Show us your Bass!

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Davo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:18 pm

Wow Timi, that's one gorgeous bass! :-)

Here's my working girls.

Left to right,
71 Fender Precision, 62 Fender Jazz, Epiphone Jack Casady, 97 Fender Jazz 62 RI, 74 Fender Precision.

You can guess I've got a thing for Fenders! :-)

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Fender Jazz 62 & 62 RI
Fender P Bass 71 & 57 RW
Hofner 500/1 64 & 65
Hofner Senator 64
Ampeg AMUB-1 fretless 68
Aria Pro II SB700 80
Ibanez Roadster fretless 81
Rickenbacker 4003 09
Squier Bass VI

Fender Super Bassman 300 & Bassman 610

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by timi » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:13 pm

Awesome! Which one is your favorite?

I used to have the same Jack Cassidy, cool bass but it was really big and hard to play since I'm pretty small.

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:05 pm

Very nice collection.
How does the 62 compare to the 62RI?

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Davo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:24 pm

My favs would have to be the 71 P & the 62 Jazz to be honest.

The 71 P is just so warm sounding and very comfortable to play. Very light indeed, I could just play it all night.
The 62 Jazz is also light and the pickups have a much mellower tone than the 62 RI. The neck is also a tad thinner than the RI.
The Epiphone is interesting, still getting to grips with it though. :-)
Fender Jazz 62 & 62 RI
Fender P Bass 71 & 57 RW
Hofner 500/1 64 & 65
Hofner Senator 64
Ampeg AMUB-1 fretless 68
Aria Pro II SB700 80
Ibanez Roadster fretless 81
Rickenbacker 4003 09
Squier Bass VI

Fender Super Bassman 300 & Bassman 610

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Fenderfan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:27 pm

Davo wrote:
Here's my working girls.

Left to right,
71 Fender Precision, 62 Fender Jazz, Epiphone Jack Casady, 97 Fender Jazz 62 RI, 74 Fender Precision.

You can guess I've got a thing for Fenders! :-)
Very nice! :D That's one hellova line up I'd love and the Missus would dread!
:D
Fender MIA Precision, Squier Jazz, Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0, Ashdown ABM 1x15, 2 x DIY Jack 112 now complete!

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Davo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:50 pm

Fenderfan wrote:
Davo wrote:
Here's my working girls.

Left to right,
71 Fender Precision, 62 Fender Jazz, Epiphone Jack Casady, 97 Fender Jazz 62 RI, 74 Fender Precision.

You can guess I've got a thing for Fenders! :-)
Very nice! :D That's one hellova line up I'd love and the Missus would dread!
:D
Luckily my partner is very understanding! :-)
Fender Jazz 62 & 62 RI
Fender P Bass 71 & 57 RW
Hofner 500/1 64 & 65
Hofner Senator 64
Ampeg AMUB-1 fretless 68
Aria Pro II SB700 80
Ibanez Roadster fretless 81
Rickenbacker 4003 09
Squier Bass VI

Fender Super Bassman 300 & Bassman 610

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by sonicfantom » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:34 pm

Serious jealousy... A '62 Jazz in Oly/TS... :mrgreen:
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by foal30 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:28 pm

was the '62 once purple (ish) Dave?
I remember a refin thread on NZG and was wondering
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Davo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:10 pm

Yes it was. A few years ago, Adrian from Ash Customworks did a re-fin for me in Oly white (nitro). Did a fantastic job on it too I might add. :-)
Fender Jazz 62 & 62 RI
Fender P Bass 71 & 57 RW
Hofner 500/1 64 & 65
Hofner Senator 64
Ampeg AMUB-1 fretless 68
Aria Pro II SB700 80
Ibanez Roadster fretless 81
Rickenbacker 4003 09
Squier Bass VI

Fender Super Bassman 300 & Bassman 610

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Vince » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:06 pm

These are mine.

There's a 4 string Samick acoustic which is my main bass, and a 5 string Breedlove that I've never gotten into.

The electric is some sort of weird mutt that I bought in a Sydney pawnshop in about 1983.

I've been told by Weta that the neck is a typical Ibanez neck. I changed out these weird, tiny pickups it had and put in a Gibson sidewinder and a Jazz Bass pup for the bridge. The jazz pup balances out the (rather woolly) Sidewinder. Bridge and tuners are Schaller. Someone had apparently turned it into an 8-string so there's four extra holes on the headstock.

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:29 pm

Nice looking basses there.

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by pins » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:29 pm

thanks for sharing vince,the "weird mutt' is kinda cool and nice accoustics.i have prob spent more time on my oldish fender accoustic than any other bass i own,too easy , pick up play :)

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Vince » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:50 pm

Chris wrote:too easy , pick up play :)
Yeah, same here! :D The idea of having to go into a special room to play (or to drag an amp around) feels really unnatural to me.

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by T-Dub » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:08 pm

Vince wrote:
Chris wrote:too easy , pick up play :)
Yeah, same here! :D The idea of having to go into a special room to play (or to drag an amp around) feels really unnatural to me.
What lights your fire about acoustic basses?

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Vince » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:28 pm

T-Dub wrote:What lights your fire about acoustic basses?
Well, speaking for myself, I like the fact that I can play wherever I like, on the couch, out on the deck or wherever. Sure, I used to noodle a lot on unplugged electrics late at night but I always knew that it would sound and feel very different when amplified. I've used an emulator and headphones, but it feels so unnatural by comparison. I like that with the acoustic I am noodling, practising and playing the same bass, under pretty much the same conditions (give or take a FeedbackBuster)

I really enjoy the tone, too. There's lots of different sounds you can get by hitting the strings harder or softer (all the way to a proper rattle), and you can get a more percussive thing happening, too, by using the side of your RH. And there's that amazing feedback you can coax out of the thing, it sounds like a choir of angels singing.

I also found that the acoustic liberated me from a lot of pointless GAS. Once I accepted that tone is primarily in the fingers, there was no point worrying about pedals or cones or amps or whatevers. Sure, I still need an amp to play with a drummer... but once you accept that there is no "magic tone bullet" and that it's you that makes it sound good or crap, you learn to just focus on the playing. It's more relaxing that way.

I'm sure there's other reasons, too... :? :wink:

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