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kodiakblair

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  • Birthday 14/04/1969

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  1. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    @itu Here's some photos. For the preamp Tune just used their standard one and hooked the piezo bridge to it. The neck pocket is very long but really secure. Since I had the camera working here's a few Peaveys folks don't normally see. L to R G-bass, Randy Jackson -IV, B-Quad and the Midibase. Yes, Peavet spelt it with an 'e' ๐Ÿ˜Š
  2. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    @itu Had a pc crash last night so no photos until I'm back from work. A wee correction, the B-Quad had a Modulus neck but for the G-bass and G-V basses Peavey sent their necks to a gun stock maker for wrapping. Been plenty confirmation from Peavey over the years the company involved was Bell and Carlson.
  3. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    I've had it a couple of years now ๐Ÿ™‚ When I got the alert it was for sale I just grabbed the credit card,I'd worry about shipping/imported duty later. Thankfully one of my better decisions ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  4. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    @Bassassin This one should pique your MIJ interest ๐Ÿ™‚ Around 83/84 (?) Guitarist magazine had aTune Bass Maniac review and I was smitten. The black fretted model looked great but the piezo fretless blew me away ๐Ÿ˜ The Bass Centre had them for ยฃ899 and I had a YTS paying ยฃ16.40 weekly,couldn't feed myself on that wage nevermind save for a bass. Never saw one for sale anywhere โ˜น๏ธ When I discovered bass forums online I'd follow every Tune thread looking for the fretless of my dreams,with no luck. Danny,who runs Bass Japan, told me even in Japan they were like hen's teeth. On the various Tune Bass owners clubs and FB pages I only found 3 people who owned 1. 1 fella is in Italy,another in Japan and 1 fella in Australia had one briefly (his fingerboard went wonky and the replacement was the 2 octave version) After 32 years wait 1 came up for sale,in Japan ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  5. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    When Jim DeCola moved to Fender he asked what was the difference between a standard jazz and a Geddy. "Your Palaedium neck" was the reply I've a purple Axcelerator 5 string.my Palaedium is the amber colour same as your's.
  6. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    @Mastodon2 Were you aware Fender used a Palaedium neck in the design of the Geddy Lee jazz bass ?
  7. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    I'm afraid not, just an alder body capped with maple.
  8. kodiakblair

    Rare Basses

    Best photo I have is the auction one. Peavey Resolite. Unusual for a Peavey bass it got a 2+2 headstock,also has a chambered body. These appeared in the catalogue but only 4 were actually built.
  9. kodiakblair

    Almost a Telecaster #72

    A few months down the line and I still wasn't 100% happy with Almost a Telecaster. The 2 saddle bridge and that extra fret just didn't work together ๐Ÿ˜  Popped a 20 fret Harley Benton PB-50 neck on it and the problem was solved ๐Ÿ˜Ž Also since cutting the pearloid scratchplate I picked up one from a Squier Modern Player Telecaser bass. I still like to fake pickup cover on pearloid but a pal in Germany sold me a Lakland Chi Sonic ๐Ÿ™‚ Darkstar/Bi-Sonic are well thought of in a Telecaster bass thread I was reading so the bass now looks like this ๐Ÿ™‚ Even with the Chi Sonic,PB-50 neck and the Squier scratchplate costs added I'm still under the ยฃ275 target.
  10. kodiakblair

    Blueshift project

    Serial number on mine is 00059. Schaller tuners,Schaller 3-D bridge and Schaller strap locks. Goggle image search for Gordy all show Schaller bridges except for the super cool headless one. After seeing this one I'll definitely be re-finishing mine ๐Ÿ™‚
  11. kodiakblair

    Blueshift project

    The finish on the body is in better shape than on my Blueshift so I gave a thought on bidding. ยฃ50 inc shipping and still 6 days to go ?? Think i'll go the sandpaper/tung oil road instead ๐Ÿ˜ƒ @Bassassin You're right. Schaller bridge and machineheads were stock on these.
  12. kodiakblair

    Name that bass ?

    Not much of an improvement on this one either.
  13. kodiakblair

    Name that bass ?

    What bit of "The headstock shape must be traditional." in my post did you feel needed explaining ?
  14. kodiakblair

    Name that bass ?

    The headstock shape must be traditional. This fella turns up in a few Google photo searches playing the " ฤร n tแปฉ dรขy " (Vietnamese bass guitar)
  15. kodiakblair

    Bass Strap Width (What do you prefer?)

    No wider than 3". Very uncomfortable having a 12.5lb T40 hanging from a 4" strap that's cutting into your neck.
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