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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 352
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

i've been looking at these a lot lately and wouldn't mind having one, but i was just wondering if anyone could fill me in on what the controls are and what kind of pickups they use because they are very odd looking

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Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 282
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

It might be worth an e-mail to Brian at The Low End

He's had a couple in the past and might be able to help.
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Username: pace

Post Number: 517
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post

forum member Todd Harris has a couple of VC's... hopefully he'll chime in....
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 779
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

I love their aesthetics, and will own one of their guitars as soon as I get around to winning the lottery. I've also always been curious regarding the electronics.
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 569
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post

I love Steve Swallow's Citron bass, but that's probably not what you have in mind. His has EMG electronics and pickups.
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1575
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

The one I owned way back when had passive electronics in a Volume/Volume/Tone/Tone configuration. As I recall they wrapped their own pickups at the time but my memory is fuzzy in that regard.

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Username: dfung60

Post Number: 407
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 2:18 pm:   Edit Post

You mean like this?

Veillette-Citron 8-string bass, 1
Veillette-Citron 8-string bass, 2
Veillette-Citron 8-string bass, 3

This is a cool old bass. The pickups are V-C customs, not like anything else out there. The electronics are not unusual - two volumes, two tones, pickup selector. This bass doesn't have the orignal knobs which were really cool brass knobs that looked like the ball on a barbershop pole.

The woodwork on these old instruments is fantastic. Joe Veillette's current stuff isn't quite as flashy as these old ones, but absolutely super too. This one is bolt-on, but since Joe doesn't do anything the easy way, it has only one bolt!

Veillete Mark IV Bass

David Fung
Advanced Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 354
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 6:10 pm:   Edit Post

sorry guys, my email was down so didn't get any of these messages, thats what i was talking about David! i really want to try and get an 8 string whenever i get some money


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