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Does this bass exist?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by circuitspore, Feb 6, 2014.


  1. circuitspore

    circuitspore

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    I should clarify the question - "Other than the Fender Performer, does this bass exist?"

    I think the answer is no, but I figured I'd ask the experts.

    I'm looking for a specific set of specs and I have yet to stumble across any production instrument that matches (other than the Performer), so I figured I'd check one last time before going the custom route. I owned a Performer for a short time and never gelled with it, but I'm thinking getting rid of it was a mistake.

    What basses meet this spec, other than a Fender Performer:

    4 string
    33" or 34" scale
    7.5" fretboard radius
    Rosewood or Wenge fretboard
    between 1-1/2" and 1-5/8" nut width
    last fret width 2-1/8 or less

    Bonus points for the following:
    Excellent upper fret access
    Neck-through construction or
    Wenge neck
    Tummy + Forearm body contours
    Vintage style frets
    'Classic' styling (nothing too crazy or pointy)

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Sartori

    Sartori

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    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Some Alembics probably.

    The Rickenbacker 4004 would do it if you can live with 1-11/16" nut width (further down the neck it's 2-1/8"), and 10" radius.

    Older Rickenbacker 4003S and 4001S basses might, also. Some were 1-5/8" at the nut, I think, and the fretboard radius may have changed over the years as well.

    Obviously, various custom builders would be able to make a bass that fits these specs, as well.
     
  3. Reptar.Bass

    Reptar.Bass

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    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SR5000EOL/ this is pretty close except for the fingerboard radius that you asked for but I have played a 4, 5, and 6 string version of this bass and in my opinion it is a damn good bass that might as well be a custom because thats what it feel like
     
  4. punkjazzben

    punkjazzben Supporting Member

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    Warwick Streamer CV, maybe?
     
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