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1986 Yamaha Motion MBII bass [8.0 lbs] :: setup

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1986 Yamaha Motion MBII bass [8.0 lbs] :: setup

I'm lucky to have a great bassist that is always bringing me interesting basses he picks up.  Here is an 80's Yamaha 4 string in for while-you-wait setup.  The player likes super-low electric guitar action so it's always a fun challenge to see how low you can go.  Working with this player has made me totally rethink my approach to bass setups.

Check out the round over on the treble-side horn - the pearl white finish flashes slight pink in certain light.  Really subtle and very cool.  Also the bridge is a unique design that I have not seen before, but the head stock really got my attention.  I don't know why, but this folded head stock looks killer!

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Replace flush mount jack :: Ibanez Soundgear SDGR SR300 bass [8.0 lbs]

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Replace flush mount jack :: Ibanez Soundgear SDGR SR300 bass [8.0 lbs]

A four string bass in for a checkup and a spotty flush mount output jack.  Flush mount jacks are notorious for wearing out and are not nearly as robust as a traditional Switchcraft jack.  But many are willing to sacrifice reliability for looks.  This bass was also giving me a weird hum, but it turned out one of my cables was going bad.  Check out the video below from the vlog.

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2001 Modulus Quantum 5 [10.5 lbs] :: setup

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2001 Modulus Quantum 5 [10.5 lbs] :: setup

The run of basses coming through the shop rolls on with this super clean Modulus five string!  It was set up with a set of Ken Smith Slick Rounds medium stainless (44-62-84-106-130).  The carbon fiber neck and Aguilar 18V OBP-1 preamp deliver the punchy signature sound that Modulus is known for.

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1975 Fender Precision Bass [8.5 lbs] :: setup

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1975 Fender Precision Bass [8.5 lbs] :: setup

A beautiful lightly battered 70's P bass in for a setup.  There was a broken lead that grounded the brass shield in the floor of the pickup cavity so that needed to be reconnected.  This is another bass that belongs to the the recent G&L ASAT that came through the shop, so it was set up similarly for pick.

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