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  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2009
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    NBD: Exotic 6-string custom by G-Spot Basses

    Hi guys,

    I had the pleasure of trying one of Steve at G-Spot's personal basses last time my band toured through Florida at the beginning of the year, and I was so blown away by the amazing sound and feel of the instrument that I placed an order for myself soon afterwards. Yesterday we played in Orlando and they were able to deliver the bass in time for our set. I had a few minutes to snap some pictures before we went on, so let's start with those:

    Specs are as follows:

    - G-Spot "Temptress" body style
    - 35" scale
    - Quilted redwood top
    - Ultra-light swamp ash body
    - Wenge and cherry multi-laminate neck with paduak fretboard
    - Hipshot hardware
    - Bartolini Quad Coil pickups w/Petronouv XK3 3-band preamp

    I'm incredibly happy with how the bass came out - it's extremely lightweight and resonant (I kept thinking my phone was vibrating in my pocked when I was jamming on it unplugged, turned out it's just the bass I was feeling!). Plugged in it sounds massive: thick and rich midrange, with a very full and tight low end, and detailed top. The Bartolini's paired with the Petronouv preamp (Steve had a hand in designing this with Petronouv, another Florida-based luthier) are very clear and powerful, while the preamp offers a huge amount of sculpting ability with a nice degree of "colour" to it.
    Playability-wise it's a monster - very low action with an extremely direct response whether played with fingers or pick. Steve is a wicked bassist himself and you can tell he knows how to set up a bass for outright shreddability and tone.
    The other bassists on the tour all had a go and were instantly in love with the sound and feel; Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse was backstage at the show and also really enjoyed giving it a whirl.

    Overall, I couldn't be happier with the bass and also dealing with Steve at G-Spot. He's a criminally unheard-of luthier, and his pricing is very reasonable - highly recommended to anyone after an awesome custom instrument. His Facebook page is here - https://www.facebook.com/pages/G-SPO...73554289346285

    Finally, here's a live shot from the show:


  2. #2

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  3. #3

    Join Date: Feb 2009
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    congrats, hnbd! you're looking very meshuggah-esque.
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    I think I've seen some of these at the Guitar Center in Hollywood Florida.

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    Join Date: Jan 2009
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    Do you think the reason more people aren't familiar with G-Spot is that it's hard to find?

    Obvious joke aside, that looks killer

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    looks great!

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    Looks great, gorgeous bass! What do you think about that preamp?

  8. #8

    Join Date: Dec 2009
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    Cheers dudes

    Quote Originally Posted by jim777 View Post
    Looks great, gorgeous bass! What do you think about that preamp?
    Thanks man! I really like the pre, there's a load of gain to play with on each band, very powerful and easy to dial in almost any kind of sound.

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