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French GAS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NJXT, Mar 12, 2001.


  1. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    A few days ago, someone (sorry, can't remember who :oops: ) asks about european luthiers. I've made some research and here are some of the french luthiers who make basses.

    The first ones I've posted :
    Lag http://www.lag.fr/
    Leduc http://perso.wanadoo.fr/leduc/
    Vigier http://www.vigierguitars.com/

    And some more :
    Moscato
    http://www.moscato-guitars.com/anglais/DefautA.htm
    [​IMG]

    DAC
    http://lutheriedac.free.fr/basse.html
    [​IMG]

    Hubert Valois
    http://www.multimania.com/hubertvalois/bassesavantarriere-engl.htm
    [​IMG]

    Kopo
    http://www.kopo.fr/album/basses.html
    [​IMG]

    DNG
    http://www.chez.com/dng/basses.htm
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Merci, Nathanael, merci beaucoup! :D
     
  3. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    You're welcome.
    I've played a 5 strings Leduc recently and ... my, oh my !!!!
    I got serious GAS but it's too expensive for me.
    You need at least 1800 euros (second hand) to 2800-3000 euros (new) to get one.
    But they are worth it, that's for sure.
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    NJXT - That Muscato Legend with the checkerboard inlay is HOT action!!! Thanks for the link!

    BTW, when I do a currency conversion, US $$ to euros, the price on one comes to about $2340 US. Can you explain the difference between "new" and "second hand" euros? In the US, euros are simply referred to as "euros." No distinction is made.

    Thanks if you can/will explain.
     
  5. [​IMG]

    Whoa! This sucker looks like it belongs in an art gallery.
     
  6. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    I have a Leduc guitar which I bought in 1983 while in France.It's a nice little guitar,neck through construction with 2 Seymour Duncan pickups.I played a lot of gigs with it.If the basses are anything like it they must be very nice.
     
  7. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    At this point, no euros have been printed. Thus, all euros are new. Or even not yet born :p:p:p (as if you didn't understand...):)
     
  8. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Then what is NJXT referring to when he talks about "new" and "second hand" euros???
     
  9. <a href="http://perso.wanadoo.fr/leduc/Gb/_index.htm"><img src="http://perso.wanadoo.fr/leduc/img/l002.jpg" width=458 height=168></a>
     
  10. *whispers* I think he is talking about the basses...*trails off incoherently*
     
  11. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    I played a Le Duc U bass a while back. It had one piezo no controls and a semi acoustic body. It was £1700 in 94. Excellent bass but too expensive for a cheapskate like me.
     
  12. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    Arg. Sorry, my english synthax was gone for a while ;).
    I was talking about the basses.
    A (very good) bassist I know recently bought a second hand 5 Strings Leduc (in excellent condition), neck-through, for about 12 000 French Francs (~1830 euros). New, the same model would have cost about 18 000 French Francs (~2740 euros).
    I tried it and it was one of the best bass I ever played, in terms of sound, comfort etc ...
     
  13. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Eyy, it's just rick getting out on the wrong side of the bed (there goes *my* syntax, and who cares).

    What Leduc model did you try out? He's got a few major lines, and some are very different, like the U bass :):)

    I might change my 'signature' ..... Go french for creativity!
     
  14. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    Frankly, I don't know. It wasn't a U one because it had a headstock.
    I 've tried it for something like 10 minutes and when I asked the price to the owner, I just gave it back to him, knowing I'll never be able to afford it
    So, I forgot to ask the model and I just sat in a dark corner and cried ;)
     
  15. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    "Oh, I see," said the blind man. Thanks Lizard, I read it wrong, thought it was some kind of re-valuation thing.
     
  16. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    It may come, it may come ... be patient ;)
     
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    And to think that I thought you were being facetious!

    :D
     
  18. damn! those basses are beautiful!! :D

    I want to get a day job!!! ;)
     
  19. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    I understand........just too well....:(