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    Cutlass & Caprice basses

    I just had the opportunity to spend two days with the new Caprice and Cutlass basses.
    I recorded them in my studio and did some comparisons with some of my own basses and I can report that these basses will be a great addition to the Musicman catalogue. Think classic , familiar sound with a little Musicman edge. The neck shapes play like butter and the bass sounds sit beautifully in the tracks I recorded. Nice and punchy but with warmth . Cant wait till they are available. I think many of us will add them to our stable of basses.

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    Sound samples? Im really interested about these basses altough they will propably not be for me....
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
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    thanks Dave!
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    Please don't PM me
    Thanks

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    Ill try to post sound samples. The tracks I used for Musicman to evaluate the basses are not yet copyrighted so I will have to ask for clearance. I can see the Cutlass replacing my P bass. As a session player I have to bring different basses to a session. I hate when the producer wants me to play the P bass because mine plays like a log.The Cutlass has a Bongo neck profile and plays beautifully up and down the neck.

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    Very cool that you got to try them out early! Does the Caprice neck feel like a Sterling neck?

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    The bongo neck is the pinnacle of bass necks. This makes the Cutlass a very interesting bass to me.

    90s Stingray Teal with birdseye maple neck.

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    I'd like to hear some sound snippets so desperate! :-)
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    I miss my Bongo!

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    Record something that doesn't need clearance. We all would like to hear them. Thanks

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    hey guys...easy Dave is a top LA*session guy...we just cant order him to record just for us....I appreciate what he is doing and we will see what comes
    Two requests, please
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    Please don't PM me
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    Very cool, the Cutlass is super interesting to me as someone who has recently been into more "classic" types of basses. Really looking forward to getting to try one out this summer.
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    To my knowledge the Caprice has a Sterling neck profile and the Cutlass has a Bongo neck profile. In either case they play beautifully.

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    Thanks very much!

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    Dave, thanks for reporting about these basses!
    "The more of our stuff you have the more awesomely freaky you become." -- BP

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    Nice Basses, MM meets Leo fender again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarotta View Post
    The Cutlass has a Bongo neck profile
    Crap.

    I am in deep kimshi here.

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