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Mark King & Victor Wooton bass spec?

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]Hi all. Just researching a couple of my favourite players and their preferred bass spec; however, I am struggling to find the following criteria. I wondered if any of you knew please? [/color][/font][/size][size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]Mark King & Victor Wooten… [/color][/font][/size]

[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]-scale length[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]-neck radius[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]-string gauge[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]-string spacing[/color][/font][/size]

For argument sake, we'll say their current axes. So, the 'Kingbass Paramatric' and the 'Fodera Victor Wooten Yin Yang'.

Accurate information please, no guesses. Cheers.

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VW's Spec is:

Number of Strings 4
Color Natural
Body Material Walnut Body with Yellowheart top
Body Finish Acrylic Lacquer
Neck Material 3-piece Hard Rock Maple
Radius Compound
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Dots
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.53"
Bridge/Tailpiece Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup EMG P bass Split-coil
Bridge Pickup EMG J bass Single-coil
Controls 1 x volume/tone (stacked), 1 x bass/treble (stacked), 1 x pan, 1 x midrange, active/passive switch (preamp)
Strings 4095 Nickel Strings
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number YYS4 Series II

Edited by Grangur

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Mark King:

The 30th Anniversary KingBass is available as both four and five string models and includes many custom options :
> Custom 16.5mm string spacing
> Headless woven graphite neck with custom 32" scale and 'BendWell'
> Custom 2010 hum-cancelling J type pickups
> 3-band EQ with variable frequency midrange
> Custom front and side LED's featuring new back-lit stars
> Graphite through-neck set into body below the front facing wood
> Book-matched birds eye or flamed maple facing veneer
> Two stunning colour options : Cherry-amber or Vintage-amber sunburst
> Custom gold hardware designed by Rob Green and custom made for Status Graphite

[color=#000000][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Alembic Mark king standard[/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Scale - 34.00
Thru body neck 3 maple + 2 walnut pinstripes [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Fingerboard Ebony [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Nut width 1.750 [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
24th fret width 2.250 [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Truss rods Dual, body adjust [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Body material Mahogany [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Body depth 1.50 [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Finish High gloss polyester with satin neck [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Pickups AXY4 [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Controls Vol, pan, low-pass filter with q switch x2 [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
Tailpiece Solid brass, bird [/size][/font][/color]

Not complete info, but it's a start.

Edited by Grangur

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[quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1486758925' post='3234452']
VW's Spec is:

Number of Strings 4
Color Natural
Body Material Walnut Body with Yellowheart top
Body Finish Acrylic Lacquer
Neck Material 3-piece Hard Rock Maple
Radius Compound
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Dots
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.53"
Bridge/Tailpiece Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup EMG P bass Split-coil
Bridge Pickup EMG J bass Single-coil
Controls 1 x volume/tone (stacked), 1 x bass/treble (stacked), 1 x pan, 1 x midrange, active/passive switch (preamp)
Strings 4095 Nickel Strings
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number YYS4 Series II
[/quote]

[quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1486759153' post='3234455']
Mark King:

The 30th Anniversary KingBass is available as both four and five string models and includes many custom options :
> Custom 16.5mm string spacing
> Headless woven graphite neck with custom 32" scale and 'BendWell'
> Custom 2010 hum-cancelling J type pickups
> 3-band EQ with variable frequency midrange
> Custom front and side LED's featuring new back-lit stars
> Graphite through-neck set into body below the front facing wood
> Book-matched birds eye or flamed maple facing veneer
> Two stunning colour options : Cherry-amber or Vintage-amber sunburst
> Custom gold hardware designed by Rob Green and custom made for Status Graphite


[color=#000000][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Alembic Mark king standard[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Scale - 34.00
Thru body neck 3 maple + 2 walnut pinstripes [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Fingerboard Ebony [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Nut width 1.750 [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]24th fret width 2.250 [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Truss rods Dual, body adjust [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Body material Mahogany [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Body depth 1.50 [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Finish High gloss polyester with satin neck [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Pickups AXY4 [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Controls Vol, pan, low-pass filter with q switch x2 [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Tailpiece Solid brass, bird [/size][/font][/color]

Not complete info, but it's a start.
[/quote]

Hi Grangur. Thanks for your response. Ok so, from your list so far, I've got...

Mark king:

[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-scale length = 32"[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-neck radius = ?[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-string gauge = ?[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-string spacing = 16.5mm[/color][/font][/size]

Victor Wooten:

[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-scale length = 34"[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-neck radius = ?[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-string gauge = 40-95[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]-string spacing = 19mm[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000] [/color][/font][/size]

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[quote name='Burns-bass' timestamp='1486765851' post='3234511']
Having seen Mark King in a small pub once, I reckon you could give him a £20 Encore and he'd make it sing...
[/quote]

Hi burns-bass. Lol, I reckon you could be right there! :)

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[quote name='bakerster135' timestamp='1486807691' post='3234643']
Pretty sure Mark King uses, and helped to develop, the Rotosound 30-50-70-90 Funkmaster set.
[/quote]

Hi bakerster135. Thanks for your response.

Yes, now that you mention it, I [i]do[/i] recall the 'Funkmaster' set. Do you reckon he is still using these then, or has perhaps moved on to something else since?

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][quote name='LayDownThaFunk' timestamp='1486841328' post='3234980']
Why don't you practice on your own bass that suits you and maybe you can be as good as your heroes? Just play the bloody thing!
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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]Hi LDTF. Lol, cheers for the motivational speech, but it[/color][color="#000000"]’s not for playing purposes; more to settle my own curiosity if anything.[/color][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] [/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#000000"]That said, I [/color][i][i][color="#000000"]am[/color][/i][/i][color="#000000"] actually in the market for a new bass lol ;)[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] [/font][/size][/color][/font][/size]

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[quote name='Greg.Bassman' timestamp='1486839956' post='3234961']
Hi bakerster135. Thanks for your response.

Yes, now that you mention it, I [i]do[/i] recall the 'Funkmaster' set. Do you reckon he is still using these then, or has perhaps moved on to something else since?
[/quote]
Status Hotwires these days.

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[quote name='Kiwi' timestamp='1486884781' post='3235187']

Status Hotwires these days.
[/quote]

He's been using rotosound again for a while, but has changed string gauge to 35-100 since the last tour

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