NBD: Eshenbaugh Black Forest

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by olejason, Nov 14, 2017.


  1. olejason

    olejason Member

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    Fender guys, don't hate! Just kidding, I use a P-bass on a good chunk of my gigs but I've been looking for something for jazz gigs and solo practice. I actually had pictures of this bass on my computer for a few years and was pretty surprised to see it pop up for sale. It's an amazing instrument and very easy to play.

    While the tone is definitely modern it is still pretty "woody"... definitely not a sterile squeaky clean tone like you sometimes get with this type of bass. That said, it's still incredibly articulate and not at all forgiving. Nordstrand pickups with an Aguilar pre, I'm actually playing it in passive mode most of the time.

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  2. atallen

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    Haven't seen an Eshenbaugh in years, and TGP is the last place I probably would have expected one to pop up.

    I love that ramp! So often you just see a block stuck on there this is so visually distracting and obtrusive. I'm happy to see someone took the care to make this one such a nice fit for the bass.
     
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  3. jerrycampbell

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    Wow wow wow!
    What a gorgeous instrument.
    What is the fretboard extension for?
     
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  4. olejason

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    It's a ramp. It is pressure fit so totally removable but I'm really digging it. Sounds great playing walking lines way up next to the fretboard.
     
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    Very freakin' neat! Not enough oddball basses on this forum!
     
  6. 70' s Tone

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    Boy is that sweet.
     

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