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my new bass - and a first 6 stringer...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fliptrique, Dec 10, 2003.


  1. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    Picked it up yesterday... finally!:)

    It`s a keeper - after a few hours of missing strings and sloppines, i`m beggining to feel like I`ve been playing this bass all my life - much, much better than any other bass I had. Obviously it`s big and heavy, but i like it - It suits me better than an Ibanez SDGR I had.

    It was built by a polish luthier Witkowski in 1998, it has 2 emg`s and a 3 band eq. Right now it desperately needs new strings, and a lot of firgerboard cleaning. Also the tiger-something wood looks killer, bright stripes appear under different angles.. :)

    I`ve tried to record it within a song context and it came out really, really good, tight and clear. I have to change the strings, before making my final conclusions, right now it`s a bit too much bass in it, but i see a lot potential :)

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  2. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
  3. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
  4. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    body close-up.... it actually is a bit brighter in real life.

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  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Abso-freak-lutley beautiful. On the note of "too much bass"...I'm gonna let you in on something. You have a three band eq. Cut some bass.
     
  6. Looks nice and I love the headstock!
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nice bass!:) That top is very interesting. I would like to find out more about that wood.
     
  8. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Looks very nice! What is the scale (I see that it's 22 frets)? It looks shorter than most multis I've seen. How is the B?
     
  9. That bass looks like a skinny Spector NS/Warwick Streamer, mixed with a bit of Tobias Classic. Very nice.
    Have fun!
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Muchos congratos, man!!!!!!

    She's a beaut!!!
     
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Good find!

    enjoy,

    :bassist:
     
  12. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    It`s 34 I guess - feels like it, haven`t measured it.
    The B string is great - way better than all of my previous basses, including a sdgr and a olp musicman. I can easly play stuff on the b string near the 12 fret and get a clear sound instead of the usuall mud...
     
  13. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    The inner strips are made from bubbinga and maple, and the body is made of wood that I could call "tiger oak" - but I`m really not sure if it is the propper translation... probably not :D

    It has a clear, bass/midrange sound, and even with new strings the higs aren`t sparky.

    Overall i would say that it is pretty versitale - soloed neck pickup gives me an instant jaco/jazz bass tone, and soloed brige is woddy, dirty, heavy blues sound...