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Steve Boisen

Florida

Sep 19th, 2016 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For those who are interested, here are two of the bands I play with.

The first is a 12 piece Steely Dan tribute band. My bass of choice for this gig is a 1974 Fender Precision Bass with La Bella flatwounds and a piece of foam under the bridge cover. The bandleader is a Chuck Rainey fan and a former bass player and he appreciates my attention to detail.

- Steve

Show Biz Kids

Steve Boisen

Florida

Sep 19th, 2016 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The second band is a sextet that plays vintage hot jazz: Dixieland, New Orleans and swing. For these gigs, I leave my Fender basses at home and bring my upright. Unlike the Steely Dan tribute, this band mostly plays private events.

- Steve

The Jazz Phools

(This message was last edited by Steve Boisen at 10:43 PM, Sep 19th, 2016)

Steve Boisen

Florida

Sep 19th, 2016 08:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's a closer look at the '74 Precision. It's been re-fretted and a few parts have been replaced, but it has it's original pickup and weighs only 8.5 lbs.

- Steve

1974 Fender Precision Bass

(This message was last edited by Steve Boisen at 12:41 PM, Sep 20th, 2016)

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 20th, 2016 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The first two links work fine. The "closer look" link isn't working so well on my computer.

I do admire and envy the music you've got going on in your life. The 74 P looks delicious. I assume the neck is a B-width? Can't tell because of the link not working.

I have a parts bass I put together a few years ago with a Feb. 1968 B-width featuring a transition logo on the headstock. Amazing neck, comfortable beyond words.

George

Steve Boisen

Florida

Sep 20th, 2016 10:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I updated the link so it should work for you now. Below is a link to a picture of the '74 alongside my recently acquired 1982 Precision which has an ash body and weighs 7.8 lbs(!). This bass retains features from the previous year such as the black pickguard, thumbrest and chrome covers. The '74 is among the last Fender basses to feature a tort guard with the newly re-positioned thumbrest. The tort has the distinctive "dot matrix" pattern from this period.

Both basses have B-width neck, the '74 model having a fairly round profile that's not too chunky.

- Steve

1974 & 1982 Fender Precision Basses

rockdoc11

USA

Bass is the place . . .
Sep 20th, 2016 11:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Went to YouTube and checked out Show Biz Kids.

Gawd, that sounds like a fun band to be in!

Josie

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 20th, 2016 12:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice basses. Love those necks.

The band sounds terrific. And so do you. What rig are you using with the 74?

George

Steve Boisen

Florida

Sep 20th, 2016 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks George, I use a Markbass CMD 121P combo, occasionally with a Traveler 102P extension cabinet. I've been very pleased with Markbass gear and I have one of their acoustic amps for my upright bass.

- Steve

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 21st, 2016 04:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The 121P for a band with that many pieces? Impressive, the way it cuts through the mix and all that.

I think the bass and player may also have something to do with that.

Thanks.

George

Steve Boisen

Florida

Sep 21st, 2016 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The 121P is 300 watts by itself, and our stage volume isn't that loud despite the size of the band.

- Steve

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