Post Number: 61
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 2:13 pm: |
Just bought this locally. Would love any additional information I could get about it.
Post Number: 1179
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 3:56 pm: |
Can't wait to see some pics,
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Monday, March 07, 2011 - 2:44 pm: |
This bass is mine now! Here's some pics: http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab317/bentx/alembic/
Post Number: 1439
|Posted on Monday, March 07, 2011 - 4:15 pm: |
Congratulations Tyler! Play it Healthy!
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 5:22 am: |
Once I get it healthy, I will play it likewise :D
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 8:07 pm: |
Okay, here is my complete eval of this bass. The headstock repair is pretty good and feels solid but the bass has been refretted at some point poorly. The fretboard is pretty scratched up. Neck has only one trussrod - is that right for this year? Looks like short scale flatwound d'addario strings were put on some time ago. Amazing what people will do. The strings are about 3 inches too short for this bass. The neck pickup is noisy but the bridge pickup is quiet. I swapped the pickups inside the control cavity and pretty much verified that the problem is the preamp. I adjusted the pots in the back and that helped a bit.
Like the bass overall but think I paid perhaps a bit too much. I'm a little disappointed the route for the battery compartment must have gotten away from the person because the plate doesn't quite cover the entire hole. Also, the nut wasn't cut evenly so the strings aren't quite centered - I'm assuming the nut isn't the original.
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 - 5:55 pm: |
Hello Tyler, That's a very cool Bass, I have 76-508, single truss rod, and the nut on mine looks like it was cut by the same person that cut yours. The g-string is just too close to the edge of the fretboard. I hope you have worked out the issues with the wiring, etc. Let me know if I can help. Cheers
Post Number: 1028
|Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 11:00 am: |
Looks like a pretty cool bass, even if it has had a rough life, or maybe because of it!
Is that extra knob a master volume?
Re: single-truss rod - my '75 doubleneck has a single truss rod in the bass neck. There's a link in that thread to another thread that says they didn't come standard until '77.
Post Number: 224
|Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 11:20 am: |
77-648 six string guitar has a single truss rod.