Show us your Bass!

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Tim1 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:48 pm

I learned about this absolutely mint three year old Rickenbacker 4003 about to come available at a very fair price a week ago. I tried hard to resist it but in the end I am weak - hallo Ricky and hallo overdraft. Just couldn't pass it up - who knows when a similar opportunity might arise again? It is absolutely spotless, even the stickers are still on it and the case doesn't even have a scratch! Plays sweet with that classic Rick tone and has the pull knob for vintage or modern tone. I don't know whether it will get much use on my blues gigs, but I have yearned for one for years just for the blatant bling factor. I have left the huge chrome pup cover on for looks at the moment, but it may well come off if I can't get used to it.
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:13 pm

Very nice. All of them

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by pins » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:35 pm

I concur john,bass porn to the max !

and big thanks too tim for the P ashtray mate ! its on and has the new red P/J looking great.
I just got it back from JR after a full set up,and I knew something was amiss with my dodgy wiring,turns out I melted one of the new pots..typical me :lol: lucky I had a spare,plus he shimmed the neck,gave it a nice low action and sorted the P pups sitting too low,and for what it owes me its turned out to be better than I expected.Certainly going to use it at both this weekends gigs and with the CV Jazz neck on its just gold.

BUT ITS NOT as COOL as your new RICK !!!!!!!!! 8)

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by paulwest » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:34 pm

Thought I'd add this. Been a long road, starting with a '78 Precision fretless, which I wanted to use fretted. I added a US Jazz fretted neck (very cool, fast neck) and replaced the modern J decal with a period P one. Looked and worked well, but then I wanted the fretless back, so I added a MIJ '62 reissue P body to the US Jazz (P) neck. Again, nice result, but then wanted a P neck on the "new" P body so spent time looking around for options. I eventually found a Texas Customs P neck, lovely maple/rosewood, with binding and dots. Loved it! And not as chunky as your typical P neck. Unfortunately, I browsed elsewhere on the TC site and decided to go the whole hog. So now I have the MIJ body, with TC neck, controls and bridge. I have added Texas flags knobs and a Texas Special neck plate, with a cool Texas themed strap, running with flat-wounds. WOW, IMHO. I have wrapped the bass to see what it's like in black, but I have other black basses, and the sunburst does suit the guitar.
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:49 pm

That is a very nice, very classic looking bass you have right there

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by pins » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:20 am

I was thinking about a nice Xmas pressy for myself, bass wise,as you do, maybe a Rick or a Ray...yum yum
but the colonel stepped in,ordered me to the front lines,where I battled under extremely intensive fire from the enemy,a major retail store no less, but was eventually defeated.....and so here is my new bass.....
I guess it's really cool if that matters !

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Antz » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:50 am

A heat proof room for those s little green bottle soldiers :D

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by greghr » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:56 am

Very shiny! Does it have a low B? :D

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Post by john » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:55 am

pins wrote:I was thinking about a nice Xmas pressy for myself, bass wise,as you do, maybe a Rick or a Ray...yum yum
but the colonel stepped in,ordered me to the front lines,where I battled under extremely intensive fire from the enemy,a major retail store no less, but was eventually defeated.....and so here is my new bass.....
I guess it's really cool if that matters !

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It's going to take a bit of juice to power that sucker :wink:
Antz wrote:A heat proof room for those s little green bottle soldiers :D

:lol:

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by martyforrer » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:34 pm

You're letting the side down Pins.... shame on you.....

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by basshead56 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Some pics of my NZ collection

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Baby clone, Dean Stylist 'Cabbie' and Danelectro DC

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Meet The Fenders
77 Precision, 73 Precision, 2011 Am Std. Jazz, Jaguar Bass and Victor Bailey sig


Loving them all!!!

Can't wait for the rest of my babies to show up from overseas!!! :D :D :D
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This ones a keeper

Post by greghr » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:26 pm

Pics of my new Fender American Standard Jazz V passive.
Crank up the treble and the mids, bass on 0, compression mid range, gain on 5 on my little Fender Bronco, turn off the neck pickup, tone knob about half on, and up comes that lovely nutty crisp tone that I love. I haven't tried it through the Hartke 500 or the TC Electronic custom 450 yet.

I will also post in the for sale my Ibanez BTB 675. Virtually brand new. Don't know why I bought it really, $1495.00 brand new. I'm selling for $1200 plus shipping costs which are around $30.00.


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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by pins » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:20 pm

oh paulwest...I dig your P bass too !
Antz wrote:A heat proof room for those s little green bottle soldiers :D

the old fridge can take that role as its twice the size of the current beer fridge.
greghr wrote:Very shiny! Does it have a low B? :D
...Shiny indeed,that will keep the colonel busy polishing all our grubby paw prints off it,and it's a bit like all my basses if it has a low B I still have'haven't found it !
john wrote:It's going to take a bit of juice to power that sucker :wink:
I have a bike set up with the pedals powering a generator....the colonel will be busy !
martyforrer wrote:You're letting the side down Pins.... shame on you.....
just go away and play 5 gigs on the trot would ya !

basshead56.....you are catching up !!!! keep up the splendid work and give yourself a pat on the back...I like you.

and greghr yet another yummy Fender !

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by greghr » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:32 pm

basshead56 wrote:Some pics of my NZ collection

Pic 1
Baby clone, Dean Stylist 'Cabbie' and Danelectro DC

Pic 2
Meet The Fenders
77 Precision, 73 Precision, 2011 Am Std. Jazz, Jaguar Bass and Victor Bailey sig


Loving them all!!!

Can't wait for the rest of my babies to show up from overseas!!! :D :D :D
What a nice bunch of kiddies you have there Basshead, I love the look of the double bassy one :)

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by basshead56 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:56 pm

Cheers Pins. I reckon I've done ok, but the missus reckons I'm not well!!!

Thanks greghr, yeah we're a happy family. The old Ampeg Baby clone is a beauty. Feels and sounds like a real double bass and none of the hassle of shifting the bugger!!!
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MM Stingray, Gibson T-Bird, Dean Cabbie, Dano DC Bass
Ampeg Baby
Koffin Bass
Ampeg SVT-CL,8x10
Ampeg SVT 4PRO, 610
Ampeg PF-800 & PF-115HE
Ampeg B-100R
Marshall VBA400 & VBC412(x2)

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