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NBD: ACG Recurve 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GilGB, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. GilGB


    Aug 14, 2007
    Just got myself my new ACG Recurve 5 String.
    Played it almost all day,figuring out how the DFM and RFB Pickups with the switches work.
    Gotta be the most versatile instrument i have ever owned,still got a long way to figure everything out.

    Beside that i wanna point out for everyone that Alan is a great luthier and artist and been really helpful all the way till i got it.

    Thanks again.

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  2. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    mother-of-god that top wood is gorgeous!
    Which is exactly what I've come to expect from Alan's instruments.
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  3. That's quite simply gorgeous :) Congratulations. What a fantastic way to start 2018.

    Here in Scotland it's 57 minutes till the clock strikes midnight so an Early Happy New Year :thumbsup:
  4. GilGB


    Aug 14, 2007
    Exactly what i told Alan! Happy new year BTW!
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    too cool! wow! congrats on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  6. Welcome to the ACG family! Alan makes *THE* best basses out there. I love my pair of them, and wish I could own even more. :)

    That is a real beauty, and the sound certainly is amazing. I'm also a huge fan of the asymmetrical neck. Alan has pretty much ruined me for any other bass, I don't think I'll ever play anything other than an ACG again.

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  7. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet?

    Jun 14, 2009
    Mt Vernon, NY
    Gorgeous bass! Can you share all of the specs?
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  8. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Alan builds tremendous basses and is amazing to work with. Congrats on a beautiful instrument.
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  9. GilGB


    Aug 14, 2007
    0266 Recurve 5 | AC Guitars

    The only things i asked Alan to change are the electronics and pickups.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
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  10. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Beautiful bass, Congrats!
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  11. Fancy seeing you here! It's Chris...still hunting that Peavey Palaedium! Happy new year.

    OP, that is just divine. Alan is an amazing luthier. I was once the owner of the first Harlot singlecut bass, which ranks among the best instruments I've ever played. Enjoy this new bass!
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  12. Hiya Chris

    No word on the Palaedium I'm afraid :( Fretboard on that ACG is fantastic :)
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  13. Wow!!!, if that sounds as good as it looks, you may have rediscovered the Holy Grail, that is spectacular. Congratulations, and Happy New Year to you!

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  14. First of all, that bass of yours is simply stunning! Wow. I just spent a few minutes perusing his site. Obviously he's got some pretty outstanding looking basses. Do these basses have his own filter based pre in them generally? I too love Assymetrical necks, I have a Tobias. The few prices I could see on some of the basses looked reasonable for the level of work and materials. Sadly it's another one of the many fine basses I've yet to even see let alone play. I'm sure there's not a lot over here, or are there? Did you have a hefty customs bill?
    Edit, just saw you haven't a specified location.
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  15. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    That is an amazing piece of work, congratulations

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  16. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet?

    Jun 14, 2009
    Mt Vernon, NY
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  17. BassJuju


    Jul 9, 2016
    That is stunning! Grats!
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  18. @Kirk Bryant

    If you can make it to NAMM, Alan will be there and so will his basses :). There's a boutique bass collective area.Great idea, booths at NAMM are expensive so the small builders clubbing together for space allows them to attend.
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  19. onebassplayer5

    onebassplayer5 Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Silver Spring, MD
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  20. Michael Schreiber

    Michael Schreiber Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2014
    Kassel / Germany
    Wow, very beautiful - congrats!
    Happy New Year - and much fun playing that beauty \m/
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