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Username: jmaysen

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

Who ordered this and why did they never play it? When I go tthe bass, it was AS NEW MINT, still has the brown paper over the back plate! It had dust on the top of the machine heads as if hung on the wall for 20 years!
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Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 406
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 9:08 pm:   Edit Post

Don't ask questions, just enjoy--mine sat in its' case under a bed for God knows how many years, and came to me fresh as a daisy, just like she came from the Mothership.
Glad to hear you're happy,
Username: speicky

Post Number: 26
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

Hello, John,

congrats from me also. Hope you enjoy your 8str as well as I enjoy my 4str. I hug her every evening, but my wife does not allow the bass in bed at night :-(.

However, the serial number is confusing me a bit, it should read either 86 S "three"900 or "ninetyfive" S 8900. Post pics please, I always love to see eight-strings, and I am dreaming to own one one day :-)

all the best to all of you out there,
Username: george_wright

Post Number: 31
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

I play a five-string Spoiler, so two words come to mind when I contemplate an eight-string: neck dive.
Username: mica

Post Number: 2764
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 5:30 pm:   Edit Post

Here's what is in the instrument file:

top: Maple
body: Mahogany
neck: Maple, 32" scale
fingerboard: Ebony
pickups: AXY
controls: volume, filter, 2-position Q-switch, 4-position rotary pickup selector
output: mono
originally sold to: not recorded
birthday: February 21, 1986

There are no other details in the file. It's not unusual for the brown paper to still be on the brass plates. We used to leave it on so the new owner could make the first scratch. Now we take it off, because people never removed it, and the adhesive turns to solid and will not release after many years. Plus, now that I take pictures of everything, I've got to take the paper off the plates.

Sorry there wasn't much else to tell. You can add to the file by registering your bass and tell us where you purchased it. Then there will be something about the bass' life after leaving here recorded.
Username: mica

Post Number: 2765
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

Also, a minor correction: the serial number must be 3900. It's hard to read it stamped on the end of the fingerboard. Please do the future a favor and write it on the ledge of the electronics cavity with a Sharpie or similar permanent marker. Thanks!

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