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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by phaedrus » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:43 pm

Bit of a necro-bump on this thread, but my baby is back today from getting some luthier loving and it's playing like a new bass again :)

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More in the album here... http://imgur.com/gallery/qNu8q

Kinal MK5-B Custom - Ash body with quilted maple top, maple neck with rosewood board - had the finish on the neck removed and it's now oiled instead, Bartolinis with a Demeter onboard preamp.

Might bump the thread again for a family pic, but for now this is the only family member getting a look-in ;)

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by foal30 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:38 am

Nice one
Heard a lot of good things about Kinals instruments particularly the P style 5'er

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Fyrbyrd » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:43 pm

Hi, here is a youtube clip demoing the features of my Maton Fyrbyrd bass, which is from around 1972, one of just 35 made.


Sorry, using the "embed youtube" didn't work - so have to follow the link. If there's a trick to it let me know and I'll edit the post to embed the video
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by foal30 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:44 pm

Nice one Matt

Like the thumb pluking
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by joppo » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:54 pm

Fixed it for you Fyrbyrd. You just need that last bit of the url that you posted - the bit after the "="

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:50 pm

No offence but I find that bass pretty ugly...But the tones! wow. I love it!

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Fyrbyrd » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:13 pm

No offence taken, of course. But I'm guessing you won't be admiring the lines of my fretless.
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by foal30 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:39 pm

I bet!

What is the fretless?
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Fyrbyrd » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:19 pm

Its a no name bass that I got at weta guitars a while back for cheap. It just handy as a backup and actually plays and sounds OK

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:22 pm

Ha. I really like the look of that fretless

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by potatoes » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:41 pm

On the left (new) godin shifter classic, made in Canada
On the right, the old Warwick corvette

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I don't normally take this sort of photo, but I thought it was a good moment

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by bronzet » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:12 am

Lovely basses there. Nothing like a Warwick. I still have my '97 German made Corvette. Amazing playability.
potatoes wrote:On the left (new) godin shifter classic, made in Canada
On the right, the old Warwick corvette

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I don't normally take this sort of photo, but I thought it was a good moment
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by phaedrus » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:03 am

Almost new bass day... Grabbed one of the sandblasted Am Specials recently, then promptly messed with things... EMG Geezer P, Babicz bridge, Hipshot HB7 tuners and blacked out the rest of the hardware, because black is more metal \m/ ;) Took it in for a setup after I had finished messing with it and it came back with a black neck plate and screws, black pickguard screws and black nut and washer for the jack at no charge! Only thing remaining to change/blacken are the nuts and washers under the knobs... but that's really only for my benefit as they are pretty hard to see. Currently tuned drop C (did I mention it needed to be more metal?) with Kalium strings gauged 47/63/86/130 to give this balanced tension thing a go... they do seem to be balanced, but a lower tension than I'd like. Quite surprised a 130 feels as loose as it does when tuned to C.

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by beagle » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:33 am

Looks great.... nice rig too! 8)
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by bronzet » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:07 pm

My first bass purchase for 2016:

Warwick 30th Anniversary Streamer LTD 2012:
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Check out the Wenge on the neck - an essential component of any Warwick instrument
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The back of the headstock is signed by Hans Peter Wilfer (the founder/owner of Warwick) and this instrument is no 10 in a total 75 basses which were made for this LTD model run in 2012
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Fender Jazz 1968
Fender Precision 1972
Musicman Stingray 1978
Peavey T40 1983
MIT Yamaha Attitude LTD 1 1990
Wal Mk2 1993
MIK Fender Jazz Deluxe 2005
MIK Yamaha RBXJM2 2005
MIK Fender Jazz Deluxe V 2008
Rickenbacker 4003 2015
+others

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