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Show Us Your Non- Warwick Bass Then!

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Vinnie, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. ectoflanger

    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Here’s a 2008 New American Standard P-Bass that I got as new old stock on eBay for a good price in the summer of 2011. Apparently a local music store went out of business and it was one of the spoils. I replaced the pick guard because it had been on the shelf for so long that when I removed the round sticker, it left a bright white spot in a sea of yellowing plastic. If you look closely, I upgraded to a pearlescent one.

    Not only was this my first real P-bass, but I saved money based on the color scheme,. Believe it or not, at the time, folks were passing on models with rosewood finger boards unless it was a blonde. Black and red ones with maple fingerboards were going like hot cakes.

    This one is tuned to Eb for Robin Trower stuff (“Somebody Calling” and other songs off “In City Dreams” and “Caravan to Midnight “during his R&B phase in the mid-70’s. The thing is no one wants to do Trower in clubs, not even people who like him. Back in ‘04 a guitarist whose band had just played Cream’s “Room With White Curtains” told me that Trower just wasn’t done in the regular club circuit. However a couple of years earlier at another club I requested “Bridge of Sighs” from a musician, just himself and an acoustic electric with no effects, and he knocked it out of the park with his unique arrangement. And he got a standing ovation. So who knows?

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    The story on this one? It’s red and is in standard tuning to do material from David Gilmour ‘s first solo album, another person whose material no one wants to play in a club unless it’s close to a university. “Stone Cold Sober” by Crawler is another song but musician friends did express an interest playing it and a few other bits.

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    Finally, I got some better pics on the blonde one I got back in January. Justification? I wanted a blonde 50’s style and I guess I couldn’t help it. Now I have a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead!

    But I will use them on my own music projects-
     
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  2. Jimbob

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    Here's my non W basses

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    They are all nothing special mostly ones I've made/customised

    From left to right:
    Quincy Monaco
    Custom body 6 string
    Custom body 5 string
    Bitsa Jazz
    Custom body 4 string (The top one on the seat I've now sold)
    And Bitsa P bass (now white)
    Also still in the building process a White Fenderbird 4 string, 4 string Neck-thru and a 5 string P bass............
     
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  3. ectoflanger

    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    That’s really cool, it reminds me of an old-time family portrait in the parlor on a Sunday afternoon. I relate to the P-bass who preferred to lay down and take a nap instead-
     
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  4. Foal30

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    Playing this Jazz quite a bit presently
    Still dithering about wether to restring it with Chromes
     
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  5. Jimbob

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    I've just restrung my Jazz with Flats and it sounds awesome now
     
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    The weather is supposed to shit itself later in the week and as I mainly work outside I will certainly have time to restring this week

    But..

    Pleased you like the change, btw what type of Jazz?
     
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    Furthermore if I restring then I only have 1 s/s Roundwound bass
    1 with Halfwounds
    1 with LaBella Flat
    3 with Chromes

    Maybe I should buy another couple of Basses! That's an idea
     
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  8. Jimbob

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    It's just a Bitsa nothing special
     
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    Ibanez sr3000e with Seymour duncan preamp, Fender jazz MiM with hipshot bridge, cts pots, hipshot string retainer. IMG_20180910_193316_610.jpg
     
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  10. ectoflanger

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    I like the colors, the finger boards, bodies, and the sofa pattern all compliment each other.
     
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    What's with the Quincy? I thought you said non Warwick.
     
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    I love the top on the Ibanez!
     
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  13. Jimbob

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    Well it's Warwick shaped but it's not a Warwick, it's a cracking bass that I got brand new for £149
     
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