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Back in the club with a surprisingly fresh ´91 fretless. This thing is heavy as if it was made of stone ! Sound is incredible though.

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Most beautiful!
 

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Back in the club with a surprisingly fresh ´91 fretless. This thing is heavy as if it was made of stone ! Sound is incredible though.

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those early 90ies birds are heavy as hell, but soundwise unbeaten🥳
 
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Some more bass porn

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With her american friend :

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Full review is here (in French) :
 
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Had the NT6 for a couple of weeks now and let the neck settle with its new pack of Fodera (custom steel, 49 euro a pack) strings.
When I take off the strings, the neck shows a serious backbow, except for the area at the first 5 frets. For this reason I can not turn around the removable truss rod to counter that backbow. Once the strings are on the neck returns to almost completely straight but it isn't before seeing a number of days pass until the neck is settled again,

So last sunday it was time to tighten the truss rod for those last 5 frets - the neck is now perfect - and lower the bridge. I had to grab my bicycle and visit a toolshop because my 2.5mm allen wrench seems to have vanished. I do not know why allen wrenches do this. But long story short I could lower the bridge quite a long way before fretbuzz started appearing here and there - here and there being both near frets 3-5 and beyond the 12th which is telling me the neck bow is now perfect.

This thing plays like a dream! And sounds better then I expected, especially with the pickup balance 60-70 percent towards the neck pickup it has a firm grip in the mix.
Only thing I do not really like about it is the bottom end dial of the 1990 (MEC?) pre since it sits at a way too low frequency. Could it be at 40hz? That would be rather useless.
Anyway I do not hear any difference between bass dial at neutral or bass dial at max. It doesn't seem to do a whole lot. On my amps I cut everything under 30hz by 6db or more because those are unwanted frequencies.

But yeah. I love this bass. It is awesome. With an external 10- or 12 band EQ it really starts to shine. I might replace the onboard pre for this reason.
What's the weight of the tone monster?? Can you play the thumb standing up?
 
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Weight is just shy of 6kg. Clearly heavy.
Nevertheless, balance is not so bad due to the very heavy brass bridge. The Thumb sits horizontally, as excepted but doesn’t dive.
 
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Hello everyone,

it's been a while since I came on the forum, I recently recovered after a loooooong time my JD Thumb 86, it was entitled to a restoration.
But......a small problem persists, it me new bushings for the mechanicals are needed.
I know it is possible to buy them at the WW store but it would cost me over 100 €....😣

Is there an alternative ? would anyone among you have succeeded in having them made ?

Thx


Edit : bonjour julien 😉
 

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Hello everyone,

it's been a while since I came on the forum, I recently recovered after a loooooong time my JD Thumb 86, it was entitled to a restoration.
But......a small problem persists, it me new bushings for the mechanicals are needed.
I know it is possible to buy them at the WW store but it would cost me over 100 €....😣

Is there an alternative ? would anyone among you have succeeded in having them made ?

Thx


Edit : bonjour julien 😉

 
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Hey everyone, I should probably join the club once I get a couple photos to upload.

I've had a '98 Thumb BO 5 Fretless with (I believe) Ovankol body, ebony board and wenge neck for several years now.
And recently this Custom Shop '15 Thumb NT 5 with Bubinga body, two-tone ebony fretboard, and wenge neck with Red LED inlays and the 4 string pickup layout just arrived:

It feels awesome, but is even heavier than my BO. And the 4 string pickup layout and 26 frets is taking a bit of getting used to, since I have less room to slap and pop than I'm used to. I'm also somewhat worried that I keep catching the edge of the body protrusion where the center piece of bubinga raises to meet the fretboard when popping. Anyone else had issues with wearing things down there?
 
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Impressive custom shop Thumb you have there ! Please offer us some more pics of this beast (and of your fretless BO too !).
You certainly will manage to adjust you slapping motion to the specific ergonomics of the Thumb NT. You shouldn’t have to dig in as deep as to touch the body.
 

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I've been on a binge lately....once again I have a thumb in the house. 1998 with EMG passive pickups and it appears to have been stained much darker at some point in it's past. Wenge neck, Ovankol body. Always wanted a fretless thumb and it was priced right.
 

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I've been on a binge lately....once again I have a thumb in the house. 1998 with EMG passive pickups and it appears to have been stained much darker at some point in it's past. Wenge neck, Ovankol body. Always wanted a fretless thumb and it was priced right.
Beautiful.
 
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