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Can anybody ID this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sound Chaser, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
  2. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    That pic is from Bass Gear Magazine. Tom Bowlus is their editor; maybe he'll know what that is.
  3. msiner


    Sep 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    They're RMC piezo saddles. I have them on my Curbow, and several other makers use them, as well.


    PS: Gorgeous bass, whatever it is!
  5. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
  6. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Is that a Listerud? I recognize the headstock on the bass in the background.. I could be on crack though.
  7. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    If you took Nordstrand, Stambaugh, and Gary Willis....that is the bass you would get.

    Couldn't tell you anything specifically about the bass, but that's what it reminds me of. The f-hole reminds me of the bass Yves Carbonne plays.
  8. msiner


    Sep 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    I think that hole on this bass is more of a stylized cat's eye than an f-hole.
  9. wizay


    Mar 5, 2008
    I thought so too. It looks like a Listerud from Norway
  10. RTL

    RTL House Chicken Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    That's a Huerenberger Ultra 5 Private Reserve.

    The body is said to be hand carved out of boards that were salvaged from the Loch Ness Monster's underwater dwelling by the blind monks of the temple of the cloud azure. The top was made from the finest deckboard on Noah's Ark. Hand-rubbed to perfection by the sacred virgins of Tibet. The hardware is rumored to have been cast from the codpiece of King Henry the VIII. The neck was salvaged from the leg of a 15th century harpsichord that Christopher Columbus was known to "rock out" on. The fingerboard? A structural beam from the original SAAB 9-2 prototype, with some of the manure left in for that "authentic" Nordic aroma.

    You could say it's a pretty special bass. ;)
  11. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Oh, does f-hole describe the shape? I thought it was just a standard word to describe a hole in a hollowbody.

    And you're right that it looks like a cat eye.

    Google: No standard web pages containing all your search terms were found.

  12. Simon Langley

    Simon Langley

    Jun 19, 2007
    Chico, CA
  13. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    None of those brands seem to have models like that.

  14. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008

    Hahahahahahah, and somemore, hahahaha.

    That was quite possibly the funniest post in TB history.

    And I think its an F bass. The fretboard, and the body have the F bass look. For sure.
  15. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I was thinking F too, but I've never seen an F with a bridge like that.
  16. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    That was my guess too! Let's make this more interresting. Let's throw some money down. $20 says its an F Bass!
  17. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    F Bass doesn't have any bodies with f-holes, or neck-throughs.
  18. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Umm... I was only kidding about betting $20 you know. Cause, you know....betting for real would like...be wrong...and stuff...
  19. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Well thank God talkbass isn't grade 4.
    I would've lost ALL my pogs by now.
  20. Not a F bass, Fbass has their own pickups and this is clearly a nordstrand pickup. They also don't have a bass with this shape and their knobs aren't like this and their bridge are different too. To me, it looks like a kind of Groove Shoppe hollow body :ninja:

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