Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tercesyrev, Nov 28, 2012.
Oh boy . . .
That will be one awesome six! Those Groovelines balance absolutely perfectly. It looks like it has 18mm spacing like a Grooveline 5 too. The only downside is that it probably costs about $2,300.
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Saw one at my local GC. Damn now I wish I had tried it!
Yamaha TRB6P or
Ibanez SR5006 Prestige
if only I felt in love with 6ers again
Always wondered if they would make one!! Awesome!!
inevitable I guess. I swore I'd never like a 'weird' looking bass, but I'm sold on the ergonomics and balance logic - it works both sitting and standing. And my god the tone of those things - fat fat active Jazz tonal ranges.
Another purchase for my imaginary collection
I'll need to try one of those out
Personally, I can't get my head around the looks of this model. I'm sure they play well and sound great. But IMO - they're ugly!
+1...I put this in the same category as a Bongo. I think it'll sound fantastic, but I think it's ugly as sin. Looks like something that belongs on the Starship Enterprise.
They could at least include a matching headstock....sheesh....:scowl:
I'd love to try one of these! I was wonderinf too if they were going to make a six string model.
While I agree with everyone, it is rather "ugly", however I'm drawn to it for that reason. I always think of Les Claypool saying how when he saw his first CT in the pawn shop it was the ugliest thing he'd ever seen!
Ugly... maybe. I get the impression that aesthetics were not even a consideration in the design of these though; function and sound were.
If it plays like the BTB, I'd get a BTB. The Grooveline's looks remind me of a Wooden Curbow
I dig the body shape...it just feels like the neck, pickups and bridge should be shifted a couple inches to the left. Oh, and too bad Ibanez won't do 19mm...if my BTB1006e was that spacing it'd probably still be my main bass.
Those 6 string BTBs are awesome, especially the old prestiges but boy they can be heavy . . at least in my case and seemingly others on TB. If you can sit down during your gig they're must have but if you have to stand for 3 + hours, you may need a chiropractor.
The Grooveline is designed to avoid that.
I think it looks good, except for the lower dong....err.....horn. They should have matched it with the upper.
Is that a pre-NAMM shot? That bass isn't on Ibby's website yet.
I completely disagree. It retains enough classic lines to be functional like the longer upper horn so there isn't a bunch of neck dive and yet wanders off far enough from tradiational bass guitar shapes so it's clearly identifiable as something new and distictive. I especially love the carved shape on the laminated wood that gives the very nice two tone outline. In my opinion FEW basses of this carved type have a carving giving an overall look this nice. And the lower "horn" to me gives a final distinctive "look". I see it like the Upside down T-bird which became a classic look, but unlike that bass, this one is actually functional as well.
And while I haven't heard or played one, so far the only thing I DON'T like about it is the $2500 price tag.
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