Just picked this up. I've been on a tear recently, just keep finding cool basses. Not sure how old this one is, it's definitely been played. Surine Affinity NT 5. I'm guessing the original preamp was swapped out for an Aguilar OBP-3.
Visually this model brings to mind a combination of a Travis Bean and Ken Smith to me. I'm digging this bass because of the time machine aspect. This really takes me back to my Fusion days. I set this up to play low, quick and dirty and it's pretty amazing... so much so that I decided to let my other recently acquired Surine go... and I really like that bass. I've been a fan of Scott's and Ken's work since I bought a Protocol 7 years ago. A friend of mine still gigs that as his main bass. So now I'm onto number three.
I used it at church last week and it was a flat out monster. It's reminiscent of a Ken Smith vibe when slapped but hits harder and fingerstyle with either pickup soloed or combined was just nuts. It's rare finding this much ridiculous punch AND articulation in one bass.
I know Brad knows what he is doing, but would have kept both of those beauties if I could!
I would but...
The Affinity does some really cool stuff that's different from most of my basses. If I didn't have some many killin' J type basses I'd hang onto it. But I need to clear the ledger on the Carl Thompson, the Affinity and the 78 Jazz.