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Tyler Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by berklee46, Oct 6, 2001.


  1. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    Anyone here have any experience with James Tyler basses?
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I can't get past that headstock.

    Call me shallow... it's kept me from buying a Sukop;)
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Brad, you so shallow!

    well, you asked...
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hey Brad - At least Sukop doesn't put his name on the bass 25 times.;)
     
  5. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    i'm intrested, even if u guys do think its an ugly bass. can sumone post link please.
     
  6. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    I agree about the headstock, but there has got to be a reason why many of the top Nashville and L.A. session guys use the basses.

    Here is the website:
    http://www.tylerguitars.com/

    Here is a bass that is still for sale that got my interest piqued:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1468689175

    The auction is over, but the seller still has the bass and will accept $1700 for it.
    They seem really nice, but I'm a little hesitant to get rid of my trusty Ripley 5-String to pick this one up just yet....

    Seems like a very fair deal for the bass.
     
  7. I thought he had a stutter.
     
  8. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Their sixer's got some interesting features: 36" scale, 3 pups,
    Demeter preamp, LOW F#, 6 in-line HipShot :D tuners. But what
    the hell is "mamywo" wood? (rickbass1?). Is that like wood from
    a tree hit by a Soccer Mom? :).

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Definitely not suitable for slap playing.
     
  10. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    and you bought a Elrick?!?!? ;)
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Mine has a custom headstock. It's better.
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    :rolleyes: :D
     
  13. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    id like to see it because the njs headstock is a little too phallic for me to buy one:p
     
  14. Let me see.... are we making a comparison between the Elrick and Tyler headstock ? I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.... but man is that Tyler h/s ugly.... give me an(other) Elrick anyday ! !
     
  15. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I was talking about the headstock on there jazz series, the one that look like a fender headstock.
    I really don't like it!
     
  16. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    yep you guys are right, that was a pretty nasty lookin bass. If you haven't played it though i wouldn'y nessecerily say its a great bass. Jeff Berlin is a great studio musician, and when i played his signature bass i was not impressed. It was even the nice one. Oh well good luck with your bass hunting.