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Help me pick

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johans, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    Hi guys :)

    I will be ordering a new bass this month. I am looking for a 5 strong about $2500-3600 range. It has to have Buckeye Burl top, matching headstock. Several builders that I have look at at and have interest on are..

    - Fbass BN-5
    - Roscoe LG-3005
    - Benavente SCA

    any opinions?

  2. freakbass

    freakbass "Pile-drivingly Heavy" since 1983

    You might also check out Skjold. He can build you something spectacular for not a lot of dough.
  3. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I've actually never played any of these, but as far as looks go, I'd say the Roscoe. Just a glance at one of those mgives me gas like crazy. Be sure to try them before you buy em!
  4. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    Or Carey Nordstrand. I was checking out his site, and the prices for his four-stringers are quite reasonable.
  5. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Cellinder Jazz Bass or MTD 535/635 or Sadowsky NYC
  6. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA


    my mind is set..

    I'll be getting Benavente Vortex 5

    buckeye top
    maple neck
    alder body
    birdseye fretboard
    matching headstock
    matching pup cover
    abalone block inlay


    and check this out .. this is by far the coolest BATTERY compartment i've ever seen

  7. The guys at Benavente are by far some of the nicest guys I have spoken to, and their basses are georgous!