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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2016, 10:44:58 PM »
Thanks Bob.
I had a rattle I couldn't find in a bass once. Turned out to be a tuning head. A little Super Glue fixed it up.

Armin - I haven't heard of a Sire V7. I'll have to look it up.

It's hard buying equipment on a limited budget, so I have to be creative. I've made trades when I could, trying out gear that was available, even if I didn't need it at the time.  A lot of stuff sounds good in the store but the true test to see if you like them is using them live.

I've traded a lot in the last 15 years or so, and it's been fun trying out all these different basses, amps and cabs. Funny how things come back around - my new Precision bass sounds a lot like the old 63 P. The new Am Std comes with Fender Custom Shop 62 pups, wired the same as the original ones were. The 63 had pups made in 62.

I guess I fibbed about having ALL the gear I want. I would like a Fender Am Std fiver, either Jazz or Precision. A new one is my first choice, but I would have an older am Std, MIM Standard or Squier Vintage Modified, or a Washburn Taurus, all 5'ers. Depends on which one comes along first.

I don't think I'll ever catch up with Roger though.  8)

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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2016, 10:09:20 AM »
Speaking of inexpensive, the Sire V7 is next on my list.
I hear nothing but good things about those--looking forward to a review when you get it!  :)
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2016, 02:12:17 PM »
Yeah everything I've heard about Sire basses is good.  They got Marcus Miller involved with the design, hardware, pickups, etc., and have reputedly put out a tremendous product at a much lower price than you would normally find for that level of quality.

Worth a look if you are in the market for a bass, especially a Jazz-style bass.

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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2016, 04:52:31 PM »
I try to find one here in Malaysia.
I did play a V7 a few month ago.
I think it was the best J I ever played.

Check out Adam Doms video

https://youtu.be/bfUKDpJgG6w
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2016, 09:01:24 PM »
That was a cool video and that Sire V7 bass sounds good. Adam is quite a player too.
Gonna go look at their website next.
I'm getting pretty excited, waiting for the TN226 to get here. It could arrive this week.  ;D
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2016, 10:16:00 AM »
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Peavey Cirrus 5 i'm in love !!








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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2016, 08:18:42 AM »
That's a beautiful Peavey bass Tom and a serious looking Eden rig as well. I bet they sound good together.
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2016, 09:23:59 AM »
Thanks Jim are awesome together  ;) :) 8)

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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2016, 10:10:08 AM »
Hmmmm!

There's been some modifications lately...

Just for fun I made a list over basses I've owned through the years; I think it is complete. The nine ones bold and italicized are still in my possession, all others have passed by. I think I got them in the right order too. One funny thing: the first real bass I owned is still in my active arsenal. Please, show your own historic inventory and prove I am not the only lunatic around...  :P :P :P

1.   Lousy Jazzbass copy
2.   Fender Jazz Bass 1978
3.   Mighty Mite Jazz Bass
4.   Steinberger L2 fretless 1982
5.   Chapman Stick
6.   Charvel HB3 1986
7.   G&L L1000 fretless 1982
8.   Eko Violin Bass 60’s
9.   Washburn 5 string
10.   Samick Valley Arts 6 string
11.   Home built Jazzbass 6 string
12.   Fender Precision Standard MiM
13.   Matt Pullcinella Guitars Level 6
14.   Warwick Corvette Standard fretless active
15.   Warwick Thumb BO LTD 2006 ”Dirty Blonde”
16.   Ned Steinberger Design CR4M EUB
17.   Ned Steinberger Design CR4M EUB
18.   Fender Precision Classic 50’s MiM
19.   Fender Precision Am. Std. 2006
20.   Fender Precision 1978
21.   Fender Precision JV 60’s
22.   Lakland 55-94 Deluxe 2004
23.   Lakland Skyline 55-02 Standard
24.   Lakland Skyline 55-02 Standard fretless
25.   Lakland Skyline Hollowbody
26.   Cort acoustic bass
27.   Tacoma Thunderchief
28.   Status Streamline
29.   G&L JB
30.   Tobias 6 string
31.   Fender Precision Am. Std. 2012
32.   Lakland Bob Glaub P/J
33.   Chapman Stick MIDI
34.   Yamaha John Patitucci II
35.   Peavey Millennium
36.   D. Lakin Basses Bob Glaub
37.   Steinberger XL2 1986
38.   Kremona Studio Masterbuilt acoustic doublebass
39.   Hagström Scandi/Scanbass 1982
40.   60’s “Mickey Mouse”-bass
41.   Lakland Joe Osborn 5
42.   Ibanez BTB 676
43.   Tom Clement “Anne”
44.   Ozark Resophonic Bass
45.   Warwick Streamer Stage 1 BN 2002
46.   Line 6 Variax bass
47.   Fernandes The Revival 60’s Jazz Bass, fretless
48.   Fender 51 Precision Reissue
49.   Dingwall Voodoo Prima 2001 6-strängad
50.   Ned Steinberger Design Radius Bass, fretless 4 string
51.   Stella plywood acoustic upright
52.   Dingwall Leland Sklar
53.   Fender Select Jazz Bass
54.   Lakland Skyline Decade


I decided to sell the NS CR4M electric upright, since I only use my acoustic uprights now when playing upright. I also traded the Radius, since I bought back my very missed Skyline 55-02 fretless. All of a sudden two more basses surfaced: post 53 qnd 54 in the list. Here they are:

I call myself a Jazz Bass guy, but haven't owned a passive Jazz Bass  since early 80's. Now it is time...

I couldn't resist Ruby Red...
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2016, 10:23:00 AM »
Roger,
I notice that you "had" a Chapman stick, way back there.  What was your experience in trying to play it?
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2016, 02:55:20 PM »
Roger,
I notice that you "had" a Chapman stick, way back there.  What was your experience in trying to play it?
If I was to pick up an instrument for the first time, the Stick would be magic, but with the guitar and bass already programmed into the brain and muscle memory it got kinda backwards. At least for me. I gave it up after some years. A few years ago I decided to give it a try again, but realised I really didn't like it. It is a bit limited coming to shaping tone with your hands compared to a bass.
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2016, 11:04:18 AM »
Those new ones are both nice looking basses Roger. I like the tone of passive Fenders, and like the Laklands that I've heard on video. Never got to play a Lakland though, but would like to.
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2016, 12:40:09 PM »
My list has grown to 20 basses now. I traded the Yamaha V for this Squier Precision V. This is a nice sounding bass especially for the money.

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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2016, 12:53:35 PM »
Nice one, Jim.  I wonder if the neck pickup has been changed from P to J and a new pickguard installed?
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2016, 08:49:35 AM »
Nice one, Jim.  I wonder if the neck pickup has been changed from P to J and a new pickguard installed?

I haven't looked under the PG yet but it says Precision Standard on the headstock. I'm pretty sure this is a special issue. It would be hard to router in a J pickup and not chip the finish. The jack is on the side too, like other special models and Am Deluxe Jazz basses.

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'06 Fender Am FSR Precision