Originally Posted by musicmaxbezanso
I recently started looking into the possibility of travel basses and found Lemur Music's offerings to be of particular interest. I've searched the forums for info, and have come up with a few things of limited use and not much else. What I'm wondering is if anyone has experience playing on one of the Lemur Music basses (specifically the Venice or the Tosca) that has been fitted with a removable neck?
I don't plan on buying sight unseen or anything, but I do want to collect as much information as possible before I even consider taking a bass out on trial or going out west to play one. Incidentally, if anyone in the Chicago or New York area happens to have one of these and would be amenable to letting me play it for a little while, I'd be eternally grateful.
I tried one last year at Bass Player Live! and was blown away by the sound and feel of it, so much so that I'm intending on buying one soon. I think it was a Liberty Belle or a Tosca but I'm not entirely sure. It's a real bass; the removable neck (in my opinion) has no effect on the sound of the instrument. I would definitely recommend getting one if you're doing a lot of fly-in gigs.
I think it's important to note that Stanley Clarke has been touring with his FlyAway bass for at least a few years now; he doesn't use his other bass for anything but recording anymore. Stanley and Lenny White bought a FlyAway for Ron Carter's birthday last year, and Mr. Carter has started using his pretty frequently now.