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Old 04-12-2012, 04:54 PM
JSChwalls JSChwalls is offline
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Sheehan Wife Replica bass

Here is a picture of my bass project I had John Scott at Bluesman Vintage Guitars bring to life.

It is a clone of Billy Sheehan's "Wife" bass..

All the stickers were purchased from collectors, so they are the real deal.

John painted all the paint specs on the bass and clear coated the body to protect stickers from peeling and further wear.

the EBO is a 1966 pickup and the P-bass pickups are D.Allen.

( I tested all the major pickup makers and found D.Allen to be closest to vintage tone while still having pissed-off midrange and clarity. PERFECT pickup IMHO )

Bluesman will have more info about bass on his home page in a few weeks.

The Bass will makes its debut at the Dallas International Guitar Convention April 20-21st, 2012.

more pics to come later...

John still has some aging to finish, but I couldn't wait to show it off.

thanks for taking time to visit this page.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:43 PM
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Bones brigade! I had that on my skateboard! That's some timeless stuff. Makes the bass sound better too.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:08 AM
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Very accurate!! Billy would be proud!
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:25 PM
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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Cool ! I'm only recently getting into Sheehan so know nothing about his gear.

I am curious as to the grooves cut (burnt?) into the highest 4 frets, and the dual output jacks. Can you tell me more about them?
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:06 AM
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Cool ! I'm only recently getting into Sheehan so know nothing about his gear.

I am curious as to the grooves cut (burnt?) into the highest 4 frets, and the dual output jacks. Can you tell me more about them?
grooves are called scallops and it allows for easier string bending.

dual output jacks are for running each pickup into a different amp so you an have massive LOWS and singing, semi-distorted highs.

check out youtube for tons of Billy videos explaining what he does.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:49 AM
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Very, very cool....
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:03 AM
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I've never posted in the bass section before, just dropped by to say that is friggin awesome!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:58 AM
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That is pretty dang cool!
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:07 AM
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Cool ! I'm only recently getting into Sheehan so know nothing about his gear
David Lee Roth Eat 'Em & Smile. Just put it on and let it blow you away.

To OP, great bass!
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:03 PM
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That's very cool. Don't usually go in for this sort of thing, but I dig the results.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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That's is so bad assed!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:11 PM
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:18 PM
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Too cool, Billy contributed to so much epic music with his old Fender.

So, did you coat the P-Bass pickup with epoxy like Billy did?

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