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dlbydgtl
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Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 119
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post

My new Europa with series 1 electronics
dlbydgtl
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Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 120
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post

and the back ebony stripe and wood back plates
tmoney61092
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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 774
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 8:12 pm:   Edit Post

OH MY!!!!!!! THAT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! congradulations!!!

~Taylor(the jealous one)
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2721
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 11:27 pm:   Edit Post

Gasp......!!!!

Jazzyvee
wishbass
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Username: wishbass

Post Number: 121
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:22 am:   Edit Post

Breathtaking!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2287
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

I like it too !
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 755
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 6:44 am:   Edit Post

The Europa looks like a very comfortable, balanced body style. Tag it with Series electronics and ka-ching! It's a winner.

Happy bass lines to you John.
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 176
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

Great Looking Europa!!

Your (Series) pickup arrangement looks similiar to my Custom (Series sans filters)...
Is the space between the end of the fretboard and the start of the neck pickup 1.750" by any chance?
dlbydgtl
Intermediate Member
Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 121
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 6:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks guys. It sure is a joy to play. Series electronics are amazing. Richard i see we live in the same state i hope to make it to the next local gathering i will bring this baby there.The spacing is 1-1/2" between fretboard and pick up. I think the black plate creates an illusion of wider spacing. Hope to get a couple more pictures up soon. The headstock is 4 plus 1 design with inlaid shell logo.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2727
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post

What are the inlays at the 12th and 24th frets?

Jazzyvee
dlbydgtl
Intermediate Member
Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 122
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:49 pm:   Edit Post

the 12th fret is just a beautiful pc of black tahitian mother of pearl and the 24th fret is a bible verse reference (Psalm 103 bless the Lord oh my soul)) to a song from the musical Godspell. I play a lot of local musical theater and Godspell is one of my favorites. Also, i play for Harvest Bible Chapel on Sundays So, the two tied in nicely together.
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 177
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hope to see ya` John at the next Chicago gathering (I REALLY hope the good folks at Alembic can set this one up: I`m stoked). I will definitely bring my Series Custom as well!

Speaking of Chicago gatherings I almost had the guts to go through and meet with Henry at Bag End (we spoke on the phone - I think I chickened out) to put together a Rig running the Powered Cabs along with my SF-2, since my bass IS filter-less, DS-5 powersupply and Filtered Power housed in a custom made rack... Series electronics are amazing!

I wanted the increased spacing (1.750") to accommodate some slapping and yet keep the low end going... Mica was pretty persistant to make sure I understood the separation of pickup and fingerboard distance!

How do you like the ebony laminate; no lack of Low end/ fundamental there, right? Nice choice on the old style Hat knobs too.

Awesome 24th inlay. I`ve (also) had the chance to play (The S I-II) at our church Lakeland (E-Free) in Gurnee a number of times; trade off with my Elan 6 string.

Again beautiful instrument, Rich

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