S.D. Curlee Standard 1

S.D. Curlee Standard 1

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Standard 1, 4-string bass guitar from S.D. Curlee.

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  • Manufacturer: S.D. Curlee
  • Model: Standard 1
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/05/2008

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S.D. Curlee Standard 1 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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oleiro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

S.D. Curlee Standard 1
I put a picture of my bass illustration.

My MODEL Has manufactured in the United States through 1975.manche shortscale Saddle in 3 pices of 24 cases with 0 cargo, mahogany body.

Micro Precision type brand & Seymour Duncan (found in The series "Antiquity") with adjustable pads. elctronique with 1 volume, 1 tone and a small switch SERIES / parallle.
The tailpiece / bridge is vintage Fender type (plate mtal twisted) with bridges ronds.Toutes the spices in mtal (chavalet, 0 cargo, bridges ...) are brass alloy.

The handle has the particularity of having a large radius trs (trs the button is flat) and trs be right (the first as large cargo that the 12th).

A beautiful shuffled Fender (hardware and electronic), Gibson (mahogany) and Rickenbacker (neck through).
I put 8 in the quality of matrial and srieux construction.


The handle is trs surprising at first, but after a few enjoyable minutes.
Access in acute is the easiest, body shape (reminiscent of the Les Paul double cut) is not for nothing.
The quality of wood utiliss is beautiful, the weight is affected, I have never seen a mahogany instrument with such low weight (3.5kg), a rgal.
The instrument is made but equilibrated mcaniques n'tant not the original ones (I got it like that), I can not tell you if it bent in the head ...

With the simplicity of rglages is a bit low plug and play.

I put 7 lgret and simplicity because the assets are really my taste.
But it is an instrument of characters.


I play in a punk / rock 80's, it is perfect for style (it is my complmentaire Precision) but has a sound so it should be round and fat for the blues, jazz, and rock as well. I do not see the use for the funk o my Precision takes over.
A friend of a test for the reggae, he told me that it is a joy.

I use it with an Ampeg SVT III Pro + 410 HLF, a Peavey TNT 115 or a Fender Rumble 100.

It is difficult to record the sound of an instrument, please ca or not so I do not put anything.


I use it for two years now.
I apprcie biensr for sound, for its characters and it lgret a.
This is the first instrument I'm trying this brand (color in 1985) but it's love at first sight. Many bassists me about the purchase, I care a lot.

I pay peanuts (it would not be nice to tell you the price) and I do not regret my purchase, even if the price was t over 1000.

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

S.D. Curlee Standard 1
US-made late 70 '. 24 frets. 1 micro P. In short, exactly the same as the figure, except that I replaced the bridge with a Schaller. Channel semiconductor. It's pretty spartan as instrument, but no more than a Precision, and yet it works. The quality of an instrument is not measured by the number of knobs. However I put 7.


It's a short scale, therefore, very easy to handle, a pleasure that I have never found on any other instrument. Key 2-octave, therefore, very easy access to acute. Light, the shape is aesthetically questionable, due no doubt to whom the firm has closed its doors soon. The sound is good but typed, so no complaints.


Unlike my predecessor test, I find it very suitable to play funk and slap; speed of play I have a precision that I use almost exclusively now because it is more versatile and I no longer plays funk. It is very typical (the Curlee) so it does not fit all, but unfortunately she does, she does it very well and is quite inimitable. It's called the poor man's Alembic, it said.


I've had almost 30 years and have never managed to separate myself, it's sentimental and I can not replace it with something comparable. I usually play live on the console, I had an Ashdown with 4 * 10 but too heavy (with age, we begin to think about his back), I have a small Marshall but my sound, I derived a GT-6B and a compressor Trace Elliot and I have a Jazz, Precision, a Michael Kelly acoustic, an Ibanez acoustic, a Yamaha BB1200 Fretless, a Gretsch, etc. ... In short, a little of everything .. And I put a 10, like ...

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