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A rare find and a beauty, mmm, spare me some change mister?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by modulusbassist, Jan 14, 2002.


  1. Pretty!

    Ever since I dove into the fretless world stuff like this looks so much more...appealing...
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Get it fast. The Bass Boutique is like a revolving door for F Basses.
     
  3. Modulusbassist the bass is special...

    ...but I gotta get out of topic...

    it's Deportivo Alaves not Alavez... WITH AN S!!!!

    They are doing OK...
     
  4. I think it's rather ugly. Sorry.
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That is UGLY! I've seen some F-basses I just can't live without, but that...that's a Bunnybass.com amusing bass there. Bleahg!
     
  6. NewWaveBass, sorry about the spelling, I was typing too fast, yeah, too bad they traded Contra.
     
  7. Just in case anyone didn't know... the Alain Caron model has a 35 and 1/2 " scale which can be hard on a fretless unless you have longer than average fingers or jump with your hand a bit. I considered buying that particular bass but the scale wouldn't work for me. I bought a fretted Fodera instead as I already have a nice fretless. I LOVE Caron's playing!!! "Play" and "Rhythym and Jazz" are good CDs. I wish Alain would get more notice in the U.S.
     
  8. silvermaneZ

    silvermaneZ

    Oct 10, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Interesting bass, but what is up with the bridge? did they put a piezo in there, and then string it through body? Just a funky bridge....:confused:
     
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's gotten to be a pretty common bridge for fretlesses. The piezo element go under the saddles.
     
  10. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    I was hypnotized by the bridge. Beautiful bass. Never heard one as far as I know.
     
  11. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    Yeah I like it as well. I bet it sounds nice. What kind of electronics does this bass have? custom F-bass electronics?
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Thye usually have F bass pickups and electronics. Not sure if they make their own piezos.
     
  13. Hi,
    George F. is now working with Seymor Duncan for most future pick-ups- as he gets more and more well known/busier. I think his own pickups will be offered as an option. I'm pretty sure I read this on either F basses site or Alain Caron's interview somewhere online. Jim T.
     
  14. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I have to say F makes a fantastic fretless. I just got mine back today from getting a work-over.
    Absolutely marvelous. I never was a huge fan of their aesthetics, but after playing them, well, you get used to it. They may look different, but I find it to be as close to perfect ergonomically as any bass I've played. Do yourself a favor and try one out if you ever see one. It is the pure passive tone of a Jazz-type fretless bass, and it sounds GOOD!
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Sweet, Mark:D
     
  16. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    very nice man! Did you almost make a little poopy when you opened the box? I know i did when i got my american bolt on! Great bass i know you will love it!
     
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Wow, Mark! That thing is awesome. So, how would you compare it to your Pedulla?
     
  18. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Other than the overall construction quality, they are like night and day! Really covers the spectrum for me. That's why I picked these 2.

    Pedulla: neck-thru, active, very modern tones. Hi-fi and zingy! A real powerhouse. Diamondkote facilitates slapping, gives it the extra percussivity a f'less needs for slappitude.

    F BNF5: bolt-on, passive, with bone saddle in ebony bridge. Mellower, sweeter, more vintage-y type vibe. 'Vintagious'? More of a classic tone, like a good Jazz with everything done right, including the ergonomics. Definitely a Jazz on Viagra! It has a slap plate at the end of the board, so that helps some, but it's not quite as slappable as the Penta.

    That kind of stuff is so hard to put into words, but that sort of expresses what I've noticed so far...

    may as well throw the Penta into the mix here
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  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Slap plate, huh? How does that work? I wonder how much trouble(and $$$) it would be to have one fitted on my Zon?