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Enfield Basses

Postby WalCustom » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:22 pm

Was just reading a review in the UK's Guitarist mag on the new range of "Enfield" basses being launched by a certain Mr Martin Sims of Sims Custom LEDs fame. Rather nice looking basses with an incredible uber-pickup designed by preamp guru John East. Very very tasty.

One thing though... they really were rather spookily reminiscent of a certain Mark III bass that we all know and love - right down to the (albeit slanted) design of the bridge unit.

Discussion and photos can be seen here:
http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?s=37a00 ... opic=21566

An example of the second (yes, Warwick Bruce model, we're talking about you) really Wal-influenced mainstream bass?

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Re: Enfield Basses

Postby Caca de Kick » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:28 pm

Yeah the similarities are a little too obvious. [smilie=fun_84.gif]
Yeah the same shaped bridge, just slanted. The Mk III looking body, with the obvious Mk III neck heel. And a Mk II neck/heastock shape. Why didn't he just go ahead and slap Schaller tuners on there?

Defintely interesting electronics setup, I'd sure like to see what they sound like.
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Re: Enfield Basses

Postby steveonbass » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:53 pm

Whatever - I think the Wal Mach 1 shape looks a LOT like a hayman 40/40 bass. Fortunately, not the headstock
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Re: Enfield Basses

Postby hoytbasses » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:45 am

please forgive my custom bass snobbery, but the above bass a really homely looking bass!
it better sound great !

The enfield isn't such a great design either, IMHO but I bet it sounds great!

i'll shut up now

There's nothing Passive about Passive pickups!
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