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My trip to the LowEnd

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Beav, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    I had a great trip to see Brian yesterday. I decided it was time to check out that Benavente Preamp in my own bass and all I can say is w00t! This thing kills. I’m blown away at the way this thing sounds. Chunky lows, barky mids and crystal clear in the highs. The preamp has no preloaded EQ curves so when it’s set flat so there’s no coloration of your tone when it’s set at center detent. I’m stunned that more people aren’t using these. I’ll try and post some sound clips for you guys later.

    I also got to play some awesome Benaventes. My GAS for these are getting overwealming.

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  2. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Is that a Snakewood fingerboard???? :bassist:
     
  3. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Indeed it is!
     
  4. What bass did you have it put in?

    I've got the Benavente pickups and pre in my Ken Lawrence, and I love it :D
     
  5. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    A mexican Jazz bass with Duncan 1/4 pounders. I'm in tonal bliss!
     
  6. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    the low end rocks!

    i just got this there and its even more slammin than some of the high brow basses there....

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  7. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Ahh, you suck dude, you should have told me you were going over and I'd have met you. I'm really GASin for that Vortex beside the one you bought.
     
  8. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    well it was more like a week ago. Sorry bro.. I didn't think of that. I should be a little more "comfortable" in a week. I sadly had to sell the F, but this Yamaha actually is just as cool of a bass.
     
  9. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Man, I envy you :mad:

    These Low End basses have been wearing heavy on my brain for a long time now, I absolutely love how they look and would love to play either of them someday ..... :cool:

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  10. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    They're amazing! I'd love to have one. There's just something sweet about playing a 6+ string jazz bass.
     
  11. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Hey congrats on buying that Yamaha!, that was my mine!
    she is sweet indeed .... great playing/sounding bass.
    - Tom
     
  12. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Wow great looking bass! Looks like Santa came early!!!
     
  13. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Thanks on the comliments!

    For those who are wondering,,, the black low end jazz felt very solid and even all over the board. It had a bright/70s J tone that sounded like it could cut thru steel. The B string needed a light touch becuase it was way too low of an action on that string for my liking.

    I strongly suggest it if a 70s J/ 5 string is what you are looking for. It beat out my old Fbass, Lulls, and a plethora of other J5s I have played in terms of that particular 70s sound. Overall the bass is very
    "high" end! lol
     
  14. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Dang, that blows man. I was hoping that was a companion to the F not a replacement :(
     
  15. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Yeah they looked great together before I shipped the F-bass out. ptidwell LOVES it.

    At my budget, i just need some solid 5 strings instead of one high end bass. It's always good to have a different personality bass or a backup. I have considered a Lakland 5502 or MM Stingray 5 to go with it. That way I have some slammin sharp edged rock tone to go with the modern/jazzier sound of the BBN5A.

    Believe it or not the Yamaha, Musicman 5, and most Laklands have all had a better B string than the F I had. Don't get me wrong, the F sounded good, but the B just sounded balanced instead of the balls out/ voice of GOD tone I like. Another thing is the F had a noticibly LOW output. I would've had to add to the singnal some how just to cut thru on a recording which is silly to me after paying over 2k for a bass.
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cool, glad to hear your basses are working out for you. It certainly looks like their doing awesome work. :bassist:
     
  17. Akito

    Akito

    Dec 1, 2003
    Spokane
    I played that black 7 stringer (or one just like it) before it had a pick guard. I've been a 5 string guy for a long time, and now I am jumping into 6 string territory, but that bass made me lose any fear I might have had of a 7 string. Very solid, easy to play and sounded great. There is a black 5 string there too that I really liked. Not to mention that Brian is a terrific person to deal with and really knows his stuff.
     
  18. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Indeed he does. I used to think I knew a lot about stuff, but when I'm around him I feel we todd did.