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A Nordstrand joins the family!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Rader, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. I received it today. I thought I would post a few pics before I give a detailed review. My initial reaction is that this is a stunning instrument. The craftsmanship is truly top shelf and rivals the best I have seen.

    Here are the specs:
    - 24 fret Single Cut
    - 34" scale
    - Less than 9.5 lbs.
    - Set-neck design
    - Full front: Quilted crotch mahogany
    - Center: Alder
    - Back: Chestnut
    - Black accents between the woods
    - Maple neck (3 piece)
    - Snakewood board with ebony accent between the snakewood and the maple
    - Carey's dual coil pickups
    - Carved Ebony pickup covers (exposed poles)
    - Carved ebony knobs
    - RMC piezo system with polyfusion preamp with midi out
    - Aggie 3 band preamp
    - Passive tone control
    - Hipshot hardware

    The setup is amazingly low. I'll need to adjust it up just a bit. Great balance - very comfortable to play. It has a modern tone in active mode, but more of a vintage vibe in passive.

    Carey was fantastic to work with. A real pro.

    More to follow once I have more time with the bass.


  2. The back...

  3. Headstock...

  4. Another...

  5. Full...

  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio

  7. that bass makes me want to sell my internbal organs for cash to get one.
    and i think i will.
  8. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    9,5 Lbs total but how much worth of knobs Jeff???? :D

    Damn could you explain all the control here? 7 Stacked knobs!!

    Great bass from Carey again!

    Peace, JP
  9. beautiful bass. How much did that end of costing you, if you don't mimd me asking?
  10. Jeff that is amazing! Beautiful!

    Two awesome basses in one day. I dunno if TB can handle much more! :D
  11. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    nice little touches too, like the TR cover matching the FB...very classy.
    Looking good! Definitely a contender for the 'Most knobs of the year' award.
    RMC up in there, huh? Roland ready, I take it...
  12. JP - they aren't stacked, just single knobs.

    The config is Volume (push/pull active/passive), Blend, Passive Tone, Treble, Mids, Bass, Piezo Volume.

    Smash - the pics are deceiving!

    X - Yep, Roland ready!
  13. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Wow!! That is a stunning bass. Congrats, Jeff!
  14. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Oh my...
    ...that's the nicest back of a bass I've seen.

    And the front ain't half bad either! :)

    Congrats! [​IMG]
  15. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
  16. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Sorry Jeff :rolleyes:

    I really though they were stacked on the picture.

    Peace, JP
  17. Zillium


    May 27, 2003
  18. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Geez that looks nice! Got enough knobs for ya?
  19. Too many, actually. I'd prefer 2 or 3. Just couldn't think of another way. And, I don't like stacked knobs.

  20. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    oh, God! that is so ugly!!!!! :eek:

    i saw one like that in a local pawnshop!!