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Major EYE candy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brian Barrett, Sep 26, 2003.


  1. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Just got these pics from Chris. This bass is being built for a show in Japan, Gakki Fair (Tokyo Musical Instruments Fair) that is like NAMM here in the US.

    Thought you all might like to see this baby.
    Mesquite burl top and pickup covers. Ebony board with mesquite burl blocks and BINDING EVERYWHERE!

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  2. Zillium

    Zillium

    May 27, 2003
    Michigan
    OMG!!!:D :bassist: :D

    Thats beautiful.
     
  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That thing is out of control.


    I dig it.
     
  4. That is the most stunning Benavente I have seen to date, heck, it is one of the most stunning basses I have ever seen!

    Six strings too....

    Geoff
     
  5. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Gotta love those bound Benaventes! :cool:
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  6. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com

    Yes, its a 6 string!

    The finger board is bound with Koa which worked perfect with the Mesquite Burl top, pickup covers and block inlays.

    The Maple just makes the binding stand out so well on everything.
     
  7. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    ..I'm not actually too keen on it, infact I rather dislike it (appearance wise).

    Just my (unwanted) input) ;)
     
  8. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    JUst a question, if these basses are so purtyy and kickasss, whyy do all the famous people use non customs (wel, not al, but most)
     
  9. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    For the most part its because what you call famous people play whats free to them. How many times have I heard guys say that when they deside to quite endorsing brand X product their buying X bass or cab for themselves.
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    THats what i assumed, but shouldnt more of them use a , brand X custom? Like Geddy Lee?
     
  11. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Many would probably love to get a signature model but don't get offered one. A lot of endorsement deal involve money being paid to them as well as free gear. So what would you play????
     
  12. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN


    easy a wish!
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  14. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    You mean I'm not famous!!:meh: I thought there is a Benavente "H" bass named after me.:eek: :cool: :D
     
  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
    Put legs on it and it's a perfectly fine coffee table.
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Wal, Steinburger.

    He didn't always use Fenders & Rics.
     
  17. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com

    :rolleyes:
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I wouln't say it's unwanted. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. :)
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well there are the players that play what they want (well, not all) & there are those that play what are given to them. (but most)