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Experiences with Mayones Caledonius?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fastolf, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Hi guys,

    I'm GASing for the Mayones Caledonius 5 Classic but I can't try it here in Switzerland (one local dealer, it's an order-only model).
    There's very little on youtube and on the forums.

    - Any experiences with this one?
    - What is the neck like?
    - How do these Bartolinis sound with the stock preamp?

    I currently play a Stingray Classic, Am Dlx Jazz 2011 and a Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5 (delano PUs).

    Thanks and all best from Switzerland!
  2. never heard of them but I think you are closer to them than most of TB members, hopefully somebody did try them out :D I drove a couple of times from New Orleans to El Paso, and that's almost twice the distance between Switzerland and Poland :D
  3. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

    May 9, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
  4. eloann


    May 14, 2012

    Can't say anything about the Caledonious but I used to have a Patriot with bartolini and an aguilar preamp. Nice bass, modern sounding but sweeter than with EMGs. The neck's on the thin side, somewhat comparable to a modern jazz bass profile. It's heavy.

    The friend I sold it to still plays it lovingly to this day. If you're passing through Geneva and would like to try it, drop me a PM and I'll try to arrange that.
    I also have a Fame Baphomet NTB4 (basically a Warwick knockoff manufactured by Mayones for musicstore) - its neck is MUCH fatter.

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