It's finally here..........

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassmonkeee, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    After a long wait, I finally got my Curbow fretless 8 string.

    Oh, my...was it worth it.

    One piece mahogany back, bookmatched burled elm top, satin finish.
    Quartersawn rockwood light neck with rockwood fretboard.
    Bartolini quad coil pickups with an 18V Bartolini preamp.

    It'll take some adjustment to play, but it sounds amazing through the Aguilar rig. The spacing between the octave and bass strings is a little wider than most 8 strings, but I wanted it that way to facilitate using the strings independently if I want. I've already started getting used to playing it fingerstyle, and using a felt pick makes a huge wall o' sound.

    I'll post an mp3 after I've had some time to futz with it.

  2. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    You think 5, or 7 piece necks are strong? Try 75...:D

  3. Listen


    May 19, 2002
    I hate you...

    ;) Nice buy! Have fun with it!
  4. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    This picture shows the body figuring pretty well, but doesn't really do it justice.

  5. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    *walks away with bass laughing*


    :D ;)
  6. GAH! I think I just soiled myself. (the good kind of soiling myself, though.)

  7. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    I dig that thing bassmonkee!:cool: I have played fretted 8 strings but I've never played a fretless 8 string. Is it hard to play the main and octave strings in tune with each other? Just wondering; can't wait to hear the sound bites!
  8. that aggie looks like pure evil in the pic with boba fett in the background!

    congrats on the bass though!
  9. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Jason, that is SWEET!!
  10. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    that's a really nice rig there! WOW!

    I have the same wooden tuner. hadn't seen another one around lately
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  12. Congrats! What a knock out!

  13. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Looks great, man! I can't wait for the next ATL get together to maybe take a peek at that one! What are all the options you get from the knobs and switches?
  14. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    so, greg finally got around to finishing it, huh? that looks really sweet jason...i bet it sounds as good as it looks. congrats, dude...happy mosh pitting!
  15. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001

    Man, the spacing betwixt octave strings looks like it's about as big as my teeny little fingertips!

    Bet it sounds like a mutha.