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Cort Curbow

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dan Molina, Aug 18, 2002.


  1. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    what are your thoughts on it? I'm really thinking of saving up to buy one but i'm not sure.
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I love it.
    If I was to buy a cheap bass it would probably be this one.
    Very good electronics and pickups, beautiful and original design, giant sound, comfortable playing.
     
  3. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    For fretless, I'd say go for it. Fretted, consider it. There are plenty of 4-strings and some 5-strings in that price range. But anyways, the fretless sound of the 5 is just pure growl. Try em out first, definitely.
     
  4. pigpen02

    pigpen02

    Mar 24, 2002
    i got a chance to play one recently. the one thing i didn't like was the weight- it was just too light, felt like i had to be careful. is it luthite ?
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yes, it has a luthite body.

    BigBohn, they discontinued the fretless 5.
     
  6. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    What? The Cort Curbow model? I know the Artisan is toast, but the Cort Curbow 5 fretless? I'll check the Cort site.


    edit: checked out the site, it is still there and still available in the US, unlike the Artisan B5FL, which is what I think you confused it with.
     
  7. Great basses, especially fretless, i love my fretless 6.;)
     
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    luthite it is.
     
  9. ColdYinTiger

    ColdYinTiger

    Jul 15, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I've played the six string and liked it alot, I would have bought it if I had the money to spare but I still need to save up for a more powerfull amp before I worry about a forth bass....
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have heard from two dealers locally that they can't order them any more.
     
  11. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida

    Hmm. I recently (4 days ago) received a quote from Greg Curbow for a customized C. Curb 5fl, so that means that they must still make them. Unless they discontinued it within those 4 days, I would doubt they actually cut it for good.
     
  12. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Thanks everyone.
     
  13. Curbow

    Curbow

    Aug 1, 2002
    Cort still is and always will make the Curbow/Cort Bass in both the Fretted and Fretless Models,
    In 4, 5 and 6 String Versions!
    The only change in the Lineup in the discontinuation
    of the "Woodgrain" finish!

    Mars Music will (So they Say) stock only the Gloss Back, Satin Red and Satin Blue.

    ALL other finish options...
    Gloss Black
    Candy Apple Red
    Candy Apple Blue
    Can be had at all other Cort/Curbow retailers including My WEB Site, www.curbow.com

    I can and do stock, on occasion, Factory Prototypes and "One Off's" of all models...
    Including the "Satin" Mars Colors!

    Thanks
    Greg Curbow
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks for dropping by and giving us the straight story, Greg!
     
  15. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Didn't they also discontinue the Burl finish on the 4's a long time ago? All I know is I got a discount on my fretless 4 because of it. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Hilikus

    Hilikus

    Jul 29, 2002
    Wales UK
    That woodgrain finish looks nice:(
     
  17. Dean_CustomJazz

    Dean_CustomJazz Guest

    Jan 23, 2002
    woburn
    great sounding and playing, but the one thing i dont like is how uncomfortable it is when you sit down with it. it won't stay on my leg!