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Fred at Bee Basses just finished my new bass & was nice enough to email me the photos. I'll have it Wednesday.

 

Specs:

Purple stained Flame maple top and matching back; western maple body; rock maple, purpleheart, and padouk neck with purpleheart fingerboard; walnut body block, and wenge headstock with flame maple cap.

 

Bart X6 narrow soapbar pick-ups with NTMB183G. (3-band passive/active 18 volt preamp)

 

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thats crazy :eek:

 

thats all i gotta say.

 

have fun :evil:

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Originally posted by Whappo:

Fred at Bee Basses just finished my new bass ... I'll have it Wednesday.

Great, Whappo! Congrats! :thu:

 

I look forward to playing it the next time I'm in Calif.! ;)

 

I bet it'll sound great thru a Merlin head and an El Whappo or maybe a Tri112 on top of a Gordo or perhaps a Bill Dickens signature stack or... :D

spreadluv

 

Fanboy? Why, yes! Nordstrand Pickups and Guitars.

Messiaen knew how to parlay the funk.

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Originally posted by Whappo:

Thanks guys.

 

Anyone that comes over is always welcome to play any gear I have. That not only includes my cabs & amps, but this Bee, by other Bee, my Ritter or my Barker.

 

Did I forget to mention my new Barker upright?

 

Link to Barker Basses

And yet another good reason to go visit Mark. :cool:

 

Wally

I have basses to play, places to be and good music to make!
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Its here & its scary.

 

Im not just saying this, but in reality this is the best bass Ive ever played. It far exceeds my expectations, which by the way are very high.

 

Looks:

It looks even better in person. Theres phenomenal attention to detail everywhere you look.

 

Playability:

The back of the neck is incredibly flat & fast. This combined with the lowest action Ive ever played makes for a finger or slap heaven. Read: VERY comfortable. So much so, it makes you want to play.

 

Tone:

With the 3-band EQ, panning knob & 3-way mid-switch, its all over. The flexibility is just ridicules. Jaco, dub, jazz, slap, fingerits all here in spades. This is truly a one bass does all. Did I forget to mention LOUD?

 

A very grateful Mark :thu:

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So.. Mark- when are you gonna get some NICE basses?... :rolleyes:

your collection is starting to get ridiculous!!

may I suggest some Accugroove cabs for.. er, never mind!!!

congrats , brotherman-

by the way, today again, at a rehearsal with a 25 piece orchestra- it was evident- the tri 112 is AWESOME!!!!

peace, - Adrian

Praise ye the LORD.

....praise him with stringed instruments and organs...

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

excerpt from- Psalm 150

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for His glory

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Scootdog, the weight is 9 lbs. on the nose.

 

In talking with Fred today, I was reminded that he used 3 graphite bars in the neck for stability. Between the laminates, the graphite & the single cut-a-way it is major stable.

 

Now if I could only play like Adrian... :eek:

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Update:

 

After receiving it yesterday, I played it tonight at rehearsal, while leaving the other 3 basses at home.

 

It was extremely comfortable, fast & played like butter. One song called for a short solo & it was pure heaven to lay day some funky finger style groove.

 

Not only was the tone killer, but the B string on this monster is the deepest, tightest, growliest & most focused Ive ever played. Ive always had GREAT B strings, but this one takes the cake.

 

:love:

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Originally posted by Whappo:

 

Now if I could only play like Adrian... :eek:

thanks! but,, pleeeze!! you gotta shoot higher than that!!! i just get by, bro!! you shouldve seen me trying to sight read some latin jazz charts a couple of days ago in a rehearsal with some monster players in a 25 piece band- including one of Clint Holmes' BURNING sax players, ex-Sheena Easton keyboardist - white boy sounds like he grew up in Havana!! Cirque du Soleil Mystere's KILLING drummer- i mean.. ALL the cats! reading their asses off! i was lucky to get 60% on- a true lesson in humility!! and I'm sure you sound great, son't know if that's you on your answering machine, but it sounds great!! at any rate, thank you , you are too kind!!

Praise ye the LORD.

....praise him with stringed instruments and organs...

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

excerpt from- Psalm 150

visit me at:

www.adriangarcia.net

for His glory

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Originally posted by Whappo:

Scootdog, the weight is 9 lbs. on the nose.

9 pounds? Thats It? My Kit P-bass I made is about 10 pounds. Your bass looks like it should be at least 10 or 11 pounds with all that wood!
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