Monique gets a face lift!

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Monique gets a face lift!

Post by basshack » 10 May 2017, 18:59

Bet that title got your attention.

My Monique Preamp needed a darker tone. It matches my playing which is a bit wooden too. :/

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Seriously though. Saw this on Talkbass and wanted a bamboo cover originally but couldn't come at the extra cost back then. This 2nd hand one was half price, almost pristine and I think it looks damn sexy!
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by cleary » 10 May 2017, 19:10

A man can only play one Monique at a time!

:cry

But seriously, Congrats on your twins ;)
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by BassLine » 10 May 2017, 19:10

Wow!! Sexy AND a bargain. :thumbup:
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by basshack » 10 May 2017, 19:22

cleary wrote:A man can only play one Monique at a time!

:cry

But seriously, Congrats on your twins ;)
No I don't have two. Sorry if I misled you but I just changed up the Dovecage cover for the Bamboo one. Two would be silly, especially with the amount of playing I am doing these days.
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by basshack » 10 May 2017, 19:24

BassLine wrote:Wow!! Sexy AND a bargain. :thumbup:
Yes it was. Came from Germany, paid in US dollars and came across in just over a week. No issues with customs or DHL.
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by NotTheFish » 10 May 2017, 19:57

Looks great Blaine.. The carry handle at the top must make it easier to cart around too.

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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by RedVee » 10 May 2017, 20:11

Looks great Blaine
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by drbass » 10 May 2017, 20:17

basshack wrote:Bet that title got your attention.

My Monique Preamp needed a darker tone. It matches my playing which is a bit wooden too. :/

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Seriously though. Saw this on Talkbass and wanted a bamboo cover originally but couldn't come at the extra cost back then. This 2nd hand one was half price, almost pristine and I think it looks damn sexy!
Nice one, Blaine.

Of course your playing will be less wooden once you finish that stainless steel fingerboard beauty ;) .

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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by basshack » 11 May 2017, 20:26

Get the wife's present out of the way and I am back into it. Sitting at home tonight nursing a cold. It'll probably develop into Man Flu and kill me before the nights out.
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by Classic5 » 11 May 2017, 20:30

That bamboo enclosue looks even better in person, can't see any of the grain in the photo.

Very nice Blaine, it's still my favourite sounding bass preamp :thumbup: :
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by cleary » 11 May 2017, 20:52

basshack wrote:
cleary wrote:A man can only play one Monique at a time!

:cry

But seriously, Congrats on your twins ;)
No I don't have two. Sorry if I misled you but I just changed up the Dovecage cover for the Bamboo one. Two would be silly, especially with the amount of playing I am doing these days.
My mistake :) I was imagining Ivan having a coronary...
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by Daniel Kinnaird » 12 May 2017, 08:22

Nice!

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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by mmw » 12 May 2017, 20:16

Looks great! Did someone sell just the bamboo shell without the Monique? What are you going to do with the dovecage?
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by basshack » 12 May 2017, 20:30

Thanks for the nice comments guys.
mmw wrote:Looks great! Did someone sell just the bamboo shell without the Monique? What are you going to do with the dovecage?
Yes they did and it's just sitting in the cupboard right now. Would you like it?

To make the conversion you remove the dove cage handles, exchange the baseplate and put a large bolt through the body to hold it in place. I also had to remove the two brackets holding the back plate on the bamboo to slide it in, which were not mentioned in the instructions but I think the aussie transformer might be bigger than the US one. The handles were the hardest thing to do because Jule puts them on and then wires up Monique so they are tight and awkward to get too, but not impossible obviously.
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Re: Monique gets a face lift!

Post by maxgroover » 12 May 2017, 22:20

Looks fab! Nice one Blaine :thumbup:
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