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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThuzzleFump, Dec 31, 2016.
I keep acquiring instruments to ensure that they have a forever home. I am a bass rescuer.
Congrats. You are officially the best bass rescuer for metal, sir!
where do you sign up for that job? does it pay well on top of it? If so sign me up lol
It pays well for *somebody.*
hahaha.... sounds like this may not be a career option for me.... or maybe I could start one up like a pet rescue center lol
That Carvin AC50 is cool.
The financial potential seems to be about the same.
Hahahaha.... I guess the way I worded it yeah... Maybe too much to put down to be worthwhile.... Seems like I want to fix and release them back in to the populous... I don't know if that would be the correct wording... I would keep them.... So maybe I can take in poor old beater basses and give them life. Let them roam around on the farm and such. lol
Show those basses some love! Give em some stickers or scarfs on the headstock, make em feel at home.
Tell us about the Microfrets bass!
Nice collection! If the rescue home gets too crowded, I'd help you out and "foster home" one or two!
ha! well, someone has to do it! nice job!
Good eye, my friend! Here are a few key points:
It's an early 70s Signature model; dating to exact year is uncertain.
It was clearly in someone's basement for about 45 years. It's completely pristine, though it actually smells a bit musty from storage. I figure that will clear up at some point. It's not offensive, just noticeable. It still had the original tag and a typed and hand-written guarantee to the original purchaser. I did re-string because the original strings were on in an interesting way.
It plays like a dream. Super low action, really comfortable, and the fretwork is beautiful.
Of all my instruments, it is the best crafted. Fit and finish are amazing, and the quality of the wood is really something. The fingerboard is rosewood but is as smooth and hard as high-quality ebony.
Pickups are *very* strong and tend towards bright. It responds well to a gentle touch and I play near the neck because I like mellower tones.
All in all, it's a work of art as much as an instrument. It's unusual, but very well done. A real gem.
Here are a few more pics:
main by ThuzzleFump posted Dec 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM
body by ThuzzleFump posted Dec 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM
bridge and pickup detail by ThuzzleFump posted Dec 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM
compensated nut by ThuzzleFump posted Dec 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM
back by ThuzzleFump posted Dec 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM
Nice to see them all in one place.
It can get kinda crowded
Trust me, I have been contemplating a doghouse (or two). And a White Falcon...
Do those pups get into Rickenbacker territory? And what's up with the 2 switches?
The nut on that Microfrets bass is amazing! Well ahead of the curve with that one.
I would say a bit Ric-like, but I'm not super-familiar with Rics, to be honest. They do remind me of the blade pickups that are on the Gibson G3. Both are Bill Lawrence designs. One switch is a conventional neck/both/bridge P/U switch like on a guitar, and the other is a normal/bright switch.
It is *pretty* cool, IMO, and the intonation and action really are fantastic.