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NBD: Bluesman Vintage

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendmafia, Mar 15, 2013.


  1. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I bought this Lake Placid Blue El Dorado bass from John at Bluesman Vintage (some may have seen it in Jaymi's bass video). I was going to do a custom order, but he had this one in stock so I bought it. My immediate reaction was that the relic on it was very cool and the finish felt like a 40+ year old instrument. When I initially got it plugged in I was blown away by the David Allen pickups, these things are killers. Vintage jazz tone to a T. The body is extremely light and resonant and harmonics just pop right out of this baby. John also does a very nice job shaving the neck profile down a bit so its not so chunky around the 12th fret. Overall, I am very happy with the bass so far and would definitely consider buying from John again.

    As per TB Rules: no pics, no bass, so here's a bad pic. (yes its 70s spacing)

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  2. Sweet!

    I think we need more pics!
     
  3. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    For sure. I am a bass player... not a bass photographer, but I guess that was obvious. :D I will snap some antural light pics of this thing so you all can see the finish.
     
  4. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Edgewater, Maryland
    Very cool, these are on my list of basses to check out as well.
     
  5. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I forgot to post better pics... but it would be in your best interest to check them out. I probably play this one 90% of the time I play bass. Its addictive.
     

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