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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NYBassMan, Oct 19, 2003.
i'm ordering a Dave Pushic custom. Any feedback from you wonderful people.
Here we go again.
That's my feedback, and I'm sticking with it.
post a link...or something.
Seems to me like a lot of pretty new ones come up for sale.
I remember a recent thread titled "I got a Good DP" or some such. I believe that ones sold or for sale too.
Tony if you do a search, you'll find about 38 threads on this topic!
THREAD # 2
THREAD # 3
Dave is a very nice guy.
Oh Munji, you are so honest. It's great.
I actually laughed out loud to this post.
Seen/heard lots of mixed reviews. VERY mixed. From "he built my dream bass, it's wonderful" to "sloppy careless work, the bass is almost unacceptable"...
Personally, I have seen more than enough (and one would already have been enough) bad reviews to stay away.
It would be interesting to see by how much the good DP experiences outweigh the bad experiences. Maybe I'll start a thread about that...
WELCOME TO TB!
I just noticed this was your first post.
Try the search function next time. It may surprise you!
This is incredibley irritating. I want a custom, and I dont want to spend more than $2000.00. That's even pushing it honestly. I think i'm going to give him an honest try..unless any of you have a better luthier that can match his prices. I'll put it to you this way. I front a Primus cover band that gigs somewhat often. My dream bass would be Carl Thompson obviously, and I see that this Darrin Huff makes basses quite similar to Carls. I'm open to any suggestions any of you may have. Thanks for your time.
THE LOW END SCRUB
you can get a far superior quality used instrument for under $2000...There are so many options to choose from if you go used. From what I've read and from talking to people with firsthand DP experience ,it's just not worth the risk.
Whoa there, hoss! www.fbbcustom.com
Custom 6 (or 4/5 if that's your bag. I assume 6 if you're doing Primus tunes) bangers with a LOT of options for about $1650. More if you get nutty with the options and woods.
I've played them, and they absolutely destroy, in the best possible way. Trust me, there's nothing but positive stuff for Matt Schmill (FBB)'s work. Do a search... they kick booty. Plus Matt's a killer guy to deal with. I'd own one if I didn't need this college education.
But they might not be for everyone.
Imaculate work, though.
Also Chris Stambaugh makes basses for $2000 or less (2k for an NT 6er). That's the base price, but I hear that there almost NO opitions that incur and upcharge. Woods, pickups, hardware...no matter the combination, same price.
I was going to suggest the FBBs, too, but Brendan beat me to it. They are quite nicer than the DPs I've seen, and as far as I know, Matt has always gotten it right the first time, not the 3rd or 4th. Excellent options, excellent to deal with, and most importantly, excellent basses.
may as well follow suit here.
I own 4 FBB's and will commission more or grab used ones where I see them. I think he's the best deal around for a decently priced custom.
I thought about a DP originally because the price looks appealing at first, but am happy that I took a chance w/ FBB.
I wouldn't normally plug a luthier in a thread about another builder, but since the thread-starter asked...
You might want to see if Karl Hoyt is taking new orders. I had him build a neck for my Warmoth body and he did a great job. I've now ordered an oddball 6-string from him. There are many happy customers of his around the Internet. Most notably Bob Gollihur is a big fan of his.
If you're into CT basses, then you MUST check out an Eshenbaugh! Mark makes great basses that are inspired by Carl's approach to bass building, but he puts his own unique spin on things.
I would also recommend FBB. There is a 6 on his inventory page for $1350. It looks to be a killer bass and you would be hard pressed to find a better bass for the money. It is #P044-01.
Are the DP's really hit and miss....with more to the miss side of things????