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connor
Member
Username: connor

Post Number: 61
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 2:13 pm:   Edit Post

Just bought this locally. Would love any additional information I could get about it.

Thanks!
Connor
elwoodblue
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1179
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Connor,
Can't wait to see some pics,


Elwood
melancholy_mechanic
Junior
Username: melancholy_mechanic

Post Number: 11
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2011 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post

This bass is mine now! Here's some pics: http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab317/bentx/alembic/
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1439
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2011 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Tyler! Play it Healthy!
melancholy_mechanic
Junior
Username: melancholy_mechanic

Post Number: 12
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

Once I get it healthy, I will play it likewise :D
melancholy_mechanic
Junior
Username: melancholy_mechanic

Post Number: 13
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 8:07 pm:   Edit Post

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.
collyman
Junior
Username: collyman

Post Number: 12
Registered: 10-2011
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 - 5:55 pm:   Edit Post

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
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1028
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

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.
tdukes
Advanced Member
Username: tdukes

Post Number: 224
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post

77-648 six string guitar has a single truss rod.

Todd.

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