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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tercesyrev, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Oh boy . . .

  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That will be one awesome six! Those Groovelines balance absolutely perfectly. It looks like it has 18mm spacing like a Grooveline 5 too. The only downside is that it probably costs about $2,300.
  3. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always puts some stank on it Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Saw one at my local GC. Damn now I wish I had tried it!
  4. devilman666


    Apr 23, 2011
    manchester nh
  5. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Yamaha TRB6P or
    Ibanez SR5006 Prestige

    if only I felt in love with 6ers again

  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Always wondered if they would make one!! :hyper: Awesome!!
  7. conqr


    Feb 16, 2009
    inevitable I guess. I swore I'd never like a 'weird' looking bass, but I'm sold on the ergonomics and balance logic - it works both sitting and standing. And my god the tone of those things - fat fat active Jazz tonal ranges.

    Another purchase for my imaginary collection :bawl:
  8. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I'll need to try one of those out :)
  9. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Personally, I can't get my head around the looks of this model. I'm sure they play well and sound great. But IMO - they're ugly!:bag:
  10. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    +1...I put this in the same category as a Bongo. I think it'll sound fantastic, but I think it's ugly as sin. Looks like something that belongs on the Starship Enterprise.
  11. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    ^This^ :bag:
  12. PersonalTraynor


    Jan 14, 2011
    Lady parts, Canada
    peaveyTraynor freakazoid...
    +1 ^

    They could at least include a matching headstock....sheesh....:scowl:
  13. ~Ethan~


    Dec 3, 2008
    Abilene, TX
    I'd love to try one of these! I was wonderinf too if they were going to make a six string model.

    While I agree with everyone, it is rather "ugly", however I'm drawn to it for that reason. I always think of Les Claypool saying how when he saw his first CT in the pawn shop it was the ugliest thing he'd ever seen!
  14. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    Ugly... maybe. I get the impression that aesthetics were not even a consideration in the design of these though; function and sound were.
  15. If it plays like the BTB, I'd get a BTB. The Grooveline's looks remind me of a Wooden Curbow
  16. Aram


    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    I dig the body shape...it just feels like the neck, pickups and bridge should be shifted a couple inches to the left. Oh, and too bad Ibanez won't do 19mm...if my BTB1006e was that spacing it'd probably still be my main bass.
  17. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Those 6 string BTBs are awesome, especially the old prestiges but boy they can be heavy . . at least in my case and seemingly others on TB. If you can sit down during your gig they're must have but if you have to stand for 3 + hours, you may need a chiropractor.

    The Grooveline is designed to avoid that.
  18. I think it looks good, except for the lower dong....err.....horn. They should have matched it with the upper.
  19. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Is that a pre-NAMM shot? That bass isn't on Ibby's website yet.
  20. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    I completely disagree. It retains enough classic lines to be functional like the longer upper horn so there isn't a bunch of neck dive and yet wanders off far enough from tradiational bass guitar shapes so it's clearly identifiable as something new and distictive. I especially love the carved shape on the laminated wood that gives the very nice two tone outline. In my opinion FEW basses of this carved type have a carving giving an overall look this nice. And the lower "horn" to me gives a final distinctive "look". I see it like the Upside down T-bird which became a classic look, but unlike that bass, this one is actually functional as well.

    And while I haven't heard or played one, so far the only thing I DON'T like about it is the $2500 price tag.