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Samuel Shen plywoods

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Captain Awesome, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    I just bought a Samuel Shen plywood bass from my teacher. I hear these are some pretty nice Chinese plywoods. What do you guys think of them?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    It's Samuel Shen. If you do a search, you'll read a great deal of info on them. Ply, hybrids and carved as well.

    In general, they are held in high regard.
  3. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Yeah, it's really nice.
  4. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    what model did u get ?
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    SB 80 3/4.
  6. I can't speak to the SB80, but I bought my daughter the SB100 with the same Heliocore Orchestra strings I have, and the sound is very satisfying. It doesn't have the woody, slightly nasel quality of my Shen SB180 but it seems louder, at least within close range. It also responds well to the bow, and has a deep, full sound. Also a very nice looking instrument, her's is a deep rich red/brown.
  7. B. Graham

    B. Graham Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    I bought an SB80 a couple of days ago with Superflexible's on it. Very very pleased.