Birdsong Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by countrybass5, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Anyone using a Birdsong bass to gig with?
  2. beatlebass64


    Dec 23, 2011
    New England
    The only basses I use!

    Right now I play a custom "Mystic", which is a semi hollow Birdsong, in a country rock band.

    I'll have my Cypress body CBass in a couple of weeks! C363k.jpg
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  3. Only electric basses I'm currently using, I love 'em! (About half my gigs are doghouse).
  4. P2P
  5. mrufino1


    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    When I had my birdsong I did every gig on it, fantastic bass. I miss it but arthritis has forced me to play an even shorter scale, so I traded it for a 23" scale marleaux. But it was a great sounding bass that was incredibly well built. It fit in a mix incredibly well also.
  6. I am playing a beautiful zebrawood birdsong for my gigging bass.I wish I could post a pic. I get some nice compliments every time I pull it from my case. Scott does some good work on his guitars. I hope to order another someday.
  7. BassGH


    Sep 13, 2015
    Washington State
    IMG_0579.JPG I gig with one in a country-ish/folk/Americana band. Mine has a split coil in the middle and a single coil at the neck. This is a killer setup in my opinion for anything where you are pretending you have an upright or where you just want thumpy pbass sound. Very high quality and unique instrument. As others have said, no one will make you feel as good about shelling out 2 grand for a bass as Scott Beckwith.
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  8. 77stingray

    77stingray Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Skjold Artist
    I gigged plenty with my Hy5. It sounded great. The bass player of my morning jacket toured with one and also to see one in action look up los enanitos verses on you tube to check out another tourist artist who uses birdsong basses.
  9. B-line

    B-line Inactive

    Yeah, I did Cortobass C-180 IIRC. Mesquite body, very nice sounding bass, great build quality, fantastic neck shape.
    Only downside (for me) I CAN'T enjoy a short-medium scale bass, so...I hope someone somewhere is gigging this bass!
  10. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
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    13 basses in the shop at this time and my Cortobass gets 90% of my attention
    Once I added the the thumb rest it became my most comfortable bass to play
    The only reason I wouldn't play it out is if I'm partying. I'll grab one of my less expensive instruments then
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  11. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    I'm intrigued by Birdsong. They have an excellent reputation and I like the size and style. Slightly reminiscent of my Ibanez basses, in particular my SR-500 Mahogany bass. Anyone else bought and enjoy a Birdsong recently?
  12. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    There are some really good Birdsong posts
    Check them out
    I’m looking to start another build
  13. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    That's how I found this one! :)
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