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NBD - Mayones Patriot MM

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


  1. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    zbysiu.
    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
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