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Labella throws their hat in the bass building ring

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TC2112, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    For that kind of money I'm not sure I would bite. I've never heard of the builder but he must be good they're putting the labella name on it.
  2. StereoPlayer


    Aug 29, 2010
    Read the FB comments, not good...
  3. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    I think it looks really nice...but you're right. What is there to differentiate it from anyone else's P-bass offering?
  4. Nope. I've got a 62RI P that was nowhere near that price point.
  5. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Looks awesome, but yeah I wouldn't pay nearly that much for a P bass.
  6. oh. Another P Bass clone
  7. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Boy, that sure looks like a 1962...something...something...bass. Not sure I'd plunk down $3k for an instrument I've never heard of before.
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Another overpriced Fender copy! No thanks!
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    LaBella should have worked harder. The world does need another $3K P-Bass.
  10. They should stick to their knitting.
  11. with the boutique fender knockoff market already so glutted with established makers, I wonder how this idea ever got the green light?..my guess is we will see a limited run of these basses, then they will become cool collector's pieces for people who really love their deep talkin' flats...
  12. Willicious

    Willicious Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    Might just be me, but it looks like they slightly shrunk/modified the lower horn for more upper register access?

    Love how a filthy rug (cracker crumbs?) was chosen as the background for the photos used in their first bass offering. :D
  13. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Unproven maker selling a P for $3000 that I could buy from Sadowsky, Fender and many other great builders for similar $$$.

    Sorry, not something I would jump on.

    I like their strings though!
  14. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Another fender clone for very high price/ By company with no history of bass or guitar making. Lol
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'd never even think about buying that, even if it weren't a P-bass. Notice that there's no access to the truss rod at either end of the neck. You have to take the neck off to do a setup. How dumb is that?
  16. FunkRenegade


    Jul 7, 2012
    I can buy 2 american fenders for that price, and have money left over for some labella strings:eyebrow:
  17. clbolt


    Feb 3, 2008
    They sure throw the term "hand carved" around a lot.

    3 grand for another p-bass clone with an ugly headstock... :rollno:
  18. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Before you go check out his site, this is what I got when I tried.