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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wonkey cat, Jun 28, 2008.


  1. wonkey cat

    wonkey cat

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    I had Alan Gringean of ACG build me a bass, a left handed six string, with a singlecut.
    Alan, as a lot of you will know builds his instruments out of Moffat in Scotland and is outstanding.
    It is one of his Recurve models but in a singlecut style and it is one of the best made and sounding basses I have had the pleasure to hold.
    Full specs are on the ACG website bass number 015.
    They play and sound amazing.

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    I choose the woods and the specs and it is a fantastic piece of art.
    I am in good company, as Mr T Bowlus owns one too.

    I propose no numbers for membership.

    Just Enjoy.
     
  2. emjazz

    emjazz

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    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Beautiful work...and my favorite preamp!
     
  3. wonkey cat

    wonkey cat

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    They are beautiful but the pre takes a bit of getting use to if you are only familiar with bass, mid and treble cut and boost.
    Once you suss out how to get it to do what you want, it's an astonishing sounding preamp and it is so sensitive.
    What bass do you use the pre in?
     
  4. spade2you

    spade2you

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    Location:
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    I definitely like them, although the poor currency exchange kinda keeps them on the wish list for now.
     
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  6. emjazz

    emjazz

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    Boston, MA
    I have the 02 version, and it's in a Ristola six string. I've got mine running with some Delano Dual coils. Great combo.
     
  7. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

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    Brisbane, Australia
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    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    Have you asked Alan for a price quote? You might be pleasantly surprised.
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    Apr 3, 2003
    Location:
    North central Ohio
    Disclosures:
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'll have more to say in the official review (coming up in issue #1 of Bass Gear Magazine), but I am just thrilled with my ACG bass. Alan is a real pleasure to work with, too.

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    Tom.
     
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  9. spade2you

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    I have not, but not a bad idea. I've only seen them here, but his reputation is flawless and worth the price, even with a less favorable exchange rate. Forturtunately for me, I have a long enough laundry list for basses that the exchange rate should hopefully be a lot betteer when I'm in the market.
     
  10. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman

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    Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I'd love to have Alan build me a bass at some point. Given my experience with Wal, I expect the filter-based EQ would be amazing on a fretless!

    Mike
     
  11. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

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    Location:
    Santa Rosa California
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    SandStorm Designs
    amazing..........

    im super picky when it comes to single cut styles...but thats just.........i wish i had the jaw dropping smiley for this : /
     
  12. DanielM

    DanielM

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    Holland
    Alan's basses look the bees knees! I'm a huge fan, shame I'm a poor student so it's going to be a while before I can commission one from him. oh well. must try his Pre-amp some time though.
     
  13. SurrenderMonkey

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    I'll be in the club soon, ... real soon... :)
     
  14. wonkey cat

    wonkey cat

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    "Angus" and his chums.

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  15. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    This is a club I may be joining. I certainly appreciate Alan's basses. May be getting one.
    If you start giving out numbers, I'd like to reserve #7...
     
  16. SurrenderMonkey

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    sign me in!:hyper:
     

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  17. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Wow!!! That is a beauty! :eek:
     
  18. SurrenderMonkey

    SurrenderMonkey

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    couple more :)

    Alan for president!
     

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  19. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

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    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Wow, that is stunning.

    For those of you who've bought - what did shipping from the UK to USA run, and did you have to pay an import tax?

    Also, how's access to the upper frets?
     
  20. SurrenderMonkey

    SurrenderMonkey

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    No idea about shipping, but drop Alan a mail.

    Access to upper fret? Superb. Not really a upper fret guy, but the asymetric neck and cut on mine makes it really easy.

    Oh yeah...
     

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  21. Scoopbass

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    Location:
    Liverpool, England.
    My build is coming along at a good rate now. Almost all of the woodworking is completed and it just needs its lacquer coats, hardware and electrics. The woods have been wiped with white spirit here to give an impression of what it will look like when lacquered.

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    Count me in chaps.
     

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