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ekwatts
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the conversion is done, new nut is on. Now being able to play it properly it has a rather nice thump to the sound - is this a feature of the shortscale? - the neck on this is lovely nice and chunky... Pics:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
it has a rather nice thump to the sound - is this a feature of the shortscale?


No, it's because it's a hollowbody with a wooden footy bridge and non-optimal pickup placement (at least if you want that Fender-style brightness). Note how Fender pickups generally never get closer to the neck than what lead guitarists would consider a "middle" position... and those Gibson "mudbuckers" aren't actually the problem themselves, it's the fact that they stuck them right up against the fingerboard on those EBs.

I always liked my Jay Turser branded one (exact same bass) with flatwounds, both pickups engaged and the tone switch set to "solo". It gives a rolled-off tone sound, pretty old-school but the best kind of old-school.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, it has a nice vintage sound... A good counterpart to my Jazz bass.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig it. I'd feel weird having one as my only bass but it's cool.

I quite like the Gretsch style hollowbody bass they make. Looks like it's made in the same factory as them Eastwood ones.

I'm pretty fucking happy with my SG. It's a just weighty fucker though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Aye, it has a nice vintage sound... A good counterpart to my Jazz bass.


lel, that's the two I have and how I divide their duties as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
I dig it. I'd feel weird having one as my only bass but it's cool.

I quite like the Gretsch style hollowbody bass they make. Looks like it's made in the same factory as them Eastwood ones.

I'm pretty fucking happy with my SG. It's a just weighty fucker though.


A heavy SG? It looks the business in the pic you posted.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And on a SG related problem... This bass has THE WORST case of neck dive I have ever seen its mire neck plummet than dive!
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