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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by bocken » Thu Jul 24, 2008 00:24

If it's just a glued-in neck to start with (I expect it is - I think most hollowbodies are) then I reckon that's probably the best way to go about it. I don't know whether you'd need to reduce the tension in the neck beforehand or anything though. Might be worth looking up some of those weirdo bassforums like talkbass or something, there's bound to be someone out there who's done it, although the replies on this don't seem too promising I'm afraid: http://ask.metafilter.com/71918/Making- ... able-again" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Gah, you wouldn't think it'd be that complex.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by iainmayfield » Sat Aug 02, 2008 15:39

Hello -you need a good solid 60's bass for that true indie vibe - I play a Vox VG4 semi and a Gibson EB2 semi - I just need a new band to play with - anyone in the Portsmouth area want to form an indie pop band???? Plenty of songs and a few covers from my earlier bands... the clues's in the name - ...!

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by will » Sat Aug 02, 2008 19:27

my bass is an early 80s Hohner P-bass copy that i bought for fifty quid from a friend. since i got it set up properly (my dad is a genius with guitars) it's pretty near perfect. i actually think it plays better than his Ibanez bass now. i still kinda miss my old 3/4 size Argos bass though.

i used to have a short-scale Kay bass but it was an absolute piece of shit. i feel very sorry for whoever owned it after me (sold it via a second-hand guitar shop, for the same price i paid for it - £30!).

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precision vs jazz bass

Post by cacophoney » Mon Aug 04, 2008 18:48

Hello all,
I am getting a Squier soon (can't afford Fenders). Can anyone please advise me whether I should choose a Precision or a Jazz bass?
I don't have lots of money so this bass would be for practice, recording *and* live shows. I play with a pick; nothing fancy (no slapping, tapping, or suchlike) but I do play a great deal of melodic basslines, so I need it to be stable to the high notes (ie. past 12th fret). Sound-wise...I am not too picky about sound characteristics really, I like it to be a tad trebly and dry but it doesn't matter, as long as it has some amount of bass boost it'd be great. References - Life Pursuit-era B&S, Red Sleeping Beauty, Pastels, TVPs, Eggstone.. that kind of stuff.
Soo, should I go get a P or a J?
Thanks ever so much.


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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by will » Mon Aug 04, 2008 20:25

they do a p-bass with a jazz bass pickup on, which would appear to offer the best of both worlds.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by bocken » Tue Aug 05, 2008 09:37

will wrote:they do a p-bass with a jazz bass pickup on, which would appear to offer the best of both worlds.
Jazz basses look better though! But will's suggestion is pretty good for the tones your after.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by marksby » Tue Aug 05, 2008 14:23

+1 recommendationizing for the P-J configuration, but you don't necessarily need to have it on a P-bass - I have it on my Jazz, it's awesome. I love having the ability to dial out the jazz pickup and be left with lovely beefy P-bass sounds when needed.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by will » Tue Aug 05, 2008 15:47

that is ACE! i want one!

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by cacophoney » Sat Aug 16, 2008 13:47

marksby wrote:+1 recommendationizing for the P-J configuration, but you don't necessarily need to have it on a P-bass - I have it on my Jazz, it's awesome. I love having the ability to dial out the jazz pickup and be left with lovely beefy P-bass sounds when needed.
Whoa, thanks a lot for the recommendations people! (:
A friend of mine knows a luthier who (he said) can custom-make guitars cheap for acquaintances. I'll go find some info about the specs and see how much it would cost me to make the P-J pickups on a J bass. Who knows, if it costs the same as a Squier, I'd rather have a custom Jazz with P-J pickups aight? Anyways I love the J body because the neck is smaller (and I've got short fingers xD ).
Well thanks again everyone.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by bend sinister » Sun Aug 17, 2008 18:12

I got rid of a fender mexico Jazz bass and got this a couple of months ago. I flipping love it.

It's lovely to play and our drummer is scared of it. That'll be all.
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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by islandhopper » Sun Aug 17, 2008 18:15

bend sinister wrote:I got rid of a fender mexico Jazz bass and got this a couple of months ago. I flipping love it.

It's lovely to play and our drummer is scared of it. That'll be all.
That is a thing of real beauty! I wish I could have one of those - and a band to play it in as well I suppose!

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by James_B » Wed Aug 20, 2008 22:51

the bassist in my band just bought a jaguar bass, it's lovely, but confusing... all the switches are driving me crazy
and apart from seeming to be louder through a DI box is there much reason to use the active circuitry?

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by kingofpartick » Wed Aug 20, 2008 23:20

James_B wrote:the bassist in my band just bought a jaguar bass, it's lovely, but confusing... all the switches are driving me crazy
and apart from seeming to be louder through a DI box is there much reason to use the active circuitry?
you can tailor the tone with the pre amp too.
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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Oct 20, 2008 21:03

I'm going to start playing my bass again I think. This is exciting. Until this evening I'd forgotten where all the notes live, but I've got them again now.

My fingers are far too soft though. They'd better toughen up.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by will » Tue Oct 21, 2008 23:59

i disappointed myself by forgetting how to play the bass almost entirely over the last few months, and having NO CLUE what i was doing when attempting a bit of recording before.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Mar 09, 2009 00:35

Oooooh. I went and bought a little Ibanez. And then I learned Mornington Crescent.
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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Mar 09, 2009 00:47

Yey.

That's quite similar to mine... is it sounding good?

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Mar 09, 2009 00:50

Yes! I think it is sounding good. It's fun to play, too.

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Mar 09, 2009 00:52

True that.

What amp are you running it through?

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Re: Bass Guitars

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Mar 09, 2009 00:56

It is currently running through emulating plug-ins on a laptop

-is what David just shouted from the kitchen.

But I am bidding on an amp on eBay and plan to go out shopping this week if that one doesn't work out.

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