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NBD: Icon IC6 fretless with piezo

Postby eightyearsapril » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:23 pm

Just arrived!

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I'll take some proper photos this weekend, but I'm ecstatic with how she looks. I'm going to call her Melisandre, after the Red Woman from ASoIAF/Game of Thrones. I only spent a few minutes playing her, but the now-unavailable piezo pickup works well with the magnetic ones, and the tung oiled neck feels amazing.

I had ordered an ebony back plate, but was given a plastic one. A quick call and the right one is on its way here.

More later, after I get a chance to really play her and take daylight photos.

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Postby MikeBass » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:05 pm

Very nice! Cool top and inlay. Funny how three new fretless basses all showed up within a day of each other :rockon:
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Postby Catman10 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:59 pm

Beautiful, congrats! Love the 12th "fret" inlay. Very classy.

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Postby dach » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:31 pm

That is an instrument of the highest caliber. Congrats on you new BFF (bass friend forever).

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Postby eightyearsapril » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:41 pm

dach wrote:That is an instrument of the highest caliber. Congrats on you new BFF (bass friend forever).

Thanks! I've wanted a Carvin bass since the late 1980s, and while I had a used LB70F a few years ago (that was stolen from me), this is the first one I ever specced out and ordered.

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Postby Praiser » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:09 pm

WOW! What a special bass you came up with.
I'd love to see some close up pics of the inlays on that otherwise blank board.
Not to mention sunlight shots of that top.

Congrats and enjoy!

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Postby eightyearsapril » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:21 pm

Praiser wrote:WOW! What a special bass you came up with.
I'd love to see some close up pics of the inlays on that otherwise blank board.
Not to mention sunlight shots of that top.

Thanks!

I'll take more pictures this weekend, but here's one showing the inlays better.
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Postby zzeezz » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:11 pm

MikeBass wrote:Funny how three new fretless basses all showed up within a day of each other :rockon:


Yeah, its like my bass has two brothers.

Its a great looking bass!

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Postby Randy » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:45 pm

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Congrats! :applause:

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Postby skully13a » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:06 pm

Down the Strings shots rule. 8)
That's really badass, EightyEarSapril. Sixer Bass!
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Postby fokof » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:42 pm

Piezo ???

You were one of the last to get some or special order ?
(if they do that with piezo)




BTW , me thinks it's an absolute must on any Fretless

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:01 pm

A beauty!

PS: been playing my fretless LB passive for over a year. It has piezo.
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Postby eightyearsapril » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:05 pm

fokof wrote:Piezo ???

You were one of the last to get some or special order ?
(if they do that with piezo)

Yes, I was one of the last, if not the last. Mickey had to get permission from Mark sell it to me, as I ordered right after they stopped offering piezo. I'm glad Mark agreed, as it was a deal breaker for me, especially with a fretless bass.

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Postby eightyearsapril » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:28 pm

NBPD!

The correct ebony back plate arrived tonight. I should have time tomorrow to install and photograph it.

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Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:37 pm

These wood hardware pieces and back plates are really growing on me. I wish there was a way to do this to my M22's on my koa Carvin (this is an Artinger):

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