NOBD! (New Offset Bass Day!) Charvel Surfcaster Bass in trans orange!

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NOBD! (New Offset Bass Day!) Charvel Surfcaster Bass in trans orange!

Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:06 pm

Well, for some reason I thought it'd be cool to lowball offer for this on Reverb- and the dude accepted!

Just arrived today, and it's everything I want in an instrument, minus 8 strings or so. :whistle:

Original Gangsta Charvel Surfcaster Bass in trans orange- Mahogany semi-hollow with maple cap, Lipstick pickups, Maple neck, Rosewood/dots board, matching headstock (Even the headstock is offset!)

I love the lollipop orange color- it's a bit shocking in person, but the pics get you almost there:

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Well, I guess I have a bass now!

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Post by windmill » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:08 pm

looks good

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:01 am

I had never played a real one before (surfcaster bass, that is-) only the weird acoustic version and my Surfcaster 12s of course. A little adjustment on the neck is going to be needed, but otherwise this thing is perfect!

Plugged it in to my practice amp (Roland Cube 30) and it sounds smoooooth & low- just like it should. The flatwounds have a nice feel to them.

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Post by marqueemoon » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:49 pm

I’m into this. Lipsticks + flats = win.

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Post by dinosaurkale-> » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:30 pm

love it
semi hollow for the win

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Post by don barroso » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:13 am

Had a black one. Lovely. Would love a guitar.

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Post by beauzooka » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:07 pm

:? :? :?

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Post by wingnutkj » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:18 am

Welcome to the Surfcaster Bass club! I have the same model - whenever I play it at gigs,someone will *always* come up afterwards and ask about it.
Kenny

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Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:59 am

I forgot these existed. Nice design all around.
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Re: NOBD! (New Offset Bass Day!) Charvel Surfcaster Bass in trans orange!

Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:40 am

wingnutkj wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:18 am
Welcome to the Surfcaster Bass club! I have the same model - whenever I play it at gigs,someone will *always* come up afterwards and ask about it.
PICS PLZ!

What color is yours?

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Post by wingnutkj » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:16 pm

SignoftheDragon wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:40 am
wingnutkj wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:18 am
Welcome to the Surfcaster Bass club! I have the same model - whenever I play it at gigs,someone will *always* come up afterwards and ask about it.
PICS PLZ!

What color is yours?
It's orange too, but the figuring on the top isn't quite as dramatic as yours. I'll dig out some photos when I get the chance...
Kenny

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Post by filthypit » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:13 pm

Wow.
That's a nice bass. How are the tube pickups?
F used Duncan tubes on their Rascal bass a few yrs back which were pretty fun (wired like a strat)
hey maybe we can get together for coffee sometime?
...after they lift the restraining order, I mean

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