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10-string Jerzy Drozd fretless


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I can't truly imagine how well I could get around on it. But if it was in my hands (and right-handed) maybe it wouldn't seem like such a leap in real estate. Sure it would still blow my mind though...

 

I guess the recipient is confident. And well he should be: he's been doing ERB for some time now, relatively speaking, and has worked with Michael Manring.

 

http://www.yvescarbonne.com/

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Amazing that it's chambered too. Hoping I hear of preamp details; that's a lot of holes considering that there will be only one [interestingly-shaped] pickup! I'm guessing there might be a piezo setup involved as well.
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Maybe there will be 2 pups (or a split pup) in that route? I for the bass side, 1 for the treble side? That might help to work out some of the tone balance issues that are sure to be present with 10 strings.

 

Of course I have no idea what I'm talking about... just a random thought.

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I'm guessing piezos on per-string bridges.

 

As with everyone else, I'd love to try a right-handed version of the same.

 

It goes back to something I said a while back here, about bass being a very capable instrument that can handle all aspects of ensemble play: bass, harmony, melody, etc. The only drawback is range, and this ERB doesn't seem to be lacking in that department at all.

 

Nice post.

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The Jerzy Drozd website has recently been updated to closer reflect his current offerings:

 

http://www.jerzydrozdbasses.com/basses.htm

 

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Here's some pics of Yves Carbonne's bass in an earlier state. Note the truss, graphite reinforcers, lam, and headstock designs.

 

http://www.yvescarbonne.com/big/DSCN4186.jpg

 

http://www.yvescarbonne.com/big/DSCN4175.jpg

 

http://www.yvescarbonne.com/big/DSCN4183.jpg

 

 

Incredible large piece of ebony there in the later pics too; a lot of the four-string basses I've seen had nowhere NEAR the quality, true undyed coloration, or blemish-free and even density of my Carvin's beautiful 5-string board. But this big guy is amazing!

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is there really only 2 truss rods in a monster neck of that size?

Tenstrum

 

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Most Fives only have one, and there's twice as much neck wood as a Five. Really no difference in overall tension per mass, except possibly at the headstock join and the bolt area, which looks to be thoroughly anchored down. And there's plenty of carbon-graphite reinforcers on that baby too.
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Actually, how he can work with the 4-string standard of 19 mm (or did he go even wider with 20 mm? - brain boggle) acrooss that many strings amazes me too. Maybe he's a big guy. I'd definitely be thinking about going even tighter than my normal 17 mm at bridge to deal with that many strings and not bung my wrists up.
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Very cool. No doubt this will be an excellent instrument. I like seeing the "innards" of the neck and cavities in the body. Thanks for sharing the shots, GB.

 

I played a couple of Drozds at Luthiers Access Group a couple of years back. Felt really good and sounded excellent. The look is not for me, however.

 

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