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Nordstrand Bass Guitars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by emjazz, Feb 23, 2003.

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  1. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Here are some pics of my new six string made by Carey Nordstrand. There are more pics at www.nordstrandguitars.com. This is hands down the best bass I have ever played. I wouldn't trade it for a $10,000 Fodera and I've been a big fan of Fodera for many years. This one is also a hell of a lot cheaper. This bass plays effortlessly, sounds electrified just as it does acoustically and it's also very pleasing on the eyes. Carey's work is flawless and his pickups are unreal. I have found a builder for life.www.nordstrandguitars.com
  2. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    picture of the body
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    picture of the back
  4. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    That is a very nice axe you got man! I don't liek many SC's but I like it! :D Is the center black thing another humbucker or somethin between teh otehr two, or is it just some kind of decorative thing? Or is a control cavity?:confused:
  5. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's a ramp under the strings. Both the ramp and the pickups are radiused to the fingerboard.
  6. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    That's really cool man I totally dig it. Congrats! :)
  7. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    That's really a sweet bass. Congrats!
  8. trainyourhuman


    Apr 12, 2000
    Looks amazing. I would love to hear some samples. WHat are the specs on that?
  9. Whappo Grande

    Whappo Grande

    Feb 9, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA.
    Manager: AccuGroove Speakers
    Very sweet bass indeed! Congratulations.
  10. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    GHS Strings
    Nice! So I guess those pickups Carey made are working out for you? What kind of pre-amp does your bass have? I believe mine is scheduled to be finished next and positive reviews like this make me even more excited.
  11. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
  12. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    2" thick alder body w/chambers
    5A beeswing figuered Australian Gumwood top
    w/ matching headstock
    3 piece figuered maple neck w/ walnut tone block
    28 fret gabon ebony fingerboard
    35" scale length
    Carey Nordstrand humbuckers w/ ebony covers
    ebony ramp
    John Suhr electronics w/ volume, blend, passive tone, mid cut/boost, bass cut/boost
    bone nut
    hipshot hardwear
    detuner key on B string
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That is one sweet looking bass. Congrats!!!!!:bassist:
  14. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    The pickups are great. They really bring out the true qualitys of the bass. For me they are the best pickups I've ever played, and I can promise that I've played them all. This really is the best bass I've ever played. I couldn't be happier.
  15. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Sweet! It's cool (and fairly rare) to see another luthier making his own pups.

    brad cook
  16. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Very nice!! Carey is a really good luthier and great to work with.

    I hope to be joining you as a satisfied customer very soon!!

  17. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hold on to your seat Jeff. You're not gonna believe how incredible your bass is going to be!
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    That is beautiful... congrats... I want one just like that one, minus one string.

    How reasonable on the $?
  19. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    VERY inexpensive, IMHO, unless you get goofy with upgrades. My singlecut fretless was a bargain and a half. He could have list prices up there with the NY guys, but he doesn't. Quite frankly, they're incredible instruments. My next one will be done around July or so.
  20. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Wow, that is a smoking bass. I downloaded all the pictures off of Carey's site last week. That truly is one of the nicest basses I have ever seen.

    I really like singlecuts, and I am gonna be wanting a neck-thru/set-neck bass in the future. Ahh, another one to add to the potentials.


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