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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HarQ_X, Oct 31, 2001.
What do u guys think about the Luthite body?
does it have any advantage / disadvantage?
They're very nice..
they do feel " plastic ", but very, very sturdy..
A bit heavy at first, but once you've played it for a while, you get used to the added weight.. no problem
if Ibanez ever made BTB's with luthlite bodies.. i'm the first to get one
That doesnt compute to me.
I believe it is lightweight.
Luthite is not like composite graphite, so it's pretty heavy compared to a composite body, e.g. a Basslab.
They're great once you get used to the petroleum smell.
i think they are awesome!
nice sound, not THAT heavy, you'll get used fast! and very pretty
i think those older ibanez's were luthite and i really liked the feel. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too midrangy for me though. I played one of those warlock guitars with the clear green luthite. I hated it alot. it was heavier than any les paul ever. maybe theres different levels of it, but the warlock sucked.
the warlock wasn't luthite that was acrylic.
That smell is a HUGE turn off!
I've never noticed any smell.
Though, I do like that they are lightish, and they have a nice punch to them, IMHO
I love them to, but this weird thing keeps nagging at me... Like because its plastic it doent have a bass "Soul" and will never go to bass heaven. it will instead just rot away, like a machine or somthing. Like being a plastic bass means that your a cold, lifeless object..... i feel bad....real bad..... Poor souless bass.......
But i love the tone, they rock.
wow. post number 300 already....
Luis, I have to agree with Allodox on this one. The Ibanez luthite models feel unbalanced to me, because the body is so heavy. I never thought that a bass could be body heavy until I played an EDC model.
Maybe the Cort Curbows are formulated a little differently. I know that one of the supposed advantages of luthite is that you can change the mix to get more resonance, and weight would affect that.
My experience with Luthite is this:
I put my finger nail through the outer shell.
It's like an M&M. Hard, thin shell... soft middle.
Don't drop it.
I think you are right Embellisher.
I remember an EDB400 and it was heavier...
I recently A B'd a luthite Ibanez with my MM and couldn't believe the difference. The Ibanez was abslutely lifeless next to my Sterling. ODn't know if it were the other components on the bass, or the fact that it was luthite - but the bass sounded horribly dead.
I like the way the body looks and feels though.
Its the Ibanez,
Try a Cort Curbow instead.
About the smell... it's a myth.. there is a slight smell at the controlls area.. but how many people actually sniff a bass ??? :\