So it turns out that august was New Guitar Month at my house. These trickled in last month and I just figured I'd throw em up for your viewing pleasure as well.
First is a 1991 “Kip Winger” Futura. This is the actual Kip Winger model, and in terms of features is the ritziest one they made (probably one of the nicest production Jackson basses ever). The body is solid lacewood, which is actually a really nice figured wood that you don't see too often. I'm reserving full judgment till I put on some fresh strings, but I think I actually prefer the tone of my 91 Futura XL (which is the same except for PJ pickups and a maple body), it just seems “growlier”. I'm probably going to replace both sets of pickups in the near future. Probably more vintage sounding passives in the XL and some more modern sounding active Hbs in the Pro, any recommendations?
Second is a 1990 Jackson AT Pro. HUGE thanks to Chris (jacksonplayer) on this one, I had been looking for one of these for quite a while with no success. Acoustically its the nicest guitar I own, the Ebony on the fretboard is really nice too. This will probably be my main guitar after it goes in for a fret job. I ordered Suhr Aldriches for this one (same kind of covers), but I was too hasty and got the 50mm bridge. Does anybody know if they make the Aldrich with a Nickel cover in 53mm?
Chris told me that this guitar has mojo, and he was right. However I don't know if even he knew about the most mojo laden aspect of this guitar. The name carved in the control cavity cover....
Lets take a closer look, shall we?
Thats right, Rags Jervis. It sounds like either
a) A transvestite shred god (or shred wannabe) from the late 80s.
b) Some D&D nerds Gnome Rogue.
Fess up Chris, are you Rags Jervis?
Congrats! That lacewood bass is gorgeous!
I've actually got passive EMG-HZs with EMG BQC preamp in my Schecter C-4, and I've found no need to replace them. Versatile modern tones from dub to metal and super easy to dial in. That would be my recommendation actually.
Also, I know they make covered 53mm Aldriches, dunno if they do them in nickel though. They do them in chrome and gold though.