A copley bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mojaja, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Mojaja


    Jul 4, 2009
  2. Sav'nBass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    It's funny you should ask that... I just posted a similar thread .

    I have access to a Copley as well... and the thing that got me was it felt pretty nice... and it looked very well made..

    Copley Guitars

    There isn't much feedback on them. There are several threads up asking... do a search for it and you will get some hits.. but n ot very much. I am going back tomorrow to actually play this bass and see how it sounds.

    I play with a guy who is very familiar with music & musicians out of Nashville.. and he had a pretty high opinion of the Copleys. The place where this bass is is right down the block from my church so I will go there and leave a deposit and check it out on the big rig. It felt pretty solid though. I will post back here on it tomorrow.
  3. Mojaja


    Jul 4, 2009
    ok, thank you very much for the website and the info.

    well, i hope youll have a good comment on it. ;)
    have fun tomorrow. :)
  4. Sav'nBass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    Well I tried it out today.. The action on the bass was too high.. and it looked as if there was nowhere else to go on the B,E & G strings... so I decided to pass on it. The Schecter was nice... It felt good, it sounded decent... the action was good.. it could have used some strings.. but I figured for $500.... but the Copley, at least the one I tried... was not for me.
  5. Taranis101


    Sep 23, 2009
    Bellaire, MI
    I just bought a Copley CEB-51. Very nice bass! The one you posted, though, is a Copley CEB-10R. DON'T BUY. Cheap bass man. $140 bucks. If you're willing to spend the money, get what I got. I fell in love with it as soon as I took it out of the box.

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  6. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've got a Copley five string fretless. The materials are OK. The wood is good, the metal is OK, the pickups are going to get replaced. The nut was cut really, really high, the fingerboard was a bit uneven, but not visibly so. I think that the non-adjustable height of the bridge pieces don't follow the radius of the finger board.

    I have very little money into the bass at this point. I would not think of it as something that you can take ownership of and use out of the box. It's a fun project and the wood is nice enough that it's worth working on. If I get it to play well I'll be tossing $200 worth of pickups into it. I think it will turn into a good bass.

    If you're not prepared to put in some (or in my case a lot of) work into it, stay away. If you're OK with a project, the materials are good for the money and the way it comes doesn't make it unplayable.