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Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 544
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hey guys. I know I've been away for some time, only watching and not posting, and probably most of you won't remember me. Not that there is much to remember anyways... But I'm back :-)

So, just got this new bass. Got it from Steve, who is the original owner. Great guy that helped me out with everything in every possible way that I needed. Steve, you rock.

It's a custom Series I with an Europa body shape made in 1998, but trust me, it can pass as brand new.
It has this beautiful, highly figured book matched to center Maple Burl top. Body is solid Mahogany and the neck has the classic Maple/Purple Heart recipe. No back laminate to save on weight.

Controls are not the usual Series I: Instead of Volume/Volume, it has Master Volume/Pan. No LEDs

This bass is a killer. Already took it to two gigs and can't say enough positive things about it. My new standard to which all others will be compared to. Now I just need to finish my rig so I can properly put it through my F-1X.

And, as I got it as an early Christmas gift for myself, here is the first shot of it, in the Christmas spirit! More pics to come when weather gets better.


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Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 549
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post

As the picture disappeared, here is a new one!

Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 550
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post

And a close-up of the beautiful Maple Burl top!

Advanced Member
Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 330
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

Stunning.I love that top.
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1811
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post

Beautifully elegant! You're a lucky man, Greg.
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1604
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, this one is extremely awesome! Congrats!
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 1077
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 3:59 pm:   Edit Post

great christmas gift!
Senior Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 412
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome back Greg! :-) Great score!
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4329
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 1:12 am:   Edit Post

It goes without saying this is a superb bass. The burl pattern on it is incredible and I'm sure the sound does it justice. :-)
Advanced Member
Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 396
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:16 pm:   Edit Post

I have to say that the top on this bass is amazing.Congrats.
Senior Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 426
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 5:24 pm:   Edit Post

For the most part I'm not a big fan of burl basses, but this one knocks it out the park! The patterns on it are stunning. Beautifully liquid and enchanting.
Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 551
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys!
Username: rv_bass

Post Number: 23
Registered: 8-2014
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, beautiful bass!
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1208
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post

I could have his big sister ;-)
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 951
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post

Maple Burl and abalone inlays make an awesome combination.

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