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Any ideas what bass might fit this description?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ACP, Jan 3, 2001.

  1. ACP


    Nov 30, 2000
    Hi guys,
    I'm looking for a five string, fretless, stereo, active bass.
    I can't seem to find any.
    Do any exist for under $1000?
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Carvin may be able to cook `ya one up for around $1000 ~ http://www.carvin.com
    Or...grab a solderin' iron `n some fret pullers and get at it :D .
  3. The1ManMoshPit


    Jan 2, 2001
    Cort markets a fretless made by Curbow, approriately titled the Curbow bass. (Odd, I've mentioned the damned thing in almost every post I've made since I joined) There's a five-string fretless version of the bass, which I have and quite like. It retailed for 700 bones Canadian, and the only thing about it is it isn't stereo.

    That's the best I can do for you. Otherwise you might want to check out Yamaha. . .they might make something like that, I know they have a signature Sheehan stereo bass currently which I think is in fairly heavy circulation, so there might be something there for ya. . .Otherwise, yeah, do what notduane says and just check for a cheap custom jobby.
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Peavey B-Quad 5. There are still some floating around that can be had for $1000 or so. Happy Hunting!

    Will C.:cool:
  5. basslax


    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    what is the point of a stereo bass? im not trying to make it sound bad but im just stupid. i know about the yamaha attitude but thats shiny and purple...i dont know if that would appeal to you but i dont like how it looks and its not in any of the above categories..so..nevermind. but what would you use the stereo for?
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    The "Rick-O-Sound" (Rickenbackers) splits the pickups.
    You can send the neck pup to a low freq setup (2x15", e.g.)
    and the bridge pup to a "high" freq setup (4x10").

    I noticed somethin' interesting when I was stickin' a DiMarzio
    Split-P (DP127) on my cheap-@$$ Yamaha. It's a P-type and
    each "section" is a humbucker unto itself. There a 4 wires total.
    One of the suggested wiring options was to "stereo-fy" the
    output; i.e., send the E-A section to one "hot" of a stereo
    jack, and the D-G section to the other hot. Hmmmmmm...:rolleyes:
  7. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Welcome to Talkbass Cort Curbow Preacher!
    (I once declared my self "Cort Curbow Evangelization Crusader")
    Well, Actually Greg Curbow designed the body shape in luthite, custom electronics, the Bartolini Pickup(That comes in the 6 stringer) and everything is manufactured in the Cor-Tek Factory in Korea and marketed in the US by Cort and in the UK by Tanglewood.

    Curbow is the Mind behind it.

    I also have the Fretless 5 with a Custom QuadCoil Bartolini. (I havent recieved it yet)

    Well.. Keep the Curbow Evangelization fire alive!!!


  8. ACP


    Nov 30, 2000
    I just checked out the curbow site and it's great. Are there any other "Custom" bass companies that can put one together for under a grand?
    The curbows would be great but that body style is ug-ly.
    I'm not a big fan of the super long top arch.
  9. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    I believe that some people here were able to get Tim Salas to make them a great custom bass for around a grand. From what I know, you should contact http://www.bassalone.com to have one made for you. Joe DiMaggio (sp?) runs the place and is great to work with.
  10. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    You are mistaken.
    The Curbow Site shows the Custom Curbow Basses.
    Those are $2000+ and the Xt33 goes to $4500!!!
    What we were talking about is the Cort Curbows basses.
    Read the section.. "Designed by Curbow and built by Cort"

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