Anyone here hip to Xotic basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paulrider, Oct 10, 2011.


  1. paulrider

    paulrider

    Mar 4, 2011
    A good buddy of mine is an endorser for these basses and he loves them. He does a ton of Jazz and Broadway show work in NY. Here's a Youtube vid that he did:
    Steve Millhouse with Xotic Bass XJ-1T 4-string & 5-string - YouTube. IF you really want to hear a bass, you should hear his upright. He bought it from Rufus Reid about 9 years ago and it's the bass that Rufus used on all of the Dexter Gordon and Jack DeJohnette Special Edition albums back in the 80s. I won't tell you what it cost, but it was more than 99% of your cars. What I can't imagine is how good the bass sounded that allowed Rufus to sell it. I guess the story was that he had a wealthy student who could no longer play bass, so Rufus bought this even more insane bass, but Steve's upright will make a room shake when he hits the low E with no amp! I LOVE hearing great upright players. It's such a great sounding Ax, expecially when you find a good old one!:bassist:
     
  2. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Ooooook.
     
  3. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Xotic basses are kool.

    Steve is kool.

    And

    Rufus Reid is kool as well.
     
  4. BassBuzzRS

    BassBuzzRS

    Oct 18, 2005
    Norway
    Cool blog :)
     
  5. kuma9

    kuma9 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Philadelphia Pa
    Here's mine at work........

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  6. paulrider

    paulrider

    Mar 4, 2011
    Man,
    That is a GORGEOUS instrument!! :hyper:
     
  7. paulrider

    paulrider

    Mar 4, 2011
    I agree on both fronts. Steve and I were in many groups together. Like I said, if you're in NY and have a chance to hear him play upright, run, don't walk. Rufus is an all time giant. I loved his playing on those DeJohnette Special Edition things. That was my favorite band of Jack's. David Murray and Arthur Blythe on Saxes just killed.
     
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