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Update: My New Benavente 51 is almost complete

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by James Hart, Apr 2, 2004.


  1. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :cool:

    Thanks to Chris and Brian for the updated pictures :bassist:

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    for those who missed the other threads and the specs

    Benavente 51 6 string fretless:
    slab Swamp ash body
    Maple neck
    Stablized Birds eye maple board
    custom dual coil pickup wound by John Suhr (wood covered)
    Benavente 3 band pre
    34" scale
    etc etc etc

    I was going to go transparent blue with a red tort pickguard but Chris thought the grain *needed* to be burst.... I agree!!!!!

    I'd requested a brass slap plate (which Chris has done) but I ditched that idea as the stablized maple is hard and responsive enough.

    I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!


    [disclaimer] I designed and update the Benavente website ... take my love of Chris' basses with a grain of salt and once again: If anyone wants to check out my Benavente (or the new one when I get it) and are on the East Coast, shoot me a PM and I'll give ya directions!!! I love these basses!!! [/disclaimer]
     
  2. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    that's a killer! very nice bass! :cool:
     
  3. bazzanderson

    bazzanderson

    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Dude,
    I was already so jealous of you and your 5 string 51 P. Now I have this one to think about! Ughhh!

    Great looking so far, Speddling. I'm sure it's gonna be a toneful monster. Keep posting progress pics!

    -Bazz-
     
  4. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    James

    I hope you dig that birdseye board, it turned out SICK!
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    James, that is going to be SWEET... I may have to drive to TR to see this one !
     
  6. That maple board looks AMAZING in the pic, I bet it's even better in person.

    I can't wait to see and hear what this monster is like when it's done.!!
     
  7. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    This finger board is killing me as well. I can't even post this bass forsale yet, because I'm going to have to play it to decide if I'm keeping it my self!! Its killing me and the top will look like Keith's 219B finished.

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    Keith's 219B Spalted Burl Maple top!!!

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  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Dang James that is going to be a hip bass.

    Other than Woodchuck (always on tour :bassist: ), can any of y'all think of ATL cats that have Benevente's Basses?

    I'm really itching to try one.
    jai
     
  9. Dude!! That's just sick!! It should be illegal to have a board that crazy!!

     
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Dude! What wood is that :eek:

    Thanks for the comments everyone! I can't wait to get this bass!!!! I've got 2 tunes in the works with the new band that I'm not recording till it gets here!!!!

    :hyper:
    :smug:
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Wow. Nice bass James. When it's done, we'll hang one afternoon.

    Brian, I wanna know what kind of fretboard that is, too!!!!
     
  12. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Its a Bocote board. Chris didn't really tell much about what he was going to use for the finger board. I was going Macc Ebony and he said he had something cooler.......then I get this!!!! :D
     
  13. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    James

    Any new tunes?????
     
  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    just the 2 I posted the other day.

    Alone
    Believe

    I've got 2 that are guitar voice only waiting on a 6 string fretless
    :cool:
     
  15. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Looks great.

    Im not sure if this is the deal with your bass but Ive always thought that a humbucker in the Music Man position is the way to go for fretless.

    Thats gonna be a monster.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Thanks Nick, I spent a bit on the phone with Chris and Brian on this one. I'm looking for more of a P on 'roids then a stingray tone. Kinda like the G&L L-1000 even. Plus the Ash and Maple + the Stablized Maple board will be plenty focused and articulate.
     
  17. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    James, IIRC, you told me that this wasn't even going to have side dots; Am i right about that ?
     
  18. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    with side dots (I think I spec'ed abalone, but whatever is fine)... no markings on the face.

    though I think I'd manage fine without (I doubt it could make my intonation worse :eek: )
     
  19. Hey speddling,

    any new pics???
     
  20. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    well as a matter of fact :D

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    Chris it looks incredible!!!!!!!