Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby TobiasMan » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:05 pm

Looks fabulous! Just love the shimmery appearance of the body.

Nice to have a familiar old bass "revitalized" in that manner.

Liking the NS EUB in the background, too. I'm about to bring mine out for the first gig.
Feel that bottom, eh?
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby bassmayhem » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:39 pm

TobiasMan,

They complement each other very well. For those of you who plan to buy an NS bass, you can save some money by choosing the CR4 instead of the CR4M. I have NEVER used the magnetic pickup. Why use the "fretless bass option" when you want an upright tone...?

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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby RipVanDan » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:37 pm

Bassmann1968 wrote:OK Roger,

***SNIP***

I can still change some things, like making the pics a little bigger or open the picture in original size in a new window when you click on them. Any suggestions are welcome.


Hey Armin,

The "click on picture to see full size" thing is a real nice feature allowing us to get a closer look at an image that interests us. I would be in favor of that!

Thanks,
Dan

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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby Bassmann1968 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:11 am

RipVanDan wrote:
Bassmann1968 wrote:OK Roger,

***SNIP***

I can still change some things, like making the pics a little bigger or open the picture in original size in a new window when you click on them. Any suggestions are welcome.


Hey Armin,

The "click on picture to see full size" thing is a real nice feature allowing us to get a closer look at an image that interests us. I would be in favor of that!

Thanks,
Dan


Done.
I will ask Spydah to add this to the IMG.
I made this button as a work around till he got time.
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby rinos88 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:27 pm

That is just plain gorgeous!

Did the change in the finish happen to change the tone at all? I know certain finishes can have an effect on that.
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby jmcgliss » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:55 pm

rinos88 wrote:That is just plain gorgeous!

Did the change in the finish happen to change the tone at all? I know certain finishes can have an effect on that.

I think Roger said he had the body chambered before the refin since it was H-E-A-V-Y.
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby bassmayhem » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:03 pm

The old body IS SO HEAVY. I have it lying in a wardrobe on the top shelf. If it falls down it will kill someone.

I had NO idea what the result would be. The tone of the bass got somewhat "darker" but that's no problem, sice it was bright bright bright before. More balanced, more mature, a bit more "Treebeard" in it. The only thing I don't really like is the pickups. They sound good, but they don't sound like the ones I used to have for 25+ years. I will install EMG's when the time is right, also to get rid of annoying grounding issues, oh so small.

EMG has recorded some demo clips with Bobby Vega where he plays the different EMG Fender style pickups. Those JVX's looks like the real deal, but they have the old preamp and not so good s/n ratio as the JX and JAX models. Since the JX has radiused magnets I think they will suit a bass with the classic 7,25" radius fingerboard better.

Back to the questions about the laquer:
Mr. Bizzotto applied ten layers of cellulose lacquer and polished to a HIGHER THAN HIGH gloss finish. It is so thin you won't notice it. It could be just an atom thick, but still ten layers. So well done.

I can drop a smaller bomb: we are already talking about a five string with the same specs, look like the old one, same 3/4" spacing at bridge, same 7,25" radius but with fan frets like a Dingwall. It is on the planning stage, but far far away. I have some ideas about colour and the shape of the headstock... :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby TobiasMan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:16 am

A fan fret 5'r could be an awesome bass.

Dingwalls with a 37" B string just bring thunder!!!!!
Feel that bottom, eh?
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby Bassmann1968 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:05 pm

Roger,
that reminds me that I saw some pickups this week with a build in preamp in the pickup.
They sound like the old single coils but don't have the hum.
I just don't remember where I saw them. I will try to find them again or maybe
you saw them already while searching for the right pick ups.
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