Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by servetakid, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. servetakid

    servetakid Inactive

    Dec 30, 2008
  2. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    I remember Bass Player Magazine did a review on the ' Belvedere' model if that is what it was called. I haven't played one, but most players who have, reported Dipinto basses to be great for a thick and meaty, old school semi hollow body rock bass tone and vibe.
  3. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Yes, I have a gold one I bought in 2003, and it's great. I've written about it many times on TB, so if you run a search you'll probably find my comments. But, in short, it sounds incredible. It has some hollowbody "thud," but doesn't get muddy unless you want it to. It records exceptionally well. On the neck pickup, it sounds a lot like a great P-bass, but with some "air." And the single coils don't hum much at all.

    It has a fast-playing J-type neck, with flat fretboard radius for very low action.

    My only gripe is that the short upper horn creates a long reach to first position when standing. But just last week, I made a strap button extender that moves the button out about two inches. I haven't tried this at reahearsal yet, but it seems to make a big difference.

    If you have specific questions, PM me and I'll get back to you.