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NBD, Long Necker Bass

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by tabdog, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. tabdog

    tabdog Tele-Meister

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    I've been wanting an Electra Model 2271 Long
    Necker bass for a while. One finally came up on
    CL for $150. It had a back bow in the neck and
    the bridge pickup is dead. I've fixed the neck
    and noodleing the pickup. It's a 1972 model.

    Awesome Jazz bass though. I have bridge
    and pickup chrome covers on order,

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    Three piece maple neck,

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    Thanks for looking,

    Tabdog
     
  2. audiohatemchine

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    Can't say I'm a fan of the colour, but the rest of it looks pretty bloody good.
     
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    Pretty groovy!
     
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    I like it! Are those humbuckers, or single coils in large housings?
     
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    Will a bridge cover fit with that wide pickup ring?
     
  7. Pawnshopper

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    That is one nice-looking bass. Don't ruin it with covers!
     
  8. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

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    That looks familiar:
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    I have a Hondo II bass with those pickups on it. Before the wiring totally died, they sounded great. The pups (if they're the same as mine, they look the same anyway) are really a single coil inside a humbucker sized can.
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    I'm trying to wire mine back up and since there's 3 wires coming out of them, I haven't quite gotten them right yet. Good luck!

    Oh yeah, my other MIJ:
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    Same 3-piece neck as yours, but J-style pups. Same type of inlay on headstock ('cept mine says "Carlo Robelli") That's some BEAUTIFUL flame on yours, though.
     
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    In terms of wiring, one wire will probably be for some sort of brass grounding plate that sits below the pickup coil.
     
  10. tabdog

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    Hay Egg Man,

    Those are single coils in a large housing.
    They are pretty hot and nice sounding.

    The bridge pickup was not working.... I
    tried to fix it, but after finding 3 breaks,
    I got tired of chasing that tiny wire
    around,

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    I bought a Bass Lines SSB-4b for it,

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    The Bass Lines has a cleaner sound and is
    a nice match. The Bass Lines is nice enough
    that it sounds good all by itself. So does the
    stock neck pickup. I've put some DAddarieo
    Chromes on it and it is awesome.

    Tabdog
     
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    You bet. Here it is with my Westone Electra
    model X640N,

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    Tabdog
     
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    Don't worry PS, I'll take them off so I can play it.
    I just got covers because that's how it came stock,

    Tabdog
     
  13. tabdog

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    Hay Dan,

    That's some BEAUTIFUL flame on yours

    Thanks man. :)

    As you can see in the above post, they do look the same.

    I believe the white wire is hot and the other two are ground.
    (if memory serves me right) Good luck on your's too.

    Hay, thanks for sharing dude, I just love old Japanese guitars.
    My first bass was a Westone Electra X640N. My all time favorite.

    Here's both mine,

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    Tabdog
     
  14. dannew02

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    That Westone is pretty cool, I wish I had paid more attention to them when they were new. Thanks for the wiring advice, I can't wait to get mine back together. I really liked how mine sounded for fuzz-tone type stuff, but yeah the Basslines will definitely be "cleaner" sounding. But if you want raunchy dirty fuzz those chrome pups can't be beat.
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    I dig these old MIJ basses. Sure a new CV Squier is better built, but these just have so much more CHARACTER. Is your ELectra wood, or plywood? My Hondo is all ash (but about 17 pieces) and my Carlo is made like a pancake style LP. THe Univox I used to have was full-on plywood though. They all sounded great though, the Global (the pic w/all the stickers) I really wish I kept the pups out of it because the "real" Fender I replaced it with didn't sound anywhere near as nice.
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  15. tabdog

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    Hay Dan,

    When they came out, they weren't cheap. Mountain
    and Peter Frampton played Electras. I paid $420 for
    mine, new. I could have bought a used Fender P bass
    for that. The P bass would be worth a couple of
    thousand now and my Westone Electra is worth no
    more than a couple of hundred. They are a far better
    deal now, if you can find them.

    Those Japanese builders made good sounding basses
    from the early 1970's to the mid 1980's... I love the
    sound of these chrome pups.

    My Electra has an ash body and I can see no seams
    in it. I'm sure it's not ply because I had to use a chisel
    to widen the pickup cavity to install the Bass Lines.

    My Westone Electra is a 3 piece solid ash body.

    I have one other Japanese bass, but it is a 1960's wall
    hanger with a badly warped mahogany base ball bat neck.
    It has a mahogany body and it is a Kingston/Teisco,

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    Tabdog
     
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    Cool Teisco, thanks for sharing it. You see one P-bass, you've seen 'em all but all these MIJ'S are just different enough to be interesting!
     
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    my electra 2271`is the exact same, great bass, thanks for sharing
     
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