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Well, I've bought lots of stuff this year. I've only got a couple of the same things that were in the UROTM last year.
Anyway, on to the STUFF! I'll put the stuff I've shown the forum first, then get into the new stuff.

First up is my main bass. A Fender JB75-US from Japan.

I love this thing, it's seen a lot of hard use and it still looks brand new. I dropped some Fender SCN pickups into it because the 75RI pups were a bit low output for me.

Next is my MIM Fender Fretless Jazz.

I'm actually trying to sell this one at the moment, it's a great bass but it doesn't really see any use. It's strung with Fender Nylon Tapewounds which make the bass sound exactly as I wanted in my head.

This one's my 1998 Warwick Corvette Bubinga Std.

Awesome bass. This thing's my "funk machine" it's so crisp and clear and just sounds like sex. It's strung with R.Cocco Stainless Steel strings, which feel and sound like they were made for this bass.

Squier VM Jazz Bass.

I traded my GK MB200 head for this. Totally worth it imo. I've got D'Addario Tapewounds on it, which would have to be the only decent string they make. I get a good thumpy tone that's awesome for acoustic jams and stuff like that.

Last old thing: My Mesa Big Block 750 and my Ampeg 610HLF rig. You can see my old GK MB200 along with my Ampeg Micro-VR, Fender Rack Tuner and an Alesis Quadraverb GT too. Oh, and my pedal board.

Love the Mesa/Ampeg combination, any tone you want from gritty and crunch to clear as day hi-fi-ish type tone.
I'm selling the Ampeg Micro-VR, it's a cool amp, but I got something better now.

OK. New stuff!

I picked this up for dirt, dirt, dirt cheap. It's a great bass, seen a hard life though.

A EBMM Bongo 5 HS. Lots of different tones in this thing, I still haven't quite wrapped my head around it. 2 band EQs are more my thing if I have to go active so 4 band is intense at the moment. Sounds pretty awesome wherever you set the dials as long as you don't go to extremities.

Last one. I hung around Melbourne for an extra 2 hours today waiting for this thing to arrive at Bass Centre for me. Totally worth the wait.

Ashdown Little Bastard and the VS115 cab! I've only had half an hour to play with this awesome little rig so far because it's a bit late. Totally awesome awesome awesome. Makes my blue Jazz sound even more amazing. Going to crank it tomorrow to bask in some power tube distortion glory.

That's most of it, all the good stuff anyway.

Here's a family shot. Thanks to everyone who took the time to read, or even just look at the pictures lol.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
Last edited by consecutive e at Sep 30, 2011,
Alucard817
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#2
Man that's the set up I want. BTW do you have clips of those tapewounds?

I was thinking about grabbing a set because my flats sound too bright and I get tired of "aging" my strings.
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Tasty rigness. :3
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#6
The Bongo looks great now that its all put together, and the Little Bastard looks tasty. HNAD
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#8
I must say that the VM Jazz and JB-75 look awesome.
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Thanks guys, might do some dodgy digicam vids of the Ashdown rig over the weekend if I get a chance. In response to the tapewound question; they're definitely dull, but not in a bad way. Very nice, round and thumpy. What flats are you using? I don't have tonnes of experience with flats but I thought the general idea was to never change them, the older they get the better they sound type of deal.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
Killerfridge
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#10
That Bongo is sexy.

I still don't know what I think about Ashdown. I play a lot of Ashdown gear (it's the backline of choice everywhere I play, and all practice studios have different versions of them) and I still don't know where I stand on them.

I mean, they have a very coloured tone, and that sounds fantastic, especially in a band setting; but occasionally I will just get fed up with the sound, and try as I might, I can't get rid of it! I have a feeling that this is down to my own inabilities rather than the Ashdowns.
Current Gear:

Warwick Thumb BO 4
Musicman "StatusRay" Stingray 4 - Carbon Fibre Neck
Musicman Stingray 5 HH
Sadowsky MV4 Jazz

Markbass LittleMark II
AccuGroove Tri12l
Sansamp VT Bass
Line6 BassPodXT Live

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#11
send any 2 of the above musical items to my address.
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Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

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#13
Sweet.

The japanese jazz and the warwick would make me a happy man.
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
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#15
Tasty Tasty rig there sir...much yummyness esp the JB75/Ashdown combination...
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#17
I visited Bass centre the lat time i was in melbourne, that place was orgasmic. Pity i live in Queensland....

Nice rig
Gear:
Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
Carlo Giordano 3/4 Upright (White)
Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects
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#18
This is weird to look at, the only one of those basses I still have is the Bongo
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB