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tncaveman
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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".
Stephen













(Message edited by tncaveman on June 02, 2012)
tncaveman
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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.

Stephen

sonicus
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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 !
fogdiver
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Username: fogdiver

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

Beautiful!
rraymond
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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!
tncaveman
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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!!!
groovelines
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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!
pauldo
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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.
:-D
mica
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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!
jazzyvee
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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.

Jazzyvee
elwoodblue
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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 :/
tncaveman
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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.

Stephen
tncaveman
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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 228
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post

I might be selling my fretless Elan. She's just not getting played enough. I still haven't decided. I had fun jamming to some James Gang the other night. But, the money could be used for another fretted bass, guitar, amp, recording interface, etc... Any words of wisdom. Once she's gone, she's gone.

Stephen
tmoney61092
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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 929
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 1:17 pm:   Edit Post

Trade it to me to keep it in the family :D

~Taylor
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1134
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:18 am:   Edit Post

I just got my tax return. . . . !
However SWMBO may not see the need for another fretless.
:-(

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