The violin bass club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 8, 2012.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    If you got one, join up!

    Here is mine, Michael Dolan custom violin bass

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  2. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Got 3
     
  3. I own a Rogue VB100 that I love to death! The picture is of me playing at a show called Beatlemania, and wearing a Beatles shirt of course lol.

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  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Bitchen. Four months ago I couldn't have joined. LeCompte VB5. Mahogany body, birdseye maple top, 3-piece maple neck, macassar ebony 'board. Aguilar OBP-3 preamp, Nordstrand dual coil pickups.

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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Sorry folks, but I have the best violin bass of all since McCartney's:

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    Yes, it's THAT Realistic. Made by the Matsumoku company in the late 60's. NICE!!!
     
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  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Nordie dual coils rock! Is the bass chambered or hollow?
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No, solid.
     
  8. I hate you, Munji. If you don't mind me asking, how much was it? And by who?

    EDIT: It says LeCompte.. But how much was it still? Haha
     
  9. Mine is the best, pics will come later (I have to take some, because I just woke up and don't have some). I have a Hofner CT 500/1! It's AMAZING. One of the band teachers loves it, and so does the horns teacher.
     
  10. Damn, with all of these higher-end violin basses I feel so puny with my little Rogue! Maybe I should upgrade then lol.
     
  11. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Why? If it works for you play it! Don't ever apologize for getting a good value!

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  12. I wasn't really serious! I play it almost everyday, so it won't be going anywhere any time soon ;)

    That fretless Douglas is awesome!!
     
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  13. CnB77

    CnB77

    Jan 7, 2011
    NJ
    Is the body on that bigger than a Hofner?

    I see Douglas is already represented here. I'm considering getting one. How do they sound? Hard to set up?

    I imagine rewiring one is a right pain, like most hollowbodies.
     
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Yep, a little bigger than a Hofner but not too bad. And the Douglas sounds pretty much like most of the newer violin basses. I've played most and they all seem to have a common sound to them as far as I can tell. Of course, this is without the benefit of rigorous ABing ;)
     
  15. CnB77

    CnB77

    Jan 7, 2011
    NJ
    I've been feeling the weight of my basses a lot lately, so I'm really interested in grabbing one. I'll have to see if I can try a rogue or epi out locally
     
  16. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
     
  17. ecapdeville

    ecapdeville

    Mar 26, 2007
    Mexico City
    I've got 3...

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    An Eagle, Hofner and my oldest... An Epi Viola
     
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  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's by Bud LeCompte in Texas. The quality of his work is on the same plane as the best custom builders. You can go to his website to get prices. Although his prices recently went up, his basses are worth every penny of what you pay.
     
  19. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

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  20. CnB77

    CnB77

    Jan 7, 2011
    NJ
    I watched that video the other day! Nice playing
     
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