what kind of bass is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Mike Lull has been making much of PJ's gear, so my guess is it's a Lull custom.

    He has another J clone than has a Warmoth neck and parts from Bartolini and some builder in Washington.

    Embellisher or JMX may know for sure.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Well, thanks for the props rickbass1, but I'm really not familiar with Lull basses (never seen one in Germany).
    What throws me off is the Fender-style headstock, I doubt Mike Lull does those, but maybe he does for custom basses.
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    JNX - Yeah, Lull does. In fact, one of the most recent Bass Players reviewed his Precis-clone.

    You and Jeff know the nuances of so many basses, I don't limit you to just one continent! :D
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Well, you can't know everything, do you? ;)

    Although I'm trying :D

    I haven't seen a ML bass in Germany yet, and I can't travel across the Atlantic just to check one out (although I'd love to check out some Conklins).

    And most U.S. brands like Lull or Sadowsky carry too much Fender heritage in their models for my taste.
  5. I know that Jeff Ament has a few Modulus Vintage Js, so it could be one of those.

  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    It's definitely not a Modulus.

    My guess is it's a warmoth body (a guitar body fitted for bass is what it looks like) with a warmoth neck, probably put together and wired up by a local luthier. He's had a couple of those made.
  7. off the topic,but jmx,i love your signature quote
  8. You guys should ask me stuff more often:

    It was set up by Lull, but It's a Warmoth body, Moses Graphite neck, Bartolini Pickups, Badass Bridge.

  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    relman, what's your source for that 'fo?

    I think you may be right. That's definitely a Moses neck.
  10. I've got an early Lull that's made from Warmoth parts and has the Fender-style headstock. I think all of the early Lulls were that way.
  11. a couple sites, but mostly concert videos:




    i gave a lot of info to the second one...note that this bass does NOT appear in the first site, that is because the diagram is from their previous tour (all the other stuff is pretty much the same, though)

    Oh...anyone would mind donating some cash to the "I need Jeff's Gear" fund?:D