#1
Ive been reading about them, and of course im a huge fan of Justin Chancellor's unique sound, as well as that of other musicians who use these instruments. Does anyone know if its even possible for an ordinary musician to get ahold of one of these anymore?
#3
Wals are superhyperinflated right now. Partly due to the nostalgia of musicians growing up in the 80's, partly because high profile musicians are using them, namely Justin Chancellor.

The grapevine tells me that Wal should recommence manufacturing in the next few years. That will help reduce the inflation on these babies. But until then, don't hold you breath unless you have a few grand spare to burn.
#4
My teacher has an early 80's Wal bass and it's such an amazing bass to play! The sound is fantastic too and it really feels like the expensive instrument it is. Shame it's only his backup bass
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thanks for the input guys =)

i figured something along these lines, just figured id ask other peeps. Theyre great instruments, and id love to get my hands on one at some point in my life
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My teacher has an early 80's Wal bass and it's such an amazing bass to play! The sound is fantastic too and it really feels like the expensive instrument it is. Shame it's only his backup bass


Off topic, but if he's using the Wal as a backup bass, I want to see his first call guitar.
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#8
Wal has the best tone of any bass I have ever touched. There was one owned by the co-owner of a music shop back in Virginia and he let me play it for a little because I ahd spent like over 1500 bucks at that shop over the past 3 years so they found me a valued customer. I found his bass to be a valued piece of divine craftsmanship.

The only bass I've ever heard that sounded better in all aspects was a fretless 5 string ABG that a guy was absolutely destroying. He was playing in some no-name acoustic funk band and he probably could have given Les Claypool a run for his money.
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If you happen to have $5000 lying around you can get one on eBay right now. I don't know of any other way to get one unless you happen to come across someone outside of the internet.
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The main feature of the bass is the Preamp i believe, and i think they refuse to even release any schematics for it.
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Off topic, but if he's using the Wal as a backup bass, I want to see his first call guitar.

His main basses are a '73 Precision and an '06 Jazz.
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