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Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Tonegasm, Feb 8, 2011.
We have them.
I've been wondering if there was anyone else that copied JMJ's Geddys...
Oh lordy, you guyz...really!??! Flattered, actually.
That makes for four dudes with great taste!
Right now the pickups are stock Geddy's with creme covers but I have a creme Ultra Jazz set on the way.
Wow. I feel like the odd man out since I didn't alter my vintage Geddy.
My Geddy has a black 'guard and Model J's, but not the creme pu covers . . . but damn, those look sexy!
I was about to do the same to my geddy and thought I'd be the first
Join us, brother.
Join up...it's better over here.
Is this a "One of us, one of us, gooble gobble" moment or something?
Don't worry, we won't make you drink any Flavor-aid.
Alright guys, I want to mod my Geddy to look like JMJ's. I know I need Dimarzio Model J's w/ cream covers. Could anyone provide me with the exact model #?
Where do you get the pickguard JMJ has? is is gloss of satin?
And I also want to upgrade the tuners and add a Drop D tuner. Any suggestions?
1 more ?
Did you guys or JMJ upgrade the pots or anything else?
Guilty as charged. I hate to claim copycat, however, the black on black w/ cream pickup covers offsets that maple/black blocked and bound neck in such a classy way. It looks like a really well made tuxedo!
Yeah, I’ll be basically doing this soon too. :^) Not exactly the same, but close enough.
The Model number is the Dimarzio DP123. I upgraded my volume pots to 500K CTS to bring in a little more of the twang that the pickup upgrade took out. It was a personal preference on my part, however, the Dimarzios sound fantastic with the stock electronics. They're just a little "darker sounding" due to them being a humbucking pickup.
When is Fender coming out with the signature Geddy Meldal-Johnsen bass? Joking aside Justin, if Fender (or any company) approached you about a sig bass, what would it be? Model? Color? Mods? Maybe we should start sending emails to Fender.
Vegas532, how big of a difference do the 500K volume pots make? I have a Jazz with Model Js, but I have 250K pots. I was thinking of switching to 500K to brighten it up a bit. Is it worth the upgrade?
It made a noticeable difference in mine. The tone is brighter/grindier.
Oh, here is a related question, J: Did you mod your NIN Jaguar basses? (The J/J ones and not the P/J custom shop, obviously.) I've been really liking mine for a while, especially with the "balls" switch on, but it can be kind of noisy in clubs, and who knows... Maybe I'd like it even more with some DiMs or Aguilars in it.
(I also kind of wish I didn't get it in red too... It looks cool, and it was real sexy when I was doing the chick country singer gig that I bought it for originally, but I kind of wish I bought black. I'm just not a "red guitar" guy!!)
Thanks man, I'm going to switch mine to 500ks. I like it with the 250s, but I think with some added brightness I'll really dig it.