Comments on: Graphite Bass http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/ The Blog for Bass Players - Covering all the basses! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:45:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-2118 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 17:45:53 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-2118 Hi Doug, I love the Empathy model – Status don’t seem to list it anymore. I guess the Stealth is probably the closest thing. A truely end-to-end graphite bass!

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By: Doug Tatro http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-2099 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 06:52:19 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-2099 I have 1997 Empathy Status bass. I’ve played it for 2 years it’s the best bass I’ve ever played. My next birthday I’ll be sixty and have played almost every bass that has be made with a few misses here and there. My bass has a neck thru solid graphite woven carbon neck. It has a swamp ash body core with amazaque facings. It’s just short of amazing. There hard to find in thr U.S.A. but worth the work. The electronic’s are great but a little at a time will do you more good than than a big twist. So much for my bass. I love the Status line. Stay in the pocket. Doug

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-1769 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:23:38 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-1769 Thanks Sam, that’s quite a story (Google doesn’t do a great job of translating bass stuff, but for non-German speakers, here it is: Bogart Basses. Interesting that they have a background in Carbon products as well as bass. The wood body and graphite neck makes a visually pleasing combination!

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By: Bass News http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-1768 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:56:49 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-1768 I wrote an interview with a small, now one-man company in Germany – Bogart. They are relaunching their graphite basses sometime in spring:

(German text)
http://bassnews.de/index.php/relaunch-der-bogart-basse/

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By: Accugroove News | The Bass Guitar Blog http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-1753 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:02:10 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-1753 [...] (graphite) coned 6 inch mid-range speakers (so now you can have graphite in your cabinet as well as graphite in your bass’s neck). You’ll have to hurry though – it is a strictly limited edition of 10 cabs. Again thanks [...]

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By: Tips for Selling a Bass | The Bass Guitar Blog http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-1475 Mon, 05 Jan 2009 21:18:04 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-1475 [...] most recent departure is the custom Moses job featured in the “graphite bass” post, which is currently listed on ebay. Thus buying and selling basses has been part of [...]

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By: Bass Bridges | Bass Guitar Blog http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-358 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 21:25:54 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-358 [...] It wasn’t until I saw a Badass bridge on a bass for the first time that I realised the importance of that lump of metal holding the strings on to the body. Leon Quan’s metal marvel promised a new generation of bassists better sustain and tone, without a completely new bass. It was a huge leap ahead of the standard Jazz Bass bridge of the time, which was a wafer thin mint by today’s bass bridge standards. The picture here is of a model II on my Moses-necked Jazz bass (featured in “Graphite Bass“). [...]

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By: S&y http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-127 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:20:21 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-127 I know a very good Luthier in Boston/Brookline, MA. Mark Herbert has works for many headliners.

I once walked past his door to see one of 2 of Pat Metheny’s sitar/guitars open in it’s case. The 2nd was touring museums with The Art of the Guitar exhibit. Mark says the stress applied to the body by all those strings going in odd directions is a heck of a puzzle.

Mark mounted a 4 string Moses fretless neck on my Steinberger XP-2. It is a nice tight fit with no shims. I have taken each of the 3 basses I’ve owned for his opinion and his fine touch.

S&y

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-119 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:42:55 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-119 I shall write some more on it… the electronics and pickups are heavily modded too… It’s become a dream bass, although it has one string less than I would ideally want!

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By: jacob rush http://bassguitarblog.com/2008/09/graphite-bass/comment-page-1/#comment-118 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 21:06:17 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=123#comment-118 wow thts a nice bass.

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