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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby Blackened Soul » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:19 pm

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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby Lurker13 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:04 pm

JTurbide wrote:Had no bass anymore so I decided to try this little fella. 23" scale. Feels solid and sounds good. Happy with it as a cheap, fun and lightweight recording and songwriting tool :)*

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I never even knew there was such a thing as a bass ukulele!

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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby Blackened Soul » Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:21 pm

Lurker13 wrote:I never even knew there was such a thing as a bass ukulele!

ok... bass nerd switch has been triggered!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashbory_bass
http://www.largesound.com
http://www.largesound.com/ashboryarticl ... t/ukulele/
https://kalabrand.com/pages/u-bass

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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby JTurbide » Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:17 pm

Thanks guys. I've just messed a bit with the setup and it plays really well. The strings are sticky but I ordered some labella/GT flats (silverbacks) which should take care of that problem. I hope it otherwise will still be as easy to play. I really like how the strings don't seem to have too much tension and they just play effortlessly.

Also the sound is really cool I like that it is a transducer pickup and how you can boost bass and treble. Starting with both on zero gives a regular bass sound to me and adding just a bit of treble really gives it a contrabass kind of sound. Lovely
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby dubkitty » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:13 pm

that looks like a whole bucket of fun. and with that, a 22.5" Duo Sonic or one of the Squier Mini Strats/JMs, and a battery-operated portable digital 4-track you could have a traveling studio for road trips when those epic soundscapes start collecting in the corners of your mind with instruments that are actually comfortable to play as opposed to those awful Höfner Shorty things. and you could hide the whole thing under your sleeping bag. in a big country your dreams could stay with you like a lover's voice on a mountainside :poke:
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby PeterBregman » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:57 pm

I got a Bronco recently and modded it a bit. It’s surprisingly great now. Probably the best instrument for the money out there.

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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:26 am

Looks very cool! What mods did you do and how was it right off the bat unmodded?
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby PeterBregman » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:02 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:Looks very cool! What mods did you do and how was it right off the bat unmodded?


I bought it used, so I don't know how they play/sound stock. Mine had already had a Fender "tele bass" pickup installed, which had weak output and sounded terrible. It also has a flat-black paint job, which doesn't seem to be original. Looks cool though. Other than that, I think it was stock.

The stock nut was plastic and had been worn pretty bad because the original owner was using long-scale roundwound strings, and moving that much course string over the nut wore it down. The very first thing I did was get a new nut (found a brass one on eBay) and put La Bella short-scale flats on it. The original wiring was super gross too, so I got a GFS "Lil's Killer" blade humbucker and rewired it with new pots and jack (with a pull-switch jack for coil-split). The stock bridge wasn't terrible, but it only had two saddles and getting the E and A to intonate properly was impossible, so I installed a Hipshot 4-saddle replacement. Lastly, purely for aesthetics, I replaced the white pickguard with a black one (also from eBay). All-in-all, I probably have around $400 into it, and it plays and sounds as nice as my buddy's Fender Player Mustang.

The main thing is that the neck is solid, the frets were level, and it has a good neck/body balance. Everything else can be fixed. I might replace the tuners one day, but honestly, they seem totally fine.
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby Dr Tony Balls » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:22 am

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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:50 am

Cool G&L!! :joy:


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coldbrightsunlight wrote:Looks very cool! What mods did you do and how was it right off the bat unmodded?


I bought it used, so I don't know how they play/sound stock. Mine had already had a Fender "tele bass" pickup installed, which had weak output and sounded terrible. It also has a flat-black paint job, which doesn't seem to be original. Looks cool though. Other than that, I think it was stock.

The stock nut was plastic and had been worn pretty bad because the original owner was using long-scale roundwound strings, and moving that much course string over the nut wore it down. The very first thing I did was get a new nut (found a brass one on eBay) and put La Bella short-scale flats on it. The original wiring was super gross too, so I got a GFS "Lil's Killer" blade humbucker and rewired it with new pots and jack (with a pull-switch jack for coil-split). The stock bridge wasn't terrible, but it only had two saddles and getting the E and A to intonate properly was impossible, so I installed a Hipshot 4-saddle replacement. Lastly, purely for aesthetics, I replaced the white pickguard with a black one (also from eBay). All-in-all, I probably have around $400 into it, and it plays and sounds as nice as my buddy's Fender Player Mustang.

The main thing is that the neck is solid, the frets were level, and it has a good neck/body balance. Everything else can be fixed. I might replace the tuners one day, but honestly, they seem totally fine.

Cool! Sounds good. I'm in the market for a short scale and I've always been sort of intrigued by these but "oh they are so cheap they must be bad". maybe not! :snax:
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby MaxMaps » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:47 am

Dr Tony Balls wrote:1981 G&L L-1000

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Oh fuck yes! g&l basses are criminally underrated
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby qersty » Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:14 am

Dr Tony Balls wrote:1981 G&L L-1000

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Sooo sexy! Is it golden?
imagine finding out your son is your daughter & she's into noise music
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby Dr Tony Balls » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:20 am

qersty wrote:
Dr Tony Balls wrote:1981 G&L L-1000

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Sooo sexy! Is it golden?


Yep. Kinda like Fender Aztec Gold, except you dont really see them with the green tarnish, so i'd guess the paint formula is closer what Gibson used on gold tops.
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby qersty » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:26 am

Maybe it has to do with it not being nitro? Are these ones active too like the 2ks? Love that they have an active preamp with passive EQ knobs
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Re: Let's see your BASS!

Postby Dr Tony Balls » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:55 am

qersty wrote:Maybe it has to do with it not being nitro? Are these ones active too like the 2ks? Love that they have an active preamp with passive EQ knobs


The tarnish actually has to do with the metal flake in the paint and it oxidizes green (like a penny). Its a copper alloy like bronze i think. And no, this is a passive bass. Early G&Ls (even the L-2000) were passive, though i'm not sure the actual timeline and models for when they switched to certain ones being active.
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