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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jan 17, 2003.
These pix are courtesy of HippieSandwich from the Dudepit.
I kinda like the natural one. I'd go with a 3-2 tunehead config though. Overall, I like 'em.
if someone forced me to take one I'd go natural also.
I don't know, I'd buy one if the price was right.
Wow, noone liked these, huh?
They're pretty cool, but the headstock looks enormous!
Just seems somehow...wrong.
What are the details? If you want the classic P sound you need to have non-metallic bridge saddles, right? I can't imagine a low B sounding too keen with those.
I guess Benavente thinks a lot of people want a 5 string bass that looks like an early Fender.
Make mine a natural.
That headstock just looks huge as a 5 inline. Maybe a 4+1 or 3+2 would look better.
Yea, I'm friends with Hippiesandwich and I had the same response. I don't like the headstock.
dunno - I like 'em. black or natural. like the overall vibe
I agree. I think it Looks really nice. the 2 soapbars in the amber one remind me of a Sadowksy made for Tom Hamilton of AeroSmith.
I think they look pretty friggen cool except for the headstock.
Id still buy one if the price was right.
you know , the headstock is about the only thing I like about the looks.
I'd probably love it if I played it though.
Chris made the first one (black) after he saw my hot rodded black Fender Sting. He's a 5 string player so he made one to look like my Sting only in a 5 string version for himself. He showed pics of it on my Benavente forum at The Pit and a bunch of guys said they wanted one just like it so he made a few more and brought them to NAMM...that simple...never intended on introducing a new model.
Here's my Sting which he liked so much.
I actually like 'em, although a 3-2 tunehead config would be nice.
Here's a 5-string '51 precision built by a Finnish luthier Jussi Ala-Kuha (notice the 4+1 headstock config, nice finish and scratchplate too...)
That looks delicious! That is VERY nice!
The 51 was built to give the Vintage P guys the look but in a 5 & 6 string. It was actually just something Chris did for him self and got a great response on so he decided to add it to his line. Its really only built in a 5 string or 6 strings, not intended to be built as a 4. He wasnt trying to re-invent the 51, but build a 51 style P but for those that played 5 or 6 string and actually make it hand built and custom options with pickups and preamp.