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CB Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Walbassman, Jan 28, 2005.


  1. Walbassman

    Walbassman

    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Alrighty then!!!!! I know that Cliff Bordwell posts here but has anyone played any of his basses? I have been admiring a few on his site for quite a while now and only wish I had some serious dinero to plunk down for either that "Ball" bass or one of the other dbl cutaways. I was noticing how incredible the woods look and how the body shapes are SOOOOOO smooth. My hat is off to you Cliff!!!! I have not had a custom bass for a long time (not since my Warrior or my Wals) and I am truly impressed with the way that the basses look and just the overall look of true craftsmanship.....Can anyone help me out here with playability? I am sure they are just as smooth as they look....

    Thoughts boys and girls???? :)
     
  2. I really dig Cliff's basses. He did a very wrong thing by building that figured walnut fretless 6 on his homepage. That bass is exactly what I gas for. A figured walnut fretless 6.... :hyper: If I had the dough I would have him build me one just like it!

    Very nice stuff on his site.
     
  3. Walbassman

    Walbassman

    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    The other bass I was thinking of was the 'S' bass 5 string......I get lost in the quilts......
     
  4. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com


    Yea, the one on the homepage I saw the other day was really nice looking. The detail on the New one forsale is nice, but I really like the design look of the SC on the homepage.

    He's really got some nice looking basses/wood working going on now.
     
  5. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Hearing people say good things about my basses is so rewarding!!!!

    I'm not that great with words, so I'll just say

    Thank You!

    Oh, while we are at, I think this would be a great place
    to ask everyone if you think there is anything missing, or could
    be improved upon in the bass world??????
    Just throw out some ides and thoughts on the subject!
     
  6. Sane

    Sane

    Dec 4, 2004
    Melbourne Fl
    Free Basses for me? :bag:
    Seriously though, first trip to your site... and I almost fainted... Id kill for the one of those S Fivers... Really ... there has to be someone you want snuffed:ninja:
     
  7. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Hmmm, we might be able to work something out. :ninja:
     
  8. teacherguy

    teacherguy

    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    Oh, while we are at, I think this would be a great place
    to ask everyone if you think there is anything missing, or could
    be improved upon in the bass world??????
    Just throw out some ides and thoughts on the subject![/QUOTE]

    Could you be more specific?
    Are you talking improvements "instrument-wise" or "bass culture-wise"?
    Either way, I'm sure opinions would widely varied!

    Jon
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
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    That's sexy!!!

    :eek:
     
  10. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    I was meaning "instrument-wise".
    Do you think there can be improvements in areas
    or are there things missing when it comes to
    the basses that are available today.
     
  11. Dincrest

    Dincrest

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    http://www.cbbasses.com/basses/largedetail~S-02-1-11/S-02-1-11-largedetail1.jpg

    I too must attest to the drool-worthiness of this S-bass 5 (bubinga body, wenge neck, dual truss rods, I like the pickup placement- good anchor point for fingerstyle and plenty of room for slap and pickstyle). Though I'll bet that puppy's heavy.

    'course being a broke grad student, it will be a while before I can afford an 'elite' bass such as this, but I can always drool.
     
  12. Tfunked

    Tfunked

    Dec 30, 2003
    I think that there are a lot of things that could be done in the ERB world of bass.

    Also, what do people think about 3 pickup basses???
    I always play with the blend knob more than the EQ!
     
  13. mheintz

    mheintz

    Nov 18, 2004
    Just some props for Cliff. A few months ago, I emailed Cliff regarding a custom bass. I still have five emails from Cliff in my inbox. I've contacted other luthiers and only had cursory responses, but Cliff took the time to respond to all of my questions before I bought anything. Great customer service! (Oh and Cliff, I'm still saving my money!)
     
  14. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I've always wanted a bass where I could pan the pickups with a pedal instead of a knob on the bass. Any suggestions Cliff?
     
  15. I totally agree.
     
  16. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Hey! Where in Orlando are you? I'd like to visit if I may. I go to Orlando two or three times a year, and would like to stop by and try one or two of your basses. I've noticed no CBs at BC. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

    Always looking for a great bass.

    Bob
     
  17. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    You could run 2 outputs, one for each pickup and then go into a pedal that would blend the two.

    Email me or give me a call and we can set something up!
    In about a month I will have a couple finished.
    At the latest they will be done by March 12th,when
    Medeski, Martin & Wood play at House of Blues
    here in Orlando.
     
  18. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yeah, I thought of that. I've actually done something similar in the past. I really want something like a stereo chord to run to a pedal that mixes them.
     
  19. Damn right. That bass is gorgeous.
     
  20. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    I think that is a great idea. It would be cool to be
    able to go from theat bridge/Jaco sound into a full neck pickup
    sound in one run.