Brubaker Brute Club, Part 2

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  1. smperry

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    Are headless singlecuts on the way?
     
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    If they are part of the next shipment, they will be delayed somewhat. Mid July or so. I don't see why not since part of the shipment contains the new Single Cuts. Did you order one? If so that would be a prime candidiate for serious upgrade to electronics that are in Kevins custom basses since they have soap bars.
     
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    I have not ordered one, but it is one of two basses on my short list.
     
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    I pre-ordered a Merlot SC and I'm having a three way coil splitter pre-installed before it ships to me. Bought it from Donovan Bankhead at fretspot.com. He gave me a good price and is going to have his tech install the switch. If you do buy, I'd give him a play. he's willing to work with you on a deal.
     
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    The headless basses will not be in the coming shipment. We made tweaks to the NAMM prototype and have redone the color schemes for them (they are going to be SUPER cool!) Please have a little patience on the headless, but look for them to be in stores this winter.
     
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    Are any of the regular SC's available with the soapbar pups, or even JJ, or are they all MM/J's?
     
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    A SC with soaps would be awesome. We could then really Brubakerize them with upgraded quad coil pups and 3 band bartolini preamp. include a coil splitter and a mid switch. wow. a killer combo right there.
     
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    any price difference between them? SC headless vs the other SC?
     
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    I'd like to see a pic of the natural SC
     
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    For now, Brute Series will only have J/MM. With the split-able coil on the MM, you then get JJ or MMJ. Put in a three way and you can do single, series and parallel.

    As for adding the Brubaker electronics, half of the basses Kevin has made use JJ pickups. The "Killa White Whale" JXB-5 I missed out on was the hit at NAMM, and had more versatility then just about anything on the floor because the Bartolini 4.6 A/P system in them is custom for Brubaker. Malcolm Hall and Kevin Walker have basses with both JJ and dual and quad coils. I notice that Kevin Walker plays his JJ NBP custom most, more then any of his other Brubakers. Malcolm has the two soaps, but his 6 is modded electronically in other ways as well, so its not a good comparison.

    My two pennies.

    As for pics of the Natural SC, as soon as I get one here, HD pics will be posted!

    tom
     
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    Headless SC will be more, but not significantly. Most of the cost increase is due to the cost of headless bridges/tuning systems. They run more then standard bridge and tuner sets.

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    Thanks, I was simply curious as to what was going to be offered. Thanks for that info!


    As far as only having the JJ setup, I hear ya'! My KXB-5 with the jazz pups sounds killer, and is VERY versatile with the Bart pre. I'd also add that my JJX-5 Brute with the Delano pups and pre, with the mid freq switch, is it's own kind of beast. Different then the Barts for sure . . . Probably more aggressive sounding, sharper edged, a bit more hi-fi if you will. Love it!!
     
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    Just ran across this on ebay.

    NEW Brubaker Brute Series SINGLE CUT 5-string Bass


    This is from Grand Central Music/Guitars in Duluth, MN. I just recently ordered an EBS Reidmar 250 head (incredible BTW!) from them, and had a chance to speak and email back and forth with Luke from the store while doing the deal. Great customer care/service IMO.

    I guess I'll be contacting him again soon to try and secure one of these for myself.:bassist: I'll be sure to pass on any info he has on these that he shares with me.


    Edit: Already got an email back from Luke. He says they'll be getting in the Merlot, Burst, and Natural for colors. Can't wait to see pics so I can pick which one I want. Right now I'm leaning towards Merlot, but that could change with the right pic. :D
     
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    I picked the Merlot as my color of choice and am adding the 3 way splitter. I'll soon have two Brutes which means one will be a candidate for mods. My two options are to either put delanos and a glock pre in my MJX-5 or send it to Kevin so that he can upgrade with his proprietary custom Bartolini pickups and pre.
     
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    Looks like the link to that pre-order you posted is already sold!
     
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    Yeah I saw that too, thats awesome! Looks like they've got a new one up already too . . . Who's next?
     
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    Guys I just got a cd of a show I did with my Brute MJX-5, orginal strings and all (8 mos old) and mistakes too. I'm playing through a PUMA 500 and 400 watt Eden Nemesis 2x12cab (NRS212). I am clean. clear and punchy. Don't sound like no $600 bass :). I'm going to convert them and send to Tom to post on facebook etc.
     
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    First dealers to get 'Em will be Corner Music and Fretspot. If you want to try it or see it, I will be at Summer NAMM and will be having a Brubaker Clinic/demo at Corner on the 11th.
     
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    Cool. This is probably a better fit for my financial schedule anyway.
     

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