Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Classic5 » 24 Jul 2018, 17:24

jezzamac wrote:
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I mucked around with the 4 string in the shop on the weekend. It looks better in the flesh and is very versatile and easy to play. If I had the cash ...
Nice, I'd love to try one.

Heath, do you have a closeup pic of the back of the headstock? I really like the way its made.
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Heath » 24 Jul 2018, 17:35

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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Heath » 24 Jul 2018, 18:59

Just to give you an idea of body size here it is on my p bass
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Classic5 » 24 Jul 2018, 19:34

Thanks for all those great shots. No doubt you have to work hard on this forum when you buy a new bass :yep

Those strings line up so nicely over the pickup pole pieces. Attention to fine detail.

Enjoy!
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by grooveinsyd » 24 Jul 2018, 21:34

Heath wrote:
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Just to give you an idea of body size here it is on my p bass
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:drool: Noice!
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by reens » 27 Jul 2018, 11:33

that's a really informative video! thanks for posting that. I'm in a mind to support an aussie builder for my next bass.
(Vid sound quality is a bit poor tho :hmm )
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They play and sound great! Ergonomic and broad tonal spectrum.
There's a bunch of info in here:

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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by stonecoldbass » 27 Jul 2018, 13:57

reens wrote:
27 Jul 2018, 11:33
that's a really informative video! thanks for posting that. I'm in a mind to support an aussie builder for my next bass.
(Vid sound quality is a bit poor tho :hmm )
stonecoldbass wrote:
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They play and sound great! Ergonomic and broad tonal spectrum.
There's a bunch of info in here:
Hey man
Sorry the audio wasn't up to scratch for you, it can be tricky sometimes balancing it all. Another great Aussie bass luthier you might wanna check out up your way is Jeff Mallia. I played one of the jazz basses he made for Steve Hunter and it's pretty awesome!
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by reens » 27 Jul 2018, 14:27

thanks for the tip!
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Hey man
Sorry the audio wasn't up to scratch for you, it can be tricky sometimes balancing it all. Another great Aussie bass luthier you might wanna check out up your way is Jeff Mallia. I played one of the jazz basses he made for Steve Hunter and it's pretty awesome!

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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Chrisp » 29 Jul 2018, 17:54

I put a deposit on the 4 string at the Bass Centre on Friday. I thought it played and sounded great. Great looking bass too.

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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Fenolabass » 09 Oct 2018, 22:22

Hi All, I really appreciated your photos Heath, thanks. They helped me decide to buy a 4 string today. Plays great and is very comfortable.

I have a question for anyone else with these or experience with OBP-3. With 3 eq set flat the bass is about half as loud as with passive switch pulled. Passive is full and loud and active “flat” is quiet and thin. Cranking eq gets to same volume as passive but I’m wondering if something isn’t right or if it’s the nature of the pre?
Both batteries >9.5v.
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Heath » 10 Oct 2018, 02:39

Maybe try fresh batteries anyway? On mine passive and active volume are the same with the eq centred
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by PilbaraBass » 10 Oct 2018, 08:57

Fenolabass wrote:
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Hi All, I really appreciated your photos Heath, thanks. They helped me decide to buy a 4 string today. Plays great and is very comfortable.

I have a question for anyone else with these or experience with OBP-3. With 3 eq set flat the bass is about half as loud as with passive switch pulled. Passive is full and loud and active “flat” is quiet and thin. Cranking eq gets to same volume as passive but I’m wondering if something isn’t right or if it’s the nature of the pre?
Both batteries >9.5v.
Thanks
something doesn't sound right here (no pun intended).

The OBP-3 has a boost/cut EQ, therefore flat should not be attenuating signal. I'd probably start by having someone take a look at it.
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by david1234 » 10 Oct 2018, 09:02

Does the "flat" position have a center click on this bass?
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Heath » 10 Oct 2018, 09:51

david1234 wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 09:02
Does the "flat" position have a center click on this bass?
sure does, i was just thinking that, may be confused with the obp-1 which is boost only and have the eq pots all wound fully off instead of center detent
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Re: Cole Clark Basses - any experience?

Post by Fenolabass » 15 Oct 2018, 19:49

Thanks for the responses. Turned out my bass had a wrong pot installed in treble and bass positions.
Cole Clark were good at sending parts to the dealer immediately and getting it fixed quickly.
Now volume is the same set flat when passive or active.

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