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A Trio of F Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wyliee, Sep 24, 2003.


  1. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    I've been lurking for a while watching people post pictures and reviews of their basses. I figured it was time to post my own.

    My first F Bass is a custom BN6 studio. A previous owner added some Alembic electronics in addition to the original Pe-EQ electronics. It is a versatile instrument. I can get anything from a P bass to upright. It sucks batteries like you wouldn't imagine, so I had an external power supply built I can plug in to AC 120. Its fairly light and plays great. I have yet to meet a sound engineer that doesn't like this bass.

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    The second bass I bought is a BF6. In the picture, it looks black, but in bright light you can see its really a deep, dark green. Up close it is slightly translucent. This one is also special as it is neckthrough. The previous owner of this one put a Lindy Fralin PU in the bridge position and an aluminum bridge saddle. Killer mwah and sustain for days.

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    My most recent acquisition is another BN6. This one has an ash body and maple/flame maple neck/fretboard. One serious funk machine here! Very different from the first BN6. They compliment each other very well.

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    I think between these three basses, I can get about any sound I could imagine. The workmanship on each one is excellent. I know this probably seems like one big Infomercial for F Bass, but I don't work for George nor do I plan on selling these anytime soon. There are other high end builders out there I've tried. I keep coming back to these instruments. They're 'right' for me. If you get a chance, check one out.

    If anyone out there recognizes the first BN6, I am trying to find out who the original owner is. All I know is the bass was made about ten years ago and the owner was a session player in CA. Any leads would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Eric.
     
  2. simply amazing!

    i especially love the dark dark green!
     
  3. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Nice collection of F Basses.
     
  4. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing Artist: Alleva Coppolo
    very nice.....and interesting to see some older pieces. What body wood does the fretless have?

    I really like the newer 6:)
     
  5. Coming from a fellow green F Bass owner: very nice!!!. My BN5 is a lighter green, but I love it all the same. If I had the cash, I would definitely look into getting a nice BN6. George makes wonderful instruments!
     
  6. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    You know what...I LOVE that black fretless one...Oh Adrian... ;)

    Edit: Sorry, dark green. Didn't read it. :)
     
  7. That is a great collection!!! I really like the fretless and the flamed board on the BN-6.

    Geoff
     
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    those are pretty.. I have heard of those.. are they any good??











    :D
     
  9. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Wow, great set you've got there. I think I like the first one best, from the sounds of it.
     
  10. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
  11. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    What a dream collection! I'm sure that those three cover anything that you'd need. F basses are definately some of the best.
     
  12. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    i want a fretted one... why cant xush's be fretted :bawl:
     
  13. pretty sweet F-ing collection of F basses. I love that red one. :bassist:
     
  14. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    Ya know? One is bad enough, two is even worse, but three is torture.:D

    Please don't let me have to make THE call to Adrian......please.....I beg of you !
    :( :D
     
  15. you are killin me man. I want an F-bass so bad I am drooling on my keyboard. I was looking at access bass and saw that transparent blue BN5 that is in stock and am going crazy. that is my dream bass. too bad I am broke. :bawl:
     
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The fretless looks beautiful-I'd love to see it in better light.
     
  17. jelloyacket

    jelloyacket bass > guitar

    Jun 14, 2002
    McMurray, PA
    I've seen the first two basses in person. The pictures posted do not do the finishes justice. The fretless has a particularly awesome finish, and the body contouring is spectacular.

    Oh yeah, and they play great too :)
     
  18. BoogieNight

    BoogieNight

    Jun 15, 2001
    Brazil
  19. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    :eek: wow.

    the color of the first one is simply amazing....

    and I want the fretless.....goddamn that thing's sexay.