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Ohh!! I think I'm having twins!! Benaventes, that is...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Mar 13, 2003.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Just placed an order for two Benavenete singlecuts fives, one fretted, one fretless..
    the fretted will be alder with this maccassar ebony top and fretboard, block inlays, DiMarzio Ultra Jazz pups ( I LOVE these pups!) and Benavenete preamp..
    the fretless will be mahogany with a yet undecided top. Same pre, same pups.. I have been jonesing for a singlecut since the R Bass- now.. the wait..
    oh, and yes.. I am now a dealer... don't hate me!!
    [​IMG]
    by the way, the trace is a Nordstrand trace, not a Benavente, in case you were wondering...
     
  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    the mac board- darkened..
    [​IMG]
     
  3. So how long before they go on sale?:p :bag:
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    a couple of weeks after i get them, Drew!!! i know where you are, you can't hide!! :D
     
  5. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    Congrats Adrian!! I ordered my Benavente SC5
    about 3 weeks ago. Yes the wait...

    Dan
     
  6. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    thats gunna be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
     
  7. Benbass

    Benbass

    Jan 28, 2002
    Kansas
    That's a great idea. I'm dyin' to do the same thing with my Fodera. A twin sister! Heehee, one day. Congrats Adrian. I hope they are keepers.;)
     
  8. Adrian - are you getting that coco piece from Larry at Gallery?

    Very nice, BTW!

    And, yes, I am getting a Nordstrand!

    Jeff
     
  9. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Jeff- looks a little like cocobolo.. its actually maccassar ebony- yes, from Larry- what are you getting on your Nordstrand?
     
  10. That is a beautiful piece of macassar! It will look great!

    I am getting a crotch mahogany top, alder center and goncalo alves back... with a snakewood fretboard.

    Should be killer!

    Jeff
     
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    congrats Adrian!!!

    I spoke with Chris the other day, Mine might ship the end of next week!
    :bassist:
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i am not a patient man- this will be rough..in the meanwhile, with some very rough photoshop work- i get an idea of what it may look like- a very rough idea-- i dont know if i should go full top or like this- i kinda like it like this--
    [​IMG]
     
  13. I think a full top would be stunning.

    Jeff
     
  14. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I kinda like it the way it is Adrian...I think a full top would look too uniform. Go with with what you got. IMO of course :)
     
  15. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    I just got a stambaugh with a macasser ebony facing and fingerboard and it is killer!!! You will love that setup... I would go with a mahagony body also...
     
  16. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    a full top would be too dark... trust me.
     
  17. i can't wait to see the finished products bro! :cool:
     
  18. Adrian

    That looks awsome. regarding whether to go for the full facing or not, I would closely look at the wood you have and see if you consider the figuring is good and consistant enough across the whole peice.

    If it is then go with the full facing and let the wood shine, if you are not 100% happy with all of the wood then just put the facings on the wings only.

    IMO Let the wood decide.

    Keep us posted on the pictures of these beautys

    Regards

    Matthew
     
  19. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    I would go full top...if the macassar boards are wide enough. Larry's stuff is top notch...As usual!

    JP
     
  20. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    im leaning towards this look- not a full top- there was a mac sc5 at namm that had a wenge neck and frankly, it was too dark for me-
    this is my first singlecut- it was an R bass, it was sweet. Sold me on singlecut design- the sound and feel of the Benavente sold me on these basses.
    [​IMG]