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Singlecut Four Strings - Anyone got pics?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Las Olas, Jul 5, 2004.


  1. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    Hey everyone. Toying with the idea of getting a custom four string neck through fretless with a relatively unknown luthier in the UK. Just wondered, as I love a singlecut lookswise so much, have many been made in four strings? I normally see 6+!


    Would love to see some pics, to see if it looks odd at all or not!




    Many thanks




    Mike
     
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Here's a Benavente singlecut fretless 4:
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  3. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    Thank you Bryan! Very nice! Looks great, not odd at all! :)
     
  4. Kavorka

    Kavorka

    Mar 28, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Oh man is that great looking! GAS
     
  5. Tfunked

    Tfunked

    Dec 30, 2003
  6. Here's one from Carey Nordstrand:

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  7. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    Again, thanks muchly! Loving them!
     
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    here is Cameron with his Benavente single cut "A" style 4 string last summer @ NAMM

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  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
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    this one looks killer!
     
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Come to think of it, you really don't see nearly as many 4 banger custom jobs from the boutique luthiers as you do 5+. They do seem to look best with a fairly busy grain -- the last one speddling posted easily being the best. I love the look -- the body shape really goes far for the four string thing too. Is that a macassar ebony top? Usually looks to busy, but I've never seen it on a four stringer...actually looks PERFECT like that!
     
  11. BEE basses can hook up a three stringer for ya :D
     
  12. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    I really appreciate all the great pictures you fine people have posted! Thanks! That Benevente that Cameron is playing is stunning!
     
  13. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  14. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Here's a pic of my Adler.
     
  15. I think some are nice and some would look better on a 5 or 6. The last few, such as the Adler and the ones Speddling posted are nice on fours, in my opinion. I think the darkness of the bass has something to do with it, darker basses seem to work better with that body style.