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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:33 am    Post subject: Long time listener, first time caller Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

I have been, like a lot of players I suppose, been following Pete's stuff for years and know more than a few of the players but I have never actually played one.

Over the course of that time (years, actually), I have gotten to know Pete as well.

And it looks like, after finally meeting in person at this NAMM show and getting my filthy paws on more than a few of the basses there, I may be joining the Skjold owners club soon!

And I could not be more excited!

More news as I have it, but there was one bass that I have just been coveting since I first saw pics and the thought that it might actually be mine one of these days is enough to get me giddy!

Just wanted to interject and get my name into the forum.

Looking forward to meeting you cats and hearing your Skjold tales, too!

Thanks and take it light,

Stew

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome to hear Stew! So...whatcha getting? You going to take Pete's Fretless with some mods?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I don't want to mod it, but I clacked the B string against the pole pieces on the p-up a few times.

I know I would be more disciplined once I had a chance to play it but I'm thinking a closed cover might be a good thing.

Pete suggested just throwing a Skjold cover on it and that may be perfect. Might also just have the guys here at the shop give me a plain closed cover.

It's going to be a while before I can take this beauty off Pete's hands, so I'm not stressing.

Very cool to be a part of the forum, by the way!

Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so it may not be so long before I take it off Pete's hands!!

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Is my giddiness showing?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giddiness status report:

I just heard from Pete and the bass ships this week!

I'll post pics as soon as I have some, although me playing the bass at NAMM is currently my profile pic on Facebook... Thanks, Dave!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's en route! I'll be Skjoldized in a matter of days!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grats! Mine is coming together nicely...can't wait to get my hands on the beauty.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

B2B, I am going NUTS with anticipation!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have faith, it WILL be worth it. Smile Just don't let GAS take over in the meantime, or you may end up with more than one...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back2Bassics wrote:
Have faith, it WILL be worth it. Smile Just don't let GAS take over in the meantime, or you may end up with more than one...


Oh, I've already started working up some specs with Pete... I'm DOOMED!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fretless is here and I've been playing her mercilessly since she arrived. I'll have some pics to post soon, but... WOW!!!

This beauty just goes WAY beyond what I thought she would!!!

Thank you, Pete!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, gonna share...





And there's also a pic of my friend Marie licking the bass, but I'm sure no one would be interested in seeing that...

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally had a chance over the weekend to bring this beauty into a rehearsal with my drummer, for the duet project we're working up.

We had slated about 3 hours to play... and ended up playing for almost 10 hours!!

This baby, aside from its staggering beauty, is one of the most perfectly suited instruments for what I do and what I like... WOW!!!

Pete, you have outdone yourself!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bass looks really good! Did you spec it with a Nordstrand Dual Coil?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sps500 wrote:
The bass looks really good! Did you spec it with a Nordstrand Dual Coil?


The Nordstrand wasn't the original pickup but Pete thought it would be an interesting choice. When I got to play it at NAMM, I had to agree that he was right!

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