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NBD - Mayones Patriot MM

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fliptrique, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses
    So now I have two:)

    The 4-string patriot with Big Singles/Nord 3 band pre became my main - and after a while - only instrument. It sounds great, I like it a lot and it`s extremely comfortable. So I ordered a second one, this time 5-sting.

    I used to own a Patriot 5 for a few years that was great but a bit too heavy for me. The new ones have both roasted Ash Bodies and while not feather-weight, both are a solid 1kg less than my old fiver.

    I went a tiny bit indulgent, and contacted Nordstrand to build me a neck pickup that is basically a half of their excellend 5.2 MM pickup. They did, and boy - does it sound good :) There is also a noticeable difference between the modern 3-band, transparent nord pre and their old school, 2-band, boost only, compressed MM pre. They`re both great but vastly different.

    I`ve only managed to record a few clips due to my maudio acting up, but here they are:

    thats the MM soloed, then Both pickup with the MM split (so basically two singe coils), and finally both pickups with the MM in humbucking mode.

    and a crappy cellphone test of the slap tone:

    patriots_1. patriots_2.

    BTW - check out the flames ;)
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
  2. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
  3. walldaja


    Apr 27, 2011
    Llittle cat is cool too!
  4. eastcoasteddie


    Mar 24, 2006

  5. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I think I'm in Lust!
  6. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses
    I`ve had it for a while now and I REALLY dig the pickup combo.

    Being - mostly - a rock n roll player I have two usable tones with the big singles - both pickups on, and the neck soloed. With this one I use 3 distinct tones - the MM, both pickups in single coil (jazz-like) and the neck soloed that`s somewhere between a p and j neck pickup.

    lo-freq and Joshua like this.
  7. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Both look killer.
  8. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Just found this thread. Man those are Sweet basses. I hope you are still digging them. I have a Slogan Gothic 5 MBC on the way. I can't wait to get it. It looks just like this but it's a 2018 model: mayones_slogan_5_gothic_swamp_ash_aguilar_mbc_2013_1600.
    lo-freq likes this.

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