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Benavente SC-5 or F-Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThumbyAche, Feb 2, 2006.


  1. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    Two totally different basses I know but does it sound crazy to want to trade my Bene for an F-Bass? Personal preference I know but what do you all think as far as which bass is more versatile? Anybody NOT happy with an F-Bass?
     

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  2. Juniorkimbrough

    Juniorkimbrough

    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I've never had the pleasure of playing either, while I like both I would probably pick the F-bass. As of here lately every F I've seen here on the boards looks amazing, the only one I"ve seen I didn't like is the purple on that was for sale.
     
  3. I own an early SC5-B and it's a keeper. I also have GAS for an F-bass. So if I were you, I would keep/get both...
     
  4. Versatility and customer satisfaction both go to F bass.

    You see so many more Benaventes with the exotic woods, which is cool, but they would have a "footprint" on how the bass would sound.
     
  5. jordanm

    jordanm

    Feb 24, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Personal pref, but I would probably keep my benny.
     
  6. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    having tough time deciding Justin?
     
  7. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    Back and forth like GAS can be... See, if you would have bought it... Who knows the right gig could change everything..:bassist:
     
  8. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Buy both and a/b them. I think that the F is one of or the most versatile basses, period
     
  9. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    F bass...

    they are amazing. i just sold my bnf6 to another user on this board. and i will be pickin up my new bnf5 tomorrow


    pics to follow.
     
  10. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    Fbass all the way!

    Bassconbeatz
     
  11. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    he has both.
     
  12. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I hear ya about GAS... it might have made pull the trigger too!
    :ninja:
     
  13. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    the F has the most versatil bass pre-amp, and its soo easy to use
     
  14. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI

    F's are cool Did a cd with my ash/mad. ebony 5 string. The tone was always a bit dark to my ears but playability was great. I owned 3 overall. I no longer own one but I can see why people like them

    Rob
     
  15. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    I have had both and my vote goes toward the benavente.
    It had a tightehr response and lower action than the F

    george is a very talented luthier and makes incredibly beautiful basses!

    I have had over 50 basses in my life and even the same luthier can make a champ and a dud. I am glad for some of the basses I have sold and I am regretful for others.

    Good luck but it sounds like you've already made up your mind before even threading this.

    And Whoever said that are not good in the service dept obvoiusly hasnt owned one. Those guys- brian and chris have bent over 3 ways from friday for me as well as all of the other clients and players of benavente. They have fixed preamps, replaced pup's dealt with any problem on a fast and super friendly basis.

    Some guy at Namm made that same comment but said they were endorsed Well nobody wo has ever been endorsed by benavente is currently unendorsed. which means basically its all hot air.

    I am keeping mine and Thats that!
     
  16. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    Weird, I had a Vortex that had some problems with the preamp/pups and they fixed it for me. It took some work but I would never say that they service was bad. They just missed a few things the first time around. Great guy's though, Brian and Chris.

    I do have an F-Bass but am just curious as to what you all have to say. I don't play my Bene enough and also wanted to see what people thought in terms of versatility and such. Especially, recording and just overall value, etc.. It helps with my indecision.. Still leaning towards another F-Bass though. Thanks guy's!
     
  17. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
  18. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Congrats E!
     
  19. brianh

    brianh

    Aug 19, 2005
    NYC
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    Definately go for the F bass. Beneventes look wonderful and he does amazing work with all the exotic woods. But if you want TONE and response from your bass, go for a no bull **** F bass. Those basses are made to sound solid and versitle.

    Additionally, I think they're beautiful. If you do want an exotic top, George makes them so thin that it barely even affects the sound. You still get the all-ash vibe.
     
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