New Things At F Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Geoff St. Germaine, Mar 18, 2002.


  1. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I visited the F Bass website for the first time in a couple of weeks, and boy was I surprised. George is pumping out a few really custom F Basses. There are some really nice pictures of these basses. The basses that are showing right now are:

    BNF5 Lightwave
    Alain Caron 6 Lightwave
    Alain Caron 7 piezos only (as far as I can see)
    BN5 George's Signature

    They are really beautiful looking instruments. Thought you guys might be interested.

    http://www.fbass.com/georgepersweb/gfchome.html

    Geoff
     
  2. man, those F-basses rule!!! I want one !!! GAS!!!!!
     
  3. trainyourhuman

    trainyourhuman Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2000
    MI
    I would like to see the 6 strign version of the GFC bass. Looks like a good idea to me. I love those F basses!
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Apparently the BN4s are now factory production instruments...any word on a price decrease? Pleez? :)
     
  5. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Now how can I resist an F w/ an F-hole?!!!
     
  6. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Every time I see an F Bass, the more I want one.
     
  7. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Same here. And the way they sound... man. I just can't justify spending that amount of money on an instrument yet (mind you, I would have to pay for shipment and add 25% V.A.T. to the price as soon as it got here)... money which I don't have anyway.
     
  8. 9k for the Alain Caron signature 7 :(
    Speaking of Alain Caron, he's gonna be coming to my city soon and holding a demonstration at a music store. I think I'll go and try to meet him cause he's one of my favorite bass players and supposed to be a really nice guy.
     
  9. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Boston,Ma
    I just sold one of the new BN-4 basses at my shop and just got in another! I gotta say it might be the BEST 4 string I've EVER played!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. :D
    Well I finally got two basses that relieved my gas, I've had the Caron for a year, and found the custom 28 fret used about 3 months ago, I'm totally in love. The picture does neither of them justice, but the fretted bass is on the old picture section at the F-bass site (pg-3 far right, the figured/spalted maple top)
     
  11. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    ok, *** is up with the picture on the f bass home page. that doesnt exactly sell me on a f.
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I like it. Yum;)
     
  13. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    not that theres anything wrong with that:p
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I like the way that George and company make the grain jump out at you on the ash bodied models.

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  15. Now, if he'd just make a neck that didn't scream "SMALL HANDS ONLY" when I try to touch it, I'd sell a testicle to get it...
     
  16. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Peter, I heard somewhere about a gov. program that'll give you 75,000 for one healthy testicle. Probably not true, but, if you REALLY want an F-bass...
     
  17. I'll pass.
     
  18. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Do you mean thickness, width, or both?

    Just curious.

    Geoff
     
  19. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I thought the necks looked large and/or average to me...
     
  20. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    REALLY?!! Hell, I have two testicles, I can spare one for gear! :D