Vigier custom

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  1. ped

    ped User

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    Hi guys

    I've had this Vigier as my main bas for about 6 years now. It's fantastic, and feels perfect. Nothing can come close to such a low and buzz free action.

    Recently I added the 'up' and 'down' switches to the bass (actually a friend installed them) as the Roland V-bass is something I have also been using for several years.

    Quick specs:

    Vigier Passion series II 1988
    Carbon neck, no truss rod
    Marleaux pre-amp 3 band EQ
    Basstec humbucker pickups
    Roland GK 13 pin and standard 1/4" outputs
    Roland GK assignable control knob and up/down buttons
    Active/passive switch
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    Vigier Passion GK by chiscocks, on Flickr

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    Vigier Passion GK by chiscocks, on Flickr

    Cheers
    ped
  2. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

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    That's a really nice bass!
  3. ped

    ped User

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    Thanks, I don't think you see them very often in the US.
  4. GM60466

    GM60466

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    looks complicated to control the tone
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  6. ped

    ped User

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    90% of the time I'm playing direct from the magnetic pickups in passive eq mode. That's my core sound. The EQ is there if I need it. The Vbass, when fully programmed, is extremely 'plug and play' - I haven't changed my patches for over 2 years now!
  7. poptart

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  8. darkstorm

    darkstorm

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    Very nice. Vieger makes excellent basses not often seen in america.
  9. ped

    ped User

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    Hi Mark

    Don't tempt me. I'd like all three!! I very nearly bought a similar white one a while ago. I bet it looks great in white, despite the fading. I wonder if it could be easily spruced up? The early passions you have seem to have the slightly wider horns if I'm not mistaken. Difficult to tell from the photos.

    Cheers
    ped
  10. bassgod0dmw

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    Cool! I've always liked their basses.
  11. poptart

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    Ped

    Mr Smith has put a hold on the White bass and is coming in on Monday. The early black basses are very cool indeed and both in remarkable condition. The Heads do look a little wider than the current models.

    Mark
  12. ped

    ped User

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    Actually I mean the upper and lower horns which look a little wider apart.. I had a S3 at the same time as this bass and the S3 definitely had a thinner headstock.
  13. poptart

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    Ped

    Gotcha - I think you are right, the new Arpege looks more like the older Passion.

    Mark

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