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Tried an Eshenbaugh!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stachio, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    On my monthly 5 minute journey to GC, I came across an Eshenbaugh for the first time. Bubinga top and beeswax finish, I believe.
    Just plugging it up with EQ flat on an SWR that has seen some abuse, was just amazing. I could not put it down. The fretwork was rather unique: huge frets. Then there's the over sized headstock that looks like a demented version of a Tobias headstock. The volume and punch were out of this world. It really put to shame the other more expensive basses there. Just amazing!
    I hear the voices again:
    "This is going to make a lovely contrast/addition to the Zon...":)
  2. I think I've played that one, too.. at the GC on Northeast Expressway, right? That's a nice bass, but not as nice as the fretless Eshenbaugh they had in there a few months ago. That thing must have weighed 6 pounds, and it just sang. The fretted one there now is a bit heavier. He makes beautiful stuff.
  3. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    That's the GC. I'm so mad I missed the fretless! That said, I'm sure my bank account is happier that way. I'm going to have to give Mr. Eshenbaugh a call before the end of this year...;)

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