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Intermediate Member
Username: dwmark

Post Number: 138
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2006 - 6:09 pm:   Edit Post

Yikes. I have just received this bass. Your folks were very much on their game. What can you tell me about it?

Username: mica

Post Number: 3984
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hi David,

Here's what I can tell you - there's not a lot of detail in the early records:

top and back: teack
body core: Oak
neck: Walnut (see my note below)
scale: 34" long
originally made for: LD Heater, OR
birthday: June 4, 1974

The preamp card was exchanged for a rebuilt one in 1992.

I made a note in the file that this bass was for sale at Bass Northwest January 8, 2002. I also made a note about the neck. It looked like the outside pair of woods was Walnut, but there are 2 lighter stripes that are probably either Maple or Beech. The center laminate looked darker, I thought it might be Vermilion, Purpleheart or Walnut, but I really couldn't tell!
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 732
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 6:46 pm:   Edit Post

Hi David,
Man, you gotta post some pics of this baby. Also what is the weight and sound?
Jealous as can be..
Advanced Member
Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 279
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 8:02 pm:   Edit Post


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