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#1 Happy Jack

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:02 PM

This is an early-70's Gherson (Italian) J-bass copy I bought off eBay a week ago. It came to me with the worst set-up I've ever seen on a bass, and it's taken me a week to gradually bring the truss-rod back to something vaguely sensible.

I'm not a J-bass player, I'm strictly a P-bass man. I bought this bass because the vendor described it as "the lightest bass I've ever owned". He wasn't wrong. The bass weighs dead on 7lbs! Given that the neck weighs what a neck weighs, that means the body is about 3lbs lighter than a J-bass would normally be. This thing feels like balsawood and the bass neck-dives like you wouldn't believe. :)

I ran the bass through a Citronic Hot Direct DI box into a Behringer 1604 desk (no fx, flat EQ) and thence as a Line In into a Zoom H2 recorder. Each clip has the volume on the bass fully up - the enormous difference between the neck and bridge pickups is just how it is.

Please take as read the ritual disclaimer and apology for "my poor playing" etc. :)

Cissy Strut - neck:

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Cissy Strut - bridge:

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Tanqueray - neck:

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Tanqueray - bridge:

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:16 PM

I had a Gherson jazz. The bass itself was unremarkable, but the pickups in it were amazing.... don't know what they were though.
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:55 PM

In 1973 I went to that London with 400 + Barclaycard in pocket & my heart set on a Ricky but every one i tried was horrible to play. Then I saw a Gherson Blonde Jazz, fell in love & spent the next few years very happy with as my main gigging bass, lovely bass. Wish I'd still got it!

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