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My lil' collection of basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Frank Martin, Jan 31, 2005.


  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I got my ABG last week, so I think it was about time for this :smug:


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    "Family Picture"

    Left to right:
    1966 Picollo bass :smug: :p Ok, semi-hollowbody guitar tuned to BEADGC, belonged to my Dad, now mine.
    Ibanez SR300DX. My first bass.
    Warwick Corvette 6. My first higher-end instrument, and my favourite. Yum! :smug:
    The new ABG. An El cheapo, that was $180 new, delivered :smug: but for the price, it's quite good. Neck has a bump at the 2nd fret making for a bad buzz, dents in the body from machining, came with guitar-like strings that broke during tuning up, had to mod the bridge to accept normal strings; still tuned BEAD as I'm not sure if it could handle the 85 kg strain; but the tone is quite all right compared to even twice as expensive basses I've tried.

    So, this is my humble collection :)
     
  2. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    UMMMMMMMM Frank? Most of us don't speak Hungarian....what does Bibi! mean? cause ther's no pictures. Just some logo in the upper left corner.......
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Uhmmm... soryy... It says there's a lil problem... this will take some time to fix..

    Sorry again :oops:
     
  4. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    Nice collection. :)

    Inserting/linking to the image was the only way I could get to see it.
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well, at last it worked out :D
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Thank you :)
     
  7. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    The back of the guitar. Flaming honey maple archback :D :smug:

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    & the neck and HS has a nice flame, too, but this is the nicest part of it
     
  8. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    Looks good frank. hey a friend of mine works at Scala university! right near you I suppose...
     
  9. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    They are all strung the wrong way!!! :D :p
    Sorry I had to say that :eek:
     
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Thanks!

    Scala? :confused: Sorry, haven't heard much of it... Maybe it's an abbreviation or something?
     
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :p

    And for me, 90% of basses are strung in the wrong way - and almost all if I'm looking for a specific bass or when I go to a shop :help:
     
  12. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I think that they do IT training or something. It's located at the Grand Hotel Margitsziget or something like that in Budapest.
     
  13. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Now that is possible. There is a Grand Hotel on the island, and there are some conferences, symposiums there - so trainings may not be out of place.
    Hope he has a good time here!
     
  14. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I guess that would completely suck. The world is pretty much right handed... :bassist: (Case in point)
     
  15. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I thought down in FL there was a bass place just for Lefty's? It has been a long time since I searched them out, but I know there was a pretty big store down there for Lefty's. :hyper:
     
  16. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Yes, I know of two-three places, but many are a bit far away :crying:

    However, I recently found a LeDuc 6er lefty in Austria... so maybe in a few more months I'll have to post another family pic :D
     
  17. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Thanks, I know about them, but the high import tax and customs duties and 25% VAT make it a bit harder; and as I said, I'm currently eyeing that LeDuc and saving up for it :hyper:
     
  19. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Sorry, man. I did not even notice where you were. I bet that would be a pretty big deturrent to buying here in the US. I actually have been looking toward importing a bass that would be made somewhere in Europe that no one here would have ever seen. I love the shock/Unique value of finding things that would not be normally available here. :)
     
  20. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well, since many European makers have some distribution in the US, too, it will not be easy...

    For unique, and shocking, look at Basslab.de :smug: