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fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1685
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:10 pm:   Edit Post

My first Series! :-)

Sorry, very poor pics, but there will be a pro shoot of all soon :-)

Spalted Walnut?


Very nice plain back:


Polished silver logo:


Wasn't expecting this, old style Schallers on a '79 bass. I think I've seen older ones with the new Schaller style?


Bass came with a brand new Original G&G case and old "previous blue" box. Also with Original (unmarked) cable and brand new Belden cable (old one with Switchcraft connectors, new one with Neutriks)







This will be refurbished asap, you've got to have a blue box with a Series bass :-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1686
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

top and back: Walnut
body: Mahogany
neck: Maple and Purpleheart
scale length: 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: mother of pearl
birthday: June 21, 1979
originally made for: not recorded
stephenr
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Username: stephenr

Post Number: 67
Registered: 9-2014
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:51 pm:   Edit Post

Nice score!

Looks like the power supply has been modded. The one that came with my 1978 Series I does not have a fuse, on and off switch or LED. To be honest I have had the bass and power supply for 30 years and it was just now that I noticed the power supplies have a serial number mine is 1014.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4128
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:26 pm:   Edit Post

All very beautiful . Congratulations .
I am very happy for you as well .
(To avoid any problems however the power supply could use a strain relief on the power cord.)
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1222
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

FC, if you want, I can send you for free a blue box power supply, I have two of them new and never use
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 483
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 5:14 am:   Edit Post

Flip,
Really digging this Bass!
Play it with Power!!!!
Pete
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1689
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 9:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanx!

Looks like I have to visit the lake area again Pierre-Yves! (you know I prefer personal delivery/pickup) :-)

Had the connectors on the cables mixed up, they're all Switchcraft except the female connector on the old cable. That one was replaced with a Neutrik and is a bit noisy (sounds like a loose wire)

Wolf: Currently, the strain relief is a knot in the powercable... That will be (must be) improved asap ;-)
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4129
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post

fc spoiler /Flip

Great . An easy fix might be one of these;

http://www.orbitelectric.com/electrical-fittings/cable-cord-connectors/nylon-strain-relief-cord-grip-connectors.html

http://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Cable-Cord-Connector-16D438?cm_sp=EN-_-L2-_-TopSellers&cm_vc=FFTS&pbi=
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1691
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 2:29 pm:   Edit Post

I have a couple of these:


Installed:


Also removed the on/off switch, it just didn't look right (safe) to me...
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2214
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 6:53 pm:   Edit Post

The Heyco strain reliefs work well for this type of application.

Keith
gtrguy
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Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 868
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 8:20 pm:   Edit Post

By gawd they do have serial numbers on the power supplies! I learn something new all the time on here!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1700
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

:-)

Fixed the original cable, not fun at all (what were the engineers at Neutrik thinking?)
Lost about 2 feet of cable, but it isn't scratchy anymore. :-)
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4131
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

Your strain relief's look great !
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1702
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 2:10 pm:   Edit Post

In her case:



Case actually came with improvement:

serialnumber12
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Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 1100
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

Congrats that's a nice one!
enzo
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Username: enzo

Post Number: 477
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 7:23 am:   Edit Post

That's a beautiful classy music maker kit you have there :-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1703
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 2:27 pm:   Edit Post

Thanx!

Now with blue box:



:-)
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1722
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

Fooling around with the stereo capabilities of this bass into a Roland VS2000: Youtube link
carsbybigd
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Username: carsbybigd

Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2014
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:36 pm:   Edit Post

Nice !
mtjam
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Username: mtjam

Post Number: 335
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 8:37 am:   Edit Post

Sounds great! What strings are you using?
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1762
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 4:50 am:   Edit Post

Thanx!

I'm not sure, but they're old strings.

Either the strings that were on it when I got it (no idea what brand) or an old R.Cocco set that I put on later...

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