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What *is* this bass?

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by poppinsmac, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. poppinsmac

    poppinsmac

    Aug 10, 2007


    Very interesting looking bass.
    What is this?
     
  2. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Whatever it is, its awesome looking!
     
  3. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    looks like a Schecter...I remember vaguely...hellcat?
     
  4. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    A very flamboyantly painted blue sparkle with red tortoise guard Schecter Hellcat, with three Kent Armstrong Lipstick pickups. Sitting in my closet. :)

    JMJ
     
  5. poppinsmac

    poppinsmac

    Aug 10, 2007
    Hm, never seen that model before, very cool though.
    I tried looking up some information on it, but can only find the Hellcat VI - no four string basses seem to come up, was this a one off?
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Boy, that bass takes up a lot of real estate in a mix, huh? Love it!
     
  7. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    This wasn't a one-off, but it's a custom, hand-made piece. They will still make them for anybody who can pony up the $, I believe. I also have an 8-string version in black which I've used on Beck recordings and some other stuff here and there.

    JMJ
     
  8. kyral210

    kyral210

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester
  9. It sure is a purdy bass sitting in your closet.
     
  10. Jerose

    Jerose

    Nov 28, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Ahhh! That bass is retro-tastic!! Must... not... craaaave!
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Does it come with a Pez dispenser?

    :bag:

    Man, how to convince the wife that I really need the sound of lipstick pickups when I have 10 basses already? Most of them were $350 or less, but try telling her that. :p
     
  12. Oh, man, the dancing is AWESOME.
     
  13. damn, you guys are on fire in that clip- JMJ, i love the way you can do some sweet dancing and still hold it down.

    LOL did i see some *technical difficulties* with your setup about halfway through the vid?
     
  14. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Cheers.

    Yeah, I'm sure I had some technical difficulties. :) Don't remember exactly what, but yeah - happened all the time.
     

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