"The Official Marleaux Bass Club"

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  1. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Congratulations. Beautiful bass...went with the 3 band over the programmable?
     
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  2. NeonVomit

    NeonVomit

    Jan 29, 2013
    Cyprus
    Awesome! Nothing quite like it!
     
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  3. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I love it!!! Congrats, Lee!
     
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  4. BluesyCat

    BluesyCat I'm irresistible. Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Staff: Bass Gear Magazine
    I went with Gerald's recommendation. :)
     
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  5. BluesyCat

    BluesyCat I'm irresistible. Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Staff: Bass Gear Magazine
    Gerald also sent me....
    Couple of shirts and cups!
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  6. BluesyCat

    BluesyCat I'm irresistible. Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Staff: Bass Gear Magazine
    I don't know why but I have this itch to get a 4-string Diva. I've never played a fretless but am willing to dive in.
     
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  7. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I know why. lol
     
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  8. BluesyCat

    BluesyCat I'm irresistible. Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Staff: Bass Gear Magazine
    HA! What's your theory?
     
  9. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Oh, it's no theory, it's a fact. Once you play a Diva, it haunts you forever unless you eventually buy one. lol
     
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  10. jjmf

    jjmf Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Anyone string their Diva 5 E to C?
     
  11. goes to 11

    goes to 11 Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Selling the bass on the far right. Also have a fretless neck made specifically for it. Get
    2 basses in one. Look it up on Talbass.
     
  12. abritt123

    abritt123

    Jan 4, 2020
    Marleaux Diva or fretless Custom Consat? Has anyone played both? What are the pro’s and con’s of each? Does the Diva have a thicker neck? What is the difference in sound? Is the Diva as comfortable to play ergonomically? I can’t find any demo models in the NYC area. Thanks.
     
  13. NeonVomit

    NeonVomit

    Jan 29, 2013
    Cyprus
    I wish I could find either of those just to try them out! Unless I make the drive out to Clausthal-Zellerfeld though might be a bit tricky :p

    From what I've heard/read, the Diva is super comfortable in terms of ergonomics (as are all Marleaux basses from what I gather) and the neck is slightly slimmer than the Contra. Sound-wise there are plenty of demos to be heard - try checking out the thomann.de page, they usually have some Marleaux basses in stock and often have samples so you can compare!
     
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  14. jjmf

    jjmf Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Edmonton AB Canada
    i think the diva lacking options like active pre and limited to 19mm string spacing makes it a little less flexible than the constat or a stradi for that matter...
     
  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I don't feel it really make sense to try and compare the Diva to the Consat or Stradi in terms of more/less "flexible". Different tools for different jobs IMHO.
     
  16. jjmf

    jjmf Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Not sure what FWIW means, but I agree with you. They are different
    I bought the diva with no consideration for any other bass... because of how it looked & the niche / genres it would fit in for me...

    the only other fretless’ I’d consider currently are the Stradi, Fodera, Dingwall or Fbass... all for different reasons / applications
    Just my taste & what I know in my limited experience

    One can always add a pre to the diva but for a 5 string I prefer 18mm spacing & since the OP is considering the 2, these are possible considerations for them...
     
  17. jjmf

    jjmf Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Edmonton AB Canada
  18. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    sorry, "for whatever it's worth"
     
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  19. Stupid question but I have to ask: is the Mbass only manufactured as a 5-strings bass of there as well 4-strings specimen around to be looked at?
     
  20. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I have seen and played 4, 5, and 6 string MBasses
     
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