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Old 03-02-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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New Bass (kind of)

So... I picked her up today!!

http://photobucket.com/albums/y20/jamie_pyrite/Monica/




ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Much much better than I expected (not that I expected little from Jon Shuker!!) but it sounds amazing with the active EMGs (massive sound difference compared to EMG-HZs), the neck feels absolutely brilliant. It feels earthy and natural like a warwick, but has the slim and fast profile of a jazz bass. I couldn't possibly be happier!


Jon is a really nice guy and we ended up chatting for ages about allsorts! From cars to shipping and taxes from America! Very very knowledgable man and I was very very impressed by all the other basses he had there. If you're ever in Sheffield, give him a ring and go and see him if just for a chat and a try of his basses


Also, ALEX: Did you get my text?


Any questions or thoughts on it (good or bad!) ask/speak away!


-Jamie

NEW PICS UPLOADED. CLICK LINK ABOVE!

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Old 03-02-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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wow


so gorgeous.
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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Congrats Jamie. It looks beautiful.
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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Congrats on the bass! And the girl?



It's a shame that you give your bass a name.. May God have mercy on your soul!
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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are those other basses in the photo album yours?
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:28 PM   #6
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It looks a little different!

Although I'm not a huge fan of the headstock...

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Old 03-02-2006, 03:29 PM   #7
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The other pictures in the album are more Shukers right?
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:31 PM   #8
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No, they're not his. They're from Shuker's shop.


Congrats Jamie! That's so amazing.
EDIT: To Bryce
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:33 PM   #9
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I like the new headstock more then the original.
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:35 PM   #10
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Btw, Jamie I have that same exact couch.
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:38 PM   #11
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Looks cool. Notice any tonal diferences?
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:44 PM   #12
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beautiful. congrats on the bass
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:50 PM   #13
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Looks nice man, congrats.
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:59 PM   #14
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Anyone else think it looks like a Schecter with the exception of the headstock?


Sure, you'll buy one from him but not from me. I could have given you 3 times the bass for the same price. Kidding.

Nice bass by the way.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:00 PM   #15
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It is. He just had a neck built for his Schecter.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:03 PM   #16
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It is. He just had a neck built for his Schecter.

I know, that's why I said it.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:03 PM   #17
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It is. He just had a neck built for his Schecter.
oh man what a burn.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:06 PM   #18
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Anyone else think it looks like a Schecter with the exception of the headstock?


Sure, you'll buy one from him but not from me. I could have given you 3 times the bass for the same price. Kidding.

Nice bass by the way.

New wenge on birdseye maple neck, a body refinish and active EMGs installed


Sorry JP but I'm just doing my part to keep the UK Luthiery industry alive!


mutha: I doubt it!! Did you get it from SCS?


Kilian: Tough!!
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:26 PM   #19
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Very nice man. Record with it soon!
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:27 PM   #20
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<3 that bass
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:42 PM   #21
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Im sure it plays great, but the headstock really isnt happening for me.

You also said it was gloss finished or something because the Satin wasnt very tough or something? Imo that wasnt such a great idea, Satin looks much nicer than gloss, and Id rather just be careful with my instruments than have them refinished in a less attractive finish for the sake of protecting them.

But its your money, not mine, and you knew what you were getting, so I hope you are happy with it
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:49 PM   #22
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When you see the bass in life, you'll see the body looks just as good, if not better He also cleaned up the dints and bangs from previous owners.

Yeah, headstock seemed to be an aquired taste I personally love it


And thanks! I'm really happy with it!

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Old 03-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #23
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Very nice, I bet she sounds beautiful, though i'm not digging the gold hardware. I think maybe black, clear, or some matching the body, would have looked better
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:00 PM   #24
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^^^ black would have been waaaay too contrasting and out of place, clear hardware? you'd be able to see the pots and stuff! and to get tuners, bridge and knobs made of flame maple is a liiiiittle tricky


It still smells of the workshop
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:00 PM   #25
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Clear hardware?
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:41 PM   #26
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congratz man. lucky *** bitch
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:10 PM   #27
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take it easy pal, we're all friends here
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:11 PM   #28
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While I don't really agree with putting a custom neck on a Schecter, haha; it still looks absolutely gorgeous like that.

To whoever said the gold hardware clashes: Are you insane? Really, are you insane? It's a fantastic look, and I bet it plays great.

The re-finishing is a MUST, I will say. Is yours more sturdy feeling now, Jamie?
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:34 PM   #29
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it looks sweet, and the headstocks are growing on me

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Old 03-02-2006, 10:21 PM   #30
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Screw you man, I mean, really, screw you.
If it would have been a 5-er, I would have killed you.

How much did that cost? I would love to buy a schecter custom 5 with a birdseye maple neck, but I am uncertain about the cost.
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