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Posted by Mickster on May 21, 2001 at 16:13:44:
In Reply to: 5 string electric/acoustic bass to find ! posted by Alex on May 21, 2001 at 05:19:39:
: Hi folks. I'm looking for an acoustic bass (not an upright !) with a few particular tips : it would be an electric/acoustic, 5 stringed, fretless bass with a 24 fret type neck and at least one cutaway. I also would like it to look sexy and... to have a great tone of course. I like my basses to sound deep but also sharp, not muddy or so ! Could someone tell me if this alien exists ? I saw the Ovation b5768-4 which is not bad, but it's not fretless...
Alex, Renaissance Guitars made by Rick Turner are supposed to be absolute knockout instruments. A model that fits what you're describing to a "T" is
the RB5. It's a thin acoustic *looking* bass; let me explain. It looks like
an Ovation or any other conventional one cutaway acoustic bass guitar, except
that it has no sound, or F hole. It's got piezo pickups only, but from reviews I've read, this thing is just about the ultimate. Have I heard one myself? No,
but then again I'd never heard an Epiphone Jack Casady Bass and bought one simply on other people's reviews, and it's looks.(I know, how superficial can I be?)I never regretted it. I'm not suggesting that you buy a Renaissance RB5 without test driving it, but, call the number I'll give you, and they'll send you a brochure. By the way, they're about $1,800.00 or so, you can order all kinds of custom stuff on them. Check it out. 800-644-5268
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