Player Comments from the London Bass Guitar Show


Nick M.    Sheffield, UK    Played a 1-5S

What I Liked: Presence, tuning system, wood, feel.  Very much like playing a double bass (kind of!)

Thoughts for Improvement: None

 

Brett L.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked: Light, yet chunky, neck.  Wide variety of tones.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Lower Price

 

Will S.    UK    Played a 1-5C

What I liked:  The versatility of the instrument.  You can change the sound really easily and it's all passive.

Thoughts for Improvement:  None

 

Dave T.    USA    Played a 1-4S

What I liked:  The look.  Sounds cool.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Price.  Under $2500?

 

Marc D.    Germany    Played a 1-4C

What I liked:  Neck profile, tone, weight.  Very easy to play.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Only the price

 

Dudley P.    UK    Played a 1-6S

What I liked:  Lovely wood, great tone, easily playable.  Tension was just right too.  I like the passive electronics aspect.

Thoughts for Improvement:  I found the neck a little wide but I think you'd get used to this in just a  few days.

Well done on the instrument - Beautiful!

 

David C.    UK    Played a 1-4S

What I Liked:  Most original bespoke bass at the show - a revelation!

Thoughts for Improvement:  Would be nice to have one or two spare bridges.

 

Roy A.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I liked:  Versatilty, original design.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Thinner neck.

 

Robert M.    Wales    Played a 1-4C

What I liked:  "Earthy" feel, chunky neck, range of tones.

Thoughts for Improvement:  More even volume across mid range settings.

 

Mike B.    UK    Played a 1-4C & 1-5S

What I liked:  Something very new.  Greta feel, fabulous tones, some great ideas and wonderfully playable.

Thoughts for Improvement:  I'll come back to you :o)

 

Andrea C.    Italy    Played a 1-4S & 1-4C

What I Liked:  Fretboard, nice solid tone.  Very versatile basses.

Thoughts for Improvement:  None

 

Michael C.    UK    Played a 1-5C

What I Liked:  All of it!  Very unique and innovative.

Thoughts for Improvement:  None (just give me a better deal ;o) )

 

Christian S.    UK    Played a 1-6S

What I Liked:  Amazing tonal options and build quality.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Nick B.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked:  Action - the feel and accessibility of the neck/strings.

Thoughts for Improvement: 

 

A.C.    UK    Played a 1-4S & 1-4C

What I Liked:  The necks!  Such lovely ergonomics on these.  The eq system that Stonefield uses is unparalleled - and passive too!  I'd better save my pennies ...

Thoughts for Improvement:  I'd be concerned about bridge longevity.  Not that it doesn't look solid, but wear over time.  None others really.  This is a great product!

 

James R.    UK    Played a 1-4S & 1-4C

What I Liked:  The instrument felt so comfortable, particularly the neck: smooth, natural ... marvelous!  The variation in tones was pleasing and usable.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Shaz R.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked:  A lot higher quality bass than most.  Felt really comfortable to play.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Cal W.    UK    Played a 1-4S 7 1-6S

What I Liked:  Unrestricting neck; oddly familiar feeling  Flat neck profiles - great clear tone.  Truly unique look.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Joe P.    UK    Played a 1-4S

What I Liked:  The engineering behind this instrument in genius.  It shows that nothing was rushed.  It is a privilege to play such a well designed instrument.  Thank You.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Come back to the UK soon!

 

George C.    UK    Played a 1-5S & 1-5C

What I Liked:  The neck, the tones, the wood involved.  Lovely lovely people; polite as anything.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Not much of anything.  Keep it up!

 

Michael M.    USA    Played a 1-4S

What I Liked:  Amazing sound!  Lots of tonal variation.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Marek B.    UK    Played a 1-5S fretless

What I Liked:  Bold look, tone, double bass feel.  Les Claypool's spirit ;o)

Thoughts for Improvement:  Brass bridge for the fretted versions.  Two pickups and colour options.

 

Callum P.    UK    Played a 1-4S & 1-5S

What I Liked:  Nice tone, easy to use controls.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Create a ramp for slap.

 

Chris G.B.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked:  Good feel, lovely wood. Felt good right from picking it up.

Thoughts for Improvement: 

 

F.B    USA    Played a 1-5S & 1-4S

What I Liked:  Loved the neck and the fact that it is passive too.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Sylvia B.    UK    Played1-4S & 1-4C

What I Liked:  Floating bridge, Design colour (blue) Versatility of tone.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Andy T.    UK    Played a 1-4S

What I Liked:  Beautifully made, hogh quality, lovely sound.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Adam    Poland    Played a 1-5S (with a zero radius fretboard)

What I Liked:  Low action, flat neck, beautiful.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Ben R.    UK    Played a 1-4S

What I liked:  Sounds AWESOME!

Thoughts for Improvement:  NONE!!

 

Nathan C.    UK    Played a 1-4C & 1-5S

What I Liked:  Versatility of sound, good balance.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Neck on the 5-string a bit 'clunky' at the higher end.

 

Tony M.    UK    Played a 1-5S & 1-5C

What I liked:  C shaped neck made fingering really easy.  Range of sound as wide as an ocean. Sharp attack even though it's passive.  No buzz, no hum.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Tyrone T.    UK    Played a 1-5S fretless

What I Liked:  Playability - no effort neck & accuracy.  Neck profile is very good and usable.  Tone range is impressive.  No battery!

Thoughts for  Improvement:  Perfect - maybe fret lines on the side of the neck.

 

Foz M.    UK    Played a 1-5S

What I liked:  Range of tones, feel, balance, neck feel.

Thoughts for Improvement:  33" neck needed!

 

Ron H.    UK    Played a 1-4S & 1-5S fretless

What I Liked:  They  re the most light-weight basses I've seen.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Great Stuff.

 

Hidde R.    Netherlands    Played a 1-4S

What I Liked:  Unique sound and feel.  Useful controls.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Maybe a bit thinner neck ;o)   Extra pickup.

 

Callum H    UK    Played a 1-4S & 1-4C

What I Liked:  Very usable, organic.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Martin M.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked:  Range of tones available, great look!

Thoughts for Improvements:  Neck wider than I'm used to (front to back, not top to bottom) but a question of taste.

 

Malcolm M.    UK    Played a 1-4S

What I Liked:  Loved the feel of the neck, versatility.  Would love to have more time with this bass.

Thoughts for Improvement:  None

 

Gareth R.    UK    Played a 1-5S

What I Liked:  M1-5S 160004.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Neck slightly too clunky for my taste.

 

Connie O.    Scotland    Played a 1-5C

What I Liked:  Weight and beautiful tone.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Asymmetrical neck.

 

Sacha S.   UK    Played a 1-5C

What I Liked:  The neck profile, the balance of the instrument, the look of the instrument, the sound ... everything!

Thoughts for Improvement:  After 10 minutes of playing the instrument I genuinely couldn't think of anything to improve it.  Phenomenal basses!

 

Michael J.    UK    Played a 1-4S & 1-4C

What I Liked:  Total playability across the neck, no inconsistencies.  Really liked the tonal controls.

Thoughts for Improvement:  The whole package might be a little intimidating.

 

John H.    Ireland    Played a 1-4S

What I liked:  Beautiful handcrafted instrument.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Bridge tuners extending beyond the body.

 

Thomas A.    Ireland    Played a 1-4C

What I liked:  Tonal possibilities, solid body feel.  Great feeling and Rickenbacker sounding bass.

Thoughts for Improvement:  A few more places to rest my thumb.

 

Wayne T.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked:  It's different.  Simplicity of the controls.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Could do with a ramp.

 

David T.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked:  Lightweight,'airy' feel.  Liked the composite construction.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Callum G.    UK    Played a 1-5S

What I Liked:  Passive controls are very versatile.

Thoughts for Improvement:  N/A

 

Jesse E.    UK    Played a 1-6S

What I Liked:  Weight, balance, aesthetics, tone, versatility.

Thoughts for Improvement:  All spot on!! :o)

 

Graham M.    UK    Played a 1-4C

What I Liked:  Light-weight, great sound, lovely to play.

Thoughts for Improvement:  None

 

Elie O.    UK    Played a 1-5S

What I Liked:  Love the neck, great sound and really comfortable.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Nothing

 

Paul F.    UK    Played a 1-5S

What I Liked:  Natural feel, comfortable.  Consistent tone.

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Marcus P.    UK    Played a 1-4C, 1-5S & 1- 5C

What I Liked:  Very warm, wood-like tone.  Chunky neck!  the tone controls are versatile and usable and the finishes are all very nice.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Variation in the pickup placement?  Maybe a jazz bass style of pickup configuration.

 

J.D.S.    UK    Played a 1-5S & 1-5C

What I Liked:  Electronics - very flexible.  Hardware - an impressive bridge/tuning system assembly.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Neck could be slimmer.

 

Sullivan E.    UK    Played a 1-5S

What I Liked:  Stunning versatility and unusually natural feeling for an electric bass guitar.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Slimmer neck (although I'd happily accept larger hands).

 

Francis M.    Wales    Played a 1-5S

What I Liked:  Massive tonal range.  So versatile with a very natural feel.  Neck at first felt too big but this is not the case; very easy to traverse.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Nothing

 

Carina P.    UK    Played a 1-4S

What I Liked:  Great tone and amazingly diverse.

Thoughts for Improvement: