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Damn you, NJL! / Anyone play a LeDuc?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Frank Martin, Jan 31, 2005.


  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Hi guys&girls!

    A few days ago this aforementioned person by the name of NJL, or formerly NoJazzLoco, posted a link to some lefty basses that are for sale. Among those I found this:

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    LeDuc Masterpiece 6... also, it's in lefty... and for a good price...
    I know I shouldn't, but I can hardly resist...

    So tell me these basses are not as good as I think they are and my GAS will go away!
    Please :help:

    Thanks
    :)
     
  2. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Played a Leduc fretted 6-string.
    Bass owned by a friend of mine.
    He let me take it on a gig.
    One of the nicest playing and sounding basses if ever played.
    Have never played another 6-string I liked better than the Leduc.
    If I had the money would buy one in a heartbeat.
     
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
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    Leduc's are pretty rare, so you might not find many cats have tried one...

    I have played a Leduc Maurad at Atlanta Bass Gallery... Granted it was a 5'er, righty and it didn't have a headstock... It was amazing, Light and very punchy... probably a completely different sounding beast than the one that you are talking about...
     
  4. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i'm glad to of ruined your life, frank martin!!

    :D

    ;)
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Thanks :D

    If you told me about that site a earlier... I was shopping for my Corvette around the time that Proline 6 was up. :meh:
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Which model was that?
     
  7. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    which corvette? the one that i have now?
     
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    There is a Corvette on page 10... wait, that was only 2004... then there was something else, too.

    So you got your Corvette from there? Nice. I like mine with the standard spacing, too, converting it to a 5 woould be too wide for me :)
     
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Ah! Found yours: it's on page 3 ;)
     
  10. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    yeah, mine was bought in germany, the original owner broke the neck...paid Magnus Krempel to build two necks for it...a five and six

    it made it to the states somehow and i bought it from a dude that couldn't really tell what the woods were on the neck (he assured me that they were ovankol/wenge but here ebony/maple/ebony)....it's an OK bass, but neck dives waaaaaaaaay too much.

    :)