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 Post subject: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: December 28th, 2020, 9:35 am 
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Just put a down payment on an HMS Pro Player 5 String from Brady Muckelroy. Here are my specs:

*5 string HMC Pro Player (LEFTY)
*fretted
*33"
*3 pc maple neck
*alder tone block
*ebony fingerboard
*standard side dots only
*mahogany wings
*passive electronics (VVT)
*18mm spacing at bridge
*black hardware

The Pro Player series is his "budget line." No fancy woods but 100% hand made by him. He is using new custom Ulyate pickups, soapbars based on the Ulyate TicTac P pickup. Brady said they will be reversed to have the pickup farther out on the upper strings. He also said Howard Ulyate can make the pickups specifically for a lefty bass so Brady doesn't have to flip the righty pickups and have the logo on upside down.
These are attractively priced - $1,995 for a 5 string. He's posted that on Facebook so I am not violating any confidences. Brady told me he has had several inquiries for lefty Pro Player basses. Anyone here ask about them?


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: December 30th, 2020, 4:19 pm 
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My timing on this was good. I made the deposit 2 days ago, and I got a pic of my fretboard today. It's the 7th one from the left. I love ebony.

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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: December 30th, 2020, 4:46 pm 
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I'd never touched ebony until I got it on my custom shop G&L. I, too, absolutely loved it.


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: December 31st, 2020, 5:23 am 
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When is the due date? Looking forward to pictures of the body/finished product!

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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: December 31st, 2020, 5:29 am 
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He estimated 4-5 months. Seems like it's moving more quickly than that. These instruments are more standardized than his one off custom builds and that keeps the price and the build time down. I will def post more pics as I get them. Thanks for looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: January 21st, 2021, 4:30 pm 
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My neck is in production
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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: January 21st, 2021, 4:49 pm 
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It's taking shape!


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: January 25th, 2021, 7:57 am 
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Brady makes a killer bass. I have no doubt you'll be thrilled when it arrives.


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: January 25th, 2021, 12:30 pm 
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Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: January 26th, 2021, 11:59 am 
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Demo with the new Muck branded Ulyate pickups. I added the preamp to my build. Glad I did after hearing this.

https://www.facebook.com/brady.muckelroy/videos/10159098976293530


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2021, 12:56 am 
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bhunt1 wrote:
Demo with the new Muck branded Ulyate pickups. I added the preamp to my build. Glad I did after hearing this.

https://www.facebook.com/brady.muckelroy/videos/10159098976293530


Got to say, even strung B-E-A-D, this bass sounds clear, and even, across the strings... looking forward to your sound bytes when you have a chance to post up.... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: February 2nd, 2021, 3:48 pm 
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Neck will be carved tomorrow - 2nd from the left -the only lefty of course

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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: February 2nd, 2021, 11:37 pm 
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With the song in mind..."Anticipation".... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: February 21st, 2021, 7:25 am 
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I have a Muckelroy bass very similar to yours. It was before he started doing the "Pro Player" but it's very similar. Mine is a five-string, scale, with a Macassar Ebony fretboard. Mine is a solid cherry body and has an active preamp.

You are going to love it. Easily the best bass that I have ever owned or played.


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: February 21st, 2021, 9:49 am 
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Sounds beautiful. Can you share some pics?


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2021, 6:45 pm 
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Check out this thread...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9812

bhunt1 wrote:
Sounds beautiful. Can you share some pics?


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2021, 3:43 am 
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Looks great thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: February 24th, 2021, 1:12 pm 
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Brady often broadcasts his build process on Facebook live, and I happened to catch him gluing up my 5 string. These are reversed images due to Facebook. He is very meticulous.
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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: March 4th, 2021, 3:48 am 
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Body carved
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 Post subject: Re: Muckelroy HMS Pro Player 5 String
PostPosted: March 4th, 2021, 4:23 am 
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Fantastic. It's starting to look like a bass!


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