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New addition to my Benavente family

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hman, Jul 16, 2003.


  1. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Benavente Spalted Fretless Vortex. Dimarzio Ultra Jazz @ bridge, Dual coil Dimarzio in neck w/wood covers. 3 pieces neck, ebony board and alder body. Can you hear the Mwahhhhh???

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    Thanks Chris for another Great job!!
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    NICE! I'm was thinking about another 51 near years end.... but I really think a Vortex is next. That's a great top!
     
  3. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Chris will fix that for you:p
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very, very nice. I like it alot!!!!
     
  5. Howz come you got yours first???? Bwaaahhhhhhh...:(


    Seriously, she's sweet!! Sound clips coming soon? Congrats Hman!!


    ...but I'm still ahead of you...:D
     
  6. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Not for too long!

    :D
     
  7. Really beautiful! Looks a lot like mine!!
     
  8. Ummmm, nope, got some things in the works.... ;)

    chambered, rhymes with taco........:p


    Would love to hear some clips. how do you like the diff. pickup configuration?
     
  9. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    yeah John...Adrian said yours really rocks! Got the "Marcus" thing.
     
  10. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Oh no! Must call Brian to get his chamber thing!:D
     
  11. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    You guys that have taken delivery of your
    Benavente's lately should have let them
    go to NAMM so I could try them all out on
    Friday morning at 10:00am sharp! Mine
    will be there with new J S Tech pick ups
    loaded in it. Brian says it sounds very 'thick".
    I can't wait to try it out with the new pickups.
    Dan

    Edit: Oops..sorry Hman your Vortex is beauty!
    Yours too John!!!:D
     
  12. Slammer

    Slammer

    Feb 12, 2003
    USA, New York
    Congrats.... I want one!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey Nino...Thanks! you'll like my next project....Benavente "Geddy Lee"

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  14. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    James, you should get a Vortex or a Vintage Vortex! Very different feel to the 51P. You'll love it! I must work on a new Benavente family photo for you.:D
     
  15. Wow! I think yours and John's Benaventes are the nicest I've seen. I like them better than the neck thru SC versions.

    Jeff
     
  16. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Thanks Jeff...I like my SC5 very much too! It has a rounder neck than the vortex and 51p. Both necks has low and fast action. It just feels right to me.

    BTW, love to see your Nordstrand SC soon!



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  17. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    That's what I'm thinking.... I can't wait to see that black vintage vortex assembled
     
  18. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Lookin' good! Interested to hear about the pup configuration as well.
     
  19. walwear

    walwear

    Feb 17, 2003
    If anyone is seriously looking for a Vortex, check mine out! BRAND SPANKING NEW and on the block for a mere $2600.

    Blessings,
    Erik