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What with christmas and a birthday comming up and all...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HWK2, Oct 8, 2001.


  1. ...I might be in the position to get myself a new bass :)

    I was wondering if anyone knew which plant the Steve Harris sig model is made? Is it MIA/MIM/MIJ?? I can't find any info on it.

    Other then that, has anyone gotten a chance to play it? I am waiting for the GC to get them in my area so I can try one out, but are there any first impressions? I've always been a fan of maple necked P-Bass's... and I'd have put 1/4pounder pickups in it anyway.. so I figure, this is a good deal :)
     
  2. I believe it is MIJ, but I am not sure. It looks nice and from what I have heard is a nice bass. Try before you buy, but it should be pretty nice.

    jtbp
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Is there a current production p-bass with mutes?
     
  4. It's made in Japan. There's an article on it in the new Fender Bassstreet magazine.
     
  5. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Just thought I'd share a pic of my birthday present.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Nice axe Jazzbo!!!

    How much did it cost ya? (I've heard bad, bad stories)
     
  7. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Haven't bought it yet. But, it's $1850 plus setup, bow, and bag. Ouch!
     
  8. Nice, but I'd take a Mike Lull or a Sadowsky :) hehe Kidding aside, that is a nice lookin Bass...

    :eek: Even if you do play it funny :eek:

    Hmm cool, I will check GC when they get em.. Mmmm P-bass.... :D
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i have a friend that just spent $6500 on an upright.
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    And that's cheap, if it's near pro quality.

    Hey, jazzbo, what are you gonna name your tailpiece?:D
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    The one i play at school is a john juzak 1/2 or 5/8 size. Can't tell. I don't know what year it is, or even close to. I head somewhere that it could be close to 10k.
     
  12. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I doubt a school would buy a $10,000 Juzek for a bunch of kids to abuse.

    I'm getting myself a double bass within a week or two...I'm pretty psyched. Love playing it. Bowing though...:eek: .

    Beautiful bass, Jazzbo! What're the specs?
     
  13. All I can really say is, its not the Steve Harris P-Bass :eek: LOL

    :D
     
  14. hmm...probably a set of flats and a new mandolin for myself...most likely a fender...then i'm going to start saving for my P-Bass:D
     
  15. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Cuteness.

    Strunal Double Basses - Hybrid

    This hybrid bass is made with a solid carved European spruce top, laminated swelled back, laminated ribs, maple neck, nickel-plated machines, ebony finger board and tailpiece.

    Acoustically this bass is a major step-up from the fully laminated version. The carved spruce top is the key element in it's acoustic quality. Unlike a laminated top which consists of layers of wood glued together at opposing angles and only one consistent thickness, the solid carved spruce is graduated to various thickness for optimum acoustic quality and the grain pattern orients only in one direction which allows the vibrations to move freely through the instrument. The result is a bass that has a bigger, fuller and more sophisticated tone.

    Sizes 1/2
     
  16. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    It's quite a good price for those specs, Jazzbo. Congratulations. I am contemplating getting an double bass too...
     
  17. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Thanks. Excellent luthier in town. Check out:

    http://www.stringbassshop.com

    This will be my Christmas present to me!!!
     
  18. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I'm pretty sure it was donated. Almost all of the school instruments are donated. There is a 9k viola at the jr. high. It is a sad thing the school has it. I have spent a lot of my lunches and breaks on it. Our school also has an acoustic SWR combo.