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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George, if you're after a PJ combination then you can get both Fender and Squier Jaguar basses that might fit the bill. Squier also make a shortscale one if you're struggling with the 34" scale.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine from a bass player who did sound for some really huge bands. He's fantastic but strung out like crazy. I like mine because the mirror pickguard is cracked so it's like bad luck. ha.

I had been using my morpheus droptune pedal for bass and my friend Julian went get this bass for me and called me and said come get this because it's perfect for you. He got it for 125 bucks and i'm very satisfied.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P-bass necks are my favourite, once you get used to them everything else feels too small.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thing is these have J-Bass necks not P-Bass. That's why I like them.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not really into jaguar and jazz bodies unfortunately. im def considering a punt at that p bass special to try them side by side as well. then maybe sell one. having a jazz bridge pickup and neck sounds pretty invincible

i'm really bonding with the 50s cv at the moment though. it sounds great and the neck is a bit easier now. the hardest part is definitely right hand technique. i'm using two fingers slightly curled toward the bridge. seems to be best for speed and control. does that sound normal?
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
i'm not really into jaguar and jazz bodies unfortunately. im def considering a punt at that p bass special to try them side by side as well. then maybe sell one. having a jazz bridge pickup and neck sounds pretty invincible

i'm really bonding with the 50s cv at the moment though. it sounds great and the neck is a bit easier now. the hardest part is definitely right hand technique. i'm using two fingers slightly curled toward the bridge. seems to be best for speed and control. does that sound normal?

Play on your bass for about 2 hours and then grab your guitar. I did that and it was weird as hell for me. I was fumbling around like a clumsy idiot...It was like i was playing a ukelele
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it feels like I'm gonna destroy it and its the size of a ukele or something
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF is a ukelele...That probably means you're a stupid haole in Hawaiian. Ukelele - a Unicode Keyboard Layout Editor for Mac OS X versions 10.2 and later.

I meant ukulele..

Word of the day - haole - Hawaiian for stupid white guy or ghost. Same difference..
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay so i ended up winning the auction for Ģ164. not bad considering theres a dimarzio and a seymour duncan in there.





the finish is actually metallic. pretty cool. i love the look with the tort.



the guy who owned it did a lot of pub and function gigs i think, so he did some nerdy things like glow in the dark paint on the markers and a big vinyl sticker on the back to protect it from buckle rash. i don't mind it for now



it had these awful strings on it though. they have this ball end at the bridge which you set up like so by threading it through and around a ball in the inside. with these the string actually goes over the saddle with the bare core wire. they were really floppy and broke when i was setting the thing up. terrible. he raved about them though. no idea what they are but i recommend avoiding them



it sounds great but definitely more "modern" sounding than the cv 50s - on reflection, this is probably due to the steel saddles more than anything. the p bass pickup is very gurgly and throaty and sounds great, and the j bass at the bridge slightly lacks bottom end but has a pleasing funky honky tonk sound. both together sounds fantastic, bit like a stingray - very deep, vocal sounding and punchy

it plays well but needs a bit tlc and a fine tuning at some point, but it gives me much less fatigue than the p bass neck. also notice the whack string spacing round the heel of the neck. i think i may need a wider bridge spacing to match the neck. i doubt i'll do that though. it's also very light for a bass which is a relief

also one problem is the neck might be slightly warped or twisted. the treble side is higher at the heel than the bass side. with a normal setup it poses no problems for now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember those type of bass strings from the late 80s early 90s, they were marketed as being developed from piano string technology, better sound/tone for bassists.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahh okay. yeah the guy seemed to love them. i can't really say about tone cos i hadn't tried them properly after a setup, but the practicality of them is terrible unless there's something i don't know about them. they couldn't handle any changes in string height and intonation.

for now both basses are strung with bog standard d'addario roundwounds. i love how they sound. nice and punchy.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice score!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got dayum i love the jazz bridge pickup. so fun

this is getting a lot more play than the cv at the moment, although the cv feels slightly better made overall. have some steel saddles coming in the post for the cv as well
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