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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassForLife, Dec 15, 2004.


  1. BassForLife

    BassForLife

    Dec 8, 2004
    I'm new to TalkBass and I have been looking at these CB basses
    for a while now. I tried to do a search on them but
    the search engine needs more than 2 letters?!

    I understand that he is a one man show so they
    are pretty rare to come across, somewhat like
    a Ken Bebensee is.

    I really enjoy his style, the basses look like they would
    be very comfortable in the hand. I would love to hear
    others opinions, I just need one nudge to make the
    jump!
     
  2. They do look awsome...and i would love to try some of Cliffs basses one day.
    Unfortunately i dont think there are many Bordwell bass owners on this site (yet)...however Cliff does post here himself, and would probally awnser any questions you have. ;)
     
  3. BassForLife

    BassForLife

    Dec 8, 2004
    Thanks BAce's
    I didn't know he came around here.

    Check this pic out from his site.
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    This probably should be in a thread on it's own.
    But I would love to hear about the benefits of
    having the neck go deep into the body like this.
     
  4. Tfunked

    Tfunked

    Dec 30, 2003
    I own a 5-string singlecut from Cliff Bordwell (CB)
    I love this bass, the tone is great, can't go wrong
    with Aero's.

    It's funny you mentioned Ken Bebensee, I once had
    an order in with him and got screwed on the deal.
     
  5. niomosy

    niomosy

    Nov 9, 2002
    That's a bummer about KB. I was considering him as an option in the future when I get around to looking at a 7-str.
     
  6. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Hey! I'm here. :smug:

    That neck design helps with many things, it allows me
    to have a minimal heel and better access to the higher
    positions. It also helps eliminates what is known as the
    "ski slope effect" . Bolt-ons and standard set-necks
    tend to slope up the last few frets from the tension
    of the strings.
     
  7. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Cliff,

    I just love this SC5:

    [​IMG]

    I wish there were a couple in Atlanta I could try out...
     
  8. Hey all,
    I have considered Cliff's basses on a couple occasions. Too much competition in the market had me decide on other builders. But Cliff was always courteous and professional. I asked for some references from other players, and they just gushed about how good his basses were. And his prices are very good!

    And his basses just look gorgeous!!

    I would recommend at least looking into Cliff's basses.
     
  9. JTGale

    JTGale

    Oct 26, 2004
    Hummelstown, PA
    Wow! That top reminds me of a leopard, or something. It's the cat's pajamas! (Phrase stolen from another thread! :D ) Very, very nice.
     
  10. BassForLife

    BassForLife

    Dec 8, 2004
    Is it wrong that I enjoy having GAS?
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