Jump to content
rze99

Show us your stack knobs!

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, BritBass 2 said:

1983 ‘62 Fullerton Reissue.6E55D10E-73FB-448B-8B3E-38CB48FED2B9.thumb.jpeg.377009badc9056d0ef66b6382493608b.jpegD954F130-C359-44EE-B504-EE791B6919E8.thumb.jpeg.6983bdb54546d9091d701ffb5d4d8147.jpegF6F19497-78AA-4D6E-B228-96F03765F540.thumb.jpeg.6082c5549200df2801e10c4993f075bf.jpeg6CE46A56-6A97-4AA8-9A9E-CFE20BA20A69.thumb.jpeg.c8876634324526ad36c059bef13c650c.jpeg

That’s a mighty fine specimen you have there. Lovely. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, kevin_lindsay said:

Guy Pratt soundchecking in Edinburgh using my white stack knob Jazz Bass 

 

Sweet. Very cool. Thanks for sharing. 
 

And got mine finished last night. Earlier than I thought. I’ll post some pics and details when I get some time later. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, rze99 said:

That’s a mighty fine specimen you have there. Lovely. 

Thank you. Along with the Japanese JV series basses Fender was really trying hard to recapture the essence of those 50’s & 60’s models . The early American Vintage Reissue Series (1982-84) was an  interpretation of how Fender wanted a traditional range which would find favour with 80’s musicians. The Jazz Bass necks were exceptionally slender and fast too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So here is my parts stack knob replica. 

I tried the Fender Flea bass  - essentially a '61 replica relic and I thought it was absolutely perfect for me... apart from the mechanical relic work and rather grey faded pink which I know some love, it's fantastic. It has a really wonderful aged neck, great Fender '64 Pure Vintage pickups and proper USA CTS Stack pots.

So I waited to find one, and I bought one used last year from a West End theatre musician locally for a very good price with hard shell case - to then customise it to my needs. To be frank, once I'd got the Flea used it for some recording and it is was so good I was in two minds about breaking it up. But I didn't like the finish much and I really wanted it to be aged Oly white!

Rexter Guitars https://rexterguitars.co.uk/ I have worked with a few times and Jon there does lovely thin nitro finishes the way I like them to my specs. Plus he's a lovely guy to work with. (no affil). So I did a bunch of research on the early '60s stack knobs and sent him some sample Oly White pics I liked and described the way I wanted it aged. So I commissioned a replacement body from him (the original Flea I will sell - ping me if you want it).

I really think he did a great job (as usual), a hit of yellowing, fine checking, light distressing... so this build is a Fender-Rexter bass. The body, and hand made made tort guard are Rexter Guitars, Fender Pure vintage cover parts, aged wood pull bar, natural bone nut cut cut are by my me. It plays and sounds great. Link to a set of pics https://imgur.com/gallery/GFXN9FU


IMG_6589.JPG
IMG_6431.JPG
IMG_6460.JPG IMG_6519.JPG
IMG_6541.JPG
IMG_6549.JPG
IMG_6576.JPG
IMG_6600.JPG
IMG_6606.JPG
IMG_6620.JPG

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, rze99 said:

I tried the Fender Flea bass  - essentially a '61 replica relic and I thought it was absolutely perfect for me... apart from the mechanical relic work and rather grey faded pink which I know some love, it's fantastic.

When the road worn fenders first came out there was someone one Here showing how the nitro top coat could be wiped off with meths or white spirit or something leaving a sealed body ready to be resprayed whatever colour you wanted...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 22/04/2020 at 08:46, Rick's Fine '52 said:

Here’s a couple, ‘60 & ‘61.

D60513F6-9F49-46BB-A5EA-B7106AD15B2B.jpeg

I was going to say “wow” and then you went and pulled out a custom colour one too! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, LukeFRC said:

When the road worn fenders first came out there was someone one Here showing how the nitro top coat could be wiped off with meths or white spirit or something leaving a sealed body ready to be resprayed whatever colour you wanted...

Yeah it sort of feels plastic. Like a transfer. It doesn’t feel like realnnitro. Jon’s does of course and it smells lovely too.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, LukeFRC said:

When the road worn fenders first came out there was someone one Here showing how the nitro top coat could be wiped off with meths or white spirit or something leaving a sealed body ready to be resprayed whatever colour you wanted...

Interesting the Road Worn finish painted areas feels like it is not nitro but it doesn’t look like it would be as trivial as you’ve heard to remove. I considered this with the Flea Body but I’m sure Someone out there wants it and I didn’t want the messy work of stripping and refin myself. I don’t really have the Right kit for one thing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

With Series/Parallel; 😎

Oh, and solderless connection 😍

20190917 121432 61 Jazz Bass with SP Side View.jpg

Edited by KiOgon
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, KiOgon said:

With Series/Parallel; 😎

Oh, and solderless connection 😍

20190917 121432 61 Jazz Bass with SP Side View.jpg

Cool kit :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 23/04/2020 at 20:17, rze99 said:

 

Thank you so much @Rick's Fine '52I really can't wait to see them. That is my perfect bass!

Sorry, haven’t forgotten, just enjoying the sunshine! PM me what pics you want to see, and I’ll get them over later today! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you @Rick's Fine '52

That'd be great. Wait until the rain comes next week!

I'd especially love to see a few more detailed shots of the 1961 Jazz  Olympic White

Also your '53 Precision  blonde, blackguard, and 1966 Precision white blonde if you have an easy link to them.

That's a spectacular collection and great taste.

R

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, rze99 said:

thank you @Rick's Fine '52

That'd be great. Wait until the rain comes next week!

I'd especially love to see a few more detailed shots of the 1961 Jazz  Olympic White

Also your '53 Precision  blonde, blackguard, and 1966 Precision white blonde if you have an easy link to them.

That's a spectacular collection and great taste.

R

No probs. PM me your email address. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Similar Content

    • By FEND3R
      1990 Fender Custom shop fretless Jazz Bass. As you can expect from a John Page era custom shop bass – a superb instrument and the earliest Fender fretless jazz bass that I have seen from Fender (please, feel free to correct me if I am wrong, I have not seen anything else before the 1991 CS Jaco reissue).
      As one can expect the bass has been played a lot and shows a lot of dings and dongs, patina on the hardware, etc., but is all original and in perfect functional condition: straight neck with more place in the truss rod to adjust (it is not maxed out), all electronics and hardware work accordingly, action can be set very nice and low. The bass is superbly responsive, resonates extremely well with great dynamics and the harmonics are just amazing – it both sings and does the “mwah” just as well. I have not made any attempts to renew the hardware (remove the patina), because IMHO it gives it character, but if you wish my bass tech can do that prior to shipping. Width at nut is 38mm and the bass weights 4,07kg. according to my home scale. It comes with a black tolex case, probably not original.
      More detailed pictures can be found here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/xzum76RP3hJfic3s5
      Why am I selling it if its such a great bass – I am letting go a part of my collection and keeping only the vintage precisions. The asking price is what it costed me, so am not very keen on discounts. No trades, I am afraid, unless it is a well played pre-1974 precision or recent B-15. Also, if you purchase it and do not find yourself to like it – I can take it back as long as you cover the shipping and payment fees.
      Any questions – please, feel free to ask. Price includes shipping to most parts of EU.  
      You can check my feedback here : 
       
       
    • By Hellzero
      Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.
       
      WARRIOR Dran Michael 7 (DM7) Custom NT Signature, top of the range model, early bird, 1996.
       
      ONLY POSSIBLE TRADE : LEDUC U-BASSE FRETLESS 6 !
      NON NEGOTIABLE PRICE !
       
      Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1800 GBP !!! (new price still is $8000 USD..)
       
      Fully working and in excellent condition.
       
      Here are the specifications :
      Body  : two aged purpleheart wings
      Top : thick aged flamed maple
      Neckthrough : 3 pieces aged hard rock Canadian maple and aged purpleheart with two veneers of aged purpleheart and aged maple on each sides of the aged purpleheart core (quite thin and fast neck, think Leduc)
      Fretboard : thick (7 mm) 16" radius Amazon rosewood (Spruceana Dalbergia) fitted by Christophe LEDUC (his last piece of the very old stock)
      Frets : 24 (no wear at all as they are almost brand new and fitted by Christophe LEDUC when he put the new fretboard)
      Headstock : angled 4 + 3 shape with aged flamed maple thick veneer
      Pickups : 2 x Warrior-Bartolini humbuckers
      Preamp : Warrior-Bartolini NTMB-918 FL first version (18 Volts) with the "tone killer" Sparkle Circuit removed and replaced by a classic gain
      Controls : volume (push-push, yes push-push, active/passive), blend, stacked bass and treble, 3 way mid switch (250 Hz, 500 Hz, 800 Hz), mids
      Tuners : Warrior-Gotoh
      Bridge : Hipshot "A" Style with typical Warrior strings through for B, E and A (they can be fitted at the bridge too)
      Strings spacing at bridge : 16.5 mm
      Nut : bone (new one fitted by Christophe LEDUC when he put the new fretboard)
      Strings spacing at nut : 9 mm
      Knobs : gold metal
      Scale : 34 inches
      Hardware colour : gold
      Truss rod : one single action (fitted by Christophe LEDUC when he put the new fretboard)
      Finish : translucent anointed oil as Warrior calls Tung oil
      Land of craftsmanship : USA
      Serial number : 04886
      Year : 1996
      Weight : 5.493 kilos
      Action : from 1.5 mm under the F string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th position (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
       
      Will come with a brand new Fame fake brown snakeskin hard case (with one key as it was delivered like this), like the ones Warrior used. The bass also comes with a brand new set of Dunlop gold Straplok as it's fitted with the flush mount strap system.
       
      Non-smoking environment as usual.
       
      The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC when he did the new fretboard fitting, which also received a differential dressing. It has received two new batteries and has been fitted with a brand new set of Pyramid SSSL strings (22 - 27 - 47 - 67 - 87 - 107 - 128).
       
      Long story short, this bass started its life as a fretted, then has been defretted, then refretted, then defretted again and received the last (too much) refretting leaving the fretboard almost non existent. So, I decided to give this bass its original design and it received a thick Amazon rosewood fretboard with classic silver-nickel frets and a new truss rod (4 mm  Allen key) as the original had broken (a common known problem by old Warrior basses). I chose the Amazon rosewood because it's quite close to the Brazilian rosewood when it comes to tone with clear and powerful low mids, thick bass and silk highs, but is also close to purpleheart in terms of colour and tone too (more low mids and less scooped by Amazon rosewood). Couple this with the full Bartolini design and you get a very versatile bass that cuts through the mix. And then the bass started some kind of Tour de France to get back to me, but it's too heavy for me (now), even if it's really easy to play thanks to the quite thin neck with a 16" radius fretboard.
       
      Link to the Warrior Dran Michael basses : https://warriorbass.com/warrior-dranmichael.php
       
      Link to the Warrior-Bartolini page : https://bartolini.net/builder/warrior-instruments/
       
      Link to the Bartolini NTMB-918 FL page : https://bartolini.net/wp-content/uploads/Docs/Electronics/EQs/ArchiveEQs/NTMB-918fl.pdf
       
      Link to the Pyramid strings fitted : https://www.thomann.de/gb/pyramid_7_string_bass_set_sssl_022_128.htm
       
      What you see is what you get !
       
      Look at the photos taken under different angles and light to see the excellent condition of this bass. And yes, the hard case is brown, but it's hard to photograph. The mark at the back of the neck that you can see clearly on the 8th photo is the sugar of the maple that has burned when sanded. This also attests the high quality of the maple used.
       
      Here is the link to the 43 photos in high resolution : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OHOI7lEQ6IfqoZj36R-oBoffBRi8__VS?usp=sharing
       
      Don't hesitate to ask for more.












    • By such
      PRICE DROPPED: £900
       
      Edit: I currently need a good P to work for an artist I like, so could be tempted by a straight swap for something of a similar value. Roadworn, Classic '50s Lacquer, Am Std, Am Pro? I do have an option to borrow one, and I'm a fussy f**ker, so will only go for one that really speaks to me. 
       
      For sale is my Fender Marcus Miller signature Jazz Bass. I bought it on BassChat in around 2012; not sure when exactly or who from, since the messages are gone. It had been upgraded by the previous owner with a Sadowsky VTC preamp and Hipshot D-Tuner in matching reverse/nickel. You can say "modded, not upgraded" but I think it's hard to disagree these are legitimate upgrades. The VTC feature itself makes so much difference, the tone control being functional in both passive and active modes allows for some superb tones. Like, cutting most highs with the tone control while boosting treble with the active knob (which is centered somewhat lower, freq-wise) when on bridge pickup soloed, gets you that dark but focused and super spiky tone of electric jazz/fusion virtuoso. 
      Then of course you get a superb slap tone, clean and classic jazz bass sounds and everything you can reasonably expect from a bass of this format. It's bright, punchy, meaty, growly, snappy, airy, open, clear and big. 
      The bass is super playable. When I bought it, the nut was a tiny bit high, I found, so I got Andrew from Anaconda Basses (they weren't really a thing yet then, about to launch) to make me a brass one. It improved playability and effortlessness in lower registers, open string sound and sustain (possibly) and harmonics (audibly). 
      It's as good a jazz bass as you'll get, if you're into this sort of thing. 
      I recall checking the serial number once, and the result said 2007-2010. Also, I think it weighed at 4.1kg, will edit if I remember wrong. It's fairly light and very well balanced. The battery keeps forever. I changed it recently after more than 2 years. It was still going strong, just messed with my inner comfort. 
      Unfortunately, I seem to have inherited arthritic tendencies, so combined with my long fingers, I can't really play a jazz neck anymore. I've commissioned a build of a bass based in some ways on this one, and it will also be funded by this sale - therefore no trades, I'm afraid. 
      I'm willing to post, will need to figure it out though. I will change strings to brand new D'Addario XL steels or nickels (buyer's choice) in 45-105. 


















    • By Hazza2004
      I've got a bit of a dilemma,  I've been looking at both the Fender Player Jazz bass and also the Fender Vintera 60s Jazz bass. I'm just wondering whether people have found the Vintera to be worth the additional £250 or if I'm better going for the cheaper version?
      Many thanks,
      Harry
    • By LordBarry
      Hi there,
      I put on sale this active Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass 2009 from the American Deluxe series (2004-2009). The price is 1.250£.
      It is located in A Coruña (Spain)
      The Fender specifications are as follows: 
      Metallic silver headstock logo 
      Modern C-shaped, graphite reinforced neck.
      Contoured heel for more fret access 5 bolt neckplate with Corona California Fender logo stamped.
      Abalone dot fret markers. 
      Rosewood rolled edge fretboard. 
      Montego Black paint. 
      Gold pickguard 
      Through body or topload bridge. 
      Hipshot USA made Deluxe Lite-Bass tuning machines. 
      3 Band Active EQ with 18 volt power supply.
      Samarium ™ Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups.
      Schaller Style Strap Lock Buttons.
      Alder body and maple neck, with a 9.5 "radius rosewood fingerboard. The bass is light and really well balanced (3.8kg or less, approx.) 
      Abalone inlays are just amazing. 
      The pickups are Fender SCN (Samarium Cobalt Noiseless), with a classic sound without any noise. 3-band EQ and very quiet, with a punchy output. 
      This pre-2010 Deluxe series has nothing to do with the later one. Only good things are said about its pickups, how balanced and comfortable it is. Depending on the EQ you use, you can have from the most classic and vintage sound to that powerful Marcus Miller sound, while maintaining that quality and sound so familiar from Fender. 
      The frets have just been luthier to be leveled although the bass has little use, as I have other Passives and I hardly play it. It has not passed through other hands. In fact, he hasn't been out of the house more than a couple of times. It is the real reason why I decided to put it up for sale, even if it costs me to part with it. For that reason it's only for sale, but I'm looking for an Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 or 500. So maybe a trade for Aguilar + money would be possible. 
      Apart from that I have enough equipment.
      As you can see in the images it is very well cared for and treated. The neck behaves perfectly and has a very comfortable action. It's a super versatile bass. Includes its Fender case. The only visible imperfect is a scratch on the pickguard (where you have access to the truss screw) that a luthier made when adjusting the neck and he seemed to find it too much work to unscrew the pickguard. The rest, natural marks of use. 
      We will discuss and figure out the best way for shipping. No problem, indeed!!
      Any questions or doubts do not hesitate to ask me. 
      Thanks for your time and interest.
      Héctor















×
×
  • Create New...