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BluesPicker
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:27 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

The cheapo $$$ Beatle bass copy arrived today, and it looks and plays and sounds as good as my buddy's. I did restring it with something better, and I might eventually do a bridge/tailpiece upgrade. But, hey --- for $195, this baby ain't bad!







It was even in-tune, out of the box -- well, hard case. Neck is dead straight. No rattles or fret buzzes. Nice binding. For what I'll be using it for, it is more than I expected.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:57 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Very nice looking bass! I wish there was something similar to that in a shop around me to try out. I've never been a huge Beatle fan, but always thought Sir Paul's bass was cool.

Is there something about the bridge and tailpiece you don't like?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 2:52 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

SirFreakOfTheInk wrote:
Is there something about the bridge and tailpiece you don't like?


Not really. I'm going to see how they hold up, which in my case, might be a long time. I could always wipe a little pure walnut oil over the bridge, to deepen the color a bit -- but I'll leave it as it.

I will adjust the action a tad, but it's not bad. I know -- this thing is gorgeous. I was reading a few reviews by guys who play in Beatle tribute bands, and who use these every night somewhere. Can't beat 'em for the price, I think. Even the fret wires are smooth on the ends. Nice binding, too. Decent fretboard. The finish and fit are perfect ....
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:54 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

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Can't beat 'em for the price, I think.

Yeah really. If I had one like that I wouldn't tell people how little it costs. Let 'em think you spent a big wad of cash on it. Wink Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

My dad would always go on about how good beatle basses sound. Albeit I still have the one he had and no others yet, need to finish this gon sarn degree and get working so i can assemble my collection.
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