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Benevente!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jul 21, 2003.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
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    Whenever I read a post about these, I always said to myself, "New bass euphoria." After playing one for a while, I realize that the reviews of these things are understatements! Not only do they have balls, but they are VERY light in weight. I'm getting a Vortex 5, and will hopefully add a 4 later on. These things rock!
     
  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Coem on Chuck, I'm sure you have much more Namm pics man!!!

    Please share!! :D

    Is it this vintage vortex you're getting?

    Peace, JP
     
  3. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah! I'm glad to see another Benavente onwner! JP, check out the Benavente site....James has updated the pics from NAMM. I saw a pic of Brad Johnson checking out the 7 strings!

    http://www.benaventeguitars.com/main.htm
     
  4. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hehe,

    I was checking the pics on Chris's site right now!! ;)

    Great pics, thanks for uploading them so fast James!!

    Peace, JP
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
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    Singlecut. Very comfortable to play!
     
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I was up till 3:30am getting them uploaded! (let me know is you see any errors ;) )

    WoodChuck: you're buddies with Za? I was showing the Mrs's the pictures when I got up today and she said "Is that Ike? He was in my homeroom in High School... He was always such a nice guy." :D small friggin world!

    How about some specs on what you're getting? I'm looking at a Vintage Vortex 5 in the next few months too :cool:
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I'm getting the cream colored one and hopefully the light blue 4 as well. I thought that I was only one that called him Ike! I met him about 6 years ago, and he took me under his wing as a bassist. He has never given me formal lessons, but I can call him at ANYTIME, and he'll have me come over so that he can show me how to get over the problem I'm having when I hit a wall in my playing.
     
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    That Cream one is sharp! The blue is a little too light for me... I'm looking to go Lake Placid Blue with mine.

    Tell him Amy Watson from Manchester says Hello (she doesn't think he'll remember her.. she was/is very intraverted and quiet). If he's still got family up this way and visits tell him to look us up. We're still in the area.
     
  9. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Those pix and ones from the site are making me drool....

    Wish I went too.

    Woodchuck, Apache was a blast. Last time I was there it was called the Ying Yiang...

    That vintage vortex is totally up my alley, almost looks a little like my Warrior... umm almost. How does it sound/feel? Are those knobs a little intrusive or right on the money?
     
  10. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    hey, awesome bass, 'chuck! i'm really digging those vortex basses. i'm hoping to get down to chris' shop before i leave washington state next year. i'm not sure i would go for a vintage, but they look really sweet.
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I've changed my mind, I'm getting the black one in the pic.
     
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :cool: oh come on... just get them both :bassist:
     
  13. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    SWEET!! That is a wicked nice bass, congrats.
     
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Why didn't anyone tell me I was going bald!!:D

    That 7 string was to die for!! I am really thinking of having one made. The fretless was the best I have ever played. Really nice.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    I just got back from NAMM (thanks Chris and
    Brian)with my SC5. Brian changed the pickups
    from Aero to the new J S Tech pickups. They
    have a TON of booty...lots of bottom end and
    I really love the tone! Its the SC5 that Jon
    Smith (Ken's son) is playing in the Benavete
    pics. Here is an old pic.

    BTW... Chris and Brian are great guys and it
    was nice meeting them both.
    Dan
     
  16. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Who is that guy with the cool goat tee?

    [​IMG]

    Hi Brian!:D
     
  17. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    WOW, cool thread :)

    We had a great time, not sure who took that picture.....none of me were to get out :)

    Everybody was great and Chris and I had the best show we have ever had. Thanks to everyone for coming out and jamming and all the wonderful comments made from everyone. I've been blown away at the e-mails and calls just today alone in response to the show this weekend.

    A buddy of mine came by and picked up his Vortex today and did a few tracks of it and my fretless (which no I didn't sell so who won and what was the pot up to :))
    Visit my site and go to the Benavente page in the forum and click on sound files. Neal Bowen did the tracks.

    Thanks
    Brian
     
  18. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I had a great time meeting and hanging out with Brian and Chris. Finally got a chance to get some hands on with the Benaventes and they are excellent basses.
     
  20. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Hey Brad, you're one BIG man! How many Benaventes are returning to the Low End now that NAMM is done?