Post Number: 586
|Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 1:37 pm: |
Not cheapbut damned sexy:
Love the top on this Series bass, which appears halfway down the page:
This Spoiler isn't as flash but looks good to me:
Post Number: 4740
|Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:43 pm: |
Very very nice Series II!
Post Number: 1026
|Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 5:04 am: |
Post Number: 492
|Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 8:27 am: |
Post Number: 139
|Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 10:25 am: |
Was wondering why the line wasn't straight but am not good enough with the computer equipment to blow it up. I may be choosing a top wood for a custom bass that has a small amount of sapwood and assumed I'd have it cut out. Any thoughts on leaving it in (to avoid hijacking the thread, I'll rephrase--what does the group think of the look on this bass)?
Post Number: 2046
|Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 10:29 am: |
I give the sapwood look on this bass a big thumbs up!
Post Number: 680
|Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 11:34 am: |
I'm not fond of it. To me it looks unbalanced with wavy edges of the sap wood and straight lines of the neck. Too bad as I am looking for a small body Series.
Post Number: 84
|Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 11:48 am: |
On various FTC & Wood Bank threads, I've seen posts asking if the customer wants to use the sap wood, and wondered why on earth you would. Now I know. It gives a very organic look, like the neck & body grew together (maybe it would look even better without the neck framing, or BTC?) I don't know that I'd have one built like this, but if I weren't completely freakin' broke, I'd think long and hard about this one. Very nice.
Post Number: 140
|Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 1:49 pm: |
I'm BTCing. It does look interesting. Thanks for the input.
Post Number: 57
|Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 1:28 pm: |
I think that is one the best looking tops I have seen.
Post Number: 1066
|Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 1:37 pm: |
I kind of like it too. Very unique.
Post Number: 69
|Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:43 pm: |
Beautiful bass with an awfully big price. But Willie has never been known to offer bargains on anything.
Post Number: 331
|Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 9:21 am: |
I'm just impressed on how they got the top seams to merge and melt in. WOW!! What a masterful example of craftsmanship. Whether the look is or isn't to you're liking, there's no doubt in my mind anyway, it will find a home.
KFS I'd agree with your first statement. OH yeah!
Post Number: 1079
|Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 9:30 am: |
I just saw the price, WOW.
Looks like the strap button on the back has been moved too.
It's still a very nice axe.
Post Number: 2056
|Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 9:36 am: |
$7049!!!! Hope springs eternal!
Post Number: 182
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 3:10 pm: |
I looked at the Series II at Willies yesterday. The store was packed, and my time was short. The power supply wasn't available (they were short staffed, and I didn't make them run to the basement to find it).
There were a few issues: I think some of the cover plate screws are not original, and 1 is missing from the battery cover. The non-original screws look larger than stock, and I would be concerned that the threaded inserts had pehaps been stripped forcing the larger screws in. There is either a crack or a deep scratch on the fingerboard pickup. The nut is not adjustable, the fingerboard LEDs are unbound (as you would expect on a 1978).
Other than that, it is a marvelous bass. If someone wants a more detailed report, let me know and I will try to get back to Willies during a lunch break this week.