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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tumbao, Jan 24, 2005.
Post your (only one) favorite 2005 NAMM bass.
I think Adrian Garcia's new Nordy does it for me...
I wasn't liking the top in the progress pics, but the finished product is incredible.
I'm sorry, but it's a tie!!! The F bass buckeye top and Adrian's Nordie. Both in a class by themselves. I'm now ordering an F bass, and my future Nordie, which won't be finished til like November, is now going to be a 6 instead of a 5. I must say, I agree about the top on Adrian's bass...in person it is so stunning I can't believe it. And the LEDs are just a need-to-have now.
Lots of great basses at NAMM, but if I had to choose one to highlight, it'd be the semihollow fretless 5 by Jon Maghini of M Bass. Check it out:
Big ups to Knuckle basses for their cool superlow instruments that just sounded dope!
That blue Rickenbacker is a right looker, makes me want a Rickenbacker pretty badly.
Well, I liked this Benavente so much it followed me home!
Very, very impressed with Jerzy Drozd as well - that burl maple 5 he had (headed to BassNW) is amazing. Jens Ritter, Carey Nordstrand, George Furlanetto, Fodera... they were ALL amazing! Truely sensory overload.
This beautiful streamer.
The buckeye fretless behind hippiesandwich's semi-hollow holly... But only because it's mine!
That is one beautiful bass!
I hate Warwicks but I really like that one.
My vote goes for the Ritter 7 with Adrian's Nordie in a close second. I also like the Adler 12 if for nothing else, Shock and Awe. B Easy
I love that holly benavente! How does it sound? I may be more confused than normal- wasn't that Brian's bass? Did you talk him out of it, or is there a second one?
I thought the white F bass was very cool too.
I just spent an hour with it and it sounds KILLER. It has a smooth, elegant sound to match its looks - one of the best finger style tones I've ever heard. Put it in single coil mode and it can get nasty too. I'll get some pics of the back and more of the details, this bass is really quite special. It was Brian's, but... lets just say he left his mark on it before he gave it to me .
The white F-bass was awesome as was the trans white Fodera.
This one is still tops on my list
Bzzzzt. No soup for you. That's from NAMM 2002!
Gaahh! No one tells me these things.
Easily my favorite bass of the show. The Brubakers were hot too - especially in Brad's hands!
Actually, the thread title says nothing about the year so I guess you're okay.
That's from my NAMM 2002 gallery at:
I'll have to go with the Stealth Bongo:
Well, maybe this is going against the grain (yuk), but I didn't hear anything especially exciting at NAMM this year. Lost of "cosmetically" cool stuff, like the buckeye and so on, but nothing that perked my ear. And, the problem with those darn cosmetic basses, is that by the time you finally get to playing them (ie between the time they get from the show floor to your lap), your expectations are so inflated that even if the bass is completely perfect, it'll probably be a letdown.
Lately, based on what I've heard, I'm more inclined to go the other way. Keep me away from all these cosmetically egregious basses. Give me a simple slab of ash and a nice maple neck. Maybe it's another example of the old adage, "if it seems simple, there's probably less to go wrong" (a corollary of Murphy's first law, "Simpler is Better"). Lately I've had a lot better luck with simpler basses. In fact, I'm coming to the conclusion that all that cosmetic garbage does absolutely nothing, for anyone except the person buying the instrument. And his close friends. And up here on TB.