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Cole Clark Bass

Post by bsod » 21 Jan 2016, 13:50

Hi all,

not sure how well known this is, but I came across this bit of info on their website. They are building a electric bass which they hope to have released sometime in 2016. They have built some prototypes that they have taken to NAMM. Here's what they had said to me in an e-mail, reprinted with permission from Cole Clark.

The Long Lady basses are being done in conjunction with Neil Kennedy, a local maker who has been making basses for 30 years. We have some new prototypes which we are taking to NAMM. We expect to get these into production late in the year. We will have some at the factory in the near future which you can have a play of if you are interested.

Keep an eye on Facebook, we will have pics from NAMM
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No pics or information on the configuration. Guess we'll have to wait until the NAMM pics are put up.

Anyway, always nice to see another Australian guitar company producing basses.

Craig

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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by BassLine » 21 Jan 2016, 13:57

Nice! Thanks for sharing that Craig. :)
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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by Daniel Kinnaird » 21 Jan 2016, 14:47

Will be interested to see what these basses end up looking and sounding like.
Neil Kennedy is a talented luthier with some beautiful designs of his own.

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Post by stoneboy26 » 21 Jan 2016, 16:26

WOW!! I remember when Cole Clark first started making guitars and I was talking to a couple of the guys from there and asked about basses. They said they had thought about it but didn't think it was going to be viable. They were producing their electric guitars at the time then also. When they stopped doing those I thought there'd be no chance. Only took ab bit over 10 years....
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Post by Classic5 » 21 Jan 2016, 17:15

Hhmmmm NAMM starts tomorrow so we should see whats on offer very soon. :yep
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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by slowlearner » 22 Jan 2016, 07:05

Mmm, keen to see what they've come up with. :)
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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by bsod » 22 Jan 2016, 10:20

No bass pics up yet...:(

For those intested here's their Facebook URL

https://www.facebook.com/ColeClarkGuitars

Hopefully we will see some bass pics up sometime soon.

Craig

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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by Classic5 » 22 Jan 2016, 12:40

I think I see something that looks like it may be a bass in this shot:

https://www.facebook.com/ColeClarkGuita ... =3&theater

Behind the guy to the right? Looks a bit Belman'ish.

I'll have to post a "show us your basses" on their facebook page ;)
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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by PilbaraBass » 22 Jan 2016, 13:15

:useless:


we need an OBF NAMM representative! :yep
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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by Classic5 » 22 Jan 2016, 13:29

Is this better?

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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by slave » 22 Jan 2016, 15:22

Cole Clark Fat Lady guitars are amazing. If the bass is even half as good....

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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by irvinz » 22 Jan 2016, 22:18

Why can't it be an acoustic bass :(

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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by slowlearner » 28 Jan 2016, 15:40

slave wrote:Cole Clark Fat Lady guitars are amazing. If the bass is even half as good....
Might sound amazing, but they're generally considered to be pretty terribly constructed. I've heard a bunch of luthiers rain hate on trying to repair them. :(
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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by slave » 28 Jan 2016, 23:49

slowlearner wrote:
slave wrote:Cole Clark Fat Lady guitars are amazing. If the bass is even half as good....
Might sound amazing, but they're generally considered to be pretty terribly constructed. I've heard a bunch of luthiers rain hate on trying to repair them. :(
Interesting. I'd never heard this before. Do you know why?
And did these luthiers mention any brands they like for this same reason?

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Re: Cole Clark Bass

Post by slowlearner » 29 Jan 2016, 07:08

Yes, the tops of the guitar has grooves cut (with CNC) into it for the bracing to be glued into. Seems like a great technological advance but... Not only does it make for a weaker top, but when one brace lets go, it often takes the top with it. There are some other issues too but I can't remember them specifically. All of them went along the lines of building something that seemed better but was nearly impossible to repair if there were defects or damage. They're considered throw away in many situations.

Now of course a bolt neck bass is a different animal all than an acoustic guitar, but just so you know.
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