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NBD Brubaker phoenix xtreme 5!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ilustre, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. ilustre

    ilustre Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    hey guys I just wanted your opinion on my bass I just purchased, with a single pickup! am I going to miss the neck pickup?

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  2. ilustre

    ilustre Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    more pics!

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  3. You will! ;)

    PS! Super cool looking bass though! :)
  4. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I love the burst on the fretboard. Nice bass.
  5. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    I would miss it, but looking at that beautiful instrument every day sure would help ease the pain. Truth is, though, once I get my tone, I really use the same settings throughout the gig. I use my hands and technique to adjust my tone at the gig, not knobs and switches.
  6. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    So now I know who the winning bidder was!

    No, you won't. I think this might be one of Kevin's top three finishes ever!

    I think you will find it more versatile then you think.

    I am sure Brad can give you lots of info on it.
  7. Lemon Of Troy

    Lemon Of Troy Banned

    Nov 6, 2012
    Palmetto State
    Damn that's beautiful. I love Brubakers.

    You won't even notice not having a neck pickup.
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Rev Jones of the Michael Schenker Group has two single pickup Phoenix basses, a fretless and fretted. I played both of them before they went out. I'm a dyed in the wool two pickup man but I didn't miss anything with that pickup in the sweetspot on either bass. Kind of surprised tbh.

    Will you? Beats me. :D

    You got a great deal on a very nice bass. I'm guessing you already knew that.
  9. ilustre

    ilustre Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    I know, I hope I can afford to keep it, if things dont get better, this one will be for sale soon!!!
  10. That is simply spectacular! Brubakers are works of art.

    More pics please - this is worthy of becoming desktop wallpaper.
  11. wednesdayagain


    Sep 28, 2012
    Woooah especially the fretboard
  12. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Nice bass man!!! Congrats
  13. JFOC


    Oct 23, 2010
    new hampShire
    huge +1
  14. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    Hey, when you get the bass taken some new pics, especially one with you wearing it and one in a stand so we can really see the fretboard and beauty!
  15. sigmafloyd


    May 1, 2011
    awesome! did it come with chromes on it?
  16. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Looks great and I'll bet it sounds great as well!
  17. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Very, very nice!

    I always love a NBD worth showing off!

    The fretboard looks nothing short of stunning.
  18. ilustre

    ilustre Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    It comes with chromes, I don't know if it came like that from the factory or the previous owner changed all the hardware, I don't think so though!
  19. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    The red into the board is amazing!
  20. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Brubakers have never done much for me. I know they are good sounding and nice playing.
    I have always felt the same way about single cut's. Just not for me.

    But that bass is HOT!!!
    I love it and would rock the heck out of it.