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    I'm just waiting on some copper shielding tape to finish the full electronics workover on ShittyMcBass.

    It's an MCI Intertek H/P 2000. Basically a couple guys from Fender left and went to Texas and made Fender clones. Maple neck, solid wood, just shit electronics. Got a J/P bass for free a while back, so I decided to Quarter Pounder it and do new cap/pots/wiring/strings. Had to do a 1/2 degree shim on the neck cause the action was too high, we'll see how it stabilizes out once I get some time on it with fresh strings. Hear good things about the Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickups, interesting to hear how they sound compared to the stock junk.
    They’re pretty hot. I’ve had 2 sets of the Tele qp’s. They work awesome in the Tele with 500k pots, are a little dark with 250’s. Obviously, ymmv, but don’t be afraid to experiment.

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    Thanks, it is pretty rare to pull that kind of profit out of a flip. I bought it for stupid money, which was surprising give that it had "MADE IN U.S.A." stamped on the headstock...I've found it easier to buy guitars cheap, then trade them up when an opportunity comes and flip the more valuable guitar. The Warden says more need to go, along with 2 Marshall 1/2's. I love cash but I get attached to these things if they stick around long enough!
    Well, I underestimated the market for vintage shred guitars. I've sold 3 including the 1st one I posted about and have profited just over $2,400! If you've got some old stuff laying around it might be worth checking into what similar stuff is selling for, you might be surprised.

    I'm going to put a bigger push on taking the time to peruse pawn shops as I go by, I'd like to flip 10 instruments next year...

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    Yowza!

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    Asong by Jaysmusic | Free Listening on SoundCloud
    Just a guitarist here. I️ have ideas for vocals.

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    Asong by Jaysmusic | Free Listening on SoundCloud
    Just a guitarist here. I️ have ideas for vocals.
    Was a random post. Is It that bad?

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    Not trying to step on anyones feet here. I figured there would be other musicians here that would comment. Show your own music. Not be a pussy.

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    Drum and bass tracks are getting laid next weekend. I get to go back and track my own stuff at my leisure. I’ll post up when it’s on bandcamp or wherever it ends up.
    There’s some yootoobs of the nebs here and there, I think the best is a little snippet from jersey a couple years ago, on the beach.
    I try not to spam this place with my (their, I didn’t help write any of the old stuff) songs.
    This is quick, so it isn’t all that annoying, I guess.

    Not bad, for a phone clip.

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    Only way to describe the music is groovy! You guys must be Stray Cats fans.

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    Not really. They all are clearly fans of 60’s surf music in its many forms.
    I still feel like the hired help, even though I’ve been playing with them for 5yrs now.
    Personally, my tastes are pretty broad, but surf, rockabilly, and roots aren’t really anything I listen to myself.
    I like a lot of punk rock, garage, and psych, I guess. In addition to the classic rock I was raised on.
    Less stray cats, more trashmen.

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    I grew up on punk rock. A lot of stuff out of California. Green Day before they made it, Fifteen, Jawbreaker. The list can go on as you know.

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    Music Man fan here... I have four basses. A Big Al 5, which is my current go-to, plus three Bongo 5s (HH/piezo, H and fretless H/piezo). Other things with strings are an el-cheapo Squier Strat and and even cheaper acoustic.




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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Music Man fan here... I have four basses. A Big Al 5, which is my current go-to, plus three Bongo 5s (HH/piezo, H and fretless H/piezo). Other things with strings are an el-cheapo Squier Strat and and even cheaper acoustic.



    cool photo with the bass's. I like the black and white background with color on the axes.

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    Ha. That's a full-color shot. Conference room at work... no Photoshop jiggery-pokery. Just good lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Ha. That's a full-color shot. Conference room at work... no Photoshop jiggery-pokery. Just good lighting.
    Played some music man 7 strings. They were pretty trick with all the switches. Couldn’t stand 7 strings. That’s guitar not bass.

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    There’s a jawbreaker documentary circulating some of the indie theatres. It either was just around here, or is coming real soon.
    I’m not really into jawbreaker, although I love jets to Brazil. So yeah, that.

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    here's some comedy from almost 30 years ago...apparently I couldn't wait to get home from work, get completely baked, and build a bass on my living room floor. Carvin neck through, solid birdseye sides, emg active soapbars. Here's what it sounded like .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassomatic View Post
    here's some comedy from almost 30 years ago...apparently I couldn't wait to get home from work, get completely baked, and build a bass on my living room floor. Carvin neck through, solid birdseye sides, emg active soapbars. Here's what it sounded like .

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    Nice, some cool tracks on there! ...from ‘93!!!

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    Tried to put the Quarter Pounder PJ set in the McShitBass, but there was only one hole for wires coming from the bridge pickup. Two wires, one hole. No go. Damn.

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    In the words of a one illustrious Sarah Palin, “drill baby, drill!”

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    Here's my axe's. My 1978 les Paul I bough new....hadda be made for me cuz I'm a lefty

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    Cool collection! Pic is kinda fuzzy...Is that a real lefty D-41 on the right? And what’s on the left, an OM-28? I’m not too versed on those sloped shoulder slotted headstock models like the one in the middle...the scale length looks absurdly long but I think it’s because it’s closer the camera than the other two.

    I just sold my ceo-7 last week to a good friend, that was kind of a bummer but I can still play it and I’m trying to not have so much stuff. Main acoustic is a ‘73 D18 but I’m not playing guitar all that much these days. Guitar is in fourth place behind dobro, banjo, and an ‘49 Kay upright bass. I should sell some electric guitars too but unless they are something really special, the money you get from selling them seems like kind of a joke.

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    Got the hole drilled.

    Unfortunately the pots I bought fit a Fender with a removable control plate, but not the clone I have with the pots going through thicker wood. Plus the new pots are a lot wider than the stock 500k'ers.

    Probably roll the original ones for now. New pickups are installed.

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    my shaft is always too short also. I feel your pain.

    I went looking for a set of QP's for my vi, which should be the same as jaguar pickups. so far I've come up empty handed.
    This one is a no-rush situation, as I raised the stock pups as high as they can reasonably go, and it'll be some time before I can get it back into the rig and see how it sits in the mix then.

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    Love the MM Bongo basses. Although orange one makes me hungry for Goldfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Music Man fan here... I have four basses. A Big Al 5, which is my current go-to, plus three Bongo 5s (HH/piezo, H and fretless H/piezo). Other things with strings are an el-cheapo Squier Strat and and even cheaper acoustic.
    Beautiful instruments! Those Hercules stands are the shit too. I have a handful of those and 1/2 dozen of their wall hanger type, bulletproof.

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