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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by membranophone, Nov 5, 2000.


  1. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Well, it's not exactly mine yet, but it should get shipped here within the next 2 weeks. It's an Elrick Bolt-On 6 string.

    Specs:
    maccassar ebony fretboard
    ash body with a flamed maple top
    maple neck with graphite reinforcement
    Bartolini soapbars with 3 band EQ
    35" scale
    ABM bridge
    Gotoh Tuners
    Dunlop inset straplocks


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    I know i just posted this in the "pics of your basses" thread, but i can't contain myself!!

    [Edited by membranophone on 11-06-2000 at 03:10 PM]
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Congrats...very nice bass.
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Well, you gotta live a little. Congrats and give us the 411 on it when you get it.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  4. Good God, man! That's beautiful. Not helping my Elrick G.A.S. any!! Congrats! Did you order it sight unseen or have you played it?
     
  5. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Dave, i found it on http://www.bassgear.com. The pictures he posted originally were really bad, so I asked him to take some more and email them to me. A day later, i got these pics in my email. Needless to say, I jumped on the deal as soon as i saw these. The seller only wants $1500 for it. I've never seen an Elrick in person, but Ive read a few reviews and they all have nothing but positive comments. I'll be sending the check tomorrow. If I don't like the bass for whatever reason, the seller agreed to give me a full refund.
     
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    Oh my goodness! What an awesome deal..
    I've decided to keep my CT, but if I hadn't, I was going after an Elrick New Jazz Standard.
     
  7. Jato

    Jato

    Nov 2, 2000
    BassGear.com is a great place to find bass stuff!
    I have bought an Eden 410 cabinet, and a '97 MM Stingray 4, and both kill! Say, did you get the Elrick from Rob D.? If so, I can tell you that this guitar is gonna be pristine. I got my MM from him. Man, that Elrick looks great, although I've never heard one.
    Congrats!
     
  8. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Nope.
     
  9. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    Man what a great looking bass!! You are gonna have some
    fun with that baby. GASSSSSS!!!!
    Dan
     
  10. akajuve400g

    akajuve400g

    May 22, 2000
    Louisiana
    here is my newest bass

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  11. Every review I've ever read on any model Elrick has been excellent. Good choice, man.
     
  12. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    I know!! I'm excited. Gotta wait a while for the check to clear the bank. :rolleyes:
    I should have the bass in about 2 weeks, and i'll give a full report at that time.


     
  13. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Well, it came today. I'll try to assemble a review that does it justice.

    The sound is just phenominal. All of the strings are EXTREMELY uniform in sound. There is virtually no difference in the fretted E, for example, and the open E. This can probably be attributed ot the zero fret, which IMO is a wonderful idea, and I wonder why more brands don't use one. I have yet to find a sound I don't absolutely love in either the passive or active modes. The pickups are VERY hot and I found that I must use the active input on my amp regardless of whether I have the active switch engaged.

    As far as feel/weight/balance/etc. goes...

    This bass is lighter than my P!! It balances very well while both standing and sitting. It's very comfortable. The neck is really wide and flat, like a yamaha TRB. Spacing at the bridge is 3/4". Although it is a bolt-on, the neck joins the body in such a way that access to all of the frets is unhindered. The only gripe I have in this area is that the lower horn digs into my leg while sitting.

    The bridge features 3 dimensions of adjustment for each saddle, as well as quick release slots. Gotoh tuners round out the hardware, which turn smoothly with a fine ratio.

    All in all, I must say I am overwhelmed by the beauty and quality that this bass possesses. What's more, I only paid $1,500 for it, and it's only 2 years old!!

    I haven't had a chance to use this with my band yet. We had a practice today, but the bass arrived 5 minutes after i left. :/
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's a killer deal.
     


  15. You lucky dawg,you!!!!

    That bass is to die for!Sorry,but I have never heard of Elrik.I am new to the world of bass(like 5 months or so)but not so new that I can`t see a finely crafted bass when I see one! :D

    Wow!I think that is bad that you can play a 6 string! I have my share of problems with only 4 strings! lol

    Gotta luv dat bass!

    Rock on!
    Usul
     
  16. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    haha, actually, I can't. This is my first 6 string. I'm having one hell of a time adjusting, but i think I'll be comfortable with it in a coupld weeks.
     
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Just wondering how the Elrick worked out? I'm looking at one now via the web.
     
  18. yo membranophone congrats man....this is a beauty. I´m thinking about getting a 6-string myself...but i´m gonna get more into my 5-string first.

    again congrats.
     
  19. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    The Elrick has seen a few band practices now and I'm very pleased with the way it sounds in the mix. It is worlds apart from my P with flats. I haven't played any other high end "boutique" basses, so I don't know what I can compare the sound to. The person I bought it from had this to say about the tone:

    "As for what Elricks are like, well, it depends on which woods are being used. This one reminds me more of a Fodera 5 that I played than of anything else, in terms of playability and sound. The tone is balanced and a little snappy rather than warm or growly. "



    I've adapted very well to the B string.. After a week or so of playing scales and trying material i already knew in different positions, etc, I had become pretty comfortable with it. I really don't have much use for the C string now. Maybe I'll string it up JT style with an F# on the bottom.


    What kind of Elrick are you looking at?
     
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    A used Standard Bolt-on with Wenge neck for $1500. Yours was a much better deal;)

    Haven't played one similar to this, so I'm hesitant...plus I need another bass, right?