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most beautiful bass i ever seen!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yvon, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I usualy don't like "over the top" basses. But I think that one is so beautiful!!

    It's a Carey Nordstrand bass that Adrian is selling through accessbass.

    Anybody want to buy my F???

  2. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
    i dont like the color scheme at all
  3. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    very sharp looking bass....I would cahnge the wood pick up covers.
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I think the black bridge looks out of place personally. I also don't like the Elrick style knob layout (I'm not sure it was their's first but it makes me think of Elrick basses). I prefer a cluster of knobs.

    I would have veneered below the fretboard to match that top too.

    But my appearence nit-picks aside it seems like a killer bass! Very clean and sophisticated.

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    That is a sharp looking bass, but I am not a fan of the pickup covers either. They don't really match the bass. I am sure it sounds great though!
  6. +1.
  7. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I'll buy your F...cuz I got a Nordstrand already;) :D
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Wow !! Nice guy!! Rub it in why don't cha?? ;)
  9. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Same here, I don't really like it, personally.
  10. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I wanted my girlfriend to buy this bass for herself but it was just a bit out of her current range. Quite disappointing.

    I know I want a Nordstrand someday...
  11. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    Its got the 2:30 am, 5 year olds Vomit color... Me no like...

    Strip the paint of and make it Natural, that would be ok.

    Lose the Pup Covers.

    At least it sounds better than it looks he makes GREAT pups.
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    paint? there's paint on that bass?:confused:
  13. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Haha! :rolleyes:

    What kind of top is that, Adrian?
    edit - Oh. I guess I'll just check your site. I'm an idiot.
  14. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Umm... that is the wood.
  15. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    If he dooes I'm bying you that bass Adrian! :)
  16. Carey


    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    So I guess it's a love it or hate it look. Not much middle ground there.
    The top is called madrone burl. That is the natural color of the wood. It only has clear finish on it.

    The pickup covers match the fingerboard and the knobs, so I don't personally understand the comments about the covers, but, to each his own...

    This may sound weird, but it's much more striking in person. The top has a sort of marble like quality to it.

    I like it, but I can definitely see how it might turn some people off.

    I think I'm going to stain the next madrone top I do. Make it a bit darker, more like redwood...
  17. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Carey, I think it's a beautiful bass in all its natural glory. I think the matching knobs and pickup covers (I thought the fact that it all matches was readily apparent) are fantastic.
  18. karmapunk


    Jul 15, 2003
    personally i think my spector q4 is one of the most beautiful basses i've ever seen. I have it with the orange color scheme, its absolutely perfectly colored. I like the headstock too. I must admit however that it is a bit too thin, could use a few pounds. heres a link:

    imagine this color/body except with 4 strings:
  19. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I would say the only thing I don't really like about it is the black bridge. Doesn't seem to mesh well with the color scheme. I think a gold bridge would be PERFECT for this bass. But that's just my opinion...

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