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Douglas Pisces Bass

Douglas Pisces Bass

Douglas Pisces Bass Description

The Douglas Pisces by Rondo Music is a great inexpensive bass with really cool retro features! To this reviewer, it looks like it is fashioned after a Fender Telecaster bass.

The Douglas Pisces bass body is made out of solid alder. The body isn't laminated, but is made from a few pieces of solid alder.

The color choices are white, black and 2-tone tobacco burst. These models come with a bolt-on Maple neck with the 'new' Rondo headstock design. The well constructed design has an adjustable truss rod, very smooth maple fingerboard. As always, Rondo Music designs their necks and bridges to be fully adjustable allowing for superior action. This bass guitar is really easy and fun to play. non locking tuners

The body is shaped with comfortable contours allowing you to play for hours. In the body rests one single passive pickup, one volume and one tone control, fully adjustable bridge, and chrome hardware

Douglas Pisces Specifications

  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 21/32"
  • Width at the 12th fret 2 3/16".
  • String spacing at the bridge 3/4" At the nut 1/2"
  • 20 Frets Scale Length 34"
  • Overall length 45"
  • Width at the widest point: 13"
  • Actual Weight is only 8.5 lbs

     

    Douglas Pisces and Fender Tele Bass Compared

    Overall, this bass has the retro features and the playability of the old standard - the Fender Telecaster Bass. Not comparing it to the value of that classic, but I gotta admit it looks, plays, and sounds pretty cool!

    Thanks to Jeff at www.guitarphotographer.com for his awesome GUITAR PICTURE! Visit for more great vintage guitar and bass images!

    Get the Douglas Pisces Bass here!

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    DIY SX Jazz Bass Project

    SX Jazz Bass

    SX Jazz Bass Project - BEFORE Pic

    I love SX Jazz Bass Guitars! I regularly search for B-Stock guitar and bass items. This time, I found an SX Jazz bass with a peeling pickguard. It sat around for a while in the Rondo site, so I didn't really hurry to buy the B-Stock SX jazz bass.

    B-Stock Bass Guitars

    I also noticed an SX Jazz style bass neck that was finished, but needed the nut slot cut. I thought, "That's a great project for bass guitar." So, I made a list of the parts I would need to make a really cool natural jazz bass with black pickguard and black block inlays. That has always been a favorite look (to me) for the jazz bass.

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    To summarize, I needed the B-stock jazz bass, one pickguard with 2 single-coil pickup slots, the neck, and 2 US Genuine Fender® pickups. (Duh.) Ya gotta upgrade the pickups.

    Around the time I was preparing for all that I noticed (on Austin.Craigslist) a beautiful, one-piece, solid mahogany P-Bass body. (Ding! Salivate...) That story is in another blog post!

    So, I got all the parts in, stripped the SX Jazz Bass, and fitted the pickguard by filling the screw holes and drilling new ones to match the pickguard. With the pickguard set, I mounted the pickups by drilling pickup mount holes in the proper locations, and securing them with a foam mount instead of springs. Under the foam is a grounded brass plate to reduce noise a bit. Read More to see the finished bass guitar!

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    Yamaha APX500 Review

    Yamaha APX500 Review

    The Yamaha APX500 review I found on youtube is a real good one! The reviewer gives a complete overview of the nstrument unplugged. In looking for others, covering the guitar plugged in, I found the latter video.

    I'm looking for a yamaha acoustic electric, and found one of these for trade on Austin Craigslist... In my search, I have discovered the tonal quality is fairly rich, and the Yamaha APX500 is moderately priced.

    Check out the Yamaha APX500FM with a great thin profile and beautiful Flamed Maple top!

     

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    Grammatico Kingsville Amp

    Grammatico Kingsville Amp Review

    DIY Guitar Tone recently met with John Grammatico from Grammatico Amps and Luke Cutchins in Austin, Texas to do a candid review and interview featuring Grammatico Amps - The Kingsville.

    The Kingsville is an awesome 45 watt hand-wired tube amp inspired by the classic '59 Fender tweed Bassman. Through much study and exploration John Grammatico has preserved the essence of the original Bassman, while making a flexible and extremely musical amp with the ability to cover a broad range of styles and bring out the true colors of any guitar you plug into it.

    When you play through your new Grammatico Amps - The Kingsville, you'll be able to tap into all the warm, woody tones and completely express yourself through enhanced sparkling, shimmering tones! You, the player, will be able to capture the very essence of your expression coming from your guitar. The Kingsville is very touch sensitive and responsive to your playing. Check out the videos now!

    Grammatico Kingsville Amp Review on youtube:

    Recorded with Zoom Q3 Video Recorder

    Grammatico Amps The Kingsville Review Part 1

    Grammatico Amps The Kingsville Review Part 2

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    Freecorder | Free Web Sound Recorder

    Freecorder | Free Web Sound Recorder

    You're searching for ways to "record what I hear" or "record streaming audio from internet" or something similar! So was I until I found Freecorder - A powerful FREE video downloader, sound recorder and file converter for Windows.

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    Freecorder Features

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    Very Cool Telecaster Build

    Very Cool Telecaster Build

    I was searching around on youtube and found this DIY telecaster build. Looks like the Weekend Guitar Builder has a great hobby, and some pretty nice tools! Check out this very cool DIY telecaster build:

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    Agile AD-201 LP Jr

    Agile AD-201 LP Jr

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    Agile AD-201 Pic

    Wow! When I saw this Agile AD-201 LP Jr copy on Rondo Music today, I just had to share it with you all! This is a really nice Les Paul Junior copy in my opinion. The construction is solid mahogany, and the P90 pickups, wrap-around bridge and set neck, this guitar is a true bargain at only $250.

    Visit Rondo Music to pick up an Agile AD-201 ... BEFORE they're all gone!

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    Washburn T24 Taurus Bass

    Washburn T24 Taurus Bass Guitar Review

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    The Washburn T24 bass guitar has a natural matte finish. The 7-ply mahogany/maple neck-thru design puts this excellent washburn bass guitar up in the "best" category. Washburn's construction in the T24 series is simply stunning. The first time I picked up my T24 and held it in my hands, I could tell it was a well made, quality bass guitar.

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    Newegg.com Deals

    New Egg Deals

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    Several products for your home studio and computer are available through newegg.com. You can find extra memory upgrades and hard drives for the studio computer, flash drives, and even extra memory for your Digitech Jamman.

    I have built a studio computer completely from newegg deals! I continually search for headphone and cable deals, too. Please visit newegg.com now!


    Once You Know, You Newegg

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    SX Jazz Bass Nut Install

    SX nut installation Pic

    SX Jazz Bass Nut Install

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    I found a Jazz Bass Neck on Rondo Music that needed to have the nut slot cut and mounting holes drilled.

    I used this neck to build a DIY SX Jazz Bass Project. This jazz bass neck was slimmer with a 1.5" nut. Fender refers to these as a Type A nut and are usually associated with the Jazz style bass.

    Rondo Music has lots of B-Stock guitar and bass items. This time, I found a brand new un-drilled SX Jazz bass neck, maple with black block inlay. The best part is the price - $40 shipped.

    SX Jazz Bass neck Pic

     

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    Agile Argus Mini Guitar

    Agile Argus Mini Guitar

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    Tobacco Sunburst
    Lake Placid Blue
    Seafoam (Surf) Green

    A Standard Scale (25.5") Agile Argus by Rondo Music!

    This retro-styled jazzy guitar is now offered in a scale length similar to a Fender Strat.

    Agile Argus Guitar Features

    The body is solid alder and the maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets. The neck

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    Mackie Tracktion 3 Review | Videos

    Mackie Tracktion 3 Review | Videos

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    Tracktion 3 - The Good:

    The concept for Tracktion 3 is literally awesome. There is one interface which includes everything you need in one place. Loops, midi, audio, editing, tracks, plug-ins, ins, outs, filter controls, transport, leveling, mixing, mastering. Literally an all-in-one concept! Awesome concept Mackie!

    I completely installed and fired up my new Mackie Tracktion 3 Ultimate Bundle. I grabbed the quick start manual and walked through every step in Section 1 and 2 completely. The demo songs played great. The output audio quality was ... well ... WOW!

    Tracktion 3 - The Bad:

    I walked through Section 3 A Few Last Set-Up Steps and everything seemed to be moving along right nice like. I got my VST plug ins (effects and synths are called FILTERS in Tracktion) added to the list of available filters. I'm still new to looping, so I looked at the loop settings and shrugged off the defaults, not discounting their importance, of course...

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    SX Import Guitars

    SX Import Guitars

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    Guitars and Basses at Rondo Music

    Once you realize that virtually all the ‘American’ guitar brands’ lower-priced guitars are made somewhere in Asia (China, Korea, Indonesia, etc.), you might as well consider buying guitars that make no bones about the fact that they’re made in China. Rondo Music, Inc. imports several brands of Chinese-made guitars, such as SX, Agile, Douglas, & Brice. All these brands (to my eyes, ears, & hands) deliver much more bang for the buck than any comparably-priced import guitar with an ‘American’ brand-name on it.

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    New Agile SST (Strat) Bodies

    New Agile SST (Strat) Bodies

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    Hurry - VERY LIMITED TIME!

    I discovered some BRAND NEW strat bodies that you can use right away for your Strat Clone project! Click on any of the pictures to jump to their page! Daphne Blue, Surf Green, Candy Apple Red, and Sunburst:

             

     

    Agile SST Body Features:

  • 3 Piece Alder Body
  • Routed for 3 Standard Size Fender Pickups
  • Bridge ground and electroncis front (top) routed
  • Undrilled - Ready for your parts to custom fit!
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    Infinite Guitar Lessons

    Infinite Guitar - Online Lessons

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