New Bacchus 24

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by laneline, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. laneline

    laneline Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    North Jersey
    Just got this in my quest to have a narrow neck 5 String to cope with carpel problems, I never had a 24 fret before but I'm getting into it.
    Made in Japan, retails just under 2K, build quality is great, B string is killer & it's a 34" scale, it's really clear & strong , I guess the 24 frets help out there. I'll put up a review after I get so more time on it.
    I'm not digging the pre amp that much so I plan on getting an Audere.
    But it's definitely a keeper.
  2. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Sweet, that's a nice colour too, subtle and really allows the grain to show through.

    What do you think of the pickups?
  3. funkometer

    funkometer Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Birmingham AL
  4. As far as I know, I don't think the number of frets will have any bearing on the low B clarity. Cool enough bass, though.
  5. laneline

    laneline Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    North Jersey
    I'm not sure yet, they aren't hot, 7.5 & 8K, alnico 5, seems like they will be good, but I don't dig the pre, plus there isn't a passive tone which I find weird since there is a switch to shut off the pre amp, the other switch is a coil split, so I think the pickups will be all there with a better pre amp.
    Bacchus makes the pups & the pre is some kind of Bart. There isn't a
    notch in the pot's for flat & they are cut/boost so that's also odd. But overall the bass is growing on me big time. I think it is in boutique build territory. The B string is freaking killing me, really tight. Thanks, Rick
  6. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    I've a couple of Bacchus guitars too and they don't make the pickups hot for them either, but they have the tone, which suits me just fine :)

    The 24 has always appealed to me, it looks like a very comfy body.
  7. laneline

    laneline Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    North Jersey
    Got a couple of hours more playing time on it & I have to say this is a killer bass that I never even heard of before. Very close to a MM, while still not nuts about the preamp I have been able to get plenty of good tones. The pickups are freakin killer, there is a definite tonal difference between hum & single, not just volume. It is very easy to play & I can't say enough about the B string, way better than my previous 35" scale basses. I got mine from Brian of the Low End, an incredible source to deal with, he's the best. I won't be surprised if Bacchus gets more interest here in the US.
  8. that knob configuration is screaming for a 2-band boost-only with a passive treble roll off!

    think Aggie OBP-1 or Sadowsky...

    very cool bass...I especially like the little acrylic pickguard...perfect protection for slapping.
  9. Finally! Doc-J and I have been raving about these basses for ages now!!! Glad to see someone finally got it!

    Here's my two (on the left)... Got both new for cheaper than a single American Deluxe Fender out here, and these kill any Fender, I guarantee.

  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I thought that looked like the one that Brian had on his site. Very nice!!!!:)

    Is The Low End going to be carrying Bacchus basses now, or does he just have the two that are on there and that will be it??
  11. very nice! The p/u's kinda look like Nordies, but their Bacchus?
  12. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets

    Is that the NAMM one from Brian's shop?

    edit: Look Ma, I can read! :rolleyes:

  13. They are Bacchus.
  14. Pretty sure Brian is a dealer. He's been carrying STR's for a while now which is a subsidiary of Deviser (the company behind Bacchus).
  15. Beautiful beast, congrats!!!!
  16. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND


    Brian always has some extremely cool basses on his site. I need to make my way down to his area some time and check out his shop.
  17. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Beautiful bass.
    Since I'm considering a preamp change in a bass of mine - why are you picking Audere (rather than, say Aguilar)?
  18. I'm not the OP, but personally I prefer the Audere over the Aguilar, simply because of the more useable controls. On the Aguilar the bass boost can be pretty hard to keep tame, but the Audere controls are nice and controlled. Also the midrange control is much more useable on the Audere for me personally. Finally the blend control is an active blend, which allows for true blending over your pickups, rather than a passive blend which is kind of more like a 3-way switch.
  19. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Damn straight, I have an addiction at this stage :D


    Got two Bacchus g****rs too, they're making instruments the way instruments should be made, I love them.

    Now I'm getting 24 GAS again when I thought I had it beaten. The missus shall not be amused :bag:
  20. Sweet bass Laneline! Are the pickups in true jazz bass positions? Because it looks like there is a fair bit of room at the end of the fingerboard.