Wyn Basses

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  1. squiresuzuki

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    Ok, I just think it's a little strange that there isn't a lot more talk about these basses here on Talkbass. The luthier and single proprietor, Randy Wyn Fullmer, is an amazing craftsman. Of the very small amount of mentions here on talkbass, they compare his work to Fodera for thousands less. The wood he uses is unlike any I've ever seen...

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    This bass belongs to Robin Zielhorst of Cynic.

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    Heartwood and Sapwood.

    So...what do you have to say about them? Anyone own one?
     
  2. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    Truly beautiful basses.
     
  3. whoapower

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    It's been on my GAS list. Someday, in the not too distant future. Gorgeous basses!
     
  4. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    I keep seeing mentions of Wyn basses online, but have yet to handle one. They look great for sure.
     
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  6. pedroims

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    requested a quote but I my wife got pregnat this year so my wyn bass need to wait a little, I hope I can order it early next year, they are not too expensive.
     
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    I happen to be a Wyn endorser. I am because Randall get's it!!! My first experience with him was that of a man truly dedicated to his craft. He is so genuine in wanting you as the player to have what you want in an instrument. I have played quite a few of his instruments and have yet to find one that I dislike...for any reason. They are phenominal sounding/playing instruments and, through him, I was able to find what has become my voice.

    I admit, it is tough to just find one as is the case with any custom builder. However, look him up @ Wyn Guitars, contact him, and he will gladly point you in the dirrection of anybody that may be close to you that has one. Another option is if you have a connection to get into the NAMM show. I will be there with him and both of my basses will be there along with the wonderful creations he brings to the show.

    If you have any questions about Wyn that I can answer, I'm available. If you would like to contact Randall, he is very approachable and will give you any info you desire.
     
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    BTW...Here are my 2 Wyn basses...........Enjoy!!!!!
     

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  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    Well, I recently completed my review of a Wyn 5-string in issue #7 (follow the link in my sig), and yes, Randy builds one heck of a nice bass! So much so, in fact, that I am now also a Wyn owner. After reviewing this bass, I just had to have it! :D
     
  12. west*coast*bass

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    Randy is simply one of the most talented cats out there currently. Not to mention that he is a super nice guy.

    The good thing is that his shop is 15 minutes from my house and to visit him there is like going to a wood filled Toys R Us. He has an amazing stockpile of some of the most exotic woods.

    His basses are easily as good as anything that Fodera puts out and they are about 1/3 the price. And once you play one, you'll want one. I want two. Fretted and fretless.
     
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    Mighty nice looking basses. I admit I've never heard of them. Going to the site now.
     
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    These basses look amazing and are on my "when I win the lottery" list. :)
     
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    Still haven't put my hands on one so the jury's still out for me.
     
  16. narud

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    the designs seem like 1st position would be quite the reach when hanging from a strap.
     
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    Randall is at the top. I wanted to say hello at NAMM but he was busy. They should be blowing up at twice the price. Lines, design, setup, options. Big Dawg.
     
  18. JAUQO III-X

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    No not at all.

    Randy make a killer bass overall. Quality from 1 to 10, I give him a 12.

    And they sound great(and yes sound is subjective)
     
  19. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    Nope. It's not much different from a J-bass. 1/2" maybe.
     
  20. narud

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    1/2" is pretty big for a guy like me. im pretty sensitive to that type of thing as my hands go numb. it looks like some of these have an upper horn that meets around the 13th fret and bridges that are set pretty far away from the end of the body which throws the bass even further to the left.

    otherwise, from an artistic standpoint, they look amazing.
     
  21. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    Yeah, 1/2" would be the max, considering the 34.5" scale. I think he offers 34" as an option. At any rate, the top horn strap button is located at the 12th fret.
     

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