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It's HERE!!! (warning-heavily flamed maple photos)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slugworth, Oct 10, 2005.


  1. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    After a 6 month wait, it finally arrived; my new Vigier Arpege Series 3. Custom ordered in "Light Sapphire" with 24 frets and highly flamed body..

    Body-flamed maple/alder/flamed maple
    Neck-90% maple/10% carbon fiber
    Fingerboard-Phenolic
    Electronics - 18V with 12 position prestored ROM settings
    and Volume, Tone, Balance, and in/out Phase.
    Tuners/Straploks Schaller.
    Bridge by Vigier with thru-body stringing.

    X-mas in October !!!!!!

    Slug
     
  2. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Another pic
     
  3. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Great color! How about a pic with the whole thing?
     
  4. Very nice! May you share many beautiful times together
     
  5. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    >>> Autumn shadows starting to creep up here in So. Cal. I'll try again tomorrow...
     
  6. lame(B)ass

    lame(B)ass

    Jun 18, 2004
    Slovakia
    MP3s!!!!!!!! :hyper:
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Very nice!!
     
  8. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Thanks!..

    I just got finished stringing it up with Rotosound SM66's
    (40-100) and making some very minor string height adjustments, setting things up to my liking, the action on this bass is so low it's shocking. I'm still experimenting with all the ROM presets, the differences in them are kinda subtle. I've never owned a bass with a phenolic fingerboard, harmonics really jump out at you. There's a TON of possibilities with the electronics, It's gonna take a while to find my way around on them...So far I'm blown away by this instrument.

    Slug
     
  9. Very cool. If anyone wants to hear the great tone of these, listen to the album Mental Jewelry by Live. The tone of these things is sick!
     
  10. bassjigga

    bassjigga

    Aug 6, 2003
    Sorry to display my ignorance here, but what is the ROM all about in these basses?
     
  11. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    The ROM settings are stored in a chip on the circuit board, they're generated by 2 parametric filters. The prestored settings can also be tweaked with the balance, tone, and in/out of phase pots. The sounds are super-duper hi-fi, and the single coil Benedetti pickups have a nice, edgy tone to them..

    Slug
     
  12. Nice to see that some french basses can be exported to the USA.
    These are great basses!!! the sound is full, rich and warm.
    You have a really nice one, love the finish and the wood are simply beautiful!!!
    You gonna have a funky good time!!! Vigier makes great basses(and guitars also ,if you have a guitarist)... Enjoy!
     
  13. bassjigga

    bassjigga

    Aug 6, 2003
    Well, they can't be bad if the Tripster's playin em! ;)
     
  14. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Trip is THE MAN!!! Met him at NAMM last year; super nice guy and an amazing player. When I grow up, I wanna be like Trip!!!

    Slug
     
  15. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    >>> Thanks 'Tron...These are very special instruments..Patrice Vigier has been given a gift....There is nothing else like his art.

    Slug
     
  16. chris h

    chris h Guest

    Jun 16, 2002
    Oxford, England
    Beautiful!! You must be very happy after the long wait!