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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

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  2. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 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?
  5. Buster Brown

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

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

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    oh. Another P Bass clone
  8. 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.
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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

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    They should stick to their knitting.
  12. Mind Eroded

    Mind Eroded Supporting Member

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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...
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. darkstorm

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    Another fender clone for very high price/ By company with no history of bass or guitar making. Lol
  16. 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?
  17. FunkRenegade

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    I can buy 2 american fenders for that price, and have money left over for some labella strings:eyebrow:
  18. 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:
  19. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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  20. 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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