My new Benavente SC5!! Maccassar Ebony...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AMJBASS, Oct 31, 2003.


    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Check it out! My new Maccassar Ebony Benavente SC5!! You guys may have seen it on the Accessbass site. I gave up quite a lot to get it, but it was totally worth it! This is by far the nicest sounding/best playing bass I have owned. The bass features:

    -Single cutaway Mahogany body
    -Maccassar Ebony top
    -3 piece Flame Maple neck
    -Maccassar Ebony fingerboard(and headstock cap)
    -custom John Suhr pre-amp
    -Dimarzio Ultra Jazz pickups with stabilized covers.

    I am totally thrilled with this bass. It is everything I expected. I just recently took it to practice with my Blues band, and it killed. It has a tight and extremely clear sound, with a great low end. It has a great sounding B too. I have always liked the sound of a Mahogany body for bass. It has a special midrange sound that I have not heard in other woods. I am lovin it
    :D :D

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
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    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    In front of the rig!:D

  4. jaggedsphere


    Jul 15, 2002
    nicce its a beaut! I am starting to really love Ebony tops. Walnut is still my fav tho. Nice rig too....cant wait till I can afford a CXL112.

    EDIT: I just noticed ur in Ontario.
    Seen this post??
    Tononto Bassists
  5. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Looks good Adrian. We are gonna have to meet up sometime so I can check her out!

  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i want one
  7. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    I don't like the pickup covers. Apart from that it's chic.

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Walnut has always been my favorite top wood. I couldn't pass up this bass though. It just looks so good! The pickup cover appear really light in the pictures. They are a a lot darker in person and match the bass well.

    I am down for a toronto meet. I live about 45 mins outside of the city.
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    So you are the one that ended up with that beauty-congrats!
  10. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I'm with ya', buddy! However, I completely agree that your bass would be very difficult to pass up. Glad to see that you're pleased with your purchase and congrats on the new bass! :D
  11. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Wow, Adrian, that is just beautiful! Macassar ebony is one of my favorites. Really dramatic-looking! Congrats.
  12. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    That's a beauty...just wipe off those finger prints left by that Garcia guy:D

    Just love the JS pre-amp with DiMarzio combo!;)
  13. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Nice...real nice!!
  14. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
    pick ups that look like they are made of wood tickle my panties.
  15. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    Coarsegold CA
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Ummm... the pickup covers look like they made of wood because they are. :rolleyes:
  16. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
    pick ups...

    ***THAT ARE MADE OF WOOD***...

    tickle my panties.
  17. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    m!!! I'd love to play nice with that!!! ......Oh sorry!! :p

    Very nice bass. Nice top! Congratulations!!

    Can't wait until I get my soulbass, you know, the one that was "MADE" for me.......soon, soon! :)
  18. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    Coarsegold CA
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Pickups that are made of wood?

    I stand corrected! :p

    Now what kind of magnetic wood would those be made of exactly?. Nevermind... :oops:
  19. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett Commercial User

    Nov 25, 2001
    Cane Ridge, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder

    Thats Awesome, I'm so happy that you feel so strongly about it. Its is a beautiful top that Garcia picked out for that bass.
  20. SoComSurfing

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

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Wow. Simply WOW. That is just beautiful. That's easily some of the best ebony I have EVER seen.
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