Lower left, 4 strings, made in France by Jacobacci brothers in 1972. Entirely handmade.
Honduras mahogany, rosewood fingerboard Rio.
Scale of 33'5, 20 frets + freight 0
2 Benedetti pickups (also handmade) Model to "big magnet" (I do not know his first name, if any)
A volume and tone for two microphones and 3 switches, 1 microsecond and a bypass (used to directly juice microphones in the amp without using the knobs, the goal was to use in the studio, his being there working downstream)
And besides, she's beautiful!
I'm still a beginner in the low (almost 2 years of practical leisure), but the least we can say is that it is a marvel.
Compared to my little Squier Jazz Bass, this is the day and night. The ease of play and disconcerting. barely touched key that note out, just without curling. His response to the attack is also very impressive, as the same note can be of infinite sweetness, or otherwise very aggressive.
The ergonomics are perfect, well balanced, well cut it to put my "houbloneux abs" and frankly a surprisingly light body.
The sound is very distinctive, it smells like wood.
Already, the microphones have a striking potato, even for liabilities. Using the bypass, a big attack is not ready to saturate all the amps that I present, giving a fat, an ugly distortion of beauty, it smells Magma Top, Paga, and all that happy mafia.
Playing more nuance, it feel more old gainsbourg, the variet 70s, a very round sound, very hot, almost no-bass, lots of mids.
I tried to do something a little multitrack recordings, is not it pierces the mix, it explodes, you do not hear it, what a presence!
it does not fit too rock, let alone metal, and is not really a "Slappeuse" (it is doable, but it is not pretty)
For the rest, this is the bomb (I recently tried to zouk is excellent)
I do not put 10 only for the small lack of versatility, but we can not be expert in all
bought 6 months ago
I bought it because:
- Bassist my old band has one, I fell in love with the sound (that's what sparked my fiber bassist) and I told myself that I would have a one day left to take in right and do a little conversion.
- I found one on the right corner, by chance, left. How have they done left-handed? 4? 5? View, tried (it was not perfect, shots, a microphone a little hoarse) but an opportunity not to be missed! And I do not regret it. The shots are part of the history of this beautiful (40 years ago) and even with a microphone, it's a huge pleasure. the other will restore at Benedetti soon.
What I like most: Everything! The look, the sound, the playability, and the honor of having a little bit of the history of the Parisian violin at your fingertips. This is a museum piece, but it would be a shame to lock up, because it is primarily a musical instrument, and at this level, there is little to mention tool.
What I like least: Fear! The fear of breaking, or make me steal.
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Kucukmelek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This Low by cre t ERRF Jacobacci in the years 1970/1980.
The particularity: The makers liked to put a cargo Jacobacci 0, Manir what the adjustable string more boards.
Micro this low are simply amazing! it is the famous microphones Benedetti, developed specially for Jacobacci. It requires either the Tone and volume "normal" or live .... and the sound becomes literralement.
A neck pickup and bridge pickup ...
The handle is particulirement enjoyable.; In addition this instrument such Low _a diapasoon Gibson, much smaller than the age-old Jazz bass
The weight is trs conteun, due to the use for the body of Honduran mahogany (prs of Mexico), wood trslger, and that sounds really.
The ergonomics of a bass made by a luthier is excellent!
Indeed, the micro Benedetti rpondent the call to the style in which I play!
The neck pickup in direct output, gives me a natural distortion sound on my Hartke HA3500 ..
When I see that many galre bassist with the help of pedals for sound distortion, the ease of Jacobacci is a plus!
Likewise, the sound of the bridge pickup, Tone with background this time, one can find his "Jaco's" no worries!
It's been three years since I played my Jacobacci JB200
The particularity: single instrument, trs versatile, light, that sounds right!
However, a rglage every 6 months for the luthier is necessraire. This is part of the maintenance of the beautiful.
I tried many before finding MODEL .. I found in Jacobacci toujurs sound I wanted to have!
The report is the high quality porix!
Of course, I invite all the bass players would find a small, approximately moyennent 800 1200, according to the State is a unique instrument!
other basses that I want to acquire now are the fretless ... riire