The FMT to make all others drool! ;-)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pd_5string, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002

    <beaming expression> :^)

    This will be one of three that I am ordering and I am going to keep the best two :) This one should be here tomorrow morning! YAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!

    This one came from Sweetwaters...for those wondering, Musicians' Friend continues to be un-friendly. I was told bass would ship today, and now I am told it will ship tomorrow. Grrrr....

  2. That, good sir, is a bitchin' bass. Congratulations.
  3. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL

  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    how much are they?
    i may have to diverse my layaway for one of these if it isn't to much more.

  5. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    About $1500. Only problem is that you can't choose between flamed or quilted maple. You have to take what you get on a phone order. I got lucky with this one...only quilts I have seen are on the 5 stringers.


  6. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    I LOVE quilt tops as long as they are bookmatched and aren't just two slabs of wood put together...

    I will probably keep this one and one other, and the other will be a tobacco burst one that will probably be a flamed maple top, so I will have one quilt and one flamed, both 4 stringers.

    Also, I originally bought the FMT like you have but in a 4 string model...I am starting to like the maple fingerboard better than the rosewood one. JMO though.


  7. those look great.. uhhh.. what does FMT stand for?
  8. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    Figured Maple Top...

    The thing I am kind of pumped about is I am getting the nice look of a Sadowsky or Lakland, but have the bass be a "real" Fender he he :) and not have to spend 3 thousand bucks on one bass...I can get TWO for that price!


  9. Ahh ok, thanks. I thought it was Fender's Magic Touch.. but, Figured Maple Top works too. HA!
  10. uglybassplayer


    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Peter, Peter, Peter... What would Joe Zon say? ;)


    - Frank.
  11. So, you think two added together might be as good as one Sadowsky? ;)


    The bass looks great - enjoy! Let us know what you think!

  12. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    He would say, "Nice bass!"


  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I prefer the Maple boards myself but so far they aren't available in a five... I have no idea why.

    Good luck.
  14. pumo420


    Nov 2, 2001
    ohh god that is such a nice bass it seems like everybody is getting those FMT's i really like the finish.
  15. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Man, I wish you guys would quit posting pics of these FMT's.:D :p

    I am seriously thinking about buying one now.:)

    Nice bass, BTW, Peter.
  16. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Now we're talking, Dave. I'm looking for a fretless six and will definitely be considering a Hanewinckel. Very nice.
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I was thinking the same thing. :p :D