Going to buy an F Bass BN 5 Whoooo Hooo!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by modulusbassist, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. modulusbassist

    modulusbassist Guest

    Aug 19, 2001
    Henderson, Nevada
    Hello everybody!
    I have been saving my money to purchase this gorgeous F Bass BN 5. I will be purchasing it on Sept 29, if nobody gets it first, cross my fingers.

    I looooooove this bass!!!!!!!!!!!

    What you think??????????
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I am not a big fan of maple boards, but the bass looks excellent and that flamed body...

    Go for it
  3. Oysterman

    Oysterman Guest

    Mar 30, 2000
    I am a gigantic fan of F basses (based on their looks alone, I'm sure they play and sound great as well), and you can't possibly imagine how much I envy you, you lucky SOB! :mad: ;)

    New or used? How much of a fortune will that one cost you?
  4. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    George Furlanetto is a well-known luthier - his basses are beautiful and sound good. Alain Caron can't be wrong! Congratulations. The flame top makes my heart flutter.
  5. Oh you lucky, lucky dog.
  6. modulusbassist

    modulusbassist Guest

    Aug 19, 2001
    Henderson, Nevada
    Thank you, I've been saving my hard earned cash for 4 months.

    Oysterman, the bass is new, after haggling and pulling my teeth, I got it for $2500.

    Again, I looooooooove this bass!!!!!!!
  7. arvidgunardi

    arvidgunardi Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    Jakarta Indonesia
    I love F basses! Never play em, but heard Alain play it live before in Vancouver. They sounded awesome.

    Somehow, if I were to save money, meaning if I don't have an extra $2500 laying around I wouldnt buy an F bass. Its too expensive for me....but if you're crazy about it....heck! Go for it!:)
  8. modulusbassist

    modulusbassist Guest

    Aug 19, 2001
    Henderson, Nevada
    Yes, I have been listening to Alan Caron when he was still with UZEB, I saw them the first time in 1989, in Jakarta, Indonesia, live in a parking lot!Belive it or not, it was true, and it was awesome!!!

    So here I am, 11 years later, and getting my F Bass, I looooove this bass!

    Peace, Be Fruitful and Be Kind To Each Other
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Very nice, modulusbassist.:)

    Is it time to change your screen name?;)

    Sure,rub our noses in it! :p

    Never seen on in the flesh,hear they are like some of the best basses out there.Congrats!:)
  11. KeithPas


    May 16, 2000
    Congrats Mod,
    I love the way F Basses look and I love the way Alain Caron sounds. I bet this bass will cut like a knife!
  12. modulusbassist

    modulusbassist Guest

    Aug 19, 2001
    Henderson, Nevada
    Thank you Thank you Thank you, God I love this forum, everybody's so supportive.

    I guess this bass will cure my GAS for awhile, I will still be a Modulus Bassist and I hope this F Bass won't be a trophy, cos I just love it.

    Peace, Be Fruitful and Be Nice To Each Other.
  13. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Inactive

    Jun 10, 2001
    Nice Score. I think F's are the best basses out there. I also think their 6 strings sound much fatter and better than ANY 6 I've owned or played and that includes a piece from nearly every bass brand being made.
  14. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Aug 31, 2001
    Halifax, Canada
    Owner - St. Germaine Guitars
    Nice bass, I must say that I personally love high quality Canadian basses. I had the pleasure of trying out a few F Basses when I bought my 5 string last year. It came down to a Dingwall and an F Bass and I wound up taking the Dingwall (small personal preference item decided it). I tried the BN 5 and the BNF 5 and found they sounded incredible. I will yet own one, but I must first find a dealer that sells them hear at a more realistic price. Up here an F bass like yours would sell for about $3300-$3500 Can, with a US price of $2500. Now a Dingwall (specifically mine) cost $2900 Can and the same bass in the US (bassnw) was on sale for $3299. I am hoping this was the dealers and not the inherent to Fbass. But, congratulations, I am sure you will love your FBass.

  15. modulusbassist

    modulusbassist Guest

    Aug 19, 2001
    Henderson, Nevada
    Funny, I was thinking the same way about the price, I was thinking that it would be cheaper in Canada because it's made in Canada and no import tax and all that b.s. But I'm surprised that it's more expensive.

    Thank you, it's a beautiful bass!!!!
  16. modulusbassist

    modulusbassist Guest

    Aug 19, 2001
    Henderson, Nevada
    Another thing that bothers me about expensive bass is that some manufacturers does not include hard shell case. I remember when I bought my first expensive bass a Warwick Dolphin, it comes with a gorgeous wood and aluminum Warwick Flight Case.

    Mmmm, I wonder why?
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
  18. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Not bad. Not bad at all. The Quilt on that is great too.
  19. Congrats on your new F bass! They are the classiest!

    I bought mine about 10 years ago for 1400$ CDN, used. Exchanged it for a MF bass and then rebought it for 900$ CDN! Many say it used to be one of Caron's (it doesn't make it any easier to play though).

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