Let's See Your Basses... TWO! (Post Photobucket $)

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Post by aphekgreg » 25 Aug 2017, 09:11

NotTheFish wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 22:33
I was at Greg's a few weeks ago to pick up my Schecter that now has his amazing PJ pickups in it along with the ACG EQ01 preamp. While there I was lucky enough to play most of the basses pictured. I have never played so many fantastic basses in such a short space of time. Talk about sensory overload. Since playing them I have had many thoughts about most of them. The Dingwall of course is amazing. The new pickups Greg has wound for it along with the fanned frets make this bass the most even instrument I have ever played up and down the neck and string to string. All the basses with Greg's pickups like his jazz and PJ were fantastic.
Thanks. I'm really happy with the way the pickups have come out. As I said to you, I'd always been interested in making pickups and finally decided to do it, as I wasn't happy with the pickups in the Dingwall or MC30TH and you can't buy replacements. I had some ideas floating around my head for years, that I thought would make a better P pickup, that I was keen to try out too, but figured there were enough people already making them, that what I did wouldn't be any better.
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Post by raybass » 25 Aug 2017, 19:22

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Post by kat888 » 26 Aug 2017, 09:29

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Post by meclazine » 03 Sep 2017, 08:30

In 2013, I bought this refinished 1979-80 P bass and took it to the Cult's Perth concert for their "Electric" live concert, and got them to sign (Chris Wyse and Billy Duffy) the scratch-plate. Initially, they said they would not sign the bass as it would ruin it's value, but then I asked "Would a bible lose it's value if Jesus signed it", and then they laughed and signed it. (Billy Duffy got me into electric guitar).

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The guys in the Cult said it was the first time anyone had brought a bass to be signed, but I mentioned that the Electric album owes a lot of it's success to that really solid P bass tone holding the songs together.

Weighing in at about 75kg, this 79-80 P bass has been my go-to bass ever since despite buying other vintage instruments.

Threw some Lindy Fralin vintage pickups in it, and the rest is history....

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Post by BOSS302BASS » 03 Sep 2017, 11:39

"Weighing in at about 75kg, this 79-80 P bass has been my go-to bass ever since despite buying other vintage instruments."


Dude it must be a struggle getting that thing in and out of the car...

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Post by Wrenn » 03 Sep 2017, 16:15

BOSS302BASS wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 11:39
"Weighing in at about 75kg, this 79-80 P bass has been my go-to bass ever since despite buying other vintage instruments."


Dude it must be a struggle getting that thing in and out of the car...
Maybe it has a few gold bars in it :D
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Post by aphekgreg » 03 Sep 2017, 16:25

75kg would be a light one for that era Fender wouldn't it? :p
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Post by veebass » 03 Sep 2017, 17:13

aphekgreg wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 16:25
75kg would be a light one for that era Fender wouldn't it? :p
And people reckon Gibson Basses are heavy.
Makes your Sabre seem light, Greg, or is it a light sabre now? :lol:
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Post by BOSS302BASS » 03 Sep 2017, 21:46

Even if it was 10lbs I'd still rock it - it's a very sexy P Bass. Great colors.

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Post by Curto » 05 Sep 2017, 10:58

Here are my current two - both home-made medium scale basses.

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Post by drbass » 05 Sep 2017, 14:51

Curto wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 10:58
Here are my current two - both home-made medium scale basses.

Love the first one - details?

Not a terribly big fan of the stressed look (what a surprise) but this one looks reasonably authentic except for the brand-new looking pickup.

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Post by grooveinsyd » 05 Sep 2017, 17:28

Curto wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 10:58
Here are my current two - both home-made medium scale basses.

Hang on, when you say home-made, do you mean the luthier way or frankenstein way?
:lol: :lol: Actually, I'm wanting a medium scale (32' in particular) bass for a long long time.

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Post by Curto » 06 Sep 2017, 08:44

The first one is my first ever build (back in '96) but recently modified this year with some new tools from Stewmac.

Since then I've modified it and recently reshaped and finished the neck making it slimmer, added luminlay side dots. Re shaped and finished the body inspired by Warwick Thumb and Ibanez SR basses - which brought the weight down considerably. Still waiting for the EMG neck pickup to arrive from BBG to complete it.
Specs:
  • Padauk body
    Rock maple neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    EMG DCX bridge pickup
    EMG JX neck pickup
    Volume/Blend/Tone
    La'Bella Vapour Nickel strings
    Medium jumbo frets
    16.5mm string spacing
    Cheap mono bridge and tuners from eBay
    Dunlop strap locks
    Stained in black Feast Watson Prooftint - rubbed off and sanded back to create a subtle burst and then finished with Tru Oil

The second is my take on Sting's bass ...

... with a few twists. It's 32" scale, which I feel at home on and the EMG TWX pickup (push/pull volume pot for either single coil or humbucker)
  • Reliced chrome hardwear (using the vinegar method to age the metal)
    Alder body
    Maple neck and fingerboard with a "vintage" yellow tint
    Heavily reliced using photos of Sting's bass for inspiration
    EMG TWX pickup
    Volume (push/pull single coil/humbucker) & Tone control
    19mm string spacing
    EB Cobalt Flatwounds
I stuffed up the neck pocket and had to use builder's bog to fill in the gap (don't tell anyone! 8| ) But this bass so so beat up it's just part of the character.


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Post by RedVee » 06 Sep 2017, 18:44

kat888 wrote:
26 Aug 2017, 09:29
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Where is the 'like' button ? :D
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Post by veebass » 06 Sep 2017, 19:18

Curto wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 10:58
Here are my current two - both home-made medium scale basses.

The two tone burst of your P Bass is very good colour match for an original.
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