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Electric Fretless Bass from Luthman .

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  • eminent2000eminent2000

    Beautiful and good

    Luthman Wave 5 FretlessPublished on 07/18/14 at 03:00
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Low designed in France by Thierry Étienne handcrafted in Poland if my sources are correct.

    Copied features of the site Luthman:
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    pitch: 34 ''
    strings: 4, 5 and 6
    Handle: MV 5 rooms - maple & wenge
    Body: ovangkol, ash, mahogany, alder
    Table: see options
    key: maple, rosewood, ebony fretless
    buttons: Wood
    Nut: Ebony
    Mechanical: Schaller black, chrome
    Bridge: Custom Luthman black, chrome
    microphones: 2 x JB Delano
    Preamp: Glockenklang 2 strips
    knobs: volume (push pull active / passive) + Balance + + acute severe
    fi nition: oiled, matte varnish
    comes with soft case, tuning keys, certificates
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    Low designed in France by Thierry Étienne handcrafted in Poland if my sources are correct.

    Copied features of the site Luthman:
    ---------------------------------------------
    pitch: 34 ''
    strings: 4, 5 and 6
    Handle: MV 5 rooms - maple & wenge
    Body: ovangkol, ash, mahogany, alder
    Table: see options
    key: maple, rosewood, ebony fretless
    buttons: Wood
    Nut: Ebony
    Mechanical: Schaller black, chrome
    Bridge: Custom Luthman black, chrome
    microphones: 2 x JB Delano
    Preamp: Glockenklang 2 strips
    knobs: volume (push pull active / passive) + Balance + + acute severe
    fi nition: oiled, matte varnish
    comes with soft case, tuning keys, certificates
    -------------------------------------------------- --------

    From there, we are in the craft and all customizations are possible. Mine is passive in ovankgol with ebony fingerboard. The ovangkol is a beautiful wood, with an intermediate color between rosewood and mahogany (making it very badly on the photos), with a beautiful grain.

    On Thierry advice, I ordered a neck-through to sustain. My JB pickups are Bartolini, the settings are the classic three buttons on a Jazz Bass: volume of each pickup tone.









    USE

    Everything is nice in this low: pleasant to watch, play standing as sitting. It gives an impression of density but is not heavy, the handle through the notches and give easy access to acute.

    Button not false frets, the use points on the side is sufficient and I do not think it's very pretty.

    I would add for beginners who hesitate, with a little ear a fretless is quite accessible. It is both more comfortable to play (lower share softer playing), more sensual, a fretted bass. Fingers learn quickly to reset on the right intervals, at least in the bottom of the handle. Just play in the treble remains difficult. But it's also what makes the charm of the game fretless.




    SOUNDS

    I will not make you the blow of "one branch and it is the sound Pasto" because there Jaco Jaco, and the sound is also and above all in the fingers ... but it is still the first impression I had! I must say that I was from Cort Action (fretted) and do not play in the same court, the first time on the same amp it's still a shock.

    I wanted a soft sound, round, some bass, and the appropriate settings on bass and the amp is impeccable. But you can also play the micro bridge to give more grain or lead sound a bit compressed with zero tone.

    Finally all that is expected of a fretless bass what.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use it for a little over a year. I found the bass by Jaco Pastorius and account for a round birthday, I wanted to offer me a nice fretless bass. I went on a Jazz Bass US but read on a forum that for the same price you could get in a bass luthier Luthman of high quality and most original. And I prefer that my money go to a local luthier rather than a multinational.

    I took information from Thierry Étienne who listened to me with great patience (beginner, full of questions naive / idotes) and well advised. The beautiful arrived a little before three months announced (and yes, making the request, each model is unique) and I really discovered what it the pleasure of playing the bass.

    I was a bit ridiculous for a beginner to afford such an instrument, like those people who are paid a Leica camera to photograph the ass dog to twenty meters and backlight: but after all reported the price of traditional stringed instruments, or wind, or a real piano ... it is very accessible and it is infinitely more challenging and rewarding to play on a nice instrument to play and sounds good on a dung which flap flap (there However, good bass cheaper to start, of course, we are here in the category of instruments for fun).

    Short. Since I have other basses, one fretted Jazzette Luthman, but this Wave is the preferred, low security blanket that looks at night before falling asleep and waking up in the morning (when Cherie is at home c is she who plays this role, but hey, I will not tell you all my life either).

    Of course I would do this choice without hesitation.
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