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  1. BurningSkies

    HELP! Can you ID this guitar? Fake?

    Let's you and I get together and take this one apart and see what it has going on. Or, if you don't have time right now, drop it off to me this week and I'll do it and also take detailed pictures for you for purposes of both identification as well as sale (Unfortunately I'm out of town again...
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    super ugly Paul Frank tele.......

    Not my style, but I'm all for different stuff in the mix. Now if you could get Mark Ryden to do a Tele, I'd be in.
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    '83 or '84 Tele - really confused

    I have a Strat from this era. . .83-84. . .and it has a similar bridge with the strings that clip into the front and the L & J shaped bridge saddles. Mine plays like a dream but is a nightmare in tone and sound. Bah. Those saddles are cheap metal that wears quickly and leave the instrument kinda...
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    1968 jazz bass

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeze post pictures! Looks to be a great deal and most of us little bass players would give a few fingers for one! (hell, I only need 2 fingers on my right hand to play, right?)
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    fretless P or J?

    I have a fretless Jazz loaded with fralin '63s that sound great. I've also played a bunch of P's that while sounding good, don't have quite the trademark sound you get from that fretless Jazz. With the 2 pickups, you can get an upright thump out of the neck slot and some nice bark and growl...
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    Opinions needed: green-guard on a black strat?

    I may be wrong, but I don't think you'll see many 1 ply green guards. . .or ones on black Strats. First off, I believe that all green guards were originally 3 ply guards. . .most of the one ply guards pre-dated those and were white. Also, in the years of the green guard roughly 59-63...
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    Hello, I am rich. How about you? (ntc)

    Ugly, ugly, ugly. Money doesn't equal taste. This is the perfect example of a 30K piece of garbage.
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    I need Opinions on Biamping my Jazz bass.

    . I agree with the above post. 100 watts into your bottom end is nothing. You should be looking at 300+ watts to push heavy low end. 100 watts makes for a fairly loud guitar amp, but in the bass world, 100w isn't even a practice amp in my experience. . .especially if you're playing with a...
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    Jazz bass PU recommendations needed...

    I have a set of Lindy Fralin's 1963 Jazz pickups in my MIJ fretless. They sound pretty dead on good. That's a great bass, so put in something good and you'll have an instrument you can keep and be proud of.
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    Rumblefish mod

    It's your bass, but I wouldn't want to do it either. Beyond resale on the instrument, the placement of those pickups does shape tone noticably.
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    Curious about bass amps.

    Hmmmm. Good question. I'm a fan of mixing and matching heads and cabinets to get what you want from each, but combos are both space and weight efficient. First off, I think you should be looking at 10's for speakers. Clear and forceful sound doesn't usually come from 15 inch...
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    Serial # for ID?

    The serial number would indicate that it's a 1999 (N+9) . . .I would question the swamp ash part if it's an american standard though. I would think it's probably alder unless it's a sunburst or a natural finish. Even so, I don't think they used swamp ash, just ash (probably northern).
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    Curious about bass amps.

    . Bass amps are a different animal than guitar amps, and their development doesn't quite follow in line with guitar stuff. I happen to love vintage Fender guitar amps, but don't feel that vintage for bass amps will give you the best sound. With bass, wattage equates to clarity of...
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    eBay warning. Avoid '[email protected]'

    / I too spend a fair amount of time on eBay perusing both bass and guitar items. I'll keep this guy at arms reach if he can stay out of jail after all the physical threats.
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    I couldn't believe someone was gigging with this amp...

    . Every singer and half the drummers I've run into believe that amps are glorified coffee tables. My guitarist and I have a heck of a time convincing them that food and drink are inappropriate on top of an amp. I play bass on stage in a reggae band, and I can shake a drink off the amp...
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    Any James Jamerson fans here?

    . Who?!?!? Nah, I'm just kidding. Of course I am. . .but not as much as I am of Aston Barrett.
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    I'm pretty sure that Jimi didn't have a sticker of himself at Monterey on his guitar when he played at Monterey. That's just cheezy and wrong. No I take it back, the whole thing is cheeeeeeezy.
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    How do you age hardware?

    Aging hardware If you want to take the shine off, then etchant solution is really your answer. It's easier and less painful than the muriatic acid and has a better outcome. If you're careful, than it won't rust the hardware either. It works on both chrome and nickel hardware, and is...
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    Precision Bass Pickup Reccomendation needed

    Bob, You're right! The good ol' Fender P-bass pickups are really nice. When I got my now #1 Precision, it had EMGs with the preamp and all. Luckily it also came with the original pickup (1973 issue) and a set of vintage reissues. The 73s sound fantastic. Great depth and liveliness. Warm...
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    Precision Bass Pickup Reccomendation needed

    Good Question. To my ears, the best of the replacement crop for basses are Lindy Fralin's. Not just that his stuff sounds good and authentic to me, but also. . .you can give him a call and he'll make them sound like whatever you want. My fretless Jazz currently is sporting his '1963'...
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    Roland Jazz Chorus 120

    Nice clean amp. I've never used one as a regular gigging amp, but have performed with them. I also played with a guitarist who used one as his main amp for about 10 years. I had been shopping for one back in 1996, but I got a free SFTR from a friend. . .so. . . In the Reggae world...
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    Hardtail Strat ?

    A strat will always sound like a strat, since the guitar is still the sum of it's parts, BUT. . .a considerable part of the strat sound is the springs that hold the trem together. It gives the guitar a bit of natural reverb and some 'air' to the sound. I happen to like that, even if I...
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    I'm interested. . . . . .In knowing how you feel about them once they're worn in a bit. A lot of people around this board swear by them, but I haven't had a chance to try em. . .so give us an update in a bit. . .do they die fast or bright and fresh for a long time. . .