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Trussart Steelcaster

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by VarlotTheHarlot, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. VarlotTheHarlot


    Dec 12, 2013

    I've checked, there hasn't been a thread in a while.

    So, what's the opinion on these basses? Like the look/idea?

    Anyone played one or even own one?

    What's the tone like from a metal bass? (Get your best bass for metal jokes in here)

    I think they are stunning looking bass'. I'd love to own one, but for 5-6k I'd definitely be in trouble!

    Maybe one day:p
  2. eloann


    May 14, 2012
    I have a Loïc Le Pape, which is incidentally for sale


    The tone is solid with singing non-harsh overtones - I should make samples some day. No noise at all from single coils since the whole body is shielding. Not the lightest nor the heaviest bass around at ~4.4kg.
  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Weight will be an issue. Metal can produce decent tone just ask regal and dobro- but those are hollow and still weigh a ton!
  4. VarlotTheHarlot


    Dec 12, 2013
    But I bet we aren't in the same country eloan.

    Also I'm not allowed to buy a new bass this month :p

    She's nice though.
  5. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA
  6. bottomend!


    Oct 23, 2007
    I tried out a few of these basses at the recent NAMM show. Very impressive feel overall ( on the heavy side of course!)and great sounding as well (what I could hear in the mayhem that is NAMM, that is). The shop is located about 1/2 mile from my house so I've got to get over there and give 'em a real audition...
  7. faivy


    Nov 23, 2004
    I own and play a Rusty Steelcaster. It is the only Active bass I own. P/J config. The weight isn't bad and the sound and playability is excellent. Mine has a bound neck. I'm not sure why he does not do that too often. Well worth 3K compared to other custom builds.