Bass guitars

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Forgotten
KVRAF
3123 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:07 pm

Seems like there hasn't been much love for bass guitars yet.

I still have a set of Seymour Duncan replacement pickups and a replacement bridge to put on my Squier PJ bass, and haven't played it for a while. I really need to get started on that at some point...

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Saffran
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235 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:20 pm

I have this case in the corner. Its been there for 30 years.
I really don't know if the bass is still there or it's just shavings left. :scared:

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
6074 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 pm

It's not a bass guitar, it's a bass VI...

and it's red...
rjt60b-2.jpg
Also got the worlds heaviest bastard long scale thing made by some Italian company called Jim Reed (sounds nice but it's too f**king heavy), a dinky little Gear4Music short scale Jaguar body one, and a rather nice acoustic one, also by G4M (which I should play more..).

Obviously I play all the f**kers like a guitar, properly, with a plectrum. None of that 'pigeon with dementia' head bobbing shite that people who play fingerstyle seem to do.. :hihi:
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toonertik
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1662 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:33 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 pm
It's not a bass guitar, it's a bass VI...

and it's red...

rjt60b-2.jpg

Also got the worlds heaviest bastard long scale thing made by some Italian company called Jim Reed (sounds nice but it's too f**king heavy), a dinky little Gear4Music short scale Jaguar body one, and a rather nice acoustic one, also by G4M (which I should play more..).

Obviously I play all the f**kers like a guitar, properly, with a plectrum. None of that 'pigeon with dementia' head bobbing shite that people who play fingerstyle seem to do.. :hihi:
ahaha..
is this the PINK_Fiesta red thingy I see posts about...

:lol:

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KVRAF
3123 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 pm
It's not a bass guitar, it's a bass VI...
It was just a matter of time... :hihi:

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
6074 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:51 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 pm
donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 pm
It's not a bass guitar, it's a bass VI...
It was just a matter of time... :hihi:
It was a (Fiesta) red rag to a..donkey.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
3123 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:17 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 pm
donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 pm
It's not a bass guitar, it's a bass VI...
It was just a matter of time... :hihi:
It was a (Fiesta) red rag to a..donkey.
:hihi:

reggie1979
KVRian
1384 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:38 pm

I just picked mine up after over a month of not playing and it's this one:

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Sounds and feels great even though I'm not doing very well playing it.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
3123 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:58 pm

Very cool! I don't own a 5 string, but a Stingray is what I'd love to get. Even a Stirling version would be great.

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Bombadil
KVRAF
4094 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:25 pm

I have 2: a Höfner Beatle bass and a Sire Marcus Miller jazz. To me, bass playing is a necessary evil in the recording process. Takes me a little while to get creative with them, then I can occasionally play something clever. My preference of the 2 is the Beatle bass. It is incredibly light. I want to put some flatwounds on it.
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KVRAF
3123 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:29 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:25 pm
I want to put some flatwounds on it.
Did it have flat wounds when you bought it? I though Paul McCartney used flatwounds, so it would be odd if it came with round wounds.

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Bombadil
KVRAF
4094 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:36 pm

It's a €269 instrument. It didn't come with flatwounds. Maybe the more 'authentic' models do, but not this one. I'm also probably going to do the same on the MM Jazz.
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KVRAF
3123 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:42 pm

Still, I would have thought it would at least have had a low cost set of flat wounds. Either way, I guess it's no big deal to restring it.

reggie1979
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1384 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:54 pm

@Sire: I've always wanted to play one. Marcus Miller is my all-time favorite bassist (yes, even more than Jaco) and I'm sure they are nice.

The Music Man is a treat. I had a "Sub" for a while, but it sounded awful (played really nice)

I don't know about the Sterlings. I bought this because GC had a TON of MM's when I went there and this one played the nicest and sounded the best. It wasn't cheap. They street at 2250 and I got mine for about 1800 (which is why I'm broke :lol: )

When right, it's hard to beat the MM sound because you can do virtually any style with it and it cuts like a knife.

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KVRAF
3123 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Bass guitars

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:00 pm

I haven't played one of the Sterlings, but I did read a bunch of reviews about them a few years ago when they first came on the market - seems like they're comparable to the Music Man versions as far as playability is concerned, but as I said, I haven't actually played one.

I'll probably head to a Sam Ash or Guitar Center if I start seriously thinking about it and play a few.

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