Is it time for a Benavente Club (LEJ's included)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by atrapp, Aug 15, 2008.


  1. atrapp

    atrapp Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Just in case here are my 3...

    Shall we do this???

    First a Vintage Vortex... Bene pups and pre
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    Second a Flamed Walnut Fless Vortex with Lane Poor pups and Bene pre
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    Last but by far the baddest a custom Benavente reminiscent of the Benavente Divinity Works line, Aero pups and Bart Pre
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  2. Benavente 51 series 6 string fretless delivered May 18, 2004

    My favorite fretless since I received it... the honeymoon continues :smug:
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  3. atrapp

    atrapp Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, OR
    James man - every time I see your 51's I get terrible GAS pains... awesome man - awesome!
     
  4. Here are my babies!:bassist:
     
  5. The_Orlonater

    The_Orlonater

    Jun 6, 2007
    That 11 string is imense. :eek:
     
  6. why yes it is! oh and please excuse the messy new apartment.:bag:
     
  7. The_Orlonater

    The_Orlonater

    Jun 6, 2007
    How are the higher strings because it looks to be around 34. Also, how heavy is it? Also could you pm me on the cost?
     
  8. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti

    Feb 12, 2006
    Singapore
    It plays 100,000 times better than it looks...imagine!

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  9. Wademeister63

    Wademeister63

    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    What, no Benavente club??? I thought I was a member already =P

    nice nice stuff, I really like that black Vintage Vortex :hyper:


    here's my baby =)

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  10. bamabass

    bamabass

    May 30, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I am gassing for a Vintage Cortex 5 something terrible. I never shou;d have gotten rid of the one I had! That 4 is almost perfect...it it were a 5, I would just go crazy!
     
  11. Here is my SCB 6 semi-hollow fretless. Monkey pod top with mahogany back and ash/ebony bolt-on neck. Big...Big tone!
     

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  12. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    It's about time. Chris should get some praise for the excellent work he does. I'm glad he's young and hope he has 20-30 years left of work.
     
  13. LEJ Club number please!!!!!
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  14. atrapp

    atrapp Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, OR
    numbers...

    as you are the first to request a number you get #2... as #1 is reserved for???
     
  15. DEbassist

    DEbassist

    Jul 7, 2006
    St. Louis
    I want to join! I just got my Benny back. Let me be number 3! The same number as the serial number on my benavente.
     
  16. alangoldstein

    alangoldstein

    Jul 23, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Endorsments: Aguilar, Hartke, DR strings, Analysis Plus "Oval" Cables
    i have a bene too. im on my 2nd one. sold the 219 5 only cuz i needed the cash to upgrade.

    how do i post pix? just come to my myspace to see it or my youtube

    i guess. ...
     
  17. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    I just received this bass on Monday.. It's a 51" P-5.. I use to own it a few years back and always kind of missed it.. When I first had it, I shipped it back to Chris to have the new neck and pickguard made.. I didn't like the original 5 in-line tuners, plus I wanted a rosewood board.. I also changed from the original EMG's and Demeter preamp (which I hated) to Seymour Duncan pickups and passive.. I plan on a few changes.. 1st: I may have it refinished and may have the headstock done to match.. 2nd: I may add some contours to the body ala Fender.. 3rd: Possibly change the pickups to Nordstrands and add another preamp, something probably like a 2 band.. I may stay with the Seymours if I can find a preamp to go with them... The bass plays nice and I've always loved the 51 Fender P-style basses..:bassist:
     
  18. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Yeah, but that's what that lint roller is for;)

    Damn, man. Next time I pass through your neck of the woods, I'm dropping in for a visit!
     
  19. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    I just picked this up. I maybe the third owner of this baby, and hopefully the last. It's my first Benavente, and I have to admit, that's very impressive. It's very Fodera like, but unlike the Foderas that I've owned, this one speaks to me in ways that the Foderas couldn't, especially the pre-amp. I was never a big fan of the Pope pre-amp. Another thing I like is the neck profile, very nice indeed. I'm hoping that this would be a keeper, at least for now. :)

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  20. atrapp, the last bass you posted is awesome.
    funku, your 11 string is out of this world! Man, is that incredible.
     
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