Anyone into boutique basses?

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  1. Carltone

    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a Roscoe LG3005 Fretless ( a 5 string model) with a diamondwood fretboard. It has a awesome burled myrtle top on a spanish cedar body. This thing plays better than most guitars (except my Myka and Suhr:AOK) and is sooo fun to play...

    Check out www.roscoeguitars.com if you've never seen these. Keith Roscoe sure does know how to bring out the beauty of wood and tone... I saw the Yellowjackets recently and Jimmy Haslip was killing on a custom 7 string Roscoe...

    I'll post some picks next week when I get some time...

    Carl
     
  2. Jim S

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    Sadowsky baby!! I have two basses and a third on order.

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    jamess Silver Supporting Member

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    My friend Carey Nordstrand makes some incredible basses. Truly top shelf custom work along with pickups and a new jazz bass line. He had a great showing at last years Anaheim NAMM show and will be at the Austin show next week.

    www.nordstrandguitars.com
     
  4. MuseCafeChris

    MuseCafeChris Senior Member

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    The guy who makes these is the younger brother of a guy I was good friends with starting in 6th grade and on into college:

    www.elrick.com
     
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    Those Roscoe basses look awesome. If I played bass I would get myself on of those.
     
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    I've admired Nordstrand's stuff for some time. If the bass was my instrument, I'd be all about having one of those. At least one...:drool
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    I've always wanted one of those JPJ triple omega Alembic's. I love the look of that behemoth.
     
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    JPJ trivia; the triple Omegas were actually built by Bruce Becvar, who was previously an Alembic employee, but not when he built those basses.

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  10. NuSkoolTone

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    Man, I've always wanted a USA sadowsky P/J. I had a guy come in with a modern and one of the best recorded bass tones I've gotten. (THe aguilar rig didn't hurt neither!)


    For now it's my modded fender J and Mike Lull Modern 5.

    I played an Elrick too, one of the nicer basses I came across when I went Boutique Bass shopping.
     
  11. guitarpkr67

    guitarpkr67 Supporting Member

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    Those Elricks are nice. My friend has a 6 string warrior bass that's really nice. He also has a Warwick, which I don't know if that's considered boutique or not.
     
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    I love my Sadowsky PJ4: alder body, spalted flame maple top, and Brazilian rosewood 'board.

    I have Modern 4 on order (he's not making them yet. Same as a Modern 5 but a 4 string: 24 frets, 2 soapbars).
     
  13. Boomer

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    I'd love to play a Sadowsky P/J but the closest dealer is 250 miles north.

    If I'm not to far behind when the Tampa Tonefest is on, maybe I'll detour to Orlando on the way there or back.
     
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    I have a Fodera Victor Wooten signature model with a buckeye burl top.
    Amazing 4 string fretted bass.
    My 5 is a Lakland 5594 dlx in butterscotch quilt with birdseye maple neck.
    Sweet!

    I play them both through an Eden Metro Combo with an additional Eden 410 xlt cab.

    Gets my heartrate up and my jeans flappin'!

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    check out Simmons basses ( not Gene BTW ) my son is working for Dave this summer, he's learning TONS about fretted instrument construction. www.simmonsguitars.com
     
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    I had two LG3005s until last week. I sold one on consignment at ATL Bass Gallery, and will be selling the second one soon. That I'm selling them says nothing negative about Roscoe, though, because they're being used to finance a custom Century Signature VII (if I can ever decide on specs)! :AOK
     
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    You might want to check out my good friend David King. He is a talanted and gifted builder. Another Portland dude:
    http://www.kingbass.com/
     
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    oh yes, David King is the balls. I've been meaning to take some pics of my 6-string bass to post here; Peruvian Quilted Walnut top, mahogany back and neck through with wenge and bloodwood stringers, Alembic guts, and weighs in at an incredible, perfectly balanced 7 lbs. His workmanship and creativity are outstanding.

    I know, a picture would be better...

    /rick
     
  20. Gordon_Gecko

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    Can I get a custom bass for $600 or less? Seriously...

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