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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 Supporting Member

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    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

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    That's a totally cool boutique bass! Love it!
  3. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    very nice! I like that pickup spacing.
  4. RedMoses

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  5. TolerancEJ

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    It looks beautiful! Congratulations!
  6. johnson79

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    I haven't seen one of those since the 90's. Very nice!
  7. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    Thanks, guys. I can't get over the quality of the workmanship on this thing.
  8. azzyrazzy

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    He needs to work on those F-holes! Wohooooooooo :D
  9. theretheyare

    theretheyare Supporting Member

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    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.
  10. P. Aaron

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

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    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.
  12. DaveAceofBass

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    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.
  13. DaveAceofBass

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    So how is it?
  14. fretno

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    Dave do you still have yours , I know I have still have yours :D:bassist:

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  15. DaveAceofBass

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    Yes, I still have mine!

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  16. I_LIEK_BASE

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    Beautiful! I just wanna slap that butt.
  17. fretno

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  18. Solarmist

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    That's one beautiful bass - congrats!
  19. DaveAceofBass

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    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.
  20. LanEvo

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