Club Marco (show your Marco Basses)!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, May 5, 2016.


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  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    So I searched and can't find a Marco Club so here it goes. I won't be handing out numbers (but am OK with someone else taking on that responsibility). Anyway, I guess that I'm member number 1 if we start doing the numbers thing.

    Meanwhile, here is mine. She's a TFL4 and was a 2015 NAMM bass.

    Quick specs:
    Alder body
    Maple neck w blocks
    34.5" scale
    Marco hand-wound humbucking pickups
    Not sure if the paint is sonic blue or powder blue
    9 lbs


    Just took delivery of this baby. I knew it was going to be a good bass, but I'm blown away! The Marco hand-wound pickups are amazing (especially when soloed). They are humbucking, but sound like single coils with just a hair more weight to the notes. Very punchy.

    The neck is just sick. Very fast. 34.5" scale, but I'm used to both 34" and 35" scale instruments, so it's no biggie.

    Weight is 9 lbs. Balance is good. She has the glow-in-the-dark side markers which will be helpful in dark environments.

    What an awesome bass. Marco does some amazing work!

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  2. liquidfingers

    liquidfingers Commercial User

    Jun 17, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
    That thing is beautiful! Just picked up my first Marco Bass from the man himself in Oregon (my profile pic). I will get more pictures up soon, but his pickups... so incredible!
     
  3. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Houston, Tx
    Just received this 2 days ago.
     

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  4. Lincoln

    Lincoln Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Akron
    Demo of my fretless Marco LM singlecut! All the tracks I recorded on a TC Ditto with some reverb on the soloing via a TC Hall of Fame Reverb through a Genz Shuttle 6 and Epifani 310 from my iphone.

     
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  5. liquidfingers

    liquidfingers Commercial User

    Jun 17, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
  6. Lincoln

    Lincoln Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Akron
    Nice!!!!
     
  7. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Marco had his affordable line, as well as half a rack of his top end basses at my Emerald City Bass Convetion again this year (he's come to it for 3 or 4 years in a row now). They're always amazing basses... would love to have one, but it would likely be a studio queen if I did. Not saying that's a bad thing haha :) Marco is a great guy to chat with as well - always fun to be around!
     
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  8. Lincoln

    Lincoln Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Akron
    Marco is simply one the great human beings!
     
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  9. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
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  10. Lincoln

    Lincoln Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Akron
    YOWZA!!! That's hot!!!
     
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  11. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    That is a thing of beauty !
     
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  12. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    This girl is coming to Papa by next week! Always wanted to try his basses and he's a super guy and I feel the love he puts into making these.. Just by talking with him in on the phone he truly cares about the players needs and wants and is fearless about trying some non conventional methods.. It's exciting to find a truly Artisan Luthier!
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  13. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Marco has become a pretty good friend of mine in the last couple of years, so we worked out a trade for some DIY preamp and amp stuff I wasn't using much anymore. This is more or less a one-off; I think there's one other one with a similar body shape but with fairly different detailing. The body is walnut over a cedar core, and the fingerboard is actually acrylicized spalted maple.


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  14. Wow Charlie! Looks super cool. Hope to see it sometime soon. ​
     
  15. liquidfingers

    liquidfingers Commercial User

    Jun 17, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
    I realized I never posted my workhorse Marcos here! Here's one of them, my white TFL Relic. This is my go-to standard-tuning bass that I use in Holy Funk, studio work, and sessions. I never really had a desire for the pre-worn look, but I borrowed this one for a gig and literally could not stand to give it back, so I bought it! It was also quite the hit at NAMM this year, but there's no way I'm ever letting it go. 34.5" scale, Marco singlecoils, passive, alder body, maple/maple neck, bone nut, and no front dots!

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    Cheers!
    Ian
     
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  16. liquidfingers

    liquidfingers Commercial User

    Jun 17, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
    And a quick demo of the pickups on a new N1!

     
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  17. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: LowEnd basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    Loving the one I just snagged.

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  18. o.khryp

    o.khryp Khryp Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Marco TFL 24. I am very glad to have it. Great bass, great sound, great work. Thank You Marco Cortez.

    34.5” scale, Maple Burl top, Alder body, Flame maple neck, Maple Board with block inlays, Bartolini 3-band eq with mid selector switch, Passive/Active volume, Weight 9lb, Nut Width 1" 7/8

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  19. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Sweet, looks like the same bass @Papazita was asking for info on recently. I've been working on a few TFL 24s for Marco recently, but I think I'd best not post pics due to the CUP.
     
  20. johndb

    johndb Bass is the Place! Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Illinois
    My Marco MV-5, fully passive, volume, tone, and on/ off switches for each pickup.
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