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NBD...STR LS549 Buckeye Burl Beauty

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by campbems, Nov 21, 2016.


  1. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I just purchased this beauty from a local TB'er here in the classifieds after trying to put off the urge for this bass for days. It is on its way to me and I must say that I'm pretty excited to own my first STR bass.
    Specs:
    • Buckeye burl top w/Matching headstock
    • Flame maple back
    • Swamp Ash body
    • 3 piece maple neck w/Ebony fretboard
    • Brass fretboard markers. Friggin Brass!
    • Nordstrand DC pickups
    • Aguilar OBP3 Pre Volume/Blend/Tone(w/Push pull coil tap)/treble/mid/bass active/passive switch and Mid frequency switch
    • Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
    • Hipshot B Bridge
    • 34" Scale length
    • 19mm spacing at Bridge
    • 48mm bone nut width
    • 8.5 lbs

      STR1. STR2. STR3. STR4. STR5. STR6. STR7. STR8.
     
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  2. BOING
     
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  3. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Very, very nice.
     
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  4. WOW! Gorgeous! Enjoy her!
     
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  5. Kmrumedy

    Kmrumedy

    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    The Japanese Fodera..... Congrats. I love these basses.
     
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  6. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I received this bass today. First thing I did was take the strings off and clean it and condition the Fretboard and installed new set of TI Flats. Wow...this bass is simply amazing in every way. The craftsmanship, on every part is simply superb. The tone is what really sets it apart. The Nordstrand dual coils and Aguilar preamp is powerful and punches you in the gut. I've never been more satisfied with a bass purchase. Alright I've got to sale my other bass now to make way for my custom build by these guys. I'm completely blown away by this bass.
     
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  7. songwriter21

    songwriter21 Involved with two girls. Cirrus and Milly. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    Ahhhh, the Japanese...masters of craftsmanship. I adore my ESP and Bacchus, so I can imagine how nice your newly-acquired STR gem must be.
     
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  8. songwriter21

    songwriter21 Involved with two girls. Cirrus and Milly. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    Sooo you have this now, AND a custom Bacchus and STR on the way? Good lord, man.
     
  9. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    @songwriter21
    I have a custom Bacchus being built by the same luthiers that make the STR. The STR guys make the Custom Bacchus basses to.
     
  10. songwriter21

    songwriter21 Involved with two girls. Cirrus and Milly. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    Ah, right, the Deviser company. Pretty amazing how small a shop for how renowned their basses are.
     
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  11. Chaser1

    Chaser1

    Aug 24, 2010
    Canada
    That is stunning!
     
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  12. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I have Devin with D-Cline designs making me some custom wood knobs consisting of Buckeye Burl, Ebony, gold ring insert for the dots to match the material of this bass. I think it will complete it. It is my wife's Christmas present to me this year lol.
     
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  13. Maiden Bass

    Maiden Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    Reno / Sparks, NV
    I am the original owner of that bass! I purchased it new from Japan and it is an excellent bass! :thumbsup:

    Congrats!
     
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  14. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I'm literally blown away by this bass. Best neck and smoothest playing bass I've ever had and sounds so good. Makes me really want them to hurry u with my Custom build.
     
  15. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    First gig update last night with me and all the band members. We was playing and our lead guitar player had walked off the stage and to the bathroom. When he returned he was blown away at the tone this bass was putting out. He kept saying he had never heard a bass sound so good. He then asked if he could see it and I had the chance to walk out in the audience and listen to it as he played it. I was blown away with what i was hearing. This bass is simply amazing in build and tone. I've never had a bass come close to this. It has me really looking forward to my custom build from them in a few months. STR simply blows anything I've seen in the 3-$5000 price range.
     
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  16. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    Delicious...!!!!drool
     
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  17. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
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  18. Drocdbase

    Drocdbase Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2002
    Alabama
    brother, that is a beautiful instrument. Looks like a tone monster for sure.What a cool bass to play while you wait on the Bacchus. Enjoy it
     
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  19. campbems

    campbems

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    @Drocdbase

    I took your advise and had them add the pearl neck inlay blocks and binding on my custom Bacchus. That should be a sick bass.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
  20. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    Ummmmm, WOW! That bass is sick!
     
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