The F Bass 2008 honey run has started

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by choad42, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. IMO - this warranted it's own thread.:smug::D It would appear that George and co. have pulled out all the stops on this years NAMM instruments. Add the debut of the VF-5 and I am finding that I really envy all that are attending. FWIW, I may be a little biased towards these basses for some reason. Anyways, follow these links to see the sweethearts slated for NAMM 2008:

    Paul Theriault
  2. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Hi. I think George makes really cool basses and, from what I can tell, seems like a nice guy. What does he have against 4 bangers? :confused::p

  3. srh

    srh saahweet

    Dec 8, 2006
    New Jersey
    i dont like that jazz style ones, with the pickguards. reminds me of a samick like that
  4. v-12


    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    +1, they're not really my thing. i think they look like a pedulla rapture, especially the sunburst/rosewood.
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    ! Best F-Bass I have EVER seen
  6. gwx014


    Dec 22, 2005
    Anyone else wondering why blocks are a $1,100 upcharge?
  7. puff father

    puff father Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Endicott, NY
    I would love to get a VF-4. Sweet.

    No block inlays though..., :meh:

  8. Yeah, I love F Bass & George's work (some of the best around IMO), but this falls in the "you must be kidding me right?!!?!?" category.
    Blocks AND binding will set you back $1500.

    To get the upgrades listed below alone would darn near pay for a Nordy NJ5. With those options! (Not saying one is better than the other, both completely hand made basses- both sweet. Just a point of reference)

  9. I've been a loyal F-bass user for over fifteen years, but when I saw these throwback designs, I lost interest in the company along with a lot of respect for George. F-Basses with primitive slab bodies, front-mounted jacks, cheap, ugly plastic pickguards, and completely dated and nonfunctional pickup covers? $4K for that? :rolleyes: This ridiculous me-too "vintage" bandwagon is really taking its toll on otherwise creative and innovative luthiers.

    I was thinking about buying a BNF6 next year, but no more Fs for me.
  10. itzs


    May 5, 2005
    yeah .... first thing that caught my eye (or rather, made them pop out.)
  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    This one wins for me.

  12. I love their jazz basses :p
  13. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Wow, that's harsh man. He produces a line of basses you don't dig so you're gonna dismiss him and his other basses entirely after 15 years? It's your money of course, it just surprises me that it'd piss you off that much. FWIW I prefer the other models too.

  14. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    I don't know how those vintage basses are gonna sell with those prices, and I don't really care, because is anyone else digging the hell out of these satin finishes as much as I am?

    Out of all the basses in that link, this one jumps out for some reason.

  15. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    Coarsegold CA
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    :eek: SICK!!! :eek:
  16. Yep, these things are great. I dig the Marcus vibe going here.:) While I have only played the trans white prototype VF-5 - which I really liked, I think this new line starts another chapter in the F bass legacy. Trust me, these are every bit as refined and well built as the BN5s. The attention to detail and tone is undeniably F Bass pedigree.:D

    Paul Theriault
  17. They don't look bad. Anything George makes I am sure is a great product. I however am not a fan of 19mm spacing anymore. His stuff sounds GREAT and the body is an excellent weight.

    I am more of a fan of his BNs over the new ones.
  18. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    That's the stupidest thing I've read in quite a while.

  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man

    though I find the ones with the sractchplates to be a huge turn off. Thats just not what I like to see in an F Bass!