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Cort's making their own FMT's.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

  3. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    That "burled poplar" top is awful. :spit:
    But, the rest of them look OK.
  4. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    scroll down on that web youll see the 5'rs
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    My bad. I saw those but I meant to say I like the GB99B and I'd like to see it in a 5'r.
  6. GB75 looks stunning, with a great price to match.
  7. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    GB75 does look very nice indeed. I'm not so keen on the FMT...
  8. Mikkel-S


    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    1+ to the burled poplar... :spit:
  9. spyingcracker


    May 27, 2004
    Nice. Even has the bound fretboard. I smell a lawsuit.
  10. My friend is getting a Cort GB, with big block inlays, and in a blue colour.
  11. Really? And to think I thought alot of you would be into that whole "greasy spaghetti sauce mixxed with Dawn-soap dishwater" look.

  12. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Man! That flame maple jazz with the maple board....that really looks nice. I wonder if they'll do a 5er? They look nice...
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I like the GB74.
  14. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    I love burled black poplar, but I'm not too keen on the stain on that one. It's much nicer when it's natural, a la Jerzy Drozd. And I hate that cartoon logo they have. Diminishes the design, I think...
  15. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I actually kinda like these.
  16. lame(B)ass


    Jun 18, 2004
    I want the the Artisan A4.
  17. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Not from Fender. Cor-Tek ("Cort") makes Fenders and other FMIC product. All their accessories ("Mighty Mite") are Fender-licensed.

    Cor-Tek manufactures some of the best-built Fender guitars.
  18. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I just got back from vacation where I stumbled into a "small town" music store . Once inside I spotted a beautiful looking 5 string bass with a beautiul finish and excellent construction that also had:-

    -Flame Maple top
    -A maple/Wenge laminated neck.
    -Neck thru
    -Bartolini pickups and electronics
    -Hipshot tuners.
    -A passive/Active switch.
    -Bass, Mid, and treble controlls that all sounded very useful.
    -Nice playability, though maybe a little narrow in the neck.

    All this for 1/3 the price of a Stingray 5. It was a Cort Artisan 5,
    (the one on the right) and I tell ya what, it was pretty darn good. It's also the first Cort bass I've ever played and it won't be the last...........
  19. Look a lot like Fender's FMT series... I like it!
  20. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Same experience for me.
    I could try a Cort Artisan B5, and I was really impressed.
    Quality wise, not much of a difference with, say, an SR5.
    Tone wise, it's a very different animal, though.