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Esperanza Spalding on a Mexican Fretless Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Apr 5, 2014.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  2. bobalu

    bobalu

    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    Thanks for posting that Doc. That was nice to listen to. My local shop has a new old stock one of these. Its been marked down and they put a set of flatwounds on it. I play it nearly every time I'm in there and still can't believe its a MIM. I think I'm gonna grab it.
     
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  4. RBellavance

    RBellavance

    Apr 17, 2013
    Wow. I don't care what she plays... Just astonishing.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    Mine was set up with flatwounds at the store too, and I played and almost bought it several times over seven months. I picked it up about six or seven weeks ago, and I honestly cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a bass this much. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1396754269.300075.jpg
     
  6. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    She could play firewood and I'd still give my spleen to have her. Seriously.
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    Do mean listen to her play or "have" her?
     
  8. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Either. Or. Both.
     
  9. lol. Well, she is both very talented and easy on the eyes.
     
  10. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    I wonder what strings she uses.
     
  11. I have wondered why more pros don't use cheaper basses....especially those with inexpensive "signature models"....after all, as long as it's playable, sound guys at that level can make anything sound great....
     
  12. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
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    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove & MJC Ironworks Strings
    Last year I picked up a 1998 MIM Jazz fretless and although it is my least expensive bass it plays as good as any of them. Mine has flats as well.

    Wally
     
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I'm pretty they are flatwounds of some kind.
     
  14. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    I tried to get free gear but everyone I asked laughed uncontrollably.
    I had a late 90's Mexican fretless a few years ago. Great bass for $275-325 used.
     



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