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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jzucker, Jul 27, 2007.
e mail clover and ask them.....they (the basses) look like Quality stuff....
Yeah, like this baby right here... I'd LOVE to get my hands on one:
or this one:
damn thats a beautfil piece of equipment.
I talked to "the man" at Clover, and there is no US distrib.
I was looking into the classic 6, and he directed me to a place in Germany that was none to responsive to dealing with a US buyer.
Maybe you'll have better luck.
See if a European TBer can get it for you. You just have to pay for the bass and shipping.
i found out www.thelowend.net will be carrying them. Not sure when...
phone or email Jörg Neugebauer - he'll most likely ship direct if the lowend cant get their act together.
The level of quality is so high that you can buy untested !
Just to Clarify, its not about getting my act together but working out details on purchasing and what is available right now. I have requested a few different models to see what is available for shipping.
Thanks and I'm glad to see the Interest in the Clovers is groing. They are Great instruments!
I have been wanting one of these bad boys since I played one last year in Barcelona, Spain. Very nice!! I like the 6 string Jazz in the gold metal flake!
Brian, my apologies, on re-reading my post it sounds too depreciating.
I was merely trying so say, if Lowend and Clover have still too many issues to sort out to have a particular model in stock in the foreseeable future...
Glad to see somebody in the US promoting these great instruments. I'm sure you can tell, I'm very happy with mine !
I played an Aperion H4 in The Gallery in London at the weekend. It was OK but I wasn't blown away by it.
Here is what I replied to Joerg this morning to start with. Your thoughts since you have experience with them?
Walnut top XP15.5
Vintage White HP.5
Classic 6 Gold Sparkle
I want to try out the Classic 6, but I would never buy a bass with a finish like that.
I understand, ther eis an Ice Blue I really figured I should get instead but the Gold Sparkle I figured would be an attention grabber.
I'm probably most qualified to comment on the XP15.5, since I own one since 2 years.
Ergonomics: body comfy, reduced size, great body shapings
neck shape is flat and feels really nice even to my not-so-large hands. Perfectly balanced playing position.
Sound: walnut on mahogany = woody earthy tones
set he pickup blend to bridge (or at least towards bridge) and play near the bridge, you get that growly throaty tone, blend to the neck for a vintage tone or just past mid detend for my favourite slap tone (just raise the mids a bit).
The humbucker doesnt really give bonafide Musicman tones (wrong wood, wrong position) but in parallel setting a very useful gigging tone, in serial setting a mega fat tone really pushing.
One noteworthy fact: This is the most silent on-board EQ I've ever experienced. You can turn up the treble to the max without any hiss whatsoever !!!
With a good preamp (eg. Avalon or Summit) run this also purely passive for another gorgeous sound option.
The HP5 I've played in a music store and during the Musikmesse this year. A different animal. Larger body, different woods and even more sound option, P Bass, Musicman and Jazz Bass, all blendable, P and J in passive, Musicman in active.
I've got designs on that one
or maybe this Avenger, (the splittable bridge pickup is soooooo punchy !!!)
Hope I could convey some of the excitement.
on the other hand, maybe this one will come first...
By the look of these designs/pickup placement, can they get in the neighborhood of wal-land? That 24 fret looks very similar to the Mach II! (except with a P mid pickup)