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Marleaux now builds the Pagelli fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JMX, Mar 31, 2004.


  1. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i love it!

    i WANT 4!

    f
     
  3. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    Damn that's beautiful. Curse my inadequate German vocabulary :(
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    A Marleaux fretted neck-thru 6 string Classic was near the top of my GAS list already!!!

    thanks :spit:
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Cool. I love that design. I hope that'll bring the cost down, as the Italian Pagelli cost about $14k, IIRC:eek:
     
  6. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    OMG I love that bass ! Art and function all in one package. Moholy-Nagy
    would be proud !
     
  7. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    An "affordable" Pagelli would be a fantastic thing! And Marleaux is top quality also.

    I wonder how Marleaux feels about Pagelli's policy of intentionally leaving an imperfection in every instrument.

    BTW Pagelli is Swiss, not Italian I think.
     
  8. Hummm... guess that takes some pressure off.

    Very nice bass. Wonder if I could pay less for the "perfect" version...
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Pretty!
     
  10. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    that Pagelli and the Ritter Jupiter have always been, to me, the epitome of bass aesthetics, exactly as Don says- art meets function.

    Although I don't really know how they play, I've never met one in person yet.
    Sure like to look at them though. Eyegasmic!
     
  11. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    one of the most elegant basses ive ever seen :) wonder how it plays.
     
  12. that has to be the single most beautiful bass design i have ever seen.


    and i hate them for it! :spit:
     
  13. i dig the design.....but am I the only one that thinks it looks like wish bass design?
    LOL
    To me the Ritter looks much more revolutionary.
    Dirk
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    function meets Art?

    f
     
  15. dirk, dirk, dirk- no! please don't compare that to a wish bass, that's just painful! :)
     
  16. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Qute. But...what about intonation? The bridge is not movable.

    Intonation is often overlooked for fretless, but it does simplify life a lot.
     
  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  18. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I'm in love with this version:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    That's why the italian ones are so expensive! :p

    Just kidding. My mistake, then.

    They deliberately leave imperfections? What's that all about?
     
  20. mz91

    mz91

    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland
    Hey JMX,

    Do you have any idea at all about the price of these things??? :smug: