My New Benavente SC Brazilian beauty

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brian Barrett, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    I finally got a chance to take some pictures of my new Brazilian Rosewood top, pickup covers and finger board with flame maple binding Benavente SC Set neck on Black Limba and Swiss Pear neck. This instrument sings like nothing else!! Had a few people wanting to see pictures once it was complete so I figured I would just start its on thread.





  2. Wow!! Very nice, Brian.
  3. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    That's a sweet looking bass. What sort of pickups are those? What do they sound like?
  4. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    That bass looks really nice. I love set-necks, it's the best of everything IMO, what made Chris decide to go this route? How would you compare his SC's with neck-through to his with the set-neck? Congrats.
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
  6. Benavente


    Aug 14, 2002
    I want it back..... Shoulda told Brian that a machine went haywire on his top and well, "I'm sorry Mr. Barrett, we couldn't save her....." :rollno:
  7. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    Thanks guys, I’m really excited with it. The pickups are something special I had done for this bass.
    The Set-neck is great, it very much like the neck-through from the physical look stand point, but the neck only sets in to the neck pickup verse running all the way through the body on the neck-through.

    Chris started doing set-neck’s last half of last year. Actually recently most everything I’ve ordered has been set-neck’s for stock instruments. They’ve all sold by the time they arrived, but the set-neck is nice in that is has the sustain and smoothness of a neck through yet the punch of a Bolt-on. Actually in January i added the set-neck option to the price list for the Vortex as well as all neck-through model’s.

    Here’s a couple of other set-neck’s that where completed with My Brazilian.




  8. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    W-w-w-w-wow! That top is just fantastic... you keeping it at the shop? I'd love to see it. Congrats!
  9. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    IT IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE :rollno: but your welcome to come by and check it out.

    Thought about pulling an Adrian and having my Initial's dropped in it .........
  10. Benavente


    Aug 14, 2002
    Half your initials are already on the headstock
  11. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    hhhhhmmmmmmm, you know, you got a point there. Half of your as well :smug:

    Introducing the New Barrett bass built by Chris Benavente :D ....... never mind I have that already only its the LowEnd Jazz bass ...... ;)

    Chris your not getting my Brazilian Rosewood back, build your own! :spit:
  12. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Hey Chris,

    I just retired a tuition payment, I got 2 years on the next.

    That gies me a bit of time to work up my ideas for my custom
    order ...

    I really don't have much access to TB anymore except at home,
    [ and I'm hardly ever here... go figure, with 2 college bills, eh? ]
    but there is a little reward due for daddy soon, something tells me
    it might be a new bass.

    Punch through an email so we can stay in contact.


  13. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Good lord I am coming over!!!!!!! :hyper:
  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Amazing!!! I can't get over how with each bass you seem to have out done yourself.... AGAIN!!!

    FYI: any TB'ers in NJ, My Fretless 51 6 string is making it's stage debut Thursday June 3rd at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch!!!!
  15. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Wow... I've said it before but I'll say it again - That is one sweeeeet bass. It's gorgeous!! :D Amazing job!!
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    fantastic looking basses , Brian and Chris... great stuff....
  17. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    do they sound any good? ;)
    amazing, simply amazing.
  18. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    nah, just all looks...... :eyebrow:

    Hell yea they kick butt! Why do you think guys like Tad of Blues Traveler and Al Caldwell from Vanessa William's and Chuck Rainy's band as well as many other's BUY and play Benavente's........... :hyper:

    Benavente Sound file page

    Thanks guys, I'm really loving it. The Spalted was Killer, but the Brazilian I had to choose. t just turned out amazing, Chris did a killer job!!!! If your at NAMM come by the booth and check it out.
  19. Ari


    Dec 6, 2001
    Very nice! I'd like to see them under natural lighting.
  20. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    Just for you :D