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Filakovsky J 4 Pre Review

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 2, 2005.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Check out the latest bass from Talk Bass Bass Builder John Filakovsky that i will be reviewing for you all in the very near future.
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  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  4. that is a sharp looking bass...i like that green burst
     
  5. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    that,s a beauty,this is the type of instrument that made me crazyyyyyy head :eek:
     
  6. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
  7. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    thats a nice piece wood! totally beautiful! we want soundclips!
     
  8. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I can't wait to see the 5 strings!! Excellent price point as well! Espescially for the electronics, neck and body binding!! 18v pres.!! Whew!
     
  10. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I can't wait either, but the problem with the 5 strings is that I prefer to play 4 strings (cause i stink in my opinion) and until/unless someone places an order, what you see is built for me, because I figure that I'm stuck :hyper: (like that's terrible!) with these basses. FWIW i don't even know why i'm considering myself a commercial user. underneath my name it should just say (in bold):

    Builder: my own damn basses!
     
  11. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member



    Will Do ! :D :bassist:
     
  12. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Nice looking bass - but how many times does he have to put his name on it ?
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    I dont know but you can ask him when he brings it to the NY GTG.
     
  14. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I don't think that I'll be able to make it, unfortunately. I have to focus on paying gigs before fun ones (not to say that paying gigs are not fun). I just have to prioritize - you know.

    Question for you on the basses - is he building the body and necks or is he sourcing the parts? - not that it matters (Valenti, Sadowsky, etc)

    I was just wondering if there are builders out there who actually build their own P and J bodies/necks

    Mike
     
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Mike

    John out sources for his bodys and necks, i think their is a few out their that prefer to cut their own bodys and necks.
     
  16. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Cool, thanks. I used to think that was a cheesy way to do things until I played a Sadowsky and FULLY realized that it is not in the parts but in the application of those parts. If the Filakovsky basses rock half as hard as a Sadowsky, it would still be a wonderful bass. Thanks for sharing

    Mike
     
  17. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    The parts are sourced. I like to think of it as; why re-invent the wheel? if you think about almost every manufacturer sources, except for the true handbuilt guys. Even a company like fender is just sourcing it to themselves etc. etc.
    I have the utmost respect for luthiers such as Ken Smith etal. I'm just not sure if it changes the end result.
     
  18. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    3 is the magic number. kinda like a tootsie roll pop :p
     
  19. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Like I said - it's all in the application of those parts!

    Mike
     
  20. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Cool beans! I have enough 5 string basses anyway!