Performance Bass Guitars

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  1. Virgil

    Virgil She's My Inspiration

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    Has anyone out there, heard of a bass made in Los Angeles California called "Performance."? I attended a Smooth Jazz Concert in Camden, New Jersey and Euge Grooves Bassist was playing a J Style bass by Performance. The tone was incredible. I have tried Google, but nothing comes up.
     
  2. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

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    http://www.performanceguitar.com/

    Bad website but it does have the contact info... I had a 6 string jazz for a while and it was a killer bass. I'm going to check and see what his 4 strings cost.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Virgil

    Virgil She's My Inspiration

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    Thanks a million.
     
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    EricF Habitual User

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    The bass teacher I used to work with had a Performance J 5'er with Bart pups - beautiful instrument. He had a couple of setup issues when he first got it, but once everything was dialed in, he was totally in love. The few minutes I spent playing it gave me a very positive impression.
     
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  6. Virgil

    Virgil She's My Inspiration

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    I am looking for one, so if you see one, drop me a line. thanks
     
  7. XavidmanX

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    I think one popped up on ebay recently. Check it out.
     
  8. YCBass

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    hey virgil, i live in los angeles and just bought one of these last month. they are great basses. heres a couple of pictures of mine. i know Natalie Coles bass player and he's the one who hipped me to these basses.
     
  10. Virgil

    Virgil She's My Inspiration

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    Did you buy it new, and if so who can I call to order one? Are you interested in selling yours? :bassist: Yours is exactly what I am looking for; a 5 er. Any sounds clips, how much does it weigh...details man details.......
     
  11. ZionBound

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    I just watched Bobby Caldwell and talked with his bassist afterwards and he, also, was playing a "performance bass"
    Performance is a custom build shop that puts "your" parts on "your" bass. They are not mass produced and they are as SWEET as everyone thinks. The tone on this particular Jbass was phenomonal!! If you would have closed your eyes at any time during the set you probably would have though he changed basses. I'll post more; the more I find out from my new friend. . .:p
     
  12. ivlucas

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    Here is an email Yasu sent me after NAMM

    Hi,
    NAMM show is over, Performance bass is checked by many bass players
    from all over united stats.
    Please let me introduce you some basses displayed at NAMM and those
    on sale by NAMM special priching.

    5-strings #01856 $2300.00
    Maple fingerboad neck, Ash body
    Performance HB pickups, Bartolini NTCT preamp
    9.5lb

    5-strings #03224 $2300.00
    Rosewood fingerboad neck, Ash body
    Performance HB pickups & preamp
    9.3lb

    5-strings 24frets #01374 $2550.00
    Maple fingerboad 24frets neck, Ash body
    Performance HC pickups, John East BTB-01 + Midsweep
    9.7lb

    6-strings #01853 $2700.00
    Maple fingerboad nack, Ash body
    Performance HB pickups & preamp

    YAS.
    323-883-0781 shop
     
  13. west*coast*bass

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    I owned a Performance 6 for a short time... Ivory, I think I got that bass from you. Anyway, killer basses - great necks. I'd love to have one made for me.
     
  14. willbass44

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    YO VIRGIL, HIT ME BACK WHEN YOU FIND OUT MORE INFO ON THESE BASSES. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO CHECK ONE OUT, BUT I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WHO'S OWNED ONE.
     
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    I played a couple at the NAMM Show this year and was floored! I love Jazz Bass bodies and the tone and feel of these Basses were so killer I have one coming now! I jump in and out of a lot of different situations and I know this Bass is going to be one of my top touring Basses!
     
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    I stumbled across one on craigslist and couldn't help myself and I made a trade + cash deal and here it is.
    Performace 5 String Jazz Bass
    J-Retro deluxe preamp
    Nordstrand Single coils
    Translucent White finish
    The nicest/smoothest/most beautiful/well built bass I've ever played and the neck is unbelieveable!!!!!
    Definitely the best bass I've owned and I thought nothing could top the neck on my 1978 4001 ric but the performance beats it in every shape way and form but of course you really can't compare a ric with this beast. Totally different leagues.
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  17. hands5

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    The 1st player I saw playing one was Ethan Farmer,and then after him there became an array of players who has them.
    It's as close to a 70's sounding 5 string bass as I've ever heard even more than the Marcus Miller 5 Fender. :meh:
     
  18. B String

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    My friend is selling one in the classifieds. His bass has one of
    the nicest necks I've played. The Performance basses are as
    nice as anything out there. (if you like them)
     
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    These are my latest basses. The Black one has Bartolini NTCT Preamp and HB-Kar pickups which is Performance own pickups. The red one has the pickups from a swedish guy that makes " Fender" pickups (Johan Lundgren www.lundgren.se or www.lundgren.com) and it has a Aguilar OBP-3 preamp.
    I´ll post the third bass soon.
     

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