Suhr Classic J Opinions

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  1. LarryNJ

    LarryNJ Senior Member

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    :facepalm

    Where did the smoking thing come from?

    Originally Posted by LarryNJ [​IMG]
    My personal issue is when someone claims that their "X" smokes a "Y"-
    because they own one and like it.


    I.E.

    "Smokes- a vernacular expression often used by those who THINK that there is "no contest":

    (As in the statement below, from "Felix" which of course is so, because....
    because what again?? Because "Felix" said it's so, huh?:crazyguy

    I spoke to my buddy Felix, the owner of the Suhr Bass above, he asked me to tell you guys he has the Modulus 5 with the MM pups, and says it's fine but no contest up against that Suhr.

    between their particular instrument and another due to the fact that they are inexperienced, inarticulate, and/or incapable of recognizing the existence and value of different tonal characteristics between the compared instruments."

    Easy huh?:crazyguy:bong


    Better now?:rotflmao
     
  2. LarryNJ

    LarryNJ Senior Member

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    I would love to get my dirty little paws on a Suhr.

    Very good, but...If you do get one, make sure you wash your paws first though.
     
  3. Devnor

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    I've got a very early US Lakland 4-94 which has been my holy grail bass for many years but my Geddy Lee worship is getting the best of me...I've been eying the Suhr...has Suhr ever done block inlays or is this too close to the Fender?
     
  4. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    We can do Block as well as Binding but it will add significantly to the cost with no tonal benefits. Also FYI we do a vintage radius on the J
     
  5. kingcrimson2

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    The point (at least for Fender) had more to do with being it modular and being able to replace the neck without having to scrap the whole guitar. And yes, even quality thru-neck basses can develop warped necks.

    What "noises" are these exactly? Victor Wooten sounds like Vic Wooten playing his thru-neck and bolt-on basses. In fact, most pro musicians I've seen and heard produce very similar or the same tone when playing different basses (provided they are using the same technique, string type, EQ, rig, etc.)

    Is it even possible to make a strictly objective evaluation of a bass tone?

    I thought it was scientific fact, not your humble opinion, that thru neck basses are objective better? Care to share what science you are using to establish this btw?

    I've owned over 100 basses. Some bad, good, and a few great. Some thru-necks that I owned sounded terrible, other fairly good. The biggest contribution to tone is not neck construction, it is the wood itself IME. And wood is highly variable even different piece from the same log.

    To infer choosing to play or preferring bolt-on neck basses makes one some technophobe and/or an unsophisticated, tin eared musician is about the most asinine thing I've read on over 10 years on music chat boards.

    I suppose you take a spectroscope to the music store to measure which bass has the widest freq range and/or longest sustain and buy that one, right?
     
  6. LarryNJ

    LarryNJ Senior Member

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    ZOMBIE THREAD!!!!

    :Devil:crazyguy
     
  7. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I've created a monster! :hide2
     
  8. LarryNJ

    LarryNJ Senior Member

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    :rotflmao

    It really COULDN'T be simpler...

    The SUHR J Bass is an absolutely awesome instrument-
    ONE OF the better bass guitars being built.

    Having said that, it must always be remembered that there are quite a few
    top-level crafted instruments, at price points ranging from reasonable to...WOW.
    NO ONE BASS GUITAR is "better, punchier, ...etc" than another.
    At a certain price point and build level, you start getting quality and tonal characteristics that are superb, and the only determinant as to which is the "better bass guitar" is the player's preference.

    Nothing to it!
     
  9. Adel2

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    Tried one in a store and I kinda wish I hadn't because now I want one! Fine instrument.
     
  10. mischultz

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    I think he just called Les Paul a Luddite?

     
  11. norm_p

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    Hi. I don't have nor have ever played a Suhr or Sadowsky bass. I have a couple of beautiful Maton JB4's (google it) that have set necks, and its the nicest bass I have ever played in terms of tone and feel. I also have a Washburn Status 1000 with a through neck, and a much-pimped Squire Jazz fretless with a bolt-on. They all sound great, but my preference is for a heel that just gets out of the way, so it's set neck or straight through for playability for me. Just a thought.
     
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  12. sprag

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    The monster lives
     
  13. Devnor

    Devnor Member

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    Suhr Classic P Bass plz.
     
  14. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    Does the bass world really want another P ?
     
  15. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    that's like asking if the guitar world really wants another tele...

    the answer is YES!
     
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  16. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    I’ve been asked for 5 and more modern bass shapes by other dealers
     
  17. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    booorring!! everybody and their brother does that, while the only "boutique P bass" i can think of is lakland.

    (OK i dunno, one random goon's opinion on TGP ≠ actual market research)
     
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  18. Devnor

    Devnor Member

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    Sadowsky and Lull have their version of a P-Bass. I would buy a Suhr P Bass.
     

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