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Hurb
Peanut the Kidnapper


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Nice, you have the same bass as me now. I bought a "vintage white" one from Rondo about 10 years back and changed the white pickguard to tort because it was more yellow than I expected (the product image made the bass and pickguard look the same colour) and the chromedomes to Jazz knobs because it's a JB.



The pickguard is not a standard shape around the control plate which is why mine is poorly re-shaped down there... as far as I can remember everything else lined up fine except the mounting holes, which I didn't care about... but there's so many different types of Jazz guards who knows, maybe some common import style fits this thing straight-up. I remember Rondo sold extra parts for these on the same webstore, but they were the cheapest thing in there because they just seemed like generic Chinese JB parts like you'd get from GFS or something.
I bought a nicer Fender guard because I didn't want naff Squiery tort, and I doubt any of the screwholes lined up (I certainly seem to have made two extra tugbar holes eyeballing where it went the second time). I knew it wouldn't fit because it was a US guard, though.

Favourite bass for sure, I'd rate mine up with a Squier CV. The frets on mine are great but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some iffy QC standards on these as they only cost $110 shipped brand new... really tightly grained dark fingerboard and flamey neck maple too, might've just lucked out in the draw. I've had the same set of flatwounds on it for 11 years, never changed any parts except the pickguard and knobs.


Excellent! Worth trying a new guard then.

Can you remember what gauge you went for? the E is a bit floppy with these rounds.
In my search for the this bass I have come across this Khruangbin. Not my thing but the bass tone is great, although I believe she has changed the pickups.


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Hurb
Peanut the Kidnapper


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
Sure is purty

Is there a reason there are no pics with the headstock in though? Is it a rude shape?


haha not really just hard to get all the guitar in nice picture.

The headstock is ok I think, although it comes with the comedy ''totally hand maded'' decal!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurb wrote:
Can you remember what gauge you went for? the E is a bit floppy with these rounds.
In my search for the this bass I have come across this Khruangbin. Not my thing but the bass tone is great, although I believe she has changed the pickups.


Fender 9050L 45-100, but I’d go for a set with a .105 [at least] on the bottom if you’re worried about it being floppy, that’s more standard.

Looks like your headstock is the style from a couple phases of SX later, so I guess this model was around longer than I thought. Mine has all the same decals except it says “vintage” instead of “VTG”
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Aug wrote:
which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang? Mad

robertOG wrote:
fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Paul very helpful will definitely look for 105 E

Apparently this was bought new in early 2020? So unless it sat unbought for a while I thought it was it was a 2020 model
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