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NBD: Linc Luthier fretless 5'er is in!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LanEvo, Dec 28, 2012.


  1. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    I've lusted after Linc Luthier basses since I first saw one in the '90s. This fretless 5'er came up on ebay with a very low starting bid...and I was the only bidder. Got lucky with this one!

    Anyway, here are the pics...

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    It's in brand-new (practically unplayed condition). I'm fairly certain the strings are the ones the bass originally shipped with. Much better condition than I was expecting based on the ebay listing. The strings are completely dead, so it's hard to get a feel for the tone. But it's very light (semi-hollow) and resonant.

    Once I string up some DR Sunbeams, I'll post my impressions. Very excited! :hyper: :bassist:
     
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Disclosures:
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    That's a totally cool boutique bass! Love it!
     
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  4. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    very nice! I like that pickup spacing.
     
  5. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
  6. It looks beautiful! Congratulations!
     
  7. I haven't seen one of those since the 90's. Very nice!
     
  8. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    Thanks, guys. I can't get over the quality of the workmanship on this thing.
     
  9. azzyrazzy

    azzyrazzy

    Oct 18, 2005
    Norway
    He needs to work on those F-holes! Wohooooooooo :D
     
  10. I got a Linc fretless 4 string, I put TI flats on mine and I cant believe how good it sounds. It is my #1 bass by a long shot.
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats on the bass! Looks very nice. Hope it works well for you!
     
  12. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    Still haven't gotten around to stringing it up. Linc recommends some odd-ball string gauges and I haven't gotten around to ordering them. I'm going to try DR Sunbeams.
     
  13. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Linc puts the gauges on the case that originally came on the bass. That doesn't mean he recommends them, that's just what it came with. I would stay around that tension/gauge, but no need to be exact.
     
  14. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
  15. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Dave do you still have yours , I know I have still have yours :D:bassist:

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  16. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
  17. I_LIEK_BASE

    I_LIEK_BASE

    Feb 6, 2013
    Milwaukee
    Beautiful! I just wanna slap that butt.
     
  18. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
  19. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    near Mt. Rainier
    That's one beautiful bass - congrats!
     
  20. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    I have it tuned E-C right now, with a Hipshot detuner that goes down to D. I switched from DR Sunbeams to GHS Pressurewounds, and it sounds way less "tinny", a needed improvement. It's not getting as much play time as my Kinal or my Sadowsky though. I might go back to B-G tuning and use it more frequently.
     
  21. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan



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