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GAS For This Natural Fiver

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Oct 20, 2003.


  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I've got a beautiful bass being made, and I STILL have cravings for other basses. I got my hands on this one yesterday. I usually like fancier tops and accoutrements, but my wife and I both loved the really simplistic natural look of this one. Just a fiver with a bolt-on four-piece neck, but it was lovely.
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  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    A shot of the headstock:
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  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I also liked the ones with black hardware.
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  4. seracis

    seracis

    Sep 25, 2003
    Tulsa, OK
    I know I'm new, but those are beauts!
     
  5. egb41

    egb41

    Mar 26, 2003
    U.S.A OHIO Columbus
    Hey i'm also in Ohio. Please tell me more about these. String spacing? Electronics? That doesn't look like swamp ash, what is it?I've already got a nice Jazz fiver with a Pau ferro board but I want a maple board fiver. I really would like a Marcus Miller five but it's waaaay overpriced imho. I've also been considering one of these.Edit what kind of price are these. Ball park?[​IMG]
     
  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    They have 19mm spacing standard although a diffently spaced bridge can be put on if you ask ahead of time. Bartolini PJ pickups and 2-band preamp (I think it's Bartolini as well-not sure though). That one is swamp ash I believe; alder is also available. I think the street price for the standard fiver is around $1700 or so. More expensive than a Marcus Miller, but they're luthier-made, so it's a pretty good deal.
     
  7. egb41

    egb41

    Mar 26, 2003
    U.S.A OHIO Columbus
    Thanks. You are so right 1700.00 for a semi-custom is a steal. (runs away to check bank account):bawl: :)
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's very nice!!!! Congrats.

    Out of all the fancy shmancy basses I own or have owned, this bass is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE bass of all time!!!!!

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    Treena
     
  10. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nino

    Where is the back strap button on your bass i dont see it.
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    EVERYONE askes me that. LOL I bought a new bass & I ran out of straplocks & I wanted to bring that particular bass to rehearsal (Valenti Stealth, I think) so I took em off this bass until I bought another set. :)
     
  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Is the 24 fret a homebody?
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No, I just go thru phases on which bass I like to play. Right now I'm really into my Sadowsky RB5.

    Hey Bryan, I didn't meanto hi-jack your thread. Sorry. :)
     
  14. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Hey, no problem. A pretty bass is a pretty bass, right? And I don't own that one-I just want it ;)
     
  15. Baofu

    Baofu

    Mar 8, 2003
    WA/CA
    Hey, I'm having trouble reading the name on the headstock, who's the maker?
     
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    On the bass I posted? It's a Hill Custom-one of their bolt-on standard series.