View Full Version : Vigier Passion

10-28-2005, 05:46 AM
I got this bass second or third hand, there wasn't a complete history of ownership with it.Claims that it was owned by Geezer Butler go unbelieved by me.

It is a neck thru construction, made of French maple and carbon fibre, so there is no truss rod. The back of the neck also looks absolutley awesome. It's also very thin compared to some, which makes it feel very light in your hands.
It has active circuitry, one volume, two tone controls, and also a pickup selector switch, though there isn't a separate volume control for the pickups to do the Tom Morello thing with!
It has 21 frets, no fret inlays and a plain black fingerboard which I think is ebony? The action on it is superb, quite low while remaining nice and tight.

Sound: 5/5
This is the best sounding bass I've ever played. It has a huge tonal range, from very thick and bassy to very hollow and trebly, and everything in between. And that's before I play about with the amp settings. It sounds great for whichever style Im playing, funk, jazz, metal, or rock. Different techniques also sound great, fingerstyle, pop 'n' slap, tapping. It's very clear no matter what you do on it.

Overall 5/5
The only problems Ive ever had with this bass have been some circuitry issues, and thats because its been a bit abused before it came into my possession. It cost me about £700 from Sound Control, and it was a one off, Ive not seen another one of these up for sale anywhere. To be fair, this bass was far too good for me when I bought it, but since I play pretty much all the time for three years I've grown into it!

10-28-2005, 12:15 PM

10-28-2005, 03:31 PM
when I figure out how to post pictures on this place you can have some.

10-28-2005, 03:42 PM
url here

basically host it on photobucket.com and copy the [img] tags to put up a picture

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10-28-2005, 04:02 PM
damn pics are huge
anyway, there it is

Killer Fridge
10-28-2005, 06:03 PM
...wow, that thing looks awesome, and if it sounds anything like it looks...wow

10-28-2005, 06:22 PM
Nice, and for the record, yes putting it in the review index was the right thing to do. :thumb:

10-29-2005, 03:48 AM
Good good. And it does sound as good as it looks. Worth every penny!

10-29-2005, 07:53 AM
Looks awesome man! post soundclips :P

10-29-2005, 08:25 AM
dude, I was only just told how to post the pics!!! Okay, how do I post sound clips? I think once you tell me how, you will be impressed with the quality of the sound and the variety you can get out of my baby!