Post Number: 5
|Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 7:49 pm: |
Here are pics of two new additions to my family. I've been playing bass about 45 years but new to this site. The first is an '84 Koa Spoiler 4 string. I picked this up late last month and was blown away enough to pick up another to replace my 5 string. The second is a '95 Zebrawood Epic 5 string. Both are great basses yet very different.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 10:30 am: |
Nice basses! Are those black nylon strings on the Spoiler?
Post Number: 917
|Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 11:15 am: |
Welcome Tom, nice couple of Alembics! Play them Healthy! Best, Art
Robert, most likely DR Black Beauties.
Post Number: 509
|Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:07 am: |
That Koa looks magical
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 7:25 pm: |
Art, you're right they are DR Black Beauties. When I got the piece I started the process of cleaning & oiling the fret board. I installed these as an interim step willing to sacrifice them if some residual oil got onto them. These had come off another bass from a scheduled replacement. Since this pic the bridge, nut and end piece have been removed, cleaned and polished. I often give the fret board several goings over before it gets to where I want it. Right now the piece sports a set of TI Jazz flatwounds.