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scheflan

PostPosted: 01/10/2005 at 10:37 AM    Post subject: LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

is it sensible for a right hand player to play on a left handed TB? would i have to replace the nut and the bridge?

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wade

PostPosted: 01/11/2005 at 6:02 AM    Post subject: RE:LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

You do not need to replace the nut, just take it off and turn it around for R/H. For the bridge you just have to change the bridge saddles around from L/H to R/H, I have done this, it only takes a couple of minutes and works perfect.

It's not easy to play upside down as due to the balance it becomes very, very neck heavy and the control knobs get in the way but it can be done as I played a right handed upside-down Bean bass for years until I had a replica body custom made for me but I would like an original L/H Bean body.
I have a Right Handed Travis Bean bass body to trade for a left handed one if it is one of the later thinner bodied Beans and if it is Koa.


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scheflan

PostPosted: 01/14/2005 at 1:58 PM    Post subject: RE:LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

wade,
do you have pictures of your bass? how much did you get it for?
nealguitars.com has a left handed for sale. maybe you'ld like to sell your right handed?
adam

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scheflan

PostPosted: 01/16/2005 at 1:05 AM    Post subject: RE:LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

hi wade,
did you get my message?
i'd be more than happy to buy your bean and help you get that left handed koa one at neal guitars, i have dibs on it 'cause i was the first one to call
please reply
adam

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Wade

PostPosted: 01/17/2005 at 6:08 AM    Post subject: RE:LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

Hello Scheflan, sorry but I would never sell my TB bass as I have owned it so long it feels a family member now. Also the neck is emron covered which I like more than the without. Also John Paul Jones bass guitar builder and technician Hugh Manson set it all up for me and it now plays just awesome. All I would be interested in is trading a R/H body for a L/H body and it would have to be a latter body with the wide cutaway. Good luck in your hunt for a TB bass.

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scheflan

PostPosted: 01/18/2005 at 2:05 AM    Post subject: RE:LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

wade,
that is one bad ass bass tech!
how did you get him to do work for you?
anyway,if i get the left handed one i'd love to trade you for the asap.
i'll let you know later on this week.
what is this emron thingy on the neck>?/
thanks


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scheflan

PostPosted: 01/18/2005 at 4:44 AM    Post subject: RE:LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

sorry for being a nag, but the trade will determain whether i buy the left bean or not. do you have pictures of the right hand body? i'd like to see what shape it's in. i could send you pictures of the lefty. do you live in NY? i know a great tech who can switch the body's and send it to you. mail me to my home address and may it will be best if we could talk on the phone....
thank you
scheflan@012.net.il

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Wade

PostPosted: 01/18/2005 at 10:28 AM    Post subject: RE:LEFT HANDED TRAVIS BASS link

Hello Scheflan, I have emailed you direct.

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