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First impressions of my new JPBass Plume 5 strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lulu, Mar 29, 2004.


  1. Lulu

    Lulu Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Belgium
    Good morning America,

    Pics :
    http://www.jpbasses.com/A558A4/jpbasses.NSF/Gallery/1F7048B6618EF9C386256E5E005C62AB?opendocument

    Sorry for my bad English !!!

    Six months of waiting, it’s very long, but for this wonderful instrument, it’s very short!

    It’s a great pleasure to meet ze boss himself, Mister JP, and to see the small room where my dream comes true. On photos, my Plume was very beautiful but in real, she is fabulous, the woods are incredible :
    - the body, Limba with dyed through burl maple top, with somes great details,
    - and the neck, wenge with the fingerboard on acrylicized bird’s eye maple

    There’s a real sensuality with this instrument, it’s not easy to explain, but it’s like: she’s alive!!! The woods are very "hot" to touch, to feel or to smell, it ‘s really a rare impression.

    The next step is to hear the sound; the preamp is very powerful, much betters then my two others bass (Peavey Cirrus 5st and Alembic Essence 4 st) there’s a very large possibility of sound, great bright sound with a low bass and a very clear and punchy high notes. This is overall the best sounding bass I personally have ever played. But let me some weeks to learn all the possibility of the pickups.

    Now I have it in my house, and what a great pleasure to play with it or to look and feel the amazing woods.

    Last step, playing in concert with a good volume, it will be for the 16th of April.

    Hold the line !

    Have a nice day
     
  2. Jazzmanescg

    Jazzmanescg

    Apr 7, 2003
    France
  3. jojobass

    jojobass

    Mar 29, 2003
    congratulations Lulu :cool:
     
  4. Beautiful bass! I've been waiting to see the finished product. JP is doing some excellent work!!

    Congrats!
    Jeff
     
  5. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    That's a beautiful bass. Very unique.
    Enjoy it!!!!
     
  6. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    another beauty's coming out from the jp's workshop !!!

    congrats Lulu !
     
  7. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Luc, thanks a lot for your trust and your friendship. Nice to see you enjoy your new bass.

    Jeff, I try my best!! thanks for the kind words bro'!

    Peace,
    JP
     
  8. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Congrats and Great job JP

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Thanks Brian :bassist:

    I got tired of exotic basses...I'll be building Jazz Basses from now on :D

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    :eek:

    Peace,
    JP
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    about time! :p

    ooh, nice logo disc!!!

    f
     
  11. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    haha

    :D

    JP
     
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Hmmm :meh:

    Interesting-looking...

    :meh:

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    ... and amazing, too!!! :D :D
    though looks a bit too 'chaotic' with all those colours... that makes it definatelly unique. The tuning knobs are of a very nice colour, too.
    Nice work JP!
    If this is only your 'part-time' work, I wonder what would be the outcome of doing this full-time... ;)
     
  13. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I'm sure Michelangelo air-brushed some T-shirts to pay the bills. ;)


    btw, awesome plume Lulu!
     
  14. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Hey JP,

    I like how the headstock is resting on a nice figured piece of burl.
    I can just hear the phone call -"You want a Jazz, uh, okay. And black too.
    Well, alright then. .. You know we can make all kinds of basses here. . . Right. . . Black, jazz bass, right then. . . ." ;)
     
  15. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE

    from time to time, I'll assemble a warmoth kit. They are good stuff and if you take care to use good hardware, pickups end electronics they come out VERY nice basses for the buck.

    Will have the owner post some review and clips if possible when it's done.

    Peace,
    JP
     
  16. bleepo

    bleepo

    Feb 6, 2003
    Calgary
    i've been dreaming of a JP ever since I laid eyes on one...After my wedding, hopefully...

    Ever ship a lefty to Canada? :smug:
     
  17. mybluespector

    mybluespector

    Mar 22, 2004
    Joplin, Mo
    Thats all i got to say! Just awsome man!