Post Number: 1490
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 2:29 pm: |
Its as close as I would go toward a Fender,
Post Number: 921
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 3:15 pm: |
Right on Danno!!!!......
I can't enlarge the headstock well enough to make out the logo, is it a Moses? And the electonics make sense, except the toggles' function......
Post Number: 1491
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 3:44 pm: |
Xotic. hi mid lo mid and treble boost cut
vol blend tone bass mid treb hum cancel.
internal output control.
24 fret, ebony board brass nut custom black paint w/ matching headstock.
Hipshot ultralite (which I'm changing out to a shaller/Alembic looking ultralite in black.)
No I have a Fenderesque bass if need be for those who can't deal with my Amazing Alembics.
Post Number: 3312
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 4:07 pm: |
I caught a scott Scott Henderson gig in Manchester a couple years back and Larry Carlton's son was playing one of those Xotic basses on the gig and it sounded great.
Post Number: 5341
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 5:38 pm: |
You forgot its most important feature: it's black! lol
Play it in good health.
Post Number: 572
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 8:45 pm: |
UPS truck full of Fenders crashes head on into FedEx van full of Musicman basses, film at 11.
Post Number: 1307
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 4:54 am: |
It's a shame to have to buy anything because some folks can't understand Alembics. On the other hand, there are some very cool Fender clones (I'm partial to Laklands - hard to hate a Fender clone built by a Deadhead). I really like the looks of your Xotic.
(Message edited by bassman10096 on February 06, 2013)
Post Number: 2267
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 8:35 am: |
Bill, don't you really mean, "Play it in good stealth." ;)
Post Number: 1492
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 6:21 pm: |
You would be surprised how many people are stuck with an image of what a bass should look like, or even sound like. In this case I now have whatever is required for the gig. Wood and black Alembics, fretless, Status headless, whammy, acoustic/elect and now this. This one is the do-over. The previous one was more standard and not what I ordered. This is as requested and will suit me better. The other one will be going to Felix Pastorius I hear.
Post Number: 1395
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 8:18 pm: |
Aha - the mystery of the returned custom is solved! Glad you're happy with this one, Danno; it's...well, for one thing, it's really black! That they made good speaks volumes in favor of them.
Post Number: 468
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 6:05 pm: |
Nice "compromise" ;)Have you played it out much?
I played a venue last night that had real trouble
dialling in my series I. Apparently I was giving them "too much signal"!?!?
Not a hijack just an aside.
I would like to hear how it sounds also.
Post Number: 1493
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 8:45 pm: |
Its on it way from Cali so I can;t say how this one is. I played the 1st version. Very solid and versatile. My friend Mike is a rep for them and Phil Jones and I played a few Xotics through the new PJ line (highly recommend these amps and cabs) after Mike returned from NAMM. I find my ear is tuned to my Alembic tone preference and I dial in until I hear what suits me. These electronics can come very close and the legacy of Ron is in virtually all modern instruments of quality in my opinion. I have a metal covers gig on the 21st here in Joisey so I might bring that along and see how it is and let you know how it fares.
Post Number: 1494
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 7:39 pm: |
It arrived and I used it on a recording featuring Johnny Kelly from Type O, Danzing and BLS fame. Good solid sound and the Fenderish vibe makes you approach it differently. The hum cancel is a nice feature. Its a big bass and I have to be aware of the large headstock. Not a fan of roadworn dings and bangs. For gigs I'm using a phil jones neo 5x8 cab and my thunderfunk 750. My roadcase need some love from the manufacturer. It cut out on my at my last gig. The xotic is a good bass and I incorporated as many Alembic like features as I could. It does not get the sizzle that the Alembics do and has a very different vibe but I'm pleased with it. Now to change the tuners! I will be selling the like new set if anyone is interested. Chrome ultralite 1/2 Fender type. Cheers