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DeOliveira Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Richard_P_Harve, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Richard_P_Harve


    May 19, 2011
    Anyone ever hear of these or better yet own one...? There is a 4 string single cut for sale locally on Craigs List and it looks interesting.
  2. Richard_P_Harve


    May 19, 2011
    Yeah I did that too, they look very nice, website hard to read even translated. The one for sale is a Mirage which is at the higher end and chambered. They remind me a little of Jerzy Drozd basses.
  3. Look for Sergio Groove on YouTube. There are several videos of him testing these basses.
    Might help you.
  4. João Bourgard

    João Bourgard

    Jan 21, 2010
    these are portuguese basse..
    I tried one...
    Very nice...
  5. They're built in Brazil. They speak portuguese.
  6. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    They look stunning
  7. É claro...opss...of course.

    If you want more information, they can ask here( http://www.contrabaixobr.com/forum ) in English even.
    There are many users who have basses brand.
    It will be a pleasure to help them, and most people there speak a better english than mine.
  8. FrankLowend


    Dec 31, 2010
    Did you guys had bought or just played some of those basses?
    Im really thinking in one fretless...
  9. FrankLowend


    Dec 31, 2010
    My Wave is coming... IMG-20151201-WA0015.
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  10. DeOliveira are just great. High quality woods and excellent price!

    I'm waiting to receive mine in about 15 days. Ordered a 5 string Mirage. The only bad thing about them (for me) is that you cannot customize the bass too much, they don't offer many options to say "this is a 100% custom made bass". Still, not a big deal, I can customize it once I get it... good thing is they take between 45-60 days to build it from scratch.

    Another thing, you need to speak portuguese because Alan (the contact at DeOliveira) doesn't speak english or spanish so I have to use a translator which is annoying (good thing is, I'm learning portugues).

    Here I leave a few pics of my own process IMG-20160922-WA0003. IMG-20160922-WA0004. IMG-20160922-WA0003. IMG-20160922-WA0004. image2.JPG image1(1) (1) (1).JPG
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  11. FrankLowend


    Dec 31, 2010
    Some picks of mine... IMG-20151209-WA0005. IMG-20150930-WA0014-1. IMG-20151209-WA0000-1. IMG-20151214-WA0048-1. Maybe some pics say more than a thousand words, but great tone, awesome playability, an instrument that where you are the people is looking at!
  12. Love your fretboard!!
  13. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Interesting, all the designs seem to be light modifications of existing basses.

    RBFK = Hmm, can't place it, but familiar. Really nice color on some of them!
    Mirage = Fodera (obvious).
    Rainbow = Schecter.
    Dream = Well, okay...a highly modified Jazz. Almost like it borrowed from Mezzaluna ergonomics.
    Music Way =EBMM.
    Wave = Wishnevsky Peanut. Wait, you need a hex wrench to remove the ball end of the strings?
  14. FrankLowend


    Dec 31, 2010
    The marvellous of Mother Earth...
  15. RBFK = Isn't Yamaha TRB?

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