5-string Leduc Logabass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mad Subwoofer, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. Any folks have an opinion on these basses? They are headless and have a lovely wine-coloured stain and a wacky gear tuning bridge. There is one for stupid cheap in my local music shop packing a couple of soapbar Bart's....I think this is a real score at $675 Canadian....opinions?
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Dude, I've been dying to try one of those out. I think I'd snag it. Their design seems really interesting, with the extended fretboard and all the other stuff.
  3. OK, Big wheel has some pix....

  4. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Sacre Bleu! That's a sexy bass.
  5. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    Buy that thing, man, I've played a Lagobass and they're actually really nice :) 675 canadian? Snag it!
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Hey, MadSub. remember the second half of the conversation, if you don't like it...
  7. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Can you really slap that thing?
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    A Leduc for $675 Canadian? Sounds good to me.
  9. Ok, but can anyone tell me what they are supposed to sound like or which sort of "genre" they'd be most applicable for? I know thta's a little silly but I am wondering if they have that warm, billowing, vintage-style bottom (probably not) or like, an Alembic razor-sharp glassy precision like tone? That's two extremes for sure....I'm just kinda wondering. I don't want a "delicate" sounding guitar. I need something thick and punchy w/ "cojones." Such a deal, I think I should get it anyway. Maybe Big wheel wants it real bad...!
    Dirty Road Cola; what do remember about playing that one you tried? Any thoughts?
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    If Big Wheel doesn't want it, I would buy it from you, and I'm sure that Brad would too. I say go for it!
  11. The one you PLAY it in! Seriously! get away from the stereotypes!

    I play a lot of hard rock stuff on a defretted four! Not a normal sound...a soft bloom instead of that hard attack...but when It's used right...JUST as good, or better!
  12. Looks like a great bass and a great deal.

    Just a question... why would they put extended frets on the low strings? Wouldn't it make more sense to put them on the high ones?

  13. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    Mad-I never took the time to plug it in; but acoustically, it sounded pretty good.
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Oh, Big Wheel wants it all right...:)
  15. Yikes! It's getting a little steamy around here w/ all this gear lust going on...! They open at 9:30 am left coast time so I'll go see what I can do. You guys might end up having to duke it out or something...(I'm kidding!)
    I found a site for "Leduc Guitares" and pulled this wacky bass jpeg off it. There are plenty more where this came from. Crazy stuff.

  16. The knobs are built into the body, wow!!!
  17. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    hey don't tease us like that.. what's the website? that picture looked really nice
  18. WOW!
    Now that is something to drool over! Look at the workmanship in the wood! That's amazing!
  19. virtual.ray


    Oct 25, 2000
    I lived in France for a while,and had the pleasure of meeting Christophe Leduc at the Paris Salon de la Musique.I discovered that the factory he worked out of at the time was minutes away from where I lived,so I visited him there,and he had dinner at my house.I still have one of his early guitars,a 1982 Leduc D3,neck through with Duncan pickups.I remember he had attempted to get US distribution of his instruments at the time but it didn't work out.I'm glad to see his stuff getting some attention,he's a talented and gracious person and he makes good guitars.