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Basslab G.A.S.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hanales, Aug 13, 2003.


  1. hanales

    hanales

    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    Seriously.

    Does anyone here own one, or have you actually played one? The closest distributor to me is in buffalo, and before I make the trip I'd like to hear some opinions. Sound, weight, playability etc..
    Thanks,
    marc
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Buffalo? I thought there was nothing in the US!
     
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Sound: Clean, punchy and VERY defined
    Weight: weighs almost nothing
    Playability: very ergonomic model, great playability.

    Why not contact Heiko directly??

    Peace, JP
     
  4. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    heiko is a talkbass member, btw...there are some sound clips and a couple movies on the basslab website you can check out, too
     
  5. hanales

    hanales

    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    PJ,

    The US distributor is just over the border in niagara falls, so technically that's not the US per say ;)
    I'm in Boston though so it's a hike.

    JP,
    I've thought about that, but I'd like the more common mans opinion. I've read some of his posts on here.

    nept. I watched those movies, but (for example) that slap guy was phenomenal. A phenomenal bassist can make any bass sound good. I'm looking for the more middle of the road player (like myself's) opinion. :)

    Thanks for the responses :D
     
  6. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    give mr. dimaggio at bass alone a call...he's got one, too. bassalone.com
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Basslab is definitely a brand to have GAS over. I have had GAS for this bass for a long time!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. hanales

    hanales

    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    Yeah, the wife says it's too many strings :)
    But she ok'ed a fretless six from them. I just want to make sure I will like it before I commission the build. (It's a waste of everyones time if I don't like it)
     
  9. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    If you like the looks of the bass, you'll definitely love the bass. Sound and playability are really great, trust me!

    Heiko offers some neat finishes and options. A STD fretless 6 will look killer!!

    like this red one:[​IMG]

    but fretless:[​IMG]

    and some sound hole like this:
    [​IMG]

    Here I am with Heiko at the msuikmesse thsi year:
    [​IMG]


    Peace, JP
     
  10. hanales

    hanales

    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    Oh you just made it so much worse ;)

    Yeah I love the look, the headless (I used to play steinbergers)
    I just really like new shiny things.....


    Oooh a quarter!!!!!....*runs off*
     
  11. jieshi

    jieshi

    Mar 26, 2002
    is there any site for basslabs ?? catalogues ??
    they look awesome .. reminds me of kubicki:)
     
  12. Heiko

    Heiko BassLab

    Apr 24, 2001
    Kassel, Germany
    Hi, Marc!

    Let me know, if I can help in any way!

    Did you contact Greg Holmes in Canda? He is not a standard salesman and I´m shure, he will try to honestly answer any question you might have.
    I could also give you some email adresses of customers, that might be more "middle of the road players".
    There is also a new section on the website called Naturals". These were resorded without any sound manipulation - just straight into the soundcard, no effects, nothing.
    I would really like to know, if these can help, to give an impression of how they sound and feel?

    Back to your problem:
    What do you want to do with the bass?
    If you are an older, experienced player, who just likes to play for fun from time to time, then there are only two reasons to get one:
    1. you like the look and money doesn´t matter
    2. you have back problems

    If you want to learn and get better, then it´s sensitivity and defined, fast response will definitely help.

    My personal opinion, of course!

    Best,

    Heiko

    P.S. Pilotjones, there are still not many places, where you can play one, but we are working on that. Right now, it´s only BassAlone (San Diego), New York and hopefully soon Chicago...............
     
  13. hanales

    hanales

    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    Hi Heiko!

    I'm a young somewhat experienced player.

    I did talk to Greg, he was very helpful and said he had some basses for me to play, it's just a very long drive from where I am.

    There are places in New York to play them? I am only a few hours away and would love to go down there and try one out.

    --Marc
     
  14. Wait...how can you have GAS for something that look like it came out of your...

    wait...

    ;)

    I'm kidding...unique looking basses!
     
  15. Heiko

    Heiko BassLab

    Apr 24, 2001
    Kassel, Germany
    We have a supporter in near N.Y.. I would need to check, if he still has instruments available.
    I only know, that he will soon receive receive on 5-string Soul.

    Greg knows about all the instruments, that are currently in the U.S.
    I´m actually not shure, if we just sold the last one in N.Y......?!?
    (You probably have it, but his mail is basslab@ghservices.com)

    Let me know, what you think, when you checked it!

    Heiko