WHAT is this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Veed, Oct 12, 2011.


  1. Veed

    Veed

    Jun 1, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I'm in the market for my first five string after years of playing four. I'm not sure what kind of bass this is, but when I saw Dubtonic Kru live, i absolutely loved the bass player's tone (of course, his bass isn't the only thing controlling that, but it's a start...)

    Here's a clear picture I could find.

    THE BASS:
    HIGHLIGHTS AND VIDEOS FROM DUBTONIC KRU'S REGGAE CELEBRATION TOUR 2011

    I researched to try and find it, but i was unable...maybe it's just a custom bass.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cassius987

    cassius987 Inactive

    Apr 20, 2007
    Denver, CO
    It appears to be some sort of coffee table with strings attached to it.

    /sarcasm

    I think you're right that it's some kind of boutique custom. Good luck.
     
  3. I'm 99% sure it's a Leduc, from France. You can see the inlay on the "headstock". Nice basses.

    Guitares et basses Leduc
     
  4. not sure of the builder but you can see that it is a headless design.. the tuners are at the end of the bridge like a Steinbeger.
     
  5. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    I think it's a Maurad made by Leduc. They're French.

    Guitares et basses Leduc

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    Since it's French, it's probably fra-GEEE-lay.
     
  6. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    What is fra-gee-lay?

    BTW...France is south of Italy and east of Norway, an area rich of dense tropical woods, perfect for making musical instruments. These are good basses
     
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    It's the glow of electric sex in the window!

    lol! It's actually a reference to a popular American movie. It's hard to explain. It's a fancy way of saying 'fragile'.
     
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
  9. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    It's a reference to a joke in the movie A Christmas Story... but I botched it cause it was Italian, not French.

    Leg lamp - YouTube
     
  10. Veed

    Veed

    Jun 1, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    perfect--thanks!
     
  11. hifibass

    hifibass

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
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