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jeepers, creepers, man...new curbow 6'er!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by neptoon, Nov 14, 2001.


  1. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    well, i just got a new (to me anyway... :D) curbow rockwood 6 string, and man is this thing sweet! i got it used (built in '95) from one of our fellow talkbassers here on the board, mikezimmerman. and i haven't even finished paying for it yet...is that awesome or what? mike's a great guy, and i've been emailing him back and forth for a couple months about this, and he's been extremely helpful and informative. well, let's see, it just came by ups about an hour ago, and this is what i have so far...it has the all rockwood body and rockwood neck (of course). the craftsmanship is just flawless...the sound is extremely bright and articulate, but can be colored by the barts...really growly...it compliments my eden metro well. and this thing really thuds, too, when you crank the bass up. i'm glad the wifey flew to south carolina...i'm here all alone so i can just really wail away. it has really wide string spacing (20mm at the bridge), which is perfect for me. and what a meaty bridge it is. i'm sure bassmonkeee or some of the other curbow owners can attest to that. very substantial. i'm still getting familiar with the knobs. it seems to have a sort of odd arrangement. action is set really low, and the neck is really flat and thin, but it's wide enough you could drive a car on it. :D nothing like my warwick thumb at all. my impression is that it is very unforgiving, though; if you screw up, like mr. big said, "the whole world is gonna know." awesome B string...and it's great all the way through the C. i'm sitting here wandering all over the place. the excitement stage still ain't over, ya know... ;) and as far as pictures go, the wifey took all of the photo equipment to south carolina. more to follow, as well as some piccys...i'm gonna go play this thing some more...this bass is impressive as hell
     
  2. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    this bass really rocks...
     
  3. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    woah, awesome. ive wanted a curbow since ive seen one.. very beautiful intruments.. post a pic of it!! congrats!! ill have one someday.!
     
  4. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    :D thanks, man...the wifey took the digi-cam with her back home...i'm prolly gonna have a friend of mine bring his over tomorrow so i can post a pic. i tried taking a pic with the web cam, but that just doesn't work...at all. at least not to my satisfaction. so, hopefully i'll be able to post a good pic on the morrow.
     
  5. Heya!

    I'm glad you're still liking the bass after what, 24 hours? ;-) It's a great bass, and I'm sure I'll own another Curbow at some point, but the 6 was just more than I could really use. (Plus, I was in lust with this Wal...)

    Yes, the knob arrangement is a little odd. IIRC, the balance is nearest the neck, then master volume, treble, and bass, with the midrange out next to the bridge.

    Here's a photo, just for those who are curious--I'm sure you'll have more to post later.

    Mike
     
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, man. nice bass. and only one string short :D.
     
  7. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    hey, thanks for the assist, mike... ;) i'm still really diggin' this bass, man...it totally rawks!

    oh yeah...for jt...i keep a low f# coiled up in my pocket...:D just for you...heheh
     
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    dude, that sounds bad. especially since you're in the navy. :eek: ;). i'm not that kind of boy. :D
     
  9. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    well, a low f# is better than a high e or f...at least, that's what she said...and people say size doesn't matter...:eek: :D