I am not sure if I showed you this... (PRS Bass IV 1990)

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  1. Fran in London

    Fran in London New Member

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    This is NOT a bass that has been relic'd to make it look like that. Custom order in Shoreline Gold. The nitro started to crack some 20 years ago and I've had it from new, bought it in 1990 so it's a 31 year old bass, all original the first series Paul ever did except the prototypes, this has 3 single coil pickups, and a dummy coil in the back of the body to act as a hum canceller, very clever so you don't get that 60 cycle hum. It has a rotary switch that offer 5 different position as follows:
    ■Position 10: Middle pickup
    ■Position 9: Bass pickup
    ■Position 8: Treble and middle pickups
    ■Position 7: Treble and bass pickups
    ■Position 6: Treble pickup
    CONTROLS
    ■Volume: Self explanatory
    ■Deep Control: Adds depth below normal "Bass"
    ■Clear Control: Adds clarity, not fret noise
    ■Pre-Amp Bypass Switch: If the battery goes dead (approx. 200 hours life), you can still play
    ■Internal Jack Switch: Unplug jack cord to turn off battery

    One of the best bass I own and I have quite a few.

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  2. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero

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    I like it!
     
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  3. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    It’s got a well-loved look to it. What’s not to like!
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Heck ya.
    Love it.
     
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  5. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    That is awesome!
     
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  6. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Sweet!
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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  8. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    That bass looks like it rocks.

    But... am I even more jealous about Marshall-inspired the pillow? Maybe.
     
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  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Hell yeah! That is bada$$!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    That's an awesome looking bass.

    Love all the checking on body.

    That bass would be an awesome pairing with my '88 Goldtop.
     
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  11. Fran in London

    Fran in London New Member

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  12. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Yup...That Rocks!!!
     
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    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Gold! Sweet beautiful Gold! Thanks for sharing that.
     
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  14. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Well that's just beautiful.
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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  16. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Can't believe you like this, Bill. Oh wait, it's a bass. Of course you like it! :D
     
  17. PRSWILL

    PRSWILL New Member

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    that patina is incredible! signed by Paul as well!
     
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  18. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Well hell yes...and love the actually-authentic wear 'n tear!!!!
     
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  19. Fran in London

    Fran in London New Member

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    You know I really look after all my instruments and I try my hardest to keep them in pristine conditions, I am not a fan of the beat up relic'd Strats a-la Stevie Ray Vaughan, so this bass has very few knocks and dents, but I could do nothing to prevent the lacquer checking, this was a gigging instrument for over 20 years before I "retired" and all the dents were caused by real usage on the road.
     
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  20. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Love it!!! Been to the UK a few times, and the whole "It rains every day" thing definitely did fit our trips. Humidity will do that for sure...and it just looks bad-a$$!!!!!!
     
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