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Oenyaw
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I said that when I finished the project, and that when I got a camera, I'd post a picture.
I bought an abused Fender Jazz in Nashville, TN in 1993.
It took about 15 years to get it where I wanted it. The sound goal was to sound as close to an upright bass as I could.
The visual goal was to look like it came out of the store in 1972.(more or less)
The body, tuning gear, and bridge is a 1972 Fender Jazz.
The neck, pick guard, wiring, potentiomenters, and knobs are from Stewart McDonald.
The pickups are Select EMG.
The strings are Fender Nylon wrap.
The thumb rest, pick-up cover plate and bridge cover plate are from Guitar Center.
I hand carved the nut.
I put my initials at the top, because, well, I did make it.

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slejhamer
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Sweet!
The pickups are Select EMG.
The strings are Fender Nylon wrap.

I used the EMG Select P-style bass pickups in my pink bass project; they are an exceptionally good value. Got black nylon tapewounds too, though I used short-scale Rotosounds.

Well done!

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boxboy
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Very nice! Congrats.
Gee, black is black. :wink:

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Nice job looks good

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It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!


   
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Elderberry
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Not bad, not bad at all. Did you refinish it?

Also, my dad's got a '78 fretless P-bass which I adore. It's got flatwounds on it and I was wondering what the tonal differences between flats and tapewounds are.

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Oenyaw
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No, I did not refinish it. I don't have much luck with such maters.

I'm not sure what the difference in sound would be between flatwounds and nylon wrap. The hardest thing to over come with the nylon strings was "rug burns" on my fingers when gliding up and down the neck.

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Elderberry
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I would imagine that the burns of which you speak are a reality of playing tapewounds.

I got a little of that when I first started playing flats, too, just because of the consistency of the surface. After a few burns (and a little natural grime on the strings) I got used to it.

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Dan Lasley
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No, I did not refinish it. I don't have much luck with such maters.

I'm not sure what the difference in sound would be between flatwounds and nylon wrap. The hardest thing to over come with the nylon strings was "rug burns" on my fingers when gliding up and down the neck.

Next time you change strings, try the silk-wound. Same black outside, but even smoother on the fingers. They're a little bit brighter than tape or flats.


   
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Elderberry
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Interesting... do these things come with a price tag to match their exotic coating?

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Dan Lasley
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Interesting... do these things come with a price tag to match their exotic coating?

Under $30.

http://www.juststrings.com/fnd-7120.html

And it's a nylon thread, not silk, my error. Still feels silky. 8)


   
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Elderberry
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The feel's all that matters... well, along with sound and price and, well, you know what I mean.

If they feel silky, call 'em by that name!

King Harvest has surely come.


   
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