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Club Bordwell Part 4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jan 28, 2013.


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  1. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    i have j style pickups in my ball5 and the aero's worked best for me.
     
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  2. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Anyone on here have an order in with Cliff currently?

    -ScottM
     
  3. Hey guys. New to this thread but I have a build thread going on here: Cliff Bordwell 6 String Dola Build

    My bass should be finished and shipped in about 3 weeks but here is the latest update.

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  4. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    i am in next batch. pistachio top
     
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  5. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Nice looking bass! You’re going to love that scale length from Cliff.

    -ScottM
     
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  6. eude

    eude

    Apr 13, 2006
    London
    And then some!
    A short(er) scale 6 string is sublime!

    Eude
     
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  7. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Especially on his 6 string models! I have never played another 32” scale bass with a B string like the one Cliff puts out.

    -ScottM
     
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  8. eude

    eude

    Apr 13, 2006
    London
    The B on my 31.5" ACG 6ers are amazing too, but this is a Cliff Bordwell thread
    I have to admit though, seeing Cliff making the short(er) scale 6ers gave me the confidence to try it out on my custom basses.
    One day I'll have a CB bass too.

    Eude
     
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  9. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    You did/do have a CB bass right?
    Even thought I might have sold you one of my older ones... but then again my memory left me a few years ago

    -ScottM
     
  10. eude

    eude

    Apr 13, 2006
    London
    Actually, no I don't.
    Cliff's work is hard to come by here in the UK, and I already have found "my luthier" in Alan at ACG.
    I have played a couple of CBs though, and having read how amazing his 32" 6ers have been I had every confidence it could be done.
    One day though, I'll own one though

    Eude
     
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  11. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    i have 2 32" 4 strings and they are wonderful. next will probably be a 5. fell out of love with my 6 strings about 15 years ago as 90% of the music i play was played on 4....
     
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  12. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    06CF239B-9213-43FC-8FB1-0134F506F172.

    Sunset in Colonial Williamsburg VA.
    I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

    -ScottM
     
  13. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    20190413_193416. 20190413_193455.

    I've been watching this thread since receiving this bass last month. Chambered D bass.
    It's been out to play 4-5 times so far, definitely catches people's attention.

    I'm the 3rd or 4th owner since it was built in 2011, but this is a lifetime keeper for me. I am super impressed with the workmanship that go into his basses and happy to have it.
     
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  14. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Welcome to the club, and that bass is amazing!
    I’ve always loved the top on that bass.

    -ScottM
     
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  15. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    tell us about the chambered body.. how resonant is it??
     
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  16. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It's noticeable acoustically, but a very slight difference through the amp. There's a similar D bass with same electronics near me, only met that bass player twice and not sure when we'd be able to A/B compare them. His is not chambered, so I'd be curious how resonant his is vs. mine and overall effect

    I have no idea how big the chambering is, but it does give a warmer midrange...maybe it's the Aguilar preamp, maybe it's the Rotosound flatwounds on it, very nice warm clean tone. That's my take on it, anyway.
     
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  17. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    i have a D bass also . but couple hours away...
     
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  18. who

    who

    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    Cliff's newest design? ;)
     
  19. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    LOL! DAMN. Fixed. I do have a Ball 5, tho. :)
     

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