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I know,  I believe it's down to achieving the finishing process and the amount of extra work involved. Wal won't make them now. Its turning into my main bass. I've had it years & never really got on with it. I totally love it.

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On 13/11/2018 at 04:35, mikeswals said:

My maple Mk3 4 string in the group picture above got sold. Then a Mk2 fell in my lap to replace it.

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One of the nicest Wals I’ve seen.

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Here you go. Me playing my Wal with some dep guy on guitar. The lovely part of the story is that the last time I played with the drummer on this gig, a guy called Gary Wilcox, was in Cardiff 25 years previously and I had been playing the same bass on that gig.

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Nice one, I’d love to have had an instrument for that amount of time, can only imagine the history you have with it. 

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21 minutes ago, deaners70 said:

Haven't posted in here in ages. The Beech girl...and my MKIi

 

 

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The bottom one looks beautiful , especially the fretboard ☝️

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On 19/02/2020 at 10:27, Bilbo said:

Here you go. Me playing my Wal with some dep guy on guitar. The lovely part of the story is that the last time I played with the drummer on this gig, a guy called Gary Wilcox, was in Cardiff 25 years previously and I had been playing the same bass on that gig.

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Berlimey! Is that Mr Etheridge? Top guitar player.

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35 minutes ago, TrevorR said:

Berlimey! Is that Mr Etheridge? Top guitar player.

Yeah. A dream come true for me. 

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I was turning old demo cassettes into mp3s over the weekend and this came up. I am pretty sure that this is the first time I ever recorded with my Wal (1986?). I vividly remember taking it to a rehearsal soon after I bought it. As a bonus, the track features singer Grant Nicholas from Feeder and, on guitar and keyboards, Brian Sperber, producer, engineer and arranger for the likes of Moby, Ric Ocasek, Whitney Houston and Blues Traveller. 

 

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Oh dear, I remember a similar 5. He was a student at that time, and a pro today. She is maybe a bit different, but I like her looks.

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Wal 4/Mk1 Custom ... finally got around (locked-down) to 'sorting' the mini-pickguard removal on my Wal. You can still see the 2 small holes (filled/stained) and the original thumb-wear that the p/g was added to cover. It's far from perfect but 'OK' (?) and the bass looks more 'right' now. The only issue being that I do miss the handy, mini-thumbrest that was fitted between the pickups (last 2 photos show the bass as it was). The SKB freedom case is also a good fit for the bass, until I can source an original :-

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Here is a 2019 Mk3 I bought as a bday present to myself from myself earlier this month. 

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On 21/05/2020 at 06:17, eubassix said:

Wal 4/Mk1 Custom ... finally got around (locked-down) to 'sorting' the mini-pickguard removal on my Wal. You can still see the 2 small holes (filled/stained) and the original thumb-wear that the p/g was added to cover. It's far from perfect but 'OK' (?) and the bass looks more 'right' now. The only issue being that I do miss the handy, mini-thumbrest that was fitted between the pickups (last 2 photos show the bass as it was). The SKB freedom case is also a good fit for the bass, until I can source an original :-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you see that there is an early 80's case on talkbass? 

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On 24/05/2020 at 20:14, mikeswals said:

Here is a 2019 Mk3 I bought as a bday present to myself from myself earlier this month. 

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This would be my spec if I ever build one 

 

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Alas, no longer mine, but thought I'd better record my ownership here, for no particular reason.

I bought the fretless in 1988 from ABC Music in Oxford – it started life as a fretless and was fretted in the first year – Pete confirmed this to me when I took it over for some fettling of the electronics back in 2007. I had it returned to it's original fretless state by Paul Herman via Charlie Chandler's just after Pete passed away.

I wonder where they are now?

Fretted is W2446 and the fretless is W2516

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