Sanox Belle Isle
Sanox Belle Isle

Belle Isle, 5+ string bass guitar from Sanox.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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NBC!!!'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Oh big deal!"

Sanox Belle Isle
6 string fretted bass made in Japan by Sanox, and designed by Leduc
Hardware Gotoh
Channel Screwed
24 Frets, Rosewood fingerboard certainly
Two single coil passive Gotoh stamped Belle Isle
Preamp Gotoh
Volume, balance microphones, bass and treble


The handle is very nice, good grip despite the inherent size with 6 strings
A little disconcerting to play seated. Bass tends to slip because of the tiny lower horn that offers little support.
But very enjoyable to play standing.
Very good access to acute thanks to the cutting of the body.
Beautiful sound palette, within the preamp and mic placement. No complaints.


I play mostly funk, jazz, blues and rock.
This bass is perfect for all styles, the sound is clear and defined, good punch, good musicianship, good well cavernous bass and treble singing. Can be a little lack of personality (but then a bit), which compensates by eq settings, effects, or style of play I would say the lack is in the low mids ...
I received BEADGC and have mounted EADGCF, I played a lot in agreements with a group of pop soul, the sound was very consistent and clear, perfect for "playing the role of the keyboard."
Frankly, great sound!


I've had it about 5 years.
I wanted a 6 string for some time, and as if by chance, bassist boyfriend a pianist friend (...) had it for sale for months. My heart missed a beat!
I've bought him 600euros with a cover.
I'm still very happy with this whim, and I am still very proud to own this instrument if it is not a true creation of Leduc is a great 6-string bass, at home anywhere , fun to play ... Almost everything a great!
Basically, I love my little Belle Isle ...

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

Sanox Belle Isle
Low Franco-Japanese look unusual, manufactures by Sanox Nagoya ds 1990 and designed by Christopher Leduc.
This is a 24 frets, whose standard benefit is that they are embedded in the Indian rosewood fingerboard. What used to position the fingers.
Two microphones Belle Isle signature liabilities (of Gotoh?), Electronic (Gotoh, too?) With active indmodables: serious Aiges, balance and volume gnral.
Gotoh bridge type classic, simple and effective.
Keys Gotoh oil bath.
Team therefore Gotoh, which is normal for a Japanese instrument!
Bolt Classic Saddle Canadian three folds. Glue head at an angle.
3 parts by alder body with veneer back / Table to a pice alder sunburst.
The bass and strings trslgre rsonnent normment empty.
Still, little info on the net about this bass (the only faq Leduc)! Too bad ...

Caractristiques Excellent!


Handle very pleasant, with highs in total ACCS!
The interface is very kind and if the shape you like, you'll have a nice surprise by bringing on you, yes because playing sitting with this form, it's hard, it slips!
It is a rare lightness and even all of the advantages of a low balance and that sounds good with a nice size in the same grave.
The violin is there for something.
The rsonance is excellent for a total weight low.
The fretless sound is par excellence!
S owner and an amp that does not color the sound of the instrument that amplifies, I must confess a certain ease about them out of true bass lines with the sound of Belle Isle is indistinguishable from the records that we chose a fretless bass Plutt a second classic.
The BMOL: here are the breath and saturation when all the knobs are at the max, may be a mass default or a breath inhrent with passive pickups, however, signed by the manufacturer!

I put graphite paint and I remade the masses RESULT of breath!
A little extra, I changed the original kit passive pickups by EMG J active, has sent!
The next step was the installation of a pre-amp Glockenklang 3 bands, the sound is phnomnal but keeps the texture of the violin!


The sound palette is quite UNESCORecords via electronic force (even better since the changes mentioned above), so sound very fat funky rock with sharp well great.
I like the sounds particulirement neutral, so I put everything in the middle and I enjoy a REAL SOUND FRETLESS.
This dpendra also used the type of strings.
In large amount of flat wire drawing, I must point out that we lose a little of what's typical to pseudo-bass: its lack of brightness too inflated.
It is better to remain flat with nets pulling low (I put extra light).
With round threads, the key is registered, on fretless avoid or varnish must be the key ...
Up to you then.


I use it for several years in very low add-ins and more modern vintage.
I have no desire to invest in another fretless.
Acquired on the spur of the heart (the form seduced me) in a little shop well gotu bd. Beaumarchais Paris, then I can say that investment deserves reflexion and the MODEL has to be test all rglages bottom, and if you tighten fixs tinkering do.
She deserves more than just look at some past the window.