WNBD - Kestrel in Red Metallic

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  1. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Wife's New Bass Day - I stumbled across a pretty good deal for a Kestrel Bass - my wife has a Kingfisher and a Bass-5, and this seemed like a nice surprise gift for her. it is as advertised, in Excellent if not Mint condition - couldn't find a blemish or swirl anywhere!

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    Apologies for the dog hair all over the floor - they are in full shed mode, and it doesn't matter how often we vacuum, it re-appears almost instantly.
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Oooo...I like that a lot.
     
  3. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Very Nice! I keep eyeing those, and one of these days I'm gonna pull the trigger and upgrade from my Yammy.
     
  4. bodia

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

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    Yeah, I could that! Good job. Hope it’s gonna be a surprise.
     
  5. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    She's going to love that one! Nice!
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations to Mrs Shinksma!
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    How can you beat red? Red is rad.
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    No comment.:eek:

    Anyway, that looks killer, and what a cool present! Congrats!
     
  10. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    great score!
     
  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Thanks everyone! They are great basses for the MAP price point, and the prices on the used market are generally awesome!

    Yep - UPS delivered it, signature required, while she was working from home. I warned her I was expecting a package, so I'm sure she thought to herself when she saw the box "oh, great, he bought himself another guitar." (It arrived in a Schecter box, lol.) When it arrived she texted me to let me know, I told her to open it up, because it was for her. She was very excited and happy!

    Apparently that is the exact color she has her toenails painted when she gets a pedicure. I assume therefore that the color was a good choice. :confused:

    She played it on a bass track last night, recording for one of our new songs. So it got pressed into service immediately!
     
  12. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I love mine. I hope i didnt twist your arm too much with my purchase:D
     
  13. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Nice bass...I'm sure she'll enjoy it...and never apologize for the dog hair...Pretty sure we're mostly a pet-friendly group...and who doesn't sweep up an extra dog's worth of hair every couple days!!!!:rolleyes:
     
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  14. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Might have been a bit subliminal, I dunno! I did say, when I got the Kingfisher, that I could see myself picking up a Kestrel eventually. And it seemed like a logical complement to what is now "her" bass collection!

    Oh yeah, we have two large Huskies, and they shed enough hair to pile up in a mass bigger than our third dog, a small Silky terrier.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    Sweet!
     
  16. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    What do you think vs the Kingfisher? I need to get a bass for recording, the Kestrel is at the top of my list!
     
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  17. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    To be honest, I haven't played the Kestrel yet - it is, after all, my wife's guitar!

    But she says that it plays just as well - action, fret feel, etc, but the slightly shorter neck makes it a tiny bit easier for her to play up at the first and second frets (like the F on the E string). She's, um, not tall..., so that doesn't surprise me. But she played fine on the Kingfisher, so not that big a deal either way.

    It seems to sound a bit different - not surprising, it is fairly close to a Fender Jazz in configuration, vs the Kingfisher's double HBs making it a bit more P-bass oriented.

    It really may just depend on whether you prefer the shorter 22 fret neck vs the 24, or maybe it boils down to looks for some: the pickguard on the Kestrel vs the solid wood look of the Kingfisher.
     
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  18. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Nice!

    I have the Kingfisher, also contemplating a Kestrel, looked at several red ones, nice.
     

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