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3rd_ray
Intermediate Member
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 150
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:15 am:   Edit Post

Just got this beautiful bass on Friday. Redwood burl top, curly redwood on back, macassar ebony fingerboard. It sounds as good as it looks!

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My pictures don't do it justice.

Mike
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3422
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:47 am:   Edit Post

Mike:

WOW!!!!! That is one seriously beautiful bass! Love the contrast between the redwood and the flame maple core. Congrats!

BIll, tgo
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 536
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 5:18 pm:   Edit Post

Mike,
That is stunning! Great selection of a number of features. Congratulations.
Play it Healthy!
Art
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 1527
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

Very very attractive!!!
funkyjazzjunky
Advanced Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 292
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post

Mike,

I know you are having a merry Christmas with that beauty
3rd_ray
Intermediate Member
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 153
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks everyone! Alembic did a great job. I took another one when the sun peeked out today...

l1

Mike
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 972
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 5:03 am:   Edit Post

What a beauty! Congratulations, Mike. Play it with joy (she''ll be over later):-)

Mike
crgaston
Senior Member
Username: crgaston

Post Number: 502
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

Phenomenal wood!

What does the redwood/maple combo sound like?
3rd_ray
Intermediate Member
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 154
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 6:05 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mike! Charles, I'm still getting used to the electronics, I haven't quite figured everything out yet. I was expecting a lot of highs to come through. I do hear the highs acoustically when it's not plugged in, so I know they're there, but my amp isn't letting them through very well. I've been wanting to get a new amp for a while, so now it's time! My favorite sound so far is with the filters set as low as they go. It has a really strong 70's bass sound, maybe like Louis Johnson. The filters are rolling off the highs, but there's still a lot going on to make a really great sound. I wish I could describe it better.

Mike
jet_powers
Senior Member
Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 408
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:57 am:   Edit Post

That's a beauty.... pictures and words never do them justice!

=JP
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7289
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post

Great bass!!! Congrats!!
krystoof
New
Username: krystoof

Post Number: 10
Registered: 1-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 2:32 am:   Edit Post

Waouw!! A 5 string MK bass is my dream!!! This one looks sooooo gorgeous, boy!
Such a nice purchase, and what a beautiful instrument!!!
Bravo!!!
Xtof
3rd_ray
Intermediate Member
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 183
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 7:02 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks everyone! I've been playing this bass for over a month now and it's as great as ever. It took me a little while to get used to the electronics, but I've been getting some awesome sounds out of it now. Before, I wrote that my favorite sound was with the filters set low. But I've been playing a lot with the filters set to let the highs through, and I love that sound too. Guaranteed to cut through in the mix! I'm still not that great at describing sounds, but it's almost like ringing a bell everytime I hit a note. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
alembixxx
Junior
Username: alembixxx

Post Number: 41
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:35 am:   Edit Post

Very beautiful bass!
I love the flame maple core! Stunning!
Enjoy!!!
Cheers!

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