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Brian May Bass a reality...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by diptixon, Jun 9, 2011.


  1. diptixon

    diptixon

    Oct 29, 2004
    Atlanta
  2. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Doesn't seem like the world was really crying out for something like this; and yet...

    I find myself inexplicably drawn to it. I'm liking the idea of a medium scale EB-3 type

    /rick
     
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  4. Rookwood

    Rookwood

    Aug 10, 2010
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Yeah - me too. It's a nice looking instrument, or photo, at least.

    I'd like it more if it didn't have the white oven knobs.

    Is 31.5 inch scale really considered medium?
     
  5. The Mouse

    The Mouse

    Jun 2, 2009
    Ireland
    Hmmm, I know what you mean. Getting a Gibson vibe off it.. Not too pricey either..
     
  6. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I like it.

    I guess all will depend on how that big pickup right there at the neck sounds.
     
  7. N.F.A.

    N.F.A. Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    I think the scale would be considered medium. Wonder if the bridge pup is a trisonic? I would love to try one out.
     
  8. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    "Is 31.5 inch scale really considered medium?"

    31.5" is closer to Medium Scale(32") than it is to Short Scale(30"), so why wouldn't it be considered medium scale?
     
  9. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I was expecting something like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. GaryLC

    GaryLC Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Scotia, NY
    Yes, I like it! But I agree with Rookwood, those knobs seem cheap, like the Danelectro knobs.... where will these be available in the States?
     
  11. Rookwood

    Rookwood

    Aug 10, 2010
    SF Bay Area, CA
    You answered my question - I previously considered anything shorter than 32" short scale. Thanks

     
  12. Rookwood

    Rookwood

    Aug 10, 2010
    SF Bay Area, CA
    This is nice, though the grain and binding on the 'official' model are my preference. I like the pickup config in this model. Is this yours?

    Oh, and that's a hell of a lot of switch options!

     
  13. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    I think it is a winner! It's nice to see a new design that doesn't immediately scream rip-off, or on the flip side, look like an amoeba.
     
  14. It does have an orignialish look to it - I'd have to play it to decide whether I'd want to buy it, though. Brian May fanboys might want it immediately, but I'm not sure about that mudbucker.
     
  15. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
  16. Bassman316

    Bassman316

    May 27, 2008
    Calabash, NC
  17. kelleysdad

    kelleysdad

    Dec 12, 2007
    Looks like a cross between an EB-3 and a Ripper
     
  18. BigOldHarry

    BigOldHarry

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Hmmm - For 175 sterling, I wonder which country this was off-shored to....
     
  19. 715 not 175.

    I'd love to try one.
     
  20. +1
    Why does that the bass player get a dumbed down version?
     



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