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Has any Euro TB'ers ever played? : Aquilina Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j-raj, Sep 13, 2004.


  1. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
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    Has anyone ever played one of these basses?

    http://aquilinabasses.free.fr/

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    Just Curious what others think about them... they look nice, have great inspiration (i.e. Fodera, Nordstrand, F Bass...). Wonder what they sound like.


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  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    As if my GAS for a Jerzy Drozd wasnt enough :rollno:
     
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Never heard about them but they look nicely done!

    Peace,
    JP
     
  4. FaBu-

    FaBu-

    Jan 16, 2004
    Finland
    Which country are those from?

    Edit: oh France, should have checked the website :scowl:
     
  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
  6. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Thought the same thing as well, I like Aquilina's execution a bit more than Wish's.

    The F-bass and NOrd-looking ones are my favorites.
     
  7. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Actually it looks more like the Zon/Manring Hyperbass that Wish likes to copy so much. For this to resemble a Wish it would need a tin can hand cut cover plate, a 75% reduction in knobs (and cheaper ones at that), MANY fewer hours of consideration of neck/body wood combinations and a bit more wood (like what it would take about 4 hours to sand off with some >150 grit sandpaper)
    :D
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Exactly. It looks lke a Hyperbass.
     
  9. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    WHAT? No personal experiences with the bass????? I though for sure when I saw that BRAD JOHNSON had replied that he must have played one... :p

    At least that's what it says under his name :cool:
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    They have to appear stateside for me to check them out. Haven't been to Europe in a few years.

    :D

    There are still far more basses I have played than haven't.
     
  11. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Some nice ideas, I like this one a lot :

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  12. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  14. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Bummer, I was kinda hoping you had (or at least that you had and would admit to it ;) )
     
  15. cosmodrome

    cosmodrome Registered User

    Apr 30, 2004
    ****town, Netherlands
    never heard of it before.
     
  16. Nope, never heard of 'm. The models posted here sure look good to me!
     
  17. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    I tried these at NAMM. They were really sweet!
     
  18. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Way to resurrect a zombie thread Dave.

    :D
     
  19. newburyohio

    newburyohio Banned

    Feb 15, 2002
    USA
  20. pnchad

    pnchad Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    the video should have it's own thread

    some of the most tasteful and well played EB duet stuff ever