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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 86
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post

My new girlfriend arrived on Thursday and she's a beaut! 1989 Elan 4 Fretless 89H5622 The body and neck are maple with a really cool red-wine stain w/ glossy finish. The color actually changes with the amount of light available. I got some good shots in the sun today. The Elan has J-style pickups and LED's at the 12 position. The hardware is chrome plated brass. She was adopted from Grovelines - Michael. I believe ElwoodBlue once "dated her".

(Message edited by tncaveman on June 02, 2012)
Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 87
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

I did get one fair shot of the whole body. It's a little dark, but this shows how the color changes.


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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2491
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post

I like it _______ I like it alot !
Username: fogdiver

Post Number: 6
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 2:55 am:   Edit Post

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Username: rraymond

Post Number: 387
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post

That's gorgeous!
Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 91
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 8:33 pm:   Edit Post

WOW - I switched out the half-rounds for some DR Hi-Beams and OMGosh - the Elan CAME ALIVE!!! I can't believe how many different tones / sounds this bass can make. My fretless Jazz sounds good, but the variety of sounds is limited. The fade, filter and Q-switch have so many variations. And, my GK Microbass MB150 has so many more options. It's amazing how a little adjustment can affect the sound as much as it does. Now the hard part, what sound/settings do I use? This is going to be fun!!!
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Username: groovelines

Post Number: 730
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

Go Stephen, go!
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 824
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 4:22 pm:   Edit Post

Hands down - the best looking 'red' instrument that I have ever seen.
Username: mica

Post Number: 7757
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

I think this color was officially called "cranberry" if it matches what's on my screen.

All I know is that it looks mighty fine with the shiny chrome hardware!
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3150
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

Bump.... just lusting.

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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1456
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 1:34 am:   Edit Post

I gotta stay away from this thread :/
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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 124
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 6:13 pm:   Edit Post

She's in good hands Elwood (and Michael ;o). Lately, she's the bass I grab for playing at church or around the house. It's great for the trio work we are now doing, which is keys, guitar and bass. Mellow songs sound great w/ fretless.

And the color is probably a little more toward the purple side than what's shown in the pics. Definitely one of the prettiest finishes that I have ever seen on a bass or guitar.


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