[NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

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[NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

Post by swalexbass » 10 Aug 2018, 15:18

Hi Ozbass,

Here is a correspondence NBD post following my Mysterious Bass post.

Lore: Back in the 90s, the legendary luthier James Tyler made 50 legendary basses (No longer in production, as James Tyler got too many orders of Electric Guitars - Tyler Electric Guitars are considered one of the best high-end electric guitar brands in the world currently).

Of those 50, a selected few were made with superior specifications in collaboration with bass god Abraham Laboriel himself.

And of those few, only ONE of them was made on the 25th Anniversary of JTG and 10th Anniversary of Studio Elite. And now, in my possession. Ladies and Gents, the rarest bass in the world - James Tyler 5 String “Abraham Laboriel Model”, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Edition, in absolutely perfect mint condition.
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Specifications:
- 3 piece Mamywo/Alder/Mamywo body
- 5A Quilted Maple top and Jimburst finish
- Quartersawn Maple neck
- Pau Ferro fretboard and Mother of Pearl inlays
- Hipshot tuners
- Duncan Active Soapbar pickups
- Wilkinson bridge
- Demeter bass preamp, includes: Volume, Blend, and Gain controls; and the three boost/cut controls for Highs (1250Hz/2500Hz), Mids (400/800), and Lows (60/120)

Basically, this bass lets you selected individual frequency selection options for your Bass, Mid and Treble, allowing you to dial in the exact tone that you are after. The neck profile is unlike anything I've ever touched before - smooth, sleek, silky and super comfortable. Tone-wise, it's really warm sounding overall, but has crystal clear highs and fat growly lows, with punchy and tight mids. Extremely well-crafted instrument, worth every penny, super satisfied. Looking to maybe do a review video when I get the time so stay tuned folks.

Until, then happy playing, and enjoy your weekends! :yep

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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by Classic5 » 10 Aug 2018, 15:27

Looks absolutely amazing :cool:

Congratulations :clap:
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by swalexbass » 10 Aug 2018, 15:39

Classic5 wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 15:27
Looks absolutely amazing :cool:

Congratulations :clap:
Thank you!!! :thumbup:
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by narcdor » 10 Aug 2018, 16:13

Sounds please!
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by dan54 » 10 Aug 2018, 17:50

Awesome....well done!
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by swalexbass » 10 Aug 2018, 20:42

Lukaas3 wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 17:25
Who is the maker?
😂😂😂
James Tyler is like the Fodera of electric guitars! He makes amazing basses too but he just stopped bass production due to overflow of elec guitar orders.
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by swalexbass » 10 Aug 2018, 21:41

dan54 wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 17:50
Awesome....well done!
🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by swalexbass » 10 Aug 2018, 21:42

narcdor wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 16:13
Sounds please!
Yeah hopefully soon Narc! :)
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by ozrider » 10 Aug 2018, 22:33

Is it really that much better than the Fodera that you sold? Or is it about the fact that it is different, unique etc.?

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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by swalexbass » 11 Aug 2018, 00:52

ozrider wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 22:33
Is it really that much better than the Fodera that you sold? Or is it about the fact that it is different, unique etc.?
When it comes to high-end instruments, i believe there’s no “better”, but just “different”. The Fodera was a flawless instrument in its own right - punchy, tight and versatile. But I felt that I could get similar attributes out of my MTD 535.

James Tyler is a completely different beast. Simply put, a bass that stays very true to “being a bass” - warm, well-balanced yet super-articulate tone. It definitely the smoothest neck I’ve ever felt on any bass. And yes, being a super-rare item and all is a merit, but not the priority for me.
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by stonecoldbass » 11 Aug 2018, 10:20

That’s very, very cool! I remember watching my old Star Ickes bass instruction VHS with Neil Stubenhaus and he played a Tyler. Sounded very full.
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Re: [NBD] James Tyler 5 String Abraham Laboriel Model, JTG 25th Anniversary/Studio Elite 10th Anniversary Limited Editio

Post by swalexbass » 11 Aug 2018, 14:21

stonecoldbass wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 10:20
That’s very, very cool! I remember watching my old Star Ickes bass instruction VHS with Neil Stubenhaus and he played a Tyler. Sounded very full.
Yeah it sounds really full, I really cant wait to gig on this!
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Post by mmw » 11 Aug 2018, 21:44

Very nice :) enjoy it! Looking forward to seeing/hearing a review.
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Post by MentalPatient » 11 Aug 2018, 22:04

Jaw dropping :drool:
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