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Labella throws their hat in the bass building ring

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TC2112, Nov 4, 2012.


  1. TC2112

    TC2112

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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    For that kind of money I'm not sure I would bite. I've never heard of the builder but he must be good they're putting the labella name on it.
     
  3. StereoPlayer

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    Read the FB comments, not good...
     
  4. pocketgroove

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    I think it looks really nice...but you're right. What is there to differentiate it from anyone else's P-bass offering?
     
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  6. Buster Brown

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    Nope. I've got a 62RI P that was nowhere near that price point.
     
  7. Duckwater

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    Looks awesome, but yeah I wouldn't pay nearly that much for a P bass.
     
  8. DeliriumTremens

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    oh. Another P Bass clone
     
  9. oboylebass

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    Boy, that sure looks like a 1962...something...something...bass. Not sure I'd plunk down $3k for an instrument I've never heard of before.
     
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Another overpriced Fender copy! No thanks!
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    LaBella should have worked harder. The world does need another $3K P-Bass.
     
  12. Schlyder

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    They should stick to their knitting.
     
  13. Mind Eroded

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    with the boutique fender knockoff market already so glutted with established makers, I wonder how this idea ever got the green light?..my guess is we will see a limited run of these basses, then they will become cool collector's pieces for people who really love their deep talkin' flats...
     
  14. Willicious

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    Might just be me, but it looks like they slightly shrunk/modified the lower horn for more upper register access?

    Love how a filthy rug (cracker crumbs?) was chosen as the background for the photos used in their first bass offering. :D
     
  15. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Unproven maker selling a P for $3000 that I could buy from Sadowsky, Fender and many other great builders for similar $$$.

    Sorry, not something I would jump on.

    I like their strings though!
     
  16. darkstorm

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    Another fender clone for very high price/ By company with no history of bass or guitar making. Lol
     
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd never even think about buying that, even if it weren't a P-bass. Notice that there's no access to the truss rod at either end of the neck. You have to take the neck off to do a setup. How dumb is that?
     
  18. FunkRenegade

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    I can buy 2 american fenders for that price, and have money left over for some labella strings:eyebrow:
     
  19. clbolt

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    They sure throw the term "hand carved" around a lot.

    3 grand for another p-bass clone with an ugly headstock... :rollno:
     
  20. rockinrayduke

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  21. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Before you go check out his site, this is what I got when I tried.

     

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