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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:13 pm    Post subject: I bought a bass Reply with quote

for those not lucky enough to follow me on instagram.

Today I stumbled across a beautiful second hand Jazz Bass copy in my local guitar shop. Second hand for £145 after a haggle I got it for £130(I felt a bit naughty haggling as it was already dirt cheap)
Anyway it looks the part and to my ears it sounds good too. Here are the specs

Scale: 864mm

Body: Solid Basswood

Neck: Selected Canadian Maple

Neck Reinforcement: Engineered Rosewood or Rosewood

Truss Rod: 2 Way Truss Rod

Fingerboard: Engineered Rosewood or Rosewood

Frets: Nickel

Number of Frets: 20

Position Marks: Dots Inlayed, Black

Machine Heads: Open-Gear, Chrome

Nut: Synthetic Bone

Nut Width: 38mm

Bridge: Chrome

Bridge Cover: Chrome

Pickups: 2 x Single Coil

Controls: 2V. 1T.

Pickguard: White / Black / White 3 Ply Pickguard

Color: Vintage Green

Finish: Glossy

Accessories: SX BB400 Gig Bag

its super light so its a bit headstock heavy and the frets are a bit rough. But other than that at this price point I cant really complain.




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dig the color on that, jordan. nice pull!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bass, how low can you go?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to the demo
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
dig the color on that, jordan. nice pull!


Thinking its supposed to be like a aged seafoam green?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sick as fuuuuck
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs tort and black Jag knobs, but I like it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Sick as fuuuuck


Cheers.

Tim I agree about the knobs (Kim had to remind me of the black ones but now I can't unsee it. )
I unfortunately disagree on the tort. Being a tort snob I can only accept what I can't afford.
I do think parchment might look good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No tort.

Parchment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No tort.


This is the best tort.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
No tort.

Parchment.


This plus "proper" knobs will look fucking amazing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome, liking the colour.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matching headstock?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Matching headstock?


Unfortunately not
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plopswagon wrote:
Matching headstock?


Unfortunately not yet

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurb wrote:
plopswagon wrote:
Matching headstock?


Unfortunately not


then at minimum you have to get a rear pickup cover with a big ol' F on it and get proper knobs.

Can we just agree that the Tele knobs need to be on Tele's only (I'll make an exception for the Cobain Jag but only because it brings so many of you joy.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, fuck tort on that. black, parchment, mint... hell even pearl would look better than tort.

maaaaaybe red or red tort if you're playing it blindfolded (you and the audience). Laughing

but fuck tort on that instrument -- and i love tort.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
oh, fuck tort on that. black, parchment, mint... hell even pearl would look better than tort.

maaaaaybe red or red tort if you're playing it blindfolded (you and the audience). Laughing

but fuck tort on that instrument -- and i love tort.


So that is a no to tort ?

cobbled together some knobs to Kinda give it the proper Jazzy knobs(tone is a little on the small side...but that's always been my problem..eh? EH?!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I LIKES IT
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well now that you mention tort... jk jk jk


but yeah, great call on the knobs (tho i was not offended by the set before).
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