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Taildragger
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"bald to the bone"
Jun 5th, 2015 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Love this thing, which I picked up a few months ago. Short scale with a wide tonal palette. Took me awhile to warm up to the "look", but now I dig it. Superb fit, fret work and finish. Body width makes it kinda like holding an ES-335. Korean made.

Pictured with Fender Mustang bass for scale:

Taildragger
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Jun 5th, 2015 06:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I prefer to load mine string-through but stock bridge also allows top-loading should your preferred strings be available in short but not medium-scale length.

5-piece neck and Korina body. I really like the "pickup pan" (pickup blend) tone control arrangement.

Demo video showcasing tonal range:

(This message was last edited by Taildragger at 11:33 PM, Jun 5th, 2015)

ilan

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Jun 6th, 2015 01:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like short-scales that have the bridge moved forward like that. This puts the nut and lower frets where your left hand expects it (assuming you are used to long-scales or switching between long and short scale basses), but still is easy to play like a short scale. Mustangs, that have the bridge at the end of the body, feel like toy basses to me.


Taildragger
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Jun 6th, 2015 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Having played guitar much longer than bass, I initially found the Mustang to be more ergonomic, but adjusted to the Dub King (which offers a much wider tonal palette) over time. I still like both.

Taildragger
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Jun 22nd, 2016 09:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another year on, I still love this thing. The pan pot is really handy for dialing in just the right amount of punch.

It's funny: the first time I ever saw one of these, I thought it was really weird and ugly looking. Now I think it's cool and "different". Guess it up'n growed on me!

As pointed out above by ilan, this might be a shorty that 34" players would find more comfortable and less "toy-like".

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jun 22nd, 2016 10:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Taildragger, I like it! Non Traditional but Nice looking, good range of tones. Did Reverend start making basses again?

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 12:24 AM, Jun 23rd, 2016)

Taildragger
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Jun 23rd, 2016 09:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Did Reverend start making basses again?"

When did they stop? It's my understanding that rather than being made here as they once were, they're all MIK and then tweaked here before going out the door.



rwb

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The Plankster of Love
Jun 24th, 2016 12:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bet it's nice! I just bought the first shorty since 1972.... a '62 Danelectro shorthorn. 15 frets, no noodling is allowed hahahaha. But it does have the bridge at the very back, so getting used to holding it is "interesting"

I may very well look into the Reverend. What is the exact scale, is it 30"?

Edited to answer my own question - yes, 30 scale. And my friend's shop is a dealer... I am going to get one in....

(This message was last edited by rwb at 02:36 AM, Jun 24th, 2016)

Bubbalou
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Jun 24th, 2016 08:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Several years ago. Maybe it was a particular bass they ceased to make, however when it was reported I looked and did not see any basses on their site

Taildragger
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Jun 26th, 2016 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dub King is now available in a new, third color. Personally, I prefer translucent finishes, but I'm not everybody.

Metallic Alpine

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