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Benavente Lovin'!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wademeister63, Aug 22, 2007.


  1. Wademeister63

    Wademeister63

    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    I bought this one a while back from Pmoran through the TB classifieds. Loved it from the first minute, felt "like home" and sounded awesome. Well pretty darn good on the sound but with a big high output pickup in the neck position and the bridge pup was just plain overpowered. I sent her to Brian at The Low End for an update getting the slim neck pup and Benavente preamp in place of the original Suhr. OH BOY! That was the right thing to do 'cause now it's about as close to perfect as I can imagine. Perfectly balanced from bridge to neck pup, smooth transition with the blend knob, and the ultra clear tone picked up a bit of woodiness with the new preamp. Sorry, I can't produce sound clips, but I do have pics!

    in the Kitchen...
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    more kitchen action...
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    Here's what happens when you use a flash on those abalone inlays! DSCN1045.

    All American Red White and Blue...
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    Part of the family, I love em all!
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  2. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Wow, that's pretty.

    Marshall
     
  3. thats amazing

    are the controls vol/blend/bass/mid/treble ?
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    very sharp! even though I'm playing my 7 more than anything else... when I do have a need to play either of my Benavente, like you said, they're like home!

    Both mine have Suhr pres... I wonder if I should look into Chris's final choice on preamps. The Suhr upgrade was a big step up from the Demeter style that my white one had in the beginning.
     
  5. Wademeister63

    Wademeister63

    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx

    Darn close! Switch the bass and treble controls.


    I would say certainly check it out if you get the chance. To my ear, the Suhr premap had a touch more bite which I love, but the Benavente preamp seems to have more soul. I really couldn't be happier. I think I'll put the Suhr preamp in a project bass I'm working on ;)
     
  6. Kephah

    Kephah

    Oct 1, 2006
    M-I-Z-Z-O-U !
    Nice bass-I really like the blue over the quilt.

    James- do yourself a favor and check out the Benavente pre-it is the smoothest, most awesome sounding pre out there.
     
  7. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    Nothing beats a Benavente... nothing.
     
  8. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    That's a beautiful bass.
     
  9. Wademeister63

    Wademeister63

    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    Anybody else got Benavente pics? James? Atrapp, how about that VV5?

    Let's see!
     
  10. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    I've bought, played and sold a bunch of boutique basses, absolutely none compare to the tone and playability of this bass - it is the one bass to rule them all!!!


    VV5 w/blocks, double wide pups/flat black/pull for single coil and the very cool brushed aluminum control plate.

    IMG_2668. IMG_2670.
     
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    fretless20060903-001.

    fretted20060903-001.


    5.
     
  12. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Benavente party? Can I join?

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  13. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Nice!! Gotta say, I'm luvin' mine too!!

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  14. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    I wanna sex SoComSurfing's 219B every time I see it.
     
  15. alangoldstein

    alangoldstein

    Jul 23, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Endorsments: Aguilar, Hartke, DR strings, Analysis Plus "Oval" Cables
    waiting for my 2nd benny bass....

    sold the first one.

    the new one is taking 7 months or so, as of now, as i picked every exact spec, woods, pups, etc.....

    it should OWN


    chris b makes killer killer stuff.... trust me.

    he rivals them all.

    modulus, mtd, fodera, alembic, fbass, zon, etc... i have owned them all. and then some.

    those are all great tho dont get me wrong.

    i still want to find a used alembic for its special tone ( like jimmy johnson gets specifically ) one day. in a 6.
     
  16. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Elros, I hate when you post pics of yours! It's so beautiful it pains me to see that it's on the other side of the world, and not here keeping my 219 company. And it even has the VBass pickup already installed! AAGH!

    :eek: I don't know if I want to put pictures up now! You've got to treat her right... you know, dinner and a movie...

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  17. The Penguin

    The Penguin duplicate account violation Banned

    Jun 21, 2006
    I'm not pelagic
    There's a UFO in this picture :eek:
     
  18. Nice Benevente's guys!! I've never had a thing for "fancy" basses but those are beautiful and I can appreciate what goes into making them. I really love abalone for knives and it looks great as fretboard inlays as well.
     
  19. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    :ninja:
     

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