"The Official Marleaux Bass Club"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MattyBass, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. milklounge


    Apr 17, 2007
    Nice one! Welcome to the club!
  2. Hey all my Marleaux loving Brethren..
    Just wanted to check in and say I love all your Beautiful Marleaux's!!:)
    Gerald is truly the Man!! His Basses are Legendery and what dreams are made of..
    I'll Be hanging out with Gerald Next weekend at Namm and finally meeting him in person..
    I will say hi for everyone..


    My Marleaux serves me well...

    MattyBass Official Marleaux Bass Club Founder
  3. Hey Marleaux Lovers!!!

    Just a brief update...
    Man, Gerald is one really cool dude..
    So is Christian from NY, and Ariane Cap.. : )
    and the Delano Pickups guy.. who's name is escaping me.

    The Basses this year are So amazing!!! I don't know how Gerald does it..
    Seriously.. They all play and sound so amazing... I might come home with 6.. : )
    Just wanted to give you all a little update.. I will post pics and videos soon..
  4. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Did you try one of the Soprans?
  5. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
  6. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Yeah! Picking up my Marleaux Sopran tonight in LA. :hyper:
  7. Aziraphale


    Dec 3, 2010
    Consat 5 Custom. I am happy...

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  8. OldogNewTrick


    Dec 28, 2004
    Germany, EU

    and so you should be !!! :D

    Hows that Consat with the Hybrids ?
    Been always interest ... :cool:
  9. milo


    Jul 22, 2004
    very nice
  10. Petlof

    Petlof Guest

    Feb 2, 2011
    This is my Votan, and i love it!

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  11. milklounge


    Apr 17, 2007
    The Time has come... I'll be going to Geralds workshop next week ordering my next Marleaux Bass. He'll built me another MBass, the first one ever with a high C string and 33inch scale. It will be a show instrument for the Musik Messe, so I'll get it in April. Can't wait!!!
  12. chris lykins

    chris lykins Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2004
    phoenix az
    Cool!! Can you compare it to any other Marleuxs youve played?
  13. Petlof

    Petlof Guest

    Feb 2, 2011
    Actually i can't. Marleaux basses are not something you run in to everyday in Swedish stores (not where i live anyway), so this is my first Marleaux and to be honest the only one i've ever tried.

    What i can say is that i have owned a lot of basses, Warwick, Yamaha, Status, Fender etc, but i've been looking for the playability and the low action the Votan gives me for about 30 years. No deadspots in the neck whatsoever and the fretjob is excellent.

    The only thing i worried about was the funny looking Delano PU's, but together with the preamp they really work great. You can actually get any sound you want from them. Active, Passive, Single coil or Humbucker (serial or paralell).
  14. Hi again to everybody,
    Couple of days ago I'v run into guy who's sellin' his Marleaux Jazz5.
    Gerald stoped making this model years ago and I didn't get chance to really try them out. Now I will :)
    In the meantime here are photos of my curent baby's

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  15. some pics of Consat Custom

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  16. Custom Mahogany/Quilted maple

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  17. Straight Dibetou body

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  18. milklounge


    Apr 17, 2007
  19. Here be my Consat.


    And here be my Jazz.

    Sorry for the picture quality, as these came from my less than modern phone.

  20. milklounge


    Apr 17, 2007
    So here is a pic of my new MBass. Got it after the last Musikmesse in April, its a custom model with 33'' scale tuned E-C. The Body is made out of swampash the top wood is Ziricote. Souns amazing. There is a better picture up on their webside.
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