NBD (new for me!)

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  1. jannodude

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    I was originally shopping for a five string Kiesel Bass but the specifications and attention to detail is what prompted me to purchase this:

    This guitar is painted with Daphne Blue Nitro cellulose lacquer and clear coated with McFaddins clear coat then wet sanded and buffed out to a shine.
    Body is Swamp ash and Precision neck is maple both from Warmoth.
    Pickups are made by Curtis Novak and independently controlled by ’62 stack (VT/VT).
    Tuners are Schaller, nut is Tusq, Straplocks are Dunlop.
    Bridge is a NOS Badass II.

    I had the neck professionally leveled/polished/crowned as there was clear coat residue on the frets that I couldn’t remove myself.
    I replaced the foam pads underneath the pickups, changed out the pickguard (originally white) to a Fender Mint Green and replaced all screws.
    I also installed a "Zero-Mod" thumbrest.
    I had my childhood nickname "Janvin" waterslide made from Rothko and Frost.

    The only bummer is when I received my neck back from my Luthier, the neck was damaged (see headstock picture). The box ends looked completed destroyed. I am in contact with my Luthier to help get an insurance claim on the damage.

    This guitar plays like a dream. I have the action nice and low. I'm able to blend the pickups to a sound/tone that I like. :p
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    As a bassist turned es guitarist all I can day is......oooooooooooooh :)
     
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    Groovy!
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice. Congratulations.
     
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    Looks great! Congrats!
     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    That is excellent! Enjoy!

    Is the width at the nut the usual Precision one? It could be the photos or my eyes or my ignorance, but it looks to me to be closer to Jazz specs.
     
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    Thanks!
    It is the standard Precision width from Warmoth.
     
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    Sharp!
     
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    Congratulations, sorry to hear about the neck damage though.
     
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    Is it a Fender that's modded? Regardless I like the looks of it. I've only ever owned and still own a '72 P Bass that I swapped a mandolin for so I don't know what the added Jazz pickup contributes to the whole deal. Not being a bass player It's one that I keep on hand for as Foghorn Leghorn would say "for just such an occasion".
     
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    Thanks!
    It’s a bass built from Warmoth parts, basically like a “partscaster”. They are licensed by Fender to manufacture bodies and necks with specifications similar to Fender.
     
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    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    That is one sweet axe!
    I LOVE that color with the matching headstock!!

    great score- as noted, bummer about the neck..
     
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    Real Pretty! Love the details, P/J, maple neck, matching headstock/body. Nice stuff!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    That looks awesome!

    Don’t worry about the ding there will be more
     
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    That is a really good looking bass! And I like the control and pickup combo. ALL the tonal options there!
     
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    Thanks!
    I got two more dings added! :p
     
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    If it’s actual lacquer and thin it’s bound to happen eventually even if your careful, I find metallics a little more resilient to chipping, all depends on the formula

    I just noticed your water slide is a nickname, is you name actually Jan?
    Pronounced like (yahn)?
    That would be a sweet name
     
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    Yes my name is actually Jan.
    It’s not pronounced (Yahn) though.
    Just part of a long compound name.
    Hence the nickname! :p
     
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    Cool that’s interesting
    Is it a traditional family name or did your parents just want something unique?

    I went to school with a guy who’s parents were hippies and his name was “Star rider”
     
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