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Active Godin Freeways?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wcre, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. wcre


    Feb 10, 2005
    Nova Scotia
    having decided to go with Godin for my upcoming bass purchase I have to make a choice between the Freeway bass and the BG-IV.

    Today while checking the site (yet again) something new;


    They now have an active freeway bass. The silverleaf body is swapped with mahogany. Has anyone tried one of these out yet? It seems like the midpoint between a freeway and a BG (though to be honest the only practical difference I can see on the BG is extra frets?).

    So, if anyone has managed to try one of these, how does it stack up?
  2. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    The BG basses will soon be discontinued.

    The active Freeways feature the same electronics as the latest-generation BG's (Godin electronics), a mahogany body, and black harware. The neck and body shape are borrowed from the original Freeways.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Bg discontinued, so that will leave just the freeways? Man that bites.
  4. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    I would to test drive it, looks nicer with black hardware too, that mohogany body should bring some warmth to it that the reg Freeway lacks. Then again hope it wont lose the huge bite the standard has too!
  5. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    The prototype BG5 I tried with the Godin electronics was pretty growly and aggressive. I guess the new Freeway will sound similar (didn't have the chance to try it yet).