Italia Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chef, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Anyone owned/played one of these, specifically the Mondial? They got retro-cool looks, but how do they play/sound?
  2. Chili


    Mar 8, 2005
    i've never played one but i would like to, that bass looks very nice, r they italian basses?
  3. i play an italia maranello, and it sounds great. Italias are highly recomended!

  4. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Korean I believe
  5. gamera


    Sep 20, 2004
    Gloucester, MA
    Jen from the Downbeat 5 plays Italia guitars and according to her they play well and they do sound good.

    I have wondered the same thing about them. I dod know that Corey over at Rock City Guitars in Somerville, MA has had them in his store. He is always very quick with the skinny on just about anything and a very good guy.

    He posts here once in a while and may find this post, if not try him at

    good luck
  6. I had a gold Maranello bass. Played awesome, sounded really good. Came to find I didn't like the way it hung in standing playing position (1st position felt too far away for my comfort) so I sold it.
  7. toad


    Jun 26, 2002
    +1 Exactly, for me. I even went as far as rigging something around the 12th fret to have it hang better. The pickups on the Maranello gave a lot of tonal options and it sounded great. The Mondial intrigues me as well, but haven't had the opportunity to play one.