Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

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

Postby jmcgliss » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:57 am

Well now! Excellent progress, Roger.
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby TobiasMan » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:04 pm

Very interesting colour variations on that body! Should look amazing with the lacquer on it. How do they do tiger eye lacquer on top of colours like that?
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby bassmayhem » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:23 pm

Imagine something like:
http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/view/5350.html
but not that dramatic grain...

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

Postby TobiasMan » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:26 am

OK, gotcha.

That will look very very cool!!!! 8-)
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby rinos88 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:26 am

Wow! That's going to be beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby bassmayhem » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:25 am

Well, it looked a bit like a furniture on the pic, with that bleeched blonde ash and the "on fire" Swedish birch. The whole body will have the same "on fire" dye/tint, but Tommy the Man wasn't finished with the pore filling on the ash when he took the pictures. Then, with high gloss burst all over it will be nothing short of astonishingly gorgeous. Tommy stated: "If you're not satisfied I'll keep this body myself." He likes it, I like it!

I'll keep the bass all passive, with the Dutch Q-Tuner pickups and MAYBE/POSSIBLY a Stellartone Tonestyler. I'll keep the "original" 1982 Badass bridge, the original chrome plated controls plate and the black knurled knobs. Just to feel at home.

The neck itself is a real baseball bat, a super heavy single piece of maple. This is a major reason the bass had such powerful tone, but also the big WHY it was so brilliant sounding. The granite heavy old body coupled to the cannon pipe neck made Marcus Miller's bass sound dull in comparison. All without active electronics. The new body will surely balance the tone a bit. I may - just say may - change the machines later to Hipshot Ultralites...

I also bought a second hand Sadowsky preamp/DI just to use with this bass. I've been told they work especially well with Jazz basses...

Review and new pics will follow...

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

Postby bassmayhem » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:36 pm

Well, here are some new pics. The whole body is tinted/dyed, the burst is made, some seven layers of clear high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer are sprayed. Still three layers to go befor Master Bizzotto is satisfied. I say no more, the pictures will speak for themselves...

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To be continued...

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

Postby TobiasMan » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:08 pm

That is one gorgeous piece of wood!!!! :clap:

Looks absolutely fantastic :dance:

Can't wait to see the finished product - looks like that should be soon.
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Re: Mayhem's old Jazz bass revitalized...

Postby Bassmann1968 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:24 am

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

Postby bassmayhem » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:39 am

Well, TobiasMan, it may take some time. The Master Himself wants to add some ten layers of clear coating, then you have some three weeks drying time and then...


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