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For Sale Tyler Custom 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by xabicho, Oct 11, 2018.


  1. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    Price:
    $3500
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    ITS A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTORS ITEM JAMES TYLER BASS, CUSTOM MADE FOR HUGH MCDONALDS BON JOVI BASSIST.

    .SHORT SCALE LENGHT 33..21

    .18MM

    .HIS CLASSIC DEMETER PREAMP WITH BARTOLINI PICK UPS AND HIPSHOT BRIDGE

    .METALIC GREEN WITH WHITE HEADSTOCK

    .MASSIVE TONALITY

    .AMAZING SLAP

    FEW NICKS..

    DEMETER PREAMP

    9.5 Lbs
     

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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  2. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I've seen this bass on youtube. There's something so magical about Tylers that just can't be matched by anyone in my opinion.
     
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  3. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    My old Tyler. I miss it so bad.
     
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  4. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    Part of that is the Demeter preamp plus the James Tyler craft.
     
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  5. ranat

    ranat

    Dec 22, 2010
    LA California
    You have thebyoutube link?
     
  6. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
     
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  7. Sywannab

    Sywannab Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Alameda, CA 94501
    These are great.
    I wonder why Jame Tyler no longer produces bass guitars.
     
  8. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    He went through a period of being very sick and at one point needing a new special CNC rig to start bass building again. He was supposed to do that like a decade ago. All of us wish and pray he will again some day.
     
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  9. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    What are the functions of the switches?
     
  10. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    They change EQ frequency points for each band.
     
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  11. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    Thanks Matt.
     
  12. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Are there any coil-tapping switches?
     
  13. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    No
     
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  14. bassarama

    bassarama Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Toronto
    Nice bass for sure. That looks like a different bass to the one being sold ? ALL basses sound different. I had James Tyler build me a 4 string back in about 1990. Great bass BUT didn't sound like Neil Stubenhaus's bass..LOL
     
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  15. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    Yes that is not the same bass. Just the same model with same electronics. It sounds similar. I miss this bass. Wish I had he money to buy it back. Major regret on this one.
     
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  16. I have a James Tyler Abe Laboriel Model and I believe that it is the best bass I've ever owned. There's just something special about Tyler basses, they sit perfectly in the mix and they have a perfect balance throughout the scale. GLWTS.
     
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  17. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    The day I left Tyler was the day he stopped. I was kind of the torch bearer.
     
  18. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    I don’t get it but it brings me great sadness that he won’t.
     
  19. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    He didn't really seem to like doing it anyway. It's what he wants to do with his company, so...

    I got nothing but the best wishes for him.
     
  20. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    Indeed. Still brings me great sadness lol.
     

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