Let's see your BASS!



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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby GuitarSlim101 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:40 pm

Finished building this thing a couple weeks ago. One piece mahogany body, stupidly fat roasted maple neck, rosewood bridge and a tailpiece, cheap GFS "vintage" j-bass pickups that are surprisingly kickass. Only gave myself 3 weeks to build it before a gig, so I still need to fine-tune it here and there and reshape the lower horn a bit, but I'm digging it.

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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby TwinAmCathedral » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:50 am

Got my dream bass recently, wanted one of these for maybe 10 years

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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby tabcantab » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:24 pm

Musicmasters are so fun, and that pink is pretty!
Is that the pickup that came stock in those Squiers? Or were they guitar pickups like the old Fenders that somebody swapped out on that?
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby John » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:13 pm

GuitarSlim101 wrote:Finished building this thing a couple weeks ago. One piece mahogany body, stupidly fat roasted maple neck, rosewood bridge and a tailpiece, cheap GFS "vintage" j-bass pickups that are surprisingly kickass. Only gave myself 3 weeks to build it before a gig, so I still need to fine-tune it here and there and reshape the lower horn a bit, but I'm digging it.

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I love it! Was it a basic Fender shape originally, or did you do it from scratch? Reminds me a bit of the Jeff Berlin signature.
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby TwinAmCathedral » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:31 am

tabcantab wrote:Musicmasters are so fun, and that pink is pretty!
Is that the pickup that came stock in those Squiers? Or were they guitar pickups like the old Fenders that somebody swapped out on that?


The Squier models came stock with a bass pickup luckily! Sounds pretty decent, can't see myself swapping it out at all. Much better sounding than the old Musicmasters I've tried.
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby GuitarSlim101 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:03 pm

John wrote:I love it! Was it a basic Fender shape originally, or did you do it from scratch? Reminds me a bit of the Jeff Berlin signature.


I just traced a jazz bass on a big slab of mahogany and started fucking with the lines. I wanted something that was functionally a jazz bass, but with a few tweaks. And a laughably massive neck.
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby John » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:47 am

Neat. Also, wooden bridges rule.
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby PuddysJacket » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:46 am

got a peavey t-40 recently...have never felt that kind of immediate connection with an instrument....or person, besides Nina Hartley of course.
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby sears » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:46 pm

PuddysJacket wrote:got a peavey t-40 recently...have never felt that kind of immediate connection with an instrument....or person, besides Nina Hartley of course.


the t-40 I was intimate with, had been passed down like a doobie from all the prior high school jazz band bass players. As an undernourished white dude I had to sit down while playing it. It was a great sounding and playing instrument!
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