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So I'd been on the site constructing my perfect bass all yesterday evening (so many damn options!). Actually ended up dreaming of headstocks and delivery times all through the night! Damn it, I was happy with my bass til I started reading this forum!!!

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[quote name='Pea Turgh' timestamp='1503477451' post='3358481']
So I'd been on the site constructing my perfect bass all yesterday evening (so many damn options!). Actually ended up dreaming of headstocks and delivery times all through the night! Damn it, I was happy with my bass til I started reading this forum!!!
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Same here. I've just read through the entire thread and now I think my next bass HAS to be a Maruszczyk...

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Deal me in. Some of you may have spotted this sexy beast on social media. She came home today, courtesy of Mark and Co at Bass Direct (thank you Mark!).

General spec:

Alder body
Quilt maple top (I had a choice of quilt maple blanks via email, which was ace)
Blue burst finish
Rock maple neck, lacquered
Birds eye maple fretboard
Hipshot tuners
Luminlay blue side dots (amazing!)
Delano alnico P/J pups
Delano Sonar 3 MSE 3 band pre w/ pull to toggle passive on the volume pot

She's beautifully assembled and finished. Sounds great! Very very light, too, and not the faintest hint of neck dive...

5 years in the making, I'd been thinking of ordering this bass from Carvin, but having mostly lurked on BC for some years, I'd totally missed Maruszczyk. I never went with Carvin as I just couldn't take a punt unseen - I'd gone into Bass Direct to try a nice blue/ black Spector - only to find i didn't like the neck or the sound at all (sorry, Spector fans!). Then Mark put a stock P/J in my hands, and this is what we came up with... :)

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[quote name='subrob' timestamp='1503782083' post='3360914']
Deal me in. Some of you may have spotted this sexy beast on social media.
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Yes, I saw this on FB - clicked straight on the link to the shop & wondered why it didn't come up!

Gorgeous bass - looks awesome & will no doubt play & sound so too!

Might have my own incoming shortly......

(Ps; there is a Maruszczyk thread in 'Gear Porn' - this bass would be a most worthy addition to that!)

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[quote name='Wilco' timestamp='1504025942' post='3362206']
Definite incoming now...
[/quote]Ooh, exciting times. :)

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[quote name='Wilco' timestamp='1504025942' post='3362206']
Definite incoming now...
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How gorgeous is that?! Love my Elwood btw.

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[quote name='scrumpymike' timestamp='1504197201' post='3363347']


How gorgeous is that?! Love my Elwood btw.
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Thanks. If FedEx do their job, delivery tomorrow......

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Selling off my Lakland to put towards a 5 string Jake...

I was going to get one earlier in the year, but at the last minute I was offered an SVT instead.

Hm, might go for something a bit less flashy, like a Red P instead of a sunburst, primarily so I can be low key in musical/band situations when required.

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Well it's arrived & it is bloomin' lovely..!

The necks are just amazing on these basses - so playable. Both mine have a 14" fretboard radius & I like that flatness! Low action & no fret buzz either.

Sounds are spot on Jazz bass - on some steroids. Look is going to be too 'coffee table' for some, but I like it & the individual aesthetics you get with Maruszczyk's are a great feature of the brand I reckon.

A pic in the gear porn thread, but I'll try & do a better one at some point!

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[quote name='Wilco' timestamp='1504299070' post='3364052']
Well it's arrived & it is bloomin' lovely..!

The necks are just amazing on these basses - so playable. Both mine have a 14" fretboard radius & I like that flatness! Low action & no fret buzz either.

Sounds are spot on Jazz bass - on some steroids. Look is going to be too 'coffee table' for some, but I like it & the individual aesthetics you get with Maruszczyk's are a great feature of the brand I reckon.

A pic in the gear porn thread, but I'll try & do a better one at some point!
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That bass looks amazing! :gas:

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[quote name='Wilco' timestamp='1504299070' post='3364052']

The necks are just amazing on these basses - so playable. Both mine have a 14" fretboard radius & I like that flatness! Low action & no fret buzz either.
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Love the neck on mine too - but my Cazzie is even better :o

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The 'Frog' (not the best model name ever....) is now available on the configurator.

More hours of my life to be lost......

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This is about where I'm at, 32" scale:

[IMG]http://i68.tinypic.com/15mcvmv.jpg[/IMG]

Si

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[quote name='CameronJ' timestamp='1504640597' post='3366329']
What's the damage?
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€2480 apparently.
Obviously I just did for fun, not a big fan of the body shape, but the spec is nice :)

Si

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It's becoming more and more apparent that I need to get my backside over to BassDirect at some point in the near future and try some of these basses out in the flesh.

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So, I was on my hols chillin' which gave me time to read all this thread - yep, every page.....!

One thing it gave me was some good history on my Elwood 5 string. Looks like BC member AREA purchased it on a visit to Adrian's shop in 2015. Then last year I think another BC member, Bubinga5 (Andrew), bought it from him. The original spec had chrome knobs, Delano pickups & a Glockenlang pre amp. Not sure who changed the knobs & Glockenlang, but Andrew put the current Bartolini pickups in it. The knobs are now 'Fender' style & the pre amp is a Delano 2 band.

I became the third owner in March this year when I travelled up Evesham way to buy the bass from Andrew. I know personal to me as I own the thing, but understanding some of its history i found quite interesting! I think AREA has switched to Sire's, & that's the brand I switched away from to get the Maruszczyk's - funny how it goes.

The other i thing I noticed was that despite this being a massive thread, there's not too many contributors. I reckon it's current owners trying to keep the brand under the radar, so that Adrian's builders aren't too busy when they place an order! Lol

Perhaps just an exclusive club that once you've got one you 'get it' & then trust the brand.

(Ps; for anybody interested, I've started a 'Maruszczyk Owners UK' group on Facebook, to compliment this great BC thread)

Edited by Wilco

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Hi guys,
was just wondering, when you ordered through Adrian, how did you know about the advancement in the making of your bass ?
I ordered in July, Adrian was a bit vague about delivery time and didn't get much news from him since then. Did he just messaged you when the bass was ready ?

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[quote name='1thoms1' timestamp='1505579601' post='3372985']
Hi guys,
was just wondering, when you ordered through Adrian, how did you know about the advancement in the making of your bass ?
I ordered in July, Adrian was a bit vague about delivery time and didn't get much news from him since then. Did he just messaged you when the bass was ready ?
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In the beginning, there was silence, and darkness was over the surface of the deep.

After one week and ten of this silence, Adrian said, “Let there be light,” and the holy sofa shot descended from the heavens.

Man saw that the sofa shot was good, and separated light from the darkness.

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