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De Gier Releases Lowlander Bass

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    The Lowlander is a tribute and thorough reinterpretation of one of the world's most famous rockbasses. Some of the goals for this bass were that it should not suffer the hated neckdive and that it shouldn't feel 'extended'. Or more positively stated: it should maintain a comfortable position in every situation. It should encapture the classic sound you'd expect, but also have some added versatility. And it should be strong enough to minimise the risk of a broken headstock.

    • Spanish cedar neck and body
    • 9 ply neckthrough
    • original 34-3/8” scale
    • reinforced headstock area
    • reinforced neck
    • custom logo
    • Lollar T-bird pickups
    • clever strapbutton positions
    • Hipshot lightweight tuners
    • custom bridge
    • tapered bodywings
    • available with many custom options

    De Gier basses are handcrafted in the Netherlands by Sander de Gier, direct sales only. The price of a Lowlander starts at 2895 euro. We give an introduction discount of 500 euro on every Lowlander ordered in the remainder of 2017.

    For more details, pictures and movies (especially the demo with Michel van Schie) please visit: www.degierguitars.com/lowlander

    Contact: Sander de Gier

    info@degiergitaarbouw.nl www.degierguitars.com
    Schiedam, october 11th, 2017

    Lowlander Hires.
    IMG_0105-e1503493518676. IMG_0116-e1503493552489. IMG_0071-e1503493467353. IMG_0106-e1503493536268. IMG_0077-e1503493487943. Lowlander Hires.
    Stumbo, hintz, djaxup and 4 others like this.
  2. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Loretta and TBird1958 like this.
  3. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    It was even in my Facebook feed! :laugh:
    That PG shape need work though, just doesn't work with the bass at all.
    edencab, ficelles, bholder and 8 others like this.
  4. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I agree. I like the concept of recessing a strap button to get the first fret into more of a Jazz/Precision placement. Might give it a shot on my StatusBird as that’s become the only thing I don’t like about it. I solved the common neck dive issue with a strap button through a neck bolt, but the first fret always feel like it’s a mile away.
    alaskaleftybass and TBird1958 like this.
  5. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Price of entry - 2400 Euros. Seems steep, but what do I know about it?
  6. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Wanted to like it but I just can't. I'm sorry.
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  7. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    It's interesting, looks like a melted T Bird. I hear they do make great basses.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
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  8. Basvarken

    Basvarken Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2010
    Velp Rockcity
    Luthier / Gibson Bass Book
    Well done Sander. It certainly catches the Thunderbird vibe.
    Jay2U likes this.
  9. I'd like to compare one of these to a Mike Lull T-bass. Guess I'd better start saving my euros. :)
  10. Sixgunn


    Jun 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    I don't wait 30 minutes after eating, to go swimming.
    I don't care for the concave cutaways.
  11. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Nice but that pickguard is just wrong.
    A pity they didn't they something a bit different with the headstock shape too.
    edencab and Novarocker like this.
  12. Loring


    May 4, 2017
    For a new product release - why are the photo of a beat up bass. If I bought that new with those dings in it - I'd be pissed!
  13. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
  14. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    The De Gier Basses I occasionally played were always top.
  15. Loring


    May 4, 2017
    I have no doubt that he makes good basses but...
    Marketing 101 - show pristine products that make people lust for them. Crap it could've been photoshopped in 10 mins to look like it wasn't dropped a half dozen times.
  16. Basvarken

    Basvarken Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2010
    Velp Rockcity
    Luthier / Gibson Bass Book
    I'm not a fan of relics. But this was done very convincingly. Nothing to do with photoshopping.

  17. Loring


    May 4, 2017
    It does sound sweet
  18. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    I like it. :woot:
  19. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Agree... but everything else is purdy.
    bholder likes this.
  20. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    I like the instrument jack placement.

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