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  • Charvel JP Bass

    Hi!

    Does anybody know something about those basses?
    Somebody offered me one - JB-style neck and body, one Preci-PU, one JB-PU in cherry sunburst. It has some scratches but is in an overall good condition. He wants to have 200 Euros for it. This Bass has a really nice sound, so is this price O.K. or is there anything I have to know about those basses???

    Thanks!

    TELE2000
    GUITARS:
    - Gibson Les Paul Std.
    - Warmoth/Göldo Stratocaster
    - Fender Telecaster
    - Ralf Falk "The Crack"
    - Musima "Nashville"

    BASSES:
    - Esh Various V
    - Charvel JP

    AMPS:
    - guitar: Acoustic 164 1x12 combo
    - bass: Behringer Ultrabass BX300H with Behringer 2x10 and 1x15 cabinets

    GUITAR EFFECTS:
    - Hughes & Kettner TubeFactor
    - Ibanez Tubescreamer

  • #2
    Not quite positive about that one, but the bass I learned on was my buddy's Charvel Model 1 P, and it was a great solid workhorse of an instrument ...but it was from the late 80's as well, and one of the last good ones(U.S.).

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    • #3
      I'm not sure if that's the model I used to play. I used to play two Charvel basses that were neck-thru-body basses, and had a P-J pickup setup. They were nice basses, and I used them for several years on the road in the 80's and 90's. They were easy to play, and the neck was a medium size, so it was a pretty fast neck. The action on those basses could be taken right down to the fretboard.
      I don't know if you are looking at the same model, but the ones I had were really nice.
      I did eventually change the pickups in them, as the Jackson pickups that came with them were okay, but I wanted/needed to go with EMG Active pickups, as they sound better to me.

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      • #4
        ...mine has a bolt-on neck and "Reflex" PUs. But nevertheless - Thanks!

        TELE2000
        GUITARS:
        - Gibson Les Paul Std.
        - Warmoth/Göldo Stratocaster
        - Fender Telecaster
        - Ralf Falk "The Crack"
        - Musima "Nashville"

        BASSES:
        - Esh Various V
        - Charvel JP

        AMPS:
        - guitar: Acoustic 164 1x12 combo
        - bass: Behringer Ultrabass BX300H with Behringer 2x10 and 1x15 cabinets

        GUITAR EFFECTS:
        - Hughes & Kettner TubeFactor
        - Ibanez Tubescreamer

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        • #5
          Does it have a pointy or non-pointy headstock?

          Either way 200 euros is a decent price.
          Matt

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          • #6
            A freind of mine has the one with the pointy head stock. I think it sounds like a six pack of ass. He loves it.
            Ty

            Looking for a set of Dimarzio model J's.





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            • #7
              Earlier non-pointy USA Charvels were pretty decent, as T Alan pointed out. I'm just not keen on pointy basses.
              Matt

              Thumper Sucks so bad I consider him my protégé-Lug
              Funniest Comment than might get your ass whupped-King Kashue
              Attention Whore-T-broom
              I can fix that with a hammer-Jannda
              Can you ban Thumper next?-BOALG
              grossest 'almost hit on' post towards another forumite ever! award-Sugarskull
              Post hoc, ergo propter Thumper, the Forum Slayer.-The Lurker

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              • #8
                ...sorry, but what is a "pointy headstock"???

                This bass's headstock has a Preci-shape.

                TELE2000
                GUITARS:
                - Gibson Les Paul Std.
                - Warmoth/Göldo Stratocaster
                - Fender Telecaster
                - Ralf Falk "The Crack"
                - Musima "Nashville"

                BASSES:
                - Esh Various V
                - Charvel JP

                AMPS:
                - guitar: Acoustic 164 1x12 combo
                - bass: Behringer Ultrabass BX300H with Behringer 2x10 and 1x15 cabinets

                GUITAR EFFECTS:
                - Hughes & Kettner TubeFactor
                - Ibanez Tubescreamer

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                • #9
                  ...O.K., I looked it up in a dictionary! No this bass doesn't have a "pointy headstock"! As mentioned above it's Preci-like.

                  TELE2000
                  GUITARS:
                  - Gibson Les Paul Std.
                  - Warmoth/Göldo Stratocaster
                  - Fender Telecaster
                  - Ralf Falk "The Crack"
                  - Musima "Nashville"

                  BASSES:
                  - Esh Various V
                  - Charvel JP

                  AMPS:
                  - guitar: Acoustic 164 1x12 combo
                  - bass: Behringer Ultrabass BX300H with Behringer 2x10 and 1x15 cabinets

                  GUITAR EFFECTS:
                  - Hughes & Kettner TubeFactor
                  - Ibanez Tubescreamer

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                  • #10
                    ...by the way: serial-no. is 381138

                    Maybe that helps...

                    TELE2000
                    GUITARS:
                    - Gibson Les Paul Std.
                    - Warmoth/Göldo Stratocaster
                    - Fender Telecaster
                    - Ralf Falk "The Crack"
                    - Musima "Nashville"

                    BASSES:
                    - Esh Various V
                    - Charvel JP

                    AMPS:
                    - guitar: Acoustic 164 1x12 combo
                    - bass: Behringer Ultrabass BX300H with Behringer 2x10 and 1x15 cabinets

                    GUITAR EFFECTS:
                    - Hughes & Kettner TubeFactor
                    - Ibanez Tubescreamer

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                    • #11
                      1988..second # in serial is year

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                      • chunky-b
                        chunky-b commented
                        Editing a comment

                        Kingmike wrote:
                        1988..second # in serial is year

                        That has been bugging me for 4 years... Glad someone finally answered!!!!    :cathappy:

                         













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