NBD: Ibanez Talman TMB100

ndcaster

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Ordered November 20, arrived December 20. Sweetwater staff were proactive communicating about the shipping delays.

$250 inclusive of a nice Fender gig bag.

First impressions: clean work. Neck is not thin and is a nice C. I haven't checked leveling, but each string plays fine all the way up the neck.

Intonation is 10-20 cents off on the E and G strongs, but that's an easy enough fix because today the round strings will be replaced by LaBella flats. I could play a nice cover of "Bullet the Blue Sky" with the rounds, but my needs are for more of a vintage sound.

Electronics work great with lots of clean output.

Happy.

I'll post some close-ups after I change strangs.
 

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I have one of the blue ones and really like it.

And as far as the active circuit goes I replaced an MIM Jazz with the Talman because it gave me a cleaner, fatter sound through a 100 watt 1x15 amp. I simply had more to work with.

And it's lighter.
 

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Be sure to unplug it from the amp when not in use or you will run the 9 volt battery down.
 
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Looks sweet!!
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Be sure to unplug it from the amp when not in use or you will run the 9 volt battery down.

True, that :oops:- been there done that. Not used to “active” bass either!

I like the palate of sounds on offer with this- :)
It’s quite a lot of quality bass for the coin. I got the maple fretboard green one and popped black Rotosound nylon flats on it.
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ok had some time today after the barn

the nut is some kind of grey plastic gack:

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that'll have to go

they didn't drill the sideholes properly:

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but I can live with that, because we can't all be beautiful

the fretboard grain is odd:

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I may try to ebonize with India Ink and grenadilla oil

the frets need a good polishing, too, and maybe leveling

otherwise, still liking it with LaBella flats

as you were
 




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