FYI Will - You can get sheets of birch plywood from Home Depot. And a higher grade of birch ply from cabinet makers. If you lay it out right, you can get a 2x12 cabinet from one 4'x8' sheet. Home Depot here will even cut the plywood for free, so all you need to do is jigsaw the cab handles-speaker holes-jackplate hole.
Plus; another Ampeg user, geeheeb! Tho I'm fairly sure Assuck used the 1st gen VH140C, not the SS series. Same preamp and face-melting distortion though.
Post by thelampincident on Jul 7, 2010 20:34:22 GMT -5
So over the weekend a friend of mine from high school sold me his Squier jazz bass.
Basically he never played it because he's into five string basses. The neck was also replaced with a maple neck. It's a bolt on, but I guess for whatever reason there's some dried glue/epoxy shit on it, apparently he did the job while wasted. It sounds very bright and I like it a lot, best $100 I've spent in a long time.
I play it through a practice amp that looks very similar to this, it's a Bassman and not a Rumble though:
I gotta admit, as much as I hate Fender guitars, their basses are amazing.
For $100 that's definitely a deal, but I still can't get into Fender or Squier basses all that much.
I had a late 60's Fender Precision that I wish I would have never sold. Out of all the now-insanely-price gear I've owned over the years, that's the one instrument I'd like back. Tho I wouldn't mind having the Custom Shop USA Strat or the old Mustang back - to sell!
Will does your bass absorb water? When i sweat on it, it changes colors. I dont think you get what im saying. IT IS LIKE A PIECE OF WOOD. Its not sealed I dont wont to change the color, I just wont to seal it.. I wish i knew what i was talking about.
Post by yeastydeath on Jul 9, 2010 11:56:37 GMT -5
I actually sanded the finish off the back of the neck and the portion above the first pickup where I rest my thumb on my bass. Gives it a worn in feel, and I'm less likely to slip when I get all sweaty.