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Winter NAMM 2019 (ultra Pic-heavy)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wintremute, Jan 24, 2019.


  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    I think it’s just sensory overload!
    @wintremute did such a great job your mind just doesn’t know what to have G.A.S. for.
     
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  2. gungrog

    gungrog

    Nov 25, 2017
    Wow, what a fun time I've had looking at all these pics! Thanks to all of you for sharing. :bassist:

    Couple of things I noticed though:
    • Some basses had too many strings (5 or 6, at least...possibly more)
    • Some basses had too many pickups (2 or sometimes even 3...)
    • Some basses had slanty pickups
    • Some basses had slanty frets
    • Some amps were blindingly yellow ;)
    • Rickenbacker - if it ain't broke, don't fix it...maybe. They must save a fortune on designers... :D
    • Some strangely attired/coiffured people walking around...:)
     
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  3. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    • But most basses were Fender copies.
     
  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN

    :rollno:
     
  5. Kubicki Fan

    Kubicki Fan

    Oct 3, 2014
    Canada
    I think that is a prototype bass, done as a marketing schtick, to show off their luthery skills. It would be probably too expensive to make another one, but if you offer them enough monetary inducement, they might make you one.
    I think Sandbergs are tasty looking basses. How is their customer service I wonder (hopefully, better than Warwick's).
     
  6. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Incredibly great service from Sandberg!
    I bought mine through CME and had a question.
    Adam from CME hooked me up with the US rep who wasn't sure and then hooked me up with the factory in Germany.
    All 3 were really nice guys and happy to help.
     
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  7. I like that better than the original. Nice!
     
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  8. BoogieZK

    BoogieZK

    Sep 28, 2008
    Toulouse, France
    Exactly my reaction.

    Many thanks for all theses pics, very pleasing for the eye and painful for the wallet. He is actually hidden being the couch trembling in fear.
     
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  9. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    What was this? B5200A23-5205-4E66-A9EC-FAF0E09FACEB.
     
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  10. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    Custom shop
     
  11. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Looks like one of their "roasted" necks to me.
     
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  12. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    Got it,
    Does it have a name?
    The certification card is out of focus plus I don’t see so good
     
  13. torpedo2k

    torpedo2k

    Aug 11, 2018
    Atlanta, Ga
    none
  14. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    I actually "un-pulled" the trigger on it. It was bought by Chicago Music Exchange and they were super awesome and helpful, I just couldn't justify the purchase so I decided not to grab it.
     
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  15. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
  16. Jeez, with all the typos, this bass could've been built by Vincent van Gogh.

    How does it work at NAMM with so many basses having "SOLD" signs on them?
     
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  17. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    vendors and buyers negotiate for them on wed before the show starts i think
     
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  18. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I've been told that some of the really blingy ones are actually borrowed back from owners for display purposes. And I know for a fact that many endorsers pick up their new basses at the show.
     
  19. Kubicki Fan

    Kubicki Fan

    Oct 3, 2014
    Canada
    Thanks, good to hear. The only thing that nudges my gas meter right now is Sandberg. i hope it'll pass :)
     
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  20. I love those Sandberg bridges. It would look so good on my Thunderbird. I wish they made one for it.
     
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