Ahhhh, that neck! ... it's where its at. It feels better, far longer, than
any woman you ever put your hands on. Recently played a 63 P-bass with a
rosewood neck that had the same feel. AAMOF, it was so uncannily like the
'61's neck that I forgot which one I was playing.
I don't know how Leo did it, but I would love to get that neck shape down
and be able to clone it in the shop. You would think that being a woodworker
it woudl be an easy thing to duplicate. You can get close, but it still
doesn't feel right.
Dave Wintz with Robin Guitar's, an old friend, is about the only one who has
come close on basses. In the early day of Robin Guitars I played a couple of
his prototypes and realy liked the necks, but of course I already had "the"
bass, so never kept one.
The EMG PJ's are a good configuration. I like EMG's in the studio because
you can get a wide range of tones out of one bass. Depending upon the amp
and gig, I might use a SansAmp on stage, but never really need it in the
studio with the EMG's.
Yep. It also has a piezo bridge pickup, which can make it sound very
acoustic when blended in just right. I've got a set of Thomastic Infields on
it, but need to find something with a little more zing. For some reason
cheap and cheezy always sounds better with a fretess. I bring both to gigs
in a double case, but almost always play the '61. :)
Just a followup as a way of saying thanks again...I went with my wife's
uncle up the road to another of her uncles...this guy has a full workshop
with every power tool known to humankind (I didn't know this)...including a
band saw, which took care of shaping things in just a few minutes, then we
got things glued in place and clamped. Tomorrow or the next day we're going
to run it through the planer table and get the sides straight...And then I
get to sand and finish the thing.
Only problem is, they kind of took the project away from me and did all the
work! That's probably for the best I suppose... :-D
Okay, go back to your Fender discussion...wish I had a bass like that...
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