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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2015, 11:45:14 AM »
John Deacon and I approve. Is that the dark maroon thumb rest on the guard you were looking for?
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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2015, 12:28:11 PM »
I wanted a dark maroon but settled for a standard black one. Still looking for a reasonably priced black maroon tug bar.

And yes, it's very John Deacon-ish.
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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2015, 04:02:55 AM »
Here's mine with also a '75 neck (the decal has been changed and the headstock refinished by the former owner). Body is by Hosco. I always wanted a P-bass that John Wetton played until he sprayed it white. :) Very lightweight and the neck is the best. A common feat among '75 rosewood boarded P-necks?:)

Your bass looks great, Ilan!

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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2015, 05:56:24 AM »
Beautiful bass, Pekka. What pickup do you have on it? My favorites are 70's grey-bottoms, best Fender pickups ever IMHO.
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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2015, 02:48:38 PM »
I'm loving that Wetton bass! The only thing I can think of is that Wetton had some sort of weird knobs on his bass:



I prefer the look of Fender knobs personally! Just started listening to live material from the Cross/Fripp/Bruford/Wetton lineup of King Crimson again, so I'm especially pleased to see this bass!

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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2016, 11:30:15 AM »
Beautiful bass, Pekka. What pickup do you have on it? My favorites are 70's grey-bottoms, best Fender pickups ever IMHO.

It has a Seymour Duncan SPB-1.

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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2016, 11:34:06 AM »
I'm loving that Wetton bass! The only thing I can think of is that Wetton had some sort of weird knobs on his bass:



I prefer the look of Fender knobs personally! Just started listening to live material from the Cross/Fripp/Bruford/Wetton lineup of King Crimson again, so I'm especially pleased to see this bass!

Wetton changed the knobs to normal Fenders when he painted the bass in early '74. I love the livestuff from that era, so all the multi-CD boxed sets from "Larks'", "Starless" and "Red" where a gift from heavens. I used to think that the 4CD "The Great Deceiver" box would be enough. :D


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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 08:24:32 AM »
Yup, better in white (like most basses). Disc 3 of the Great Deceiver is currently stuck in my dead CD player in the car.  :-\

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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2016, 05:05:52 AM »
It has a Seymour Duncan SPB-1.
That's Carol Kaye's favourite pickup.
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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2016, 03:48:45 PM »
That's Carol Kaye's favourite pickup.

I thought she left Fender behind for Ibanez. Has she come back?

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Re: 70's parts bass
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2016, 05:26:44 PM »
No, but when she still played Fenders, the P Lyte days, she swapped the P pickup for a SD.
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