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Carey Nordstrand outdoes himself !!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Jul 25, 2003.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Well, I received this bass this aftenoon, and I'm truly sad to say it is already sold !.:(
    I say that because I am truly diggin' this thing. And it is only fair to give praise when a job is well done.
    The finish is spotless. I can't say I have ever seen a glassier finish. The feel is as comfy as it gets, This one is very warm with these new pickups, Carey's design. The Aguilar OBP3 sound the best I have heard it on a bass yet- The added passive tone control is very useful. A thick natural tone, I love pau ferro fingerboards- I forgot how much since a Ken Bebensee I owned for a little bit. I prefer it to rosewood any day. The Box Elder Burl top is so rich and thick and creamy looking, it just looks like it tastes good-
    As fine a bass as I have ever seen, bar none.
    ELEGANT!!
    I won't post my pics since the ones from Carey's site are better.. but I will take some tomorrow and if I get chance do quick mp3 of it before it ships out.. I'll keep the owner under wraps since he is a TB'er and I am sure he will want to report.. Thanks , Carey!! A - , man!- peace, Adrian
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  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    As I already said, this is my favorite bass from Carey!!!

    I really like its look, simple and elegant! Kudos to both of you for woods combos and hardware choices!

    Peace, JP
     
  3. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    ok, JP- I'll take it, since I did choose the woods and hardware- the knobs were Carey's call-;)
     
  4. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Haha...
    The knobs are really cool too. Like their shape a lot. Carey told me they were new from Allparts.

    Peace, JP
     
  5. ashtray9

    ashtray9

    Aug 1, 2002
    Tempe Arizona
    Damn, I really can't stand the looks of basses with that huge hump. The cream color is a bit putrid as well.

    Just out of curiosity, do you guys that like the above bass also dig a passive mia p-bass?
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    nah, those suck!!!;)
     
  7. ashtray9

    ashtray9

    Aug 1, 2002
    Tempe Arizona
    haha, hey, you guys just get me worried sometimes.
     
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    hey, don't stress over me! i don't even worry about me!
    you better skip Jeff Rader's soon to come thread. His is a hideous, rotting twisting , tumor infested, rancid piece of work !
    yuckkkkk!!!!:eek: :spit: :rolleyes:
    FUUUUG-LEEEEE !!!!


    :D
     
  9. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I usually don't go for singlecuts but this one is an exception. Nice bass. :bassist:
     
  10. I would have liked to see that one in person. hat wood looks great! I especially like the "naked" fretboard.

    I look forward to seeing a review from the new owner.

    Jeff

    ps. Mine should be here within a few hours!
     
  11. Very classy looking beautiful instrument! Nice work, Carey!:cool:


    Confidential to the owner - watch out for that Adrian, he's likely to try and talk you out of the sale just so he can keep that one! :ninja: ;)
     

  12. Yes, it did turn out to be an exceptionally elegant bass, and it's now the wallpaper on my PC at home (for the moment, anyway). I'm looking forward to a review, too.

    Speaking of naked fretboards, I'm also glad to hear that yours is done, and would love to hear what you think of that stabilized snakewood!

    Mike
     
  13. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    Man Adrian that is beautiful! Are you going
    to keep it? If I was in the market for another
    bass I would have called you a while back.
    No more basses this year. ;)

    Oops....I see now that is already sold. Is
    the lucky person a TBer?

    Dan
     
  14. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    oooooooooooh....... I must say, that's damn nice.
     
  15. Wow....JP might have some competition as for the single cut 5's ;)

    Nah...I like JP's better,but damn thats a neat looking single

    -Jon:oops:
     
  16. Beautiful bass Adrian. Careys work is just amazing. Flawless in every way!
     
  17. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    The knobs are a nice touch. Perfect match for the "clean" and simple look of the bass.
     
  18. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I hope that I'll be able to try one out when I come up to Las Vegas in September. I haven't seen a Nordstrand in Hawaii yet.
     
  19. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Careys spruce bass is in Hawaii, i believe- it it there with Jon from bunnybass if im not mistaken -
     
  20. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    You are correct Adrian. Jon has the bass in Honolulu.


    Also, thanks to everyone for all the nice comments you've made. It really makes it all worth it to have my work so appreciated.

    Thanks again!