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Enfield Guitars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by broadblik, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. broadblik

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    http://www.enfieldguitars.com

    These seem to be pretty new, I'm guessing it's enfield after the weapons manufacturer, what with the cannon logo and all.

    Anyways, it seems the guy from SIMs Custom has started making some nice looking basses.

    They've got a John East designed preamp and an 8 coil pickup with loads of coil tap options.

    And I love the Spalt Sycamore top on this one.

    [​IMG]
  2. Elmo Oxygen

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    Ooooooooo, nice. How are the prices?
  3. Human Bass

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    Everything about them seem über cool. The electronics and the neck mixing carbon fiber with wood in an unique way gimme major GAS.
  4. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    I had a chance to play a 4 and 5 string none composite neck version and I thought they were well made and sounded very nive(seems to be very versatile as well).

    I've known Martin Sims for years and I was not at all surprised by how well the bass was crafted and how well it sounded.


    Brian Barrett of The Low End bass shop has a 6 string version available.

    http://www.thelowend.net/thelowend/index.htm
  5. wizay

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    aa, i read about in the magazine Guitarist, a little review of it. Seemed very versatile and good construction! Would have been cool to hear it
  6. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Sponsored by Jagermeister Supporting Member

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    Really? Cool I've got an old 1920's Enfield rifle! :bag:
  7. Disappear

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    That's too much pickup for me it is.
  8. broadblik

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    Sweet, is it one of the Lee Enfield Bolt action ones?

    /Ontopic

    Anyone get a look at the coil tap options, looks like you can get both pickups to do either Split coil, single coil or hunmbucking.

    I really wanna get my mitts on one of these!
  9. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

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    For some reason they really remind me of Wal basses.
  10. lousybassist

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    They do indeed look Wal Mk. II/III-esque, but with enough of a twist to make them different, at least to my eyes. I think I like their aesthetic features.
  11. Ezbass

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    I played these at the Music Live exhibition at Birmingham last year and talked with Martin Sims extensively about them.

    I must agree that the pickup looks like way too much, but the tonal variety it offers is phenomenal! You can have 2 singles, 2 humbuckers, 1 of each, all sorts of mix and match and the preamp is very classy with no bad over the top tones to be found at all. Each instrument is very individual in feel and looks and you can order what you like, but man they are way expensive starting at about £2,600 and going upwards dependent on your spec. I'd really like one, especially the one I saw and tried with a redwood top, but can't justify that expenditure.
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  13. MEKer

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    Maybe he could come out with a cheaper one for the masses. He could copy...oh, I don't know....maybe the Fender Bullet basses? :rollno: I know...I know...

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