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 Post subject: All of blablas basses
PostPosted: October 4th, 2017, 9:48 am 
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Given the fact most of my pictures were on PhotoF*cket and are gone now, and also after looking through Carmine's collection I think it might be fun to post my collection here as well.

More lefty bass porn!

Starting off with my DIY projects.
The mk1's:
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This is the first bass I built in the early 90's with some donor parts from a Hohner B2A. Rebuilt it in 2012.

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This was my second built, again early 90 and no donor parts on this one, I made everything myself. Rebuilt in 2011.

The mk2's:
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Third built, halfway 90's and rebuilt in 2011.

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Fourth built, halfway 90's, rebuilt in 2011.

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Started on this one halfway 90's, finished it in 2010.

All the following basses I built between 2010 and 2016
The mk3's:
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The mk4's:
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The mk5:
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My Tribute to Leo Fender:
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This one started out its life as a 'quick and dirty' build to see if could do a fanned fingerboard, what pickups to use and if could play on it.

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The basses I bought - Most have undergone some sort of customizing (by me).
Four strings:
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Squier VM Jazz Bass

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Squier VM Jazz Bass

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Squier Precision Bass

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G&L Tribute L-2000

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BaCH BPB-60 butterscotch

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OLP MM2

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Vintage LEST96

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Ibanez ATK (PGBL1)

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Ibanez SR300

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Rockinbetter RG4001

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Chinabacker R4005

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Richwood Jocker Pro

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Westone Thunder I
My first serious bass, I modified the crap out of it over the years.

As you can see I prefer cheap ones, everything that was wrong with them I fixed.

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Five and six strings:
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Warwick Rockbass Corvette

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Warwick Rockbass Fortress

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Warwick Rockbass Starbass

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Sandberg Basic 5 Ken Taylor

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Ibanez SR305EBL-WK

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Spector Legend 5 Classic

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MusicMan StingRay5

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Sire Marcus Miller V7 Alder-5

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Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage Ash-5

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F(ake)ender Jazz Bass V

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F(ake)ender Jazz Bass V fretless

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Steinberger Spirit XT-25

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NS Design NXT 5 LH

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Warwick ProSerie Corvette Std 6 FL

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The Shortscale's:
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Höfner Ignition

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Danelectro Longhorn

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Harley Benton PB-Shorty (converted to PJB-Shorty)

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Harley Benton PB-Shorty (converted to JB-Shorty)

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Harley Benton PB-Shorty (converted to RiB-Shorty)

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Harley Benton PB-Shorty (converted to MMB-Shorty)

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The acoustics:
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Eko BA4

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Harley Benton B30 NT

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Dimavery AB-500

And finally, the Uke basses:
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Chinese unbranded electric style uke-bass

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Harley Benton Kahuna Bass

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If you want to know any specific details feel free ask.

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Holly Molly that's an awesome collection!
Thanks for sharing!


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Holy moly! :o Outstanding collection. And most impressive are all those instruments you built yourself.

What PUPs did you install on that Squier VM Jazz?


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Mother of God. I have too many favorites to be worth mentioning :^)


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What PUPs did you install on that Squier VM Jazz?

Hanson Chi-Sonic pickups.

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So what are your top 5 favorites?


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Holy moly what a collection! Your built basses are very impressive!


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bobjones2260 wrote:
So what are your top 5 favorites?

That's a tough question, I play them all, most of the time the mood I'm in and the feel and/or sound I want decide which one I choose. I prefer the five strings.
There are few I like less (primarily the feel factor) and because of that don't use them that often.

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awesome collection blablas

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Vantage VS600B. Frankenfender Pbass. Danelectro DC. Warwick Alien 4 string Acoustic. Chinese 5 String Acoustic.


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You and I might be the only 2 on this board that owns a NS Design NXT5 in Left Handed. I have a 2012 CZECH made one in Matt Black, Ebony FB. They stopped doing the Ebony for Phenowood type material.

BIG collection there blablas.


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:shock: Fantastic!! Great collection. So, I’ve spent a lot of time in The Netherlands, and I’m pretty sure that most of my pals over there would have a hard time fitting all of those basses and cases into their houses, without making them into furniture by stacking them like LEGO and covering them with a sheet . How do you do it?

Miss the people, the beers, and the food :D

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I only have three cases and a five or six gig bags. :)

The electrics are in my work/hobby/office room:
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The acoustics and three cases are in a section of my living room:
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The EUB is in another corner in the living room.

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Really, your collection is simply incredible.

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Most excellent!!

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One more: Warwick Rockbass 6.
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This one came by as B-stock at Thomann at a price I could not resist, it was cheaper than the Fortress 5 string I bought recently.

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