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Wave, 4-string bass guitar from Luthman.


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Luthman Wave tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Luthman
  • Model: Wave
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/23/2007

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Luthman Wave user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
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shar2401/12/2014

shar24's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Luthman Wave
France manufacture, handle and maple fingerboard, 21 frets, bridge Luthman, 1 humbucker pickup, 1 micro Jazzbass, electronic Noll, microphones bass culture. 1 Master Volume push pull active / passive balance knob 1 microphone, 1 treble knob, one button mediums, 1 Serious button.

UTILIZATION

Channel 40 at nut, very fine, super fun to play (better for me than the musicman sterling I had before, this is to say ...) Low light and perfectly balanced. Wide palette of sounds, just perfect.

SOUNDS

Fan of music man, I was looking for a bass in a similar budget and allowing me to find the sounds of the brand. In the configuration of microphones that was offered to me, I found what I expected plus a wider sound palette. Excellence in my opinion as to the sounds available.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this bass for four months. I played jazz bass usa, Larrivée, Godin, Leduc master pieces, Warwick, music man sterling and many others.
Talk about a feature I like the most or least difficult. But if I had to put a little damper on this wonderful instrument, it would be no battery hatch, time to go to undo the screws back plate, and after removal of said screw the difficulty of removing the plate without risking damage the wood, but it does not change the battery every week. The price / quality ratio is excellent when compared to musicman or fender jazz usa. The finish is incomparable. Of course I would do this choice eyeing the last Luthman models that are simply beautiful
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shar2410/19/2013

shar24's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Do not forget at the time of his choice"

Luthman Wave
French manufacturing maker Thierry Etienne, 21 frets, neck and maple fingerboard, bridge Luthman, 1 pickup-type music man "brand bassculture" a neck pickup Jazzbass kind of brand "bassculture" electronic "Noll". 1 volume setting active / passive,
1 mix microphones, one acute setting, one medium, one serious. Pickups and knobs covered in maple wood. Easel Luthman body Ovangkol.

UTILIZATION

The neck width at nut 40 against 38 on my musicman sterling, has a flatter than the musicman profile. For my part I do not have long fingers, I could fear any difficulty compared to my sterling. There has been nothing. The flat profile of the handle of the wave is perfectly suited to my hand. More finishing touch is the remarkable dragging is exceptional. I do not speak of "highway", this phrase did not make sense to me, but I will say that the handle is in the top three rounds of low I could find (among other Jazzbass FENDER, Leduc masterpieces, godin BG4, Warwick and a dozen other brands ... I am 63 years old and 45-year low ...) Access to acute is not basically my concern, but it seems no problem.
Magnet particularly its "musicman", my only concern was not able to find the grain of my ex "Sterling"

SOUNDS

Work on the mix has allowed me to find the part I was waiting for her, acute corrections, middle and bass is effective and can chop the sound to his liking, though for my part I avoid using too corrections. You can spend very deep bass to crystal clear highs, mids dig. Corrections are devastatingly effective. For my part, a middle position, medium dug a little for me.
I currently use a combo SWR working pro 15, median setting, no added effects. I note that the "passive" mode of this bass is great and makes me easily forget the "active" mode.

OVERALL OPINION

I only play this instrument for 15 days, but considering all the brands I have known in 45 years (I change very often), it is in the forefront alongside Leduc and musicman (and a blow heart for the little known Godin BG4 has a happy when I sold it) So if you have a budget between 1500 and 2000 euros, to ogle a French luthier named Thierry Etienne (Luthman) and forget brands usa or German, you will not regret your choice and allow a French luthier that we continue to make great instruments craftsman. I forgot the value for money is excellent considering the outstanding finish of this bass.
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korata06/23/2007

korata's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Luthman Wave
Body and table ovangkol
Bolt version: wenge / maple 5 slices
neck-through version: wenge / maple 7 slices
fingerboard: rosewood
Nut: ebony
Tuners: Gotoh
bridge: Luthman
microphones: Two Bartolini jb
mail: active nine-volt, 5 knobs (volume, balance, medium, low, high)
Preamp: Bartolini 3-band
push-pull active / passive
push-pull frequency converter medium
pitch: 34 inches or 864mm
number of cases: 24
4 string neck width: 40/64mm 5-string: 45/72 mm
Schaller straplocks
black flight case
Natural oil finish
mechanical bridge: Carbon Black
potentiometers: ovangkol (Bolt)
I thought all and say lol
finish and truly impeccable and the price is really allucinnant.

UTILIZATION

The handle of the low end and very easy to play a real highway we all feel really Alese on access to acute and is a real treat even if is is not my genre.
bass and very well balanced and do not address it is not too heavy and it is sensitive both sitting and standing, body shape and really study it and a little bend to fit the shape of further contributing to coprs to be bored.
vien sound quite easily despite the possibility norbreuse very little to the low electronics Barto and really impressive and Polivalente efficassité

SOUNDS

This bass is bored from all this is really impressive by any style or sound and it goes good and really fits very well to mix.
I play mostly rock and funk and I would say it really is and the better now, she's a very low medium that allows a game very rock solid. electronics Barto it allows to have a really great slap sound that will delight all lovers of all kinds of funk
micro and premap to switch between sound very bold (but always precise and very dynamic) has a very crystalline or metallic, which really helps as I said can be placed in every style.
I find that the electronic Barto's really a very low medium typer with a constant growl really interressent not found everywhere are giving this bass really has a very particular character that I really Plai.

OVERALL OPINION

I have this bass a year soon since it fills me really love all of this bass, really neat finish, versatility but still retains its own character, its ease of play accuracy.
I tested quite a model prior to the (US fender, warwick, musicman, Mayon) and I would say it is she who, for a resonable Buget really more than an instrument of this quality (1350 euros and kindness and availability of thierry to advise me) I typed in the eye.
value for the price of this bass and I really think unbeatable on the market today and I do not really regret having to make choices so it fills all my expectations.
This now I would say that to really fill me more I would have to buy her grandmother's sister and also a mystic that fabulous instrument (but planned ^ ^)
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jetster9411/14/2009

jetster94's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Luthman Wave

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">Construction: bolt-on neck or neck through
Handle: Wenge / 2 slices maple
fingerboard: rosewood-ebony fretless-
body: ovangkol or bubinga
table: ovangkol or bubinga
Scale: 864mm/34 "
cases: 24
Nut: ebony
Pickups: 2 Bartolini jb
E: 9-volt active Bartolini
Mechanical: Gotoh
bridge: Luthman
5 knobs: vol, balance, treble, midrange, bass
potentiometers info: push-pull active / passive + frequency
finishes: wood or bubinga ovangkol
body and top finishes: natural oiled</span>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">(The photo above is outdated, the model has evolved, you can see its current form at: http://www.luthman.fr/basses_wave.php) ( http://www.luthman.fr/basses_wave.php )</span>

UTILIZATION


<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">The use of Luthman Wave is sure to delight the most demanding bass players ...</span>

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The general shape of the wave is still quite conventional for a bass violin. For proof, just do an overview of some models of luthiers who, admittedly, may offer some very bizarre forms. No, here Luthman prefer to play the card of sobriety with a touch of originality and character. When you look at this bass, one is tempted to say that this is a model produced in series, we will certainly be able to find it in stores in Paris, Rue de Douai, so its forms seems so familiar and yet so unique at a time ...</span>

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The configuration of the type pickups Bass can not be diverted, unlike other configurations microphones that can sometimes take some time to adapt.</span>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">Bartolini preamp (Made in USA) offers five controls whose functions are described in the section above. Big advantage, the volume knob is detachable and can switch to passive mode. Handy in case of battery failure live. The three-band equalizer is quite efficient. We can get all kinds of sounds, from funk to mid / treble slap to rock / metal and heavy percussion. More potentiometer medium is also detachable and can Elag the frequency band concerned. However, the access door to the electronics and thus the battery is locked by a set of screws, not very practical. However, there is no need to change batteries every four morning either ...</span>

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<span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">The Violin</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">The game is very easy to finger. The handle is fine. Fast? A real "highway"? Stop with these terms that mean absolutely nothing! (Although in this case, you feel the urge to say). The natural oiled finish gives the neck a very nice touch. Small grooves in the natural wenge give it a very rustic and refined as much at a time. We are dealing with the high quality violin. Access to the 24 th box is no problem.</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">Adjusting the curvature of the handle is covered with access via a cache at the head. You can adjust the strings very close to the handle without it frieze is very significant, especially for slap. My previous bass did not allow a setting that low. Today I can enjoy a very fluid instrument to play.</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">To the head when it bears the signature Luthman. She is also the only point in common with all models of the brand. The tuners are Gotoh very accurate.</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">The straplocks Schaller can play safely. Live, you can move in any direction and jump around without fear of unexpected fall of our instrument.</span>

SOUNDS


<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">Here too, the palette of sounds will satisfy all your gaming styles and sounds, but not only ....</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">As mentioned previously, potentiometers equalizers are extremely effective. The slightest movement on a control and it is quite another thing.</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">In its way clear, mids and highs are very melodious. Slap in the response of the electronics Bartolini is up and your performance will qu&#39;enjoliver percussive. I, myself, made ​​some further steps on the audio response of the instrument. By plotting the spectrum of the outgoing signal, I found that the extent of harmonics was very broad. There&#39;s even a resurgence of power at some fairly remote Yet harmonics of the fundamental. This is what gives this particular sound, heavily wooded. Unfortunately, I can not insert here the results of the measurements.
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">In his heavy fashion, there is also electronic appointment. With serious substance, you will shake the walls. Truly, this bass can assume many different personalities. It does not limit himself to one style, she wants to expand to all styles of games and does so remarkably well.</span>

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OVERALL OPINION


<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">You understood, I never fail to praise the Luthman Wave 4. Having tried almost every brand models, my choice was the Wave for aesthetic reasons. The photo in the box at the top of the page is no longer valid. (See the link on the site http://www.luthman.fr/basses_wave.php ) Indeed, the Wave has been redesigned and its designer, Thierry Etienne, has given him a second youth.</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">Luthman and the Wave 4 low of Lutherie an exceptional finish. The sound of wood associated with quality electronics Bartolini gives him a powerful sound excellent. All this at an unbeatable price. As expensive as&#39; more than sight and we are tired of seeing her on TV "Fender Jazz Bass U.S., you can offer at this price an instrument that will make you rediscover the fun new game.</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">The friendliness and availability of Thierry Etienne was impressive and we all know that these are qualities that are increasingly rare in the middle of the sale of musical instruments. These are qualities I really appreciate and that is what has largely caught my attention at first.
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">In addition, you will be able to customize your instrument at will (insert pearl buttons, signature custom engraved, carved out of the hearing body and lots of other possibilities). I suggest you take a ride on the brand website and visit the gallery to preview custom of customization options.</span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">If you want a glimpse of the bass sound Luthman, I conseillle also go have a look at these videos. Charles Francis Delacoudre with his title "Boomerang," played on a 4-string Natural:


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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">G. Roma meanwhile opted for a 5 string Maple Mystic:


<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">With experience, I would do this choice without hesitation. Maybe my next investment will be on a 5 string in Mystic.</span>
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