"The Official Marleaux Bass Club"

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

  1. goes to 11

    goes to 11 Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    I have had 3 constat 5's and currently have 2. Does anybody out there have a constat 6?:bassist:
  2. goes to 11

    goes to 11 Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    i totally agree. I have 2 now and have had 3. The shape ALMOSt reminds me of a smooth ricky. Looking for a 6 constat.
  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
    It really is a great body shape. It manages to look both classic and new at the same time. I just love mine! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
  4. N.B.


    Nov 6, 2008
    Dear friends of Marleaux basses,

    on Musikmesse Frankfurt somebody has stolen a bass from the Marleaux booth :-(!
    It happened between Thursday, 11.04. and Friday, 12.04.

    Here are the details:

    Marleaux Consat Signature 5-string fretted bass
    Serial number: 1511
    Walnut body, Cottonwood top
    bold on neck in Birdseye Maple with strong texture (many, many birdseyes)
    Ebony fingerboard with Maple binding and Mother-of-pearl inlays
    two Delano Humbucker pick-ups
    golden hardware, high gloss varnish

    You can help in sharing this (as well in Bass forums around the world!) and in keeping your eyes and ears open!

    You can contact directly Gerald Marleaux:


    Thanks a lot in advance!


  5. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Picked up my first Marleaux. A used Consat Signature. Flamed maple body with quilted bubinga top. Totally loving it so far. A couple of quick questions. It did not have any of the wrenches. What is the size of the truss rod wrench? I am not familiar with the ETS Tuning Fork bridge either. If I am seeing it correctly. The two set screws that are closest to the neck bring the saddle up and down like a traditional bridge. The middle set screw locks it in place and the screw at the back allows the bridge to tip forward. On this one, all of the saddles are adjusted to their lowest point and the action is still higher than I prefer. But, the neck definitely has slightly more relief than I prefer as well. So, I am going to adjust the neck first.

    And now for the crappy cell phone pic. I will take some pics with my real camera tomorrow.

  6. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    OK..took a few more quick pics today. I did find out that the bass has Haussel pickups instead of Delano's in it. So, a bit different than most of the Marleaux basses I have seen.




  7. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Beautiful bass! :cool:
  8. My white Marleaux Consat is gone. Bye bye beautiful !
  9. :crying:
  10. Its new owner is very happy :)
  11. evil666


    May 6, 2006
    After many months searching the net for a nice Betra for sale (no wonder it took plenty of time) I'm now the proud owner of this beauty. Looks like brand new, light as a feather, plays like butter :)

  12. MusicianTax


    Jan 26, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    Just wanted to say hey to everyone on this thread, looking forward to getting a deposit down on a Marleaux Betra 6 string neck thru, been trying to get it moving but occasional issues keep coming up, will have one soon and can't wait to post the pics along with the other nice people on this thread, peace out!

    Donnie Castleman, Las Vegas
  13. silvertone


    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    Drooling here:
  14. silvertone


    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
  15. marijn van gils

    marijn van gils

    Jan 23, 2002
    This thread has been quiet lately!

    I just bought this beautiful Marleaux Consat Custom used. I know it's a cliché, but it plays and sounds as great as it looks.

  16. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Beautiful basses!
  17. marijn van gils

    marijn van gils

    Jan 23, 2002
    Thanks! Indeed they are, and very functional instruments too.

    I forgot the specs of mine:
    - flame maple body (hard to see on the pics, as the flame is subtle but very nice).
    - black poplar burl top and headstock facing
    - 3 piece hard maple neck with wenge runners
    - ebony fingerboard
    - birdseye maple electronics cavity covers
    - Delano pickups
    - standard Marleaux pre-amp (non-programmeable) with the usual controls
    The gold hardware will be replaced by black. The knobs are already black so one had to change, and I've never been a big fan of gold hardware.
  18. Hey,

    Fellow Marleaux owners.
    I finally got my email and password fixed after 2 years, thought I’d drop in an see how
    my thread was doing.. MY we have grown.

  19. Vic

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

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Any new owners out there recently? Maybe from the NAMM show? Gerald said he's gonna' probably get a bigger booth next year. I was blown away by pretty much everything in his booth... especially one white bubinga topped MBass. Dang. :)
  20. Gerald builds amazing basses, I had one myself a couple of years ago... But they do not fit my current tastes. I'm a passive Jazz Bass guy these days. What a change for sure !
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