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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: September 15th, 2010, 8:28 pm 
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I used to have one of these, but unmodified. It looks like you changed the pickups, preamp, and even the trussrod cover.

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As you can see, I liked mine so much, my '78 Jazz was relegated to my backup bass!

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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: September 16th, 2010, 12:13 am 
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There's one in impeccable condition for sale here, the guy is asking big money though, in my opinion. He wants 450 Euros for it.

http://link.marktplaats.nl/375104878

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PostPosted: September 16th, 2010, 10:06 am 
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Wow, it really is impeccable!

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PostPosted: November 3rd, 2010, 5:14 am 
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Enjoy it !!! So great !

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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: April 11th, 2012, 2:40 pm 
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amazing collection! where did you get your aria basses i cant find any left handed ones


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PostPosted: April 11th, 2012, 2:57 pm 
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do you remember where you got your schecter 004


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PostPosted: April 12th, 2012, 12:39 pm 
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Well, aria's are no so difficult to find. I own one SB600, good stuff, for a reasonnable price.


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2012, 4:54 pm 
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just got a schecter diamond j and i love it. how do you like yours?


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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2014, 9:12 am 
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That aria pro II SB is absolutely gorgeous. I have one too only in natural oak finish.


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PostPosted: June 9th, 2018, 4:58 pm 
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danomite64 wrote:
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I used to have one of these, but unmodified. It looks like you changed the pickups, preamp, and even the trussrod cover.

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As you can see, I liked mine so much, my '78 Jazz was relegated to my backup bass!



Actually, got it back. I saw it in a a local store, defretted and set up right-handed. Seeing it that way kind of upset me. I had iit fixed it back p to origial, though now the fret dots are abalone.

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PostPosted: June 10th, 2018, 2:06 pm 
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Here’s a question:
Did you have a ‘Bean’ style bass made because Ibanez never made lefties or because they are hard to find?
Curious as I’ve always been on the lookout for one myself. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: June 11th, 2018, 12:36 pm 
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Wow- I haven't visited this thread in a loooooong time! :lol:

But yeah-I really dug those 80's Ibanez ‘Bean’ style basses and was always on the lookout for a lefty too (AFAIK Ibanez didn't make any lefties, but you can never be absolutely sure)...

So this one of a kind lefty based on the Ibanez bean design was custom built by Behold The Lion in the USA back in the mid 2000's. I was in touch with the builder back then but eventually lost track, and after a few years they vanished as so many small builders do. As I recall they only did lefty basses, and you can tell from feel of it and the attention to detail that it was a quality build and hand crafted. It is a full 34" scale, beautiful spalted maple top on a mahogany body, and the active EMG electronics sound great- very cool little bass!

I did notice Adirondack Guitars recently sold another old Behold The Lion build on Reverb:

https://reverb.com/item/10789808-used-c ... s-with-bag

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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: June 11th, 2018, 12:46 pm 
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That *is* lovely.


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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: June 11th, 2018, 12:53 pm 
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danomite64 wrote:
danomite64 wrote:
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I used to have one of these, but unmodified. It looks like you changed the pickups, preamp, and even the trussrod cover.

Image

As you can see, I liked mine so much, my '78 Jazz was relegated to my backup bass!



Actually, got it back. I saw it in a a local store, defretted and set up right-handed. Seeing it that way kind of upset me. I had iit fixed it back p to origial, though now the fret dots are abalone.


Welcome back home then, eh!

I was just thinking about how your '78 Jazz got relegated to backup status back in the day... and how few would consider doing that now- yet the truth of the matter is that on the objective merits of tone versatility and comfort, the RB850 can still kick a '78 Jazzes butt. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Carmine's Lefty Bass Collection
PostPosted: June 11th, 2018, 12:54 pm 
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tim wrote:
That *is* lovely.


Thanks Tim!


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