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NBD - Estate Series - Fire Drake by Skjold

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassgrackle, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. bassgrackle

    bassgrackle Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    As when you play any new bass you can usually find something that could have been done better. That was until I received this amazing Skjold.

    The attention to detail that Pete puts into his basses is truly remarkable. Upon first receiving any new instrument I like to give them an acoustic demo. And this Ash body was so amazingly resonant, that I couldn’t stop smiling. Which got me very excited to hear the tone once plugged in. And there was no disappointment when I did. The proprietary pickup and preamp provides an amazingly versatile tonal ability and really let’s the acoustic properties of this bass be present.

    I have been an avid MTD player for almost 10 years now and you can truly see and feel the how big of a fan Pete is of Mike’s work. If MTD is the P bass of Modern bass building then Skjold is the J bass of Modern bass building.

    Working with Pete on the planning of this bass was a really enjoyable experience and one I look forward to doing again on a future build. If anyone ever gets the opportunity to play a Skjold, I highly recommend it. There isn’t a thing about this tone monster that could have been done better.

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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
  2. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Incredible!!! Congratulations!!!!
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  3. bassgrackle

    bassgrackle Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    Thank you, I forgot to mention it’s only in the low 8 lbs range. And 34” scale. Adds to the playability.
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  4. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    I'm just absolutely amazed by the basses that Pete is producing lately!

    I've owned several Skjolds and used to go out to Pete's shop pretty regularly when he was located in the Dallas area years ago.

    I've always admired Pete as a person, musician and luthier. The Skjolds that I've owned and tried at his shop have been nothing but incredible...but this....is utterly NEXT LEVEL.

    Congrats on an amazing instrument! What an absolute piece of ART!
  5. bassgrackle

    bassgrackle Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    I cant agree more with you. He is an awesome dude and total master of his art. I pinch myself when I pick this bass up. It plays so effortless and looks wild.
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