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Benavente: Bass Building Machine Part 2 (NAMM '06!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wilbyman, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Again, the guy is cornfed. I think it's great to see so many 4 strings in the lineup this year.

    Mac attack!

    I'll really be excited to see what the NAMM goers think of the hollowbody....

    A little cream buckeye love.

    No idea what this wood is, but looks great.

    I think this Oracle is my fave...

    Matt's 33"
  2. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    haha great! see you there Brian & Chris! bring some mean-looking vortex along ..
  3. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    Matt's 33"
    P2100214. [/QUOTE]

    33"? Wow....I'm well-endowed (with basses) but not THAT well-endowed! :D :eyebrow: :rollno: :D
  4. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Wow, that hollowbody is a sight to behold!

  5. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    That hollowbody gives me GAS like I've never had before. It's absolutely stunning!
  6. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Looks like figured walnut to me.

  7. KenToby


    Aug 15, 2002
    Brian from Lowend clued me in last summer that Chris is working on an affordable bolt on single cut (he said about $1500, Chris said about $1900). Anyhow Chris replied to one of my messages a couple of days back and said that he would have one at NAMM and that he would be posting photos on the Lowend site very soon. I could have put a deposite down on it last summer and been the first on the block to have one; without having a clue of what it looked like, etc. I held off.

    Stay tuned

  8. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Its the Quilted top in the first picture with the basses hanging up and the one Chris is tuning up. It has a scooped headstock and the woods are standardized as well as the features & a 3 pc maple neck as well. Same Pickups and preamp as all the basses.

    The SCB 5 is Mesquite Burl.

    Glad you all are enjoying the pictures..........
  9. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Cool. I didn't even see that single cut 4 in the photo. Any chance you could get Chris to send you a better pic of it?

  10. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    An affordable bolt-on SC model? :eek: :help: :hyper: Dude.....

    Anyway. Must post photo of my own bass - it's the one all the way to the left in the first photo....

    (edit: added silly smileys :rollno: )
  11. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    If I'm not mistaken, I think I see mine in there (Vortex 5, goncalo alves top, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware). If it's not mine, it's darn close to my specs.
  12. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com

  13. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    LOVE THE HOLLOWBODY....has it found a home?


    Anybody know anything about it?
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    What about the Low End Jazzes?
  15. Chris does build these basses in seemingly record time. I think something's up. :ninja:

    Anyways, they look great and I'm sure they play and sound just as good.
  16. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    that hollowbody makes me say: "rob allen, who?" :p

    Can't wait to see them in person!
  17. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Mmmm, I can't wait to see theese babies in person. No one buy any of theese at NAMM, they need to come back to TN first :D
  18. Wow! I really like them 4 strings

  19. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com

    Yea, He is.... late nights.... ;)
  20. I'm sure there have been many of those, Brian!