Wal Bass Club.

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  1. Janforth

    Janforth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Florida
    I understand why, it just perplexes me.
     
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Ive heard of guys around Nashville getting it done for 450-500 bucks.

    I had Mike Lull do one (Mk1) and he charged me 900. Never again will I take it to that shop.
     
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  3. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    There's the one lined fretless for sale that would be an easy conversion, Im sure you know which one it is!
     
  4. Shlabotnik

    Shlabotnik Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2019
    NH
    Good to know, thanks! I’ve heard great things about the Mouradian shop.
     
  5. bassplace

    bassplace

    Mar 1, 2009
    Annapolis, MD
    Mike Forrester on the north side of Baltimore does excellent work. He fretted my ProIIe a few years ago. Pretty sure it was very reasonable under $500

    https://forresterkustoms.com/
     
  6. mysteryclock

    mysteryclock Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    Not to derail the tread too much, but do you have any pictures of that laying around? I'm curious to see how it turned out.
     
  7. JuanB

    JuanB

    Feb 20, 2010
    Why do you say that?
     
  8. SamJ

    SamJ Founder - Fender MIA Club Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    SFO / HNL
    my pleasure.... you can see my initials "SJS" at the 7th fresh ... this is simply the finest Fender Jazz bass I've ever played.. and I've played quite a few including Custom Shop models of all sorts..

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  9. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    Not to derail but specs please!!!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
     
  10. SamJ

    SamJ Founder - Fender MIA Club Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    SFO / HNL
    Dennis Galuzka built, Fender Masterbuilt Jazz fully custom ...AAA flame maple neck, ebony fretboard, "Zero fret", abalone inlays, initials in inlays, Joe Barden pickups, 9v Sadawski pre-amp, 2 piece Ash body, nitro cellulose finish.. Ordered mid 2006, delivered mid 2007... total cost at the time $7200.... quoted similar build recent for $9500 and 2-3 years wait.

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  11. WaveyDavey

    WaveyDavey Supporting Member

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  12. BWorm

    BWorm Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    Illinois
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  13. WaveyDavey

    WaveyDavey Supporting Member

    Not exactly the kind of attention to detail one might expect out of a $10K+ Fodera.
     
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  14. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    Thank you sir!!!!
     
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  15. WaveyDavey

    WaveyDavey Supporting Member

    To be fair, though, it appears (to my eyes, at least) that Fodera may have tweaked the tuner and/or headstock layout in later builds to avoid that awkwardness with the extended B string configuration:
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    … and now back to your regularly-scheduled Wal programming!
     
  16. TrevorR

    TrevorR

    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    :eek: what? That’s a standard headstock layout???? o_O:vomit::thumbsdown::rollno:
     
  17. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    It says: sounds like Zombie from the Cranberries! What a strange way to describe a Wal or Fodera. Not the most adventurous bass line in the world. Not something I associate with these basses.
     
  18. TrevorR

    TrevorR

    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    You might think that but the Cranberries are something of a revered band in more indie rock circles and Mike Hogan is a well known Wal user. Never been my bag other than the big singles (and Zombie is probably the biggest) but iconic in indie as Rush or Tool are in rock/prog. Even if they’re not quite up there with bands like The Cure in the collective consciousness. A reminder that not everyone’s entry route to Wal was Geddy and Justin.
     
  19. TrevorR

    TrevorR

    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    … or even Mick or Percy for that matter!
     
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  20. Janforth

    Janforth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Florida

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