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Wal Bass Club.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oddio, Sep 28, 2007.


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  1. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    There is also still the olive ash Mk1 fretless sitting on reverb. Not such a bad deal nowadays.

    You could even have a luthier install Frets and you're still ahead of the game.
     
  2. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    I wish I could get down with a fretless. I feel like they pop up semi frequently. I wonder what it would cost to have Paul concert one to a fretted.
     
  3. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    About $600 with Paul. Mike Lull will charge 900.
    I'm sure I could take it to my new favorite local guy Joe Riggio, and probably have it done for around 400 to 450.
     
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  4. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    That’s pretty reasonable. Makes me think about grabbing that Birdseye fretless and having it fretted. I’m really just dying for a 4 string in some capacity.
     
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  5. nibs208

    nibs208

    Sep 10, 2007
    Do you mean Olive Ash? Do it. I was just looking at it and the facings are super sweet. If only my dog didn't just get surgery.
     
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  6. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Any 4 string haha. I meant the Birdseye one Mike had posted about on Facebook. I’m just looking for a 4 stringer. I’ve played my 5er like crazy the last year, recorded an album with it, gigged it, done YouTube vids with it...but 4 string will always be home for me.
     
  7. graphics1988

    graphics1988 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    Ontario Canada
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  8. dhagopian

    dhagopian Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Los Angeles
    That would be a crime
     
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  9. Or about $12,500 Canadian. :bawl:
     
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  10. nibs208

    nibs208

    Sep 10, 2007
    Whoops. I’m an idiot. The pro is wicked too.

    Edit: I'm a super idiot. Not on the same page at all lol.
     
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  11. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    drool
     
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  12. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    I wonder why we see so many recent Wals for sale these days? Are they not happy with it (can’t imagine that)? Did they buy it for resale? I think it is strange that you sell a bass that you have waited for so long so quickly.
     
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  13. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Les, it was two guys selling their basses.
    The one guy with the 5 string mentioned 'financials' forcing him to sell off his three Wals.
    The other guy always has a new build going on and buys and sells a bit. I know he has a new order going, as well as at least one other older one in his fleet.
     
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  14. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    6C272881-2E27-4665-9837-4815D39AD150.
     
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  15. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    i'm typically a fan of black hardware too, but with the chrome string tree here, i think i like the chrome better
     
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  16. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    fretless tends to get priced lower than there fretted counter parts......if that fretless was fretted, it prob be offered for a bit more money....so the year it was made is just part of it.
     
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  17. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yeah if that bass were fretted it would have been sold in hours.

    If you've hung around the basschat Wal page it goes both ways, so many fretteds had been defretted as well as fretlesses fretted. I wouldn't loose sleep over converting it knowing many of them have been floating around already done for years.
     
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  18. If I were to buy a fretless Wal, would Wal sell me a fretted neck so that I could switch back & forth when I felt the whim?
     
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  19. nibs208

    nibs208

    Sep 10, 2007
    I believe they would.
     
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  20. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    yes, wait time for it would be less prob 12-14 months.... not sure what cost would be.....last i inquired about a neck 3-4 years ago it cost a little bit more than a 1/3rd of getting a full build....so i'd guestimate it would be about £1900-2100 for a neck from Wal.
     
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