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Custom 6er poll!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by allenhumble, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Elrick

    9 vote(s)
  2. F-bass

    31 vote(s)
  3. Stambuagh

    18 vote(s)
  4. Jerzy Drozd

    20 vote(s)
  5. Other

    37 vote(s)
  1. allenhumble

    allenhumble Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    I have said this befor, but I plan on ordering a new bass after the first of the year and I am having a hard time on making my mind up. There are so many qualified buileders that are making incredible instruments. I have narrowed my list down to4. 2 of which I have played. 1 I plan on playing soon. And 1 that I wont have the opportunity to play prior to ordering. I know that alot of TBrs are dedicated to thier builders and I will probably get alot of biased opinions which is welcome. I want to know why you are so dedicated. I would also like to hear from some TBrs that may have A/Bed some of the basses on my list. Thanks in advance.
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    What are you looking for in a bass? All of these instruments look fantastic, but all sound very different from each other.
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I didn't wait to find out what you wanted in a 6. I voted F-Bass. They're kickin' basses and it would definitely be my second choice if I were in the market.
  4. dunamis


    Aug 2, 2004
  5. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
  6. Spencer!


    Jun 25, 2006
    Owner, Pike Amplification & 3Leaf Audio
    My completely biased vote is for Jerzy Drozd. They're the most versatile basses ever - They mesh well in any style. I can get a fat funk tone and then with a few knob adjustments have a driving metal tone.
  7. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    F-Bass or Ken Smith.

    You should add Ken Smith to the List.
  8. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    ive loved everything ive played by stambaugh and f-bass. im kind og jonesing for a roscoe century 6 with nordies and a demeter though:p
  9. bryanjnkns


    Oct 18, 2006
  10. I tried F-Bass (Alain Caron), MTD, Roscoe, Fodera, and Ken Smith 6-strings, (I'd like to have tried a Bee too), and I went with a Jerzy Drozd Legend. For my tastes, I thought it had the best sustain, tone, and playability of the bunch. It certainly has a lot more low-end punch and weight than any of the three excellent F-Basses (two fretted, one fretless) I've owned.

    The Jerzy is very versatile, expressive, and powerful sounding, and it has the most comfortable, ergonomic neck I've ever played.

  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Lots of fine choices, really, but if I had to make one recommendation, it'd be for a bass from Pete Skjold.

  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Lots of fine choices, really, but if I had to make one recommendation, it'd be for a bass from Fred Bolton @ www.beebasses.com
  13. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    Vote for Roscoe here!
  14. If money is no object... I say do the Drozd.

    I personally voted for Stambaugh.

    As a current owner, Chris' basses are top notch AND EXTREMELY well priced.

    Just my $.02
  15. bryanjnkns


    Oct 18, 2006

    I know this is a little off topic but, what is the string spacing for the bridge and nut on that Jerzy?
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    It's obvious what my choice would be, but what's to my liking may not be to yours. Different basses do things better and worse than other basses- anyone who claims otherwise is fooling themselves.

    Get very specific as to what you like, and not just in tone. Body shape and the kind of playability a bass has plays a major role- I've sold many basses that sounded great but because they didn't feel as great as another kind of bass, they had to go. Do you like sharp edges or rounded edges? Heavy weight or light? Bolt-on or neck through? Do you need super-accessible high frets? Do you prefer a certain kind of pickup placement? How long are you willing to wait for your custom to get finished? Is resaleability an important factor to you? Etc., etc.
  17. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
  18. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    You don't see a whole lot about them, but I would go for a Pedulla Hexabuzz.

  19. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Dingwall makes 6-string basses...

    That being said, out of the basses you listed I have only played F-bass and Elrick. I preferred the F-bass, for reasons that are hard to describe. You really have to be nitpicky at this level, but the F-bass seemed like every note was clearer and more defined from low B to 24th fret on the G string. I vote F-bass.

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