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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rusty, Aug 15, 2004.
Look what the postman brought today!!!!
Review coming soon
nice!! Is that a bloodwood board?? Vermillion??
cool bass man, enjoy it.
Nice, very nice. Wonder what it sounds like....
It's a very red piece of cocobolo
Chambered mahogany core
Claro Walnut top
5 piece neck - Flame Maple with bubinga stringers
Cocobolo bridge with custom piezo saddle
Handmade Bill lawrence pups
Many thanks to Tony for the super fast shipping
i wonder what it tastes like
Is that strung E - C? Beautiful, by the way.
Now for a quick first 3 hours review...
It sounds amazing. AMAZING. It has such an organic tone that can go from plain raw all the way to super warm mellowness... I don't quite know how to describe it, but it's the kinda tone that would warm the cockles of your heart on a very cold day I played a few I - IX chord progressions and it sounded sooooo velvety smooth... swoonable smooth
Playability wise, it's pretty good The action is kinda medium'ish low, but I've been spoilt by my Sadowsky with insanely low action so... but don't get me wrong on this - it's very easy to play on The neck's really skinny for a 5 string though, and that kinda puts the low E right at the edge of the fretboard (I forgot to mention, it's strung EADGC)... but like I said, it doesn't detract from the playability of this bass.
Build wise... Not quite flawless, but I'd give it a 8.5/10
More on this in a while... Time for classes!
Could you please post some body shots? That is seriously the best looking bass i've seen in a while.
If you want whole shots go to the For Sale forum an look for Hoyt. I'm aquiring this one's twin fretted.
I can't wait to get it (is too lazy to drive 5 hours to Cincy)
Links to pics that Tony took can be found <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138894">here</a>
I have liked those basses since I first saw them after Tony got them from Karl.
If I hadn't been shopping for a Fender (and if I didn't already have a 5 string fretless on the way), it wouldn't have been there for you to buy!
Enjoy it--you got one heck of a deal.