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attn: non-american tb'ers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john turner, Nov 17, 2001.


  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    how's about posting some links to some luthiers from countries outside the us. some pics too, if you got 'em. i for one would like to learn more about what's going on outside the ole conklin factory - i mean - the us. :D ;)
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  3. I don't know how foreign Canada is... Not very I'd guess. I'd guess you're familiar with F-bass and Dingwall, but I'll post the links anyway.
    www.fbass.com
    www.dingwallguitars.com

    Here's one that you may not have seen before. The guy's name is Vadim Rubstov, he's based out of the Toronto area and makes some very nice instruments.
    www.welcome.to/vadimhandmadebasses

    There are probably a few more kicking around up here, let me do some digging.
     
  4. Not really a luthier but Godin makes their basses in Montreal, Canada.
     
  5. Godin's BG-IV and BG-V basses are a real good buy for the $$$, relatively unknown and underrated basses. They may not be hand made custom basses but very well made and sounding nonetheless!!!

    www.lasido.com
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
  7. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
  8. He aint a bass maker (yet), but ther is a guy called Joh Lang, in New Zealand. He makes guitars out of VERY rare New Zealand native woods.

    My dad plays guitar and has one of his guitars. It is made out of Kauri and cost him about $5000 (about $3000 Us dollars).
    And it plays like a dream, and is about a heavy as my MIM Jazz 5 string!

    Icant find a site, sorry
     
  9. And here's one of those "nice instruments" which I hope to have in my hands in the next couple of months -

    (My Vadim bass - previously posted)
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    Of course, there's also Mike Kinal (in Vancouver, Canada), who will be making my next fretless 5. His website is www.kinal.com and here's pic of my bass (an MK5 fretless) -

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    And in addition to Sei, Wal, Overwater, et al, this bloke from the UK just came on line. No pics yet though; bollocks.

    http://www.synergycustom.co.uk/
     
  11. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    here's what italy has to show on the web:

    www.laurus.it
    absolutely GREAT. don' judge by those silly headstocks, these basses are incredible. the fretless is unbeliaveble. prices are HIGH. more than $3000...

    www.frudua.com
    more traditional. something like a lakland/sadowski in the look. watch the 6 string. the fretless real bass is great

    www.manne.it
    interesting look. never tried one but they are high quality instrument.

    www.maribyredivivus.it
    played one at an italian music "namm". plays like butter.

    http://ekoguitars.com/
    not handmade. but eko was the biggest name during '60s and '70s they seem to do basses and guitars in italy too, but now the import basses from korea and china. they have a musicman knockoff that's really good for the money.

    www.giniski.com
    ??? it seems a bashin shark instrument.

    http://web.tiscali.it/claudio_citarella/claudioweb5b.html

    http://users.iol.it/liutart/bassi.html

    http://www.saldaneriguitars.it/menu.htm

    http://space.tin.it/musica/giucare/
     
  12. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    ok, some more from Germany:

    Basslab (it's Basslab, not Basslabs!)

    www.basslab.de

    Jens Ritter:

    www.ritter-basses.de

    Sandberg

    http://www.sandberg-guitars.de/

    Le Fay

    www.lefay.de

    Bassline

    www.bassline-bass.de

    Auerswald

    www.auerswald-instruments.com

    Christoph Kost

    http://www.christof-kost.de/

    BassCulture

    http://www.bassculture.de/

    Bassline

    http://www.bassline-bass.de/

    Clover

    No webpage yet - www.clover.de

    Schack

    www.schackguitars.com (distributor)

    Hotwire

    www.hotwire-bass.de

    Magnus Krempel

    www.magnusguitars.de

    lots more I can't think of right now

    Amps/Cabs:

    Merlin

    http://www.merlin-bass.de/

    Glockenklang

    www.glockenklang.de

    Sieben Audio Design (S.A.D.)

    http://www.ave-audio.de/

    Reussenzehn

    www.reussenzehn.de

    Tech Soundsystems

    www.tech-soundsystems.de

    Hughes & Kettner

    http://www.hughes-and-kettner.com/
     
  14. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
  15. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
  16. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
  17. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I HAVE TO RESIST THE TEMPTATION!!!
    !!!
    That luthier offers you whatever you want.
    I could...

    How much $$$ , and How good?
     
  18. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    hey barroso! :D

    I just stumbled onto the Manne site the other day. Good stuff!

    I couldn't help noticin' their "Acoustibass"...let's see here...
    chambered body, string-through, a piezo in the bridge AND
    a single coil J-type magnetic pup :eek:. What a cool idea! :)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    You just described my Elrick, except I have a soapbar instead.

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