Patrice Blanc SB 52
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SB 52, 5+ string bass guitar from Patrice Blanc.

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SaintKRO 12/10/2008

Patrice Blanc SB 52 : SaintKRO's user review

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Value For Money : Poor
Hi All,
So this is a French manufacturing, Mr. Patrice BLANC please, luthier formerly based in Grenoble. This bass is Isère.
22 frets, rosewood fingerboard (yes but the beautiful !!!), 2 huge humbucking coil Dynabass by CREL and P. WHITE, 4-band active electronics (low, medium low, medium high, treble) and chooser 3 positions (easel both pickups, neck).
Easel kind Fender extrememnt so cheap.
The handle is comfortable and not too big for a 5 string.
A yes I forgot, this bass can be played passive, the volume knob is a push / pull.
It smells handwork, very well done, no frills but very serious.

USE

The handle is good, no fatigue even with intensive game treble access is easy, nothing to say.
The bass is super lightweight and well balanced, comfortable in all circumstances, we find the right position instinctively. It lacks my taste a chamfer on the top / back of the corp for the comfort of the forearm (type jazz bass for expl). Anyway I am and I have difficil admetre that this absence does not impair the comfort of play.
IF it is easy to get a good sound ???? I would say it is extremely hard to get one wrong, it sounds right away with any setting, just enough time to adjust to equal 4 bands (quite unusual is not it? ) In the bridge position is sound JazzBass be mistaken; the intermediate position is perfect for slap musicman and neck position offers the toride of Precision. It is on this bass was conceived and designed as a tribute to the great legends.

SOUNDS

I play funk / jazz, and it's perfect, I think we can play everything with this instrument, apart from the symphonic metal or other demanding styles of modern sounds. We stay in vintage anyway !!! It is perfect for me, worshiping the fender sound and happy owners of a jazz bass. The slap is honored, the game also finger, everything is still the best of the best.
I live connects to the sound through my EBS DI, it's very very big, huge potato, sweet if desired, fat as needed, all very round and beautifully defined. This instrument is meant, even in a toufu mix. It can growler aussis if necessary.
I have a soft spot for round positions (precision) and bridge (jazz bass), passive it is also beautiful. In short I love everything about this bass EVERYTHING !!!

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for two months, I have well in hand, it clings to this beast, believe me, both in its aesthetic and at the level (mine is much more beautiful than the picture, wood Natural slightly varnished rosewood fingerboard and pick guard smaller). Craftsmanship adds the charm of the unique, tailor-made.
I love the mouths of microphones, they are HUGE, oversized magnets. While I like and moves me.
Yes I have tried other low front fender (especially disappointed with the victor bailey), music man, Tobias (I even own one)
The price is high, j'e have paid 1700 euros opportunity, but it is probably the price to set for flawless bass that level.
I love him.

For not a fan of vintage fender see BTW. For others, it's a must, it remains for you to dig in and gather a sum (hihihi I'm not ready to cross another).