish JJ, Dragonfly Green (1/1)
2004 Reverend Rumblefish PJ, 69 Lime Green (1/2)
2004 Reverend Rumblefish JJ, Faux Red Mahogany (1/2) Trade Pending
1999 Reverend Rumblefish JJ, Blood Red (1/15) FOR SALE
1998 Tacoma Thunderchief CB-10, Pre-Gibson
1978 Takamine F-360 dreadnought with Martin lawsuit headstock
(My 1st guitar, bought new in '79)
Gone, but not forgotten:
1967 Baldwin 704 bass in red
1990's Dean Rhapsody 8 string bass
1990?'s Fender MIJ Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
2010 G&L USA JB in Spanish Copper Metallic
2013 G&L USA SB-2 in Margarita Green Metallic
2014 G&L USA ASAT Bass in Clear Orange
1975 Gibson USA Grabber, natural
1991 Gibson USA Thunderbird, natural
2000's Gibson USA Nikki Sixx Blackbird
1971 Hagstrom Swede bass in red
1995 Heartfield DR 5 string in metallic green
1990's Ernie Ball MusicMan USA Stingray in black
1990's Ernie Ball MusicMan USA Sterling in metallic blue
1993 Peavey Fury
1999 Reverend Rumblefish R5L in Blood Red Phenolic
2004 Reverend Rumblefish JJ in Jet Black Phenolic
2005 Reverend Rumblefish R5L in Bluewood Phenolic
2012 Reverend Dub King in Rock Orange, black back
2017 Reverend Mercalli 5 FM in Turquoise, brown back
1988 Rickenbacker 4003 JetGlo
1993 Rickenbacker 4003 JetGlo
1999 Rickenbacker 4003 FireGlo w/horseshoe & toaster
2014 Rickenbacker 4003 Walnut
2019 Rickenbacker 4003S JPS JetGlo Pearl Stars
2020 Rickenbacker 4003 SPC CB Montezuma Brown
1987 Steinberger USA XM-2A in red
1990's Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5 string
1998 Steinberger USA XQ-25A 5 string in red
2000's Waterstone TP-12 12 string bass in black
My new baby is getting closer to delivery!
MIM Fender Player Series Jazz Bass in Buttercream and a Squier Classic Vibe 60's Precision Bass in Sonic Blue.
What's with the big lump of metal in the neck position? No one else has asked so maybe they all know.
its a metal bar, just used to make handling the body while spraying the finish easier.
The family (at the moment)
Yamaha BB434 Teal blue (just arrived)
Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass White Blonde
Sterling Stingray Ray24CA Butterscotch
Squier Classic Vibe 70'S Jazz Bass Natural
That newest member (Yamaha) looks sweet! Please give us a report/more pics on that when you can. Cheers!
Not alot of people's first choice for a bass but I love mine
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