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 Post subject: A couple of new basses for blablas
PostPosted: September 22nd, 2014, 1:35 am 
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The last two weeks I ordered and received two new basses.

This one arrived two weeks ago:
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G&L L-2000 Tribute

And last Friday this one:
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Warwick ProSerie Corvette Std 6 FL

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2014, 10:30 am 
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wow! Love the wood on the G&L!!! The Warwick's not bad either, by any means.


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PostPosted: October 24th, 2014, 5:56 am 
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And now the G&L has a full maple neck.
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PostPosted: October 24th, 2014, 5:16 pm 
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cool - did you get a Tribute neck from the G&L online store?


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PostPosted: October 25th, 2014, 1:05 am 
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Yes, they sell them at such a nice price, I could not resist it.

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PostPosted: October 25th, 2014, 9:17 am 
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Same bass different neck it is a good opportunity to compare maple neck vs rosewood. So how different is it?


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PostPosted: October 25th, 2014, 9:34 am 
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That was one of the reasons to buy this neck, just to answer this question for once and for all (at least for myself). :)

The differences are really minimal, the maple fingerboard sounds a bit more focused and aggressive, the rosewood one has more body and is little bit smoother and richer in tone.
I haven't done a one on one comparison, this first impression was just based on memory, maybe I'll do a more thorough test a later time.

Given the fact the differences are this small in a real world situation it wouldn't matter which one you go for, the looks will have a lot more impact than the sound. :shock:

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PostPosted: October 25th, 2014, 10:39 pm 
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That sounds about right


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PostPosted: October 27th, 2014, 1:19 am 
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Cool man, experiencing it yourself is always the best!

Hop you can get to a DI comparison to share with the world! :)


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PostPosted: November 29th, 2014, 7:41 am 
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Another new toy, a BaCH BPB-60 butterscotch.
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Custom-order, started out as a bit of a 'lack of lefty offers' jest on a Dutch bass guitar forum, the Dutch importer took up on it and did some asking around with BaCH, this bass is the end result.

A big thanks to Rob at NumberOneGuitars.

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PostPosted: November 29th, 2014, 9:25 am 
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blablas wrote:
Another new toy, a BaCH BPB-60 butterscotch.
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Custom-order, started out as a bit of a 'lack of lefty offers' jest on a Dutch bass guitar forum, the Dutch importer took up on it and did some asking around with BaCH, this bass is the end result.

A big thanks to Rob at [url="http://www.numberoneguitars.com"]NumberOneGuitars[/url].


wowza! real nice, congrats!


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Cool stuff! Looks very nice!

Was just listening to Jimmy Smith's Root Down (Wilton Felder plays the same kind of bass).


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Ver cool, I like them all. Each is very different from the other.
I really like the Bach.
Congrats!

I almost got in on a group purchse of the Bach non-reverse T-bird but the design changed and the whole shipping arrangements were problematic at the time.

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The grains on that G&L are gorgeous! And it looks even beter with the maple fretboard!

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PostPosted: December 15th, 2014, 11:40 am 
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belinmad wrote:
blablas wrote:
Another new toy, a BaCH BPB-60 butterscotch.
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Custom-order, started out as a bit of a 'lack of lefty offers' jest on a Dutch bass guitar forum, the Dutch importer took up on it and did some asking around with BaCH, this bass is the end result.

A big thanks to Rob at [url="http://www.numberoneguitars.com"]NumberOneGuitars[/url].


wowza! real nice, congrats!


Awesome! What's the neck profile on this? Looks chunky in the photo, i.e. a C neck.


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It is chunky, not extremely thick but very wide.
Let's just say it's a lot bigger than a average Jazz Bass. :mrgreen:

It feels very comfortable, but I am used to wide necks.

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And the most recent new toy, hopefully I'm done buying for a longer period of time now!
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Harley Benton PB-Shorty.

Fun little bass, unbelievably well built for its price (70 euro's at Thomann, this one was even cheaper, 60 euro's B-stock).
Mechanically everything is okay, reasonably well finished, no sharp fret ends, only the tuners sometimes feel a bit vague.
The thing that really needed to be done was a proper shielding job, this is absolutely necessary. Also sanded the back of the neck lightly with 1200 grain sandpaper, and of course put on a set new strings and done some fine tuning.

For its 30" scale it almost sounds as a full sized P-bass, at least to my ears.

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Not a new bass, just some new parts on a older one.
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Replaced the three knob control plate on my Chi-Sonic Squier with a two knob stacked one today.
More tonal control and it just looks so nice.

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PostPosted: December 27th, 2014, 7:00 am 
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You are amazing blablas what you can do with a cheap bass to make it better is incredible, not to mention your custom builds, which are off the hook.


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Thanks.

Besides playing them, all this customizing and tinkering is a big part of the fun with basses for me.

Been doing this ever since I bought my first bass, always looking for ways to improve them. A nice side-effect out of all of this modifying is that I never had the urge to buy expensive basses, everything I don't like on a cheap one I can fix myself.

At a certain moment in time I decided that if wanted a real custom build bass I might as well go over the top and just make it myself, after that I never looked back.

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