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new la scala pictures

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by joe_sorren, Jun 15, 2005.


  1. joe_sorren

    joe_sorren

    Apr 7, 2005
    arizona
    Hello All,

    Here are some pictures of the La Scala #178 that arrived yesterday. It is stunning how well this instrument is built. It has a matte finish that just feels good to look at (thanks Wil!), and while playing it last night, I was blown away with the strength and character this instrument has. The sound is full and punchy and very even across all the strings. A truly amazing instrument.

    Also, I was surprised at how light this instrument is, especially in comparison to my Engelhardt. Thanks Talkbass for turning me on to New Standard! And many, many thanks to Arnold and Wil for doing what you are doing so well, and sending me this bass!


    Here are the pictures with my friend Zack holding it:
     
  2. joe_sorren

    joe_sorren

    Apr 7, 2005
    arizona
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  3. larry

    larry Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2004
    Florida
    Congrats. Mine is supposed to be shipping out in the next few days. :hyper:
     
  4. Tbeers

    Tbeers

    Mar 27, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Wow, what a neat looking instrument! It's too bad Arnold didn't put some of his oil or whatever on your bridge... the color would have matched well with the instrument.
     
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Beautiful axe, Joe...congrats! It's a true measure of your fondness for the bass that you replaced your own fantastic artwork with a picture of Arnold's in your avatar. :)
     
  6. Joe, in reviewing the pictures, it occurrs to me that your new bass makes me look pretty good. And just think how it could improve my tone!

    Maybe you ought to just give it to me!

    Z
     
  7. joe_sorren

    joe_sorren

    Apr 7, 2005
    arizona
    Larry, congrats on the one coming to you. Will you post pic's of yours when it arrives as well? I look forward to hearing your thoughts as well. Is yours going to be a ply or hybrid?

    ajbass, this one is a ply. I wouldn't even try a hybrid in this arizona desert.

    Chris, it sure is pretty, I love the effect that the matte finish gives it, and it sounds better than it looks, as I am sure you know from yours. How is your injury, getting better?

    TBeers, thanks! and the oil on the bridge is a cool idea. For now though, I wouldn't change a thing.

    and Zack...it does look good with you, but alas, sorry buddy this one is mine. :p
     
  8. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    What kind of oil?
     
  9. larry

    larry Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2004
    Florida
    Thanks, I sprung for the hybrid. I will certainly post pics when I get it.

    Chris, you got hurt?

    Congrats again, Joe.
     
  10. joe_sorren

    joe_sorren

    Apr 7, 2005
    arizona
    Thanks Paul,

    Did you get my PM?
     
  11. Yep. Thanks.
     
  12. joe_sorren

    joe_sorren

    Apr 7, 2005
    arizona
    Here are a couple more shots of the bass:
     

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  13. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    Beauty! Congrats! Hope you love yours as much as I love mine.
     
  14. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Hey Joe, welcome to the Big Dopey Grin Club.

    PS...Oil? On the bridge? Pourquoi?
     
  15. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    very nice.. another thrilled NS player. The accolades keep piling up..definately a consideration for an upgrade down the road.
     
  16. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    LARRY, JOE, and CURLEY - Nothing too serious, but thanks for asking. Kind of a "three steps forward, two steps back" kinda deal at the moment, which sure beats the alternative. :)

    Now, enough about my hand...get back to the "OOOOH" and "AHHHH" stuff!
     
  17. Tbeers

    Tbeers

    Mar 27, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Sorry if I confused all of you with the "oil" comment. It just darkens the bridge a little bit.
     
  18. brutuscheezcake

    brutuscheezcake Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Bodega Bay
    wow, its really beautiful!

    welcome to the New Standard Admiration Society!

    it just gets better every day


    Congrats!



    simon