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Forum: Bass Guitar Today, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By FatalGear41
Most 35" scale basses are five or six-string...

Most 35" scale basses are five or six-string basses, and the extra inch is supposed to keep sufficient tension on the low "B" string. Some five-string basses with a 34" scale seem to have plenty of...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Ngd
Views: 353
Posted By FatalGear41
Beautiful! HNGD! Enjoy them both!

Beautiful! HNGD! Enjoy them both!
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By FatalGear41
+1 on the Switchcraft jacks, though I suspect...

+1 on the Switchcraft jacks, though I suspect that most of the other brands are just fine.
Forum: Bass Guitar Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 31,278
Posted By FatalGear41
A Komodo Dragon eating a live pig sings better...

A Komodo Dragon eating a live pig sings better than Yoko Ono.

Can your cat keep time like the rockin' kitty above? That cat should be playing bass!
Forum: Bass Guitar Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By FatalGear41
It is a Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003 (basically,...

It is a Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003 (basically, they are the same bass) with what appear to be a lot of stickers pasted on the body. It is the wood grain finished model; not custom but not often...
Forum: Bass Guitar Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By FatalGear41
The body shape looks very much like - perhaps...

The body shape looks very much like - perhaps even exactly like - Dean's "Demonator" series basses. The pickups are just a couple of Fender Jazz style pickups mounted in a diagonal straight line,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-18-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 215
Posted By FatalGear41
The original Silver face Fender Twin Reverb amps...

The original Silver face Fender Twin Reverb amps had a different circuitry than did their Black face predecessors; it was designed to make them louder (yes, you heard that right) and to give the amp...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-18-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By FatalGear41
It has been around for a while, and a few...

It has been around for a while, and a few guitarists - Steve Vai in particular - swears by these freaky frets. The drawback is that the are a proprietary technology, so you either have to buy a neck...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By FatalGear41
DR makes a series of strings called the DDT:...

DR makes a series of strings called the DDT: Drop-Down Tuning. These are designed for people who like to tune down a great deal, so they would be worth investigating for your bass.

The whole "Pick...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By FatalGear41
I second the recommendation of the Ibanez SR...

I second the recommendation of the Ibanez SR range for a slim neck. The ATK series are notorious for having baseball bat-like necks. I suggest that you make certain that you want a short scale bass...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-18-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 31,278
Posted By FatalGear41
Dispense with them at once and replace them with...

Dispense with them at once and replace them with talented kittens:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6ZnGLx41EKM/UrL3NFHCQyI/AAAAAAAAR2U/wV175PToMy0/s1600/9.gif

That'll learn 'em!!!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By FatalGear41
Orange County Guitar Works has a pretty good...

Orange County Guitar Works has a pretty good reputation for that sort of thing:

http://www.ocguitarworks.com/index.html
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-17-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By FatalGear41
One of the better ways to accomplish that sound...

One of the better ways to accomplish that sound is to get the Source Audio Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter pedal. It sells new for US$229.00.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 31,278
Posted By FatalGear41
Sadly, a rock band has to have at least one...

Sadly, a rock band has to have at least one guitarist and one singer. That is the nature of the beast.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By FatalGear41
The Line 6 digital wireless is rapidly...

The Line 6 digital wireless is rapidly establishing a new standard for wireless instrument systems. The digital design does not use a compander like the UHF wireless systems, and this is said to be...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By FatalGear41
Well; it is very difficult to diagnose an...

Well; it is very difficult to diagnose an amplifier failure without seeing the amp, but there are a few things you can try. First; check the rear panel to see that the correct voltage switch is...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-15-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By FatalGear41
Well; the wiring scheme is not particularly...

Well; the wiring scheme is not particularly difficult. The tone choke is just an inductor that filters certain frequencies. Essentially, it is the part of the multi-position "Varitone" selector...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By FatalGear41
Considering how much a set of bass strings cost...

Considering how much a set of bass strings cost these days, one or two sets of good strings would make a fine gift for a bassist. Pedals are a personal-taste type of thing: you never know what one...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By FatalGear41
Is your Big Muff designed for guitar or bass? It...

Is your Big Muff designed for guitar or bass? It does make a difference, as the guitar versions are geared toward higher frequencies and do not handle the low end as well.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By FatalGear41
While I have spent very little time using it, my...

While I have spent very little time using it, my Line 6 JM4 looper seems to be a very good unit, with a lot of versatility. You can increase the recording time with the detachable SD cards, if you...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 31,278
Posted By FatalGear41
I wonder if the NSA used to monitor the Bass...

I wonder if the NSA used to monitor the Bass Chat? They seem to have been monitoring everything else. If they did, I wonder what they thought of us...and of bassists in general?

The mind boggles...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By FatalGear41
It looks like a Duesenberg Fullerton...

It looks like a Duesenberg Fullerton model:

http://www.vintageandrare.com/uploads/products/39338/1385936/original.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By FatalGear41
Suhr guitars uses them, and they are indeed very...

Suhr guitars uses them, and they are indeed very expensive instruments. I think that a lot of manufacturers steer clear of the Gotoh Floyd Rose tremolo because the mounting studs for it are much...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-11-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By FatalGear41
Basic chromatic exercises can help a great deal...

Basic chromatic exercises can help a great deal with getting used to the different "feel" of the bass. And now that you are playing the bass, you have to learn to listen to the music differently. ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-10-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By FatalGear41
It means "Nothing fancy, and dead solid...

It means "Nothing fancy, and dead solid reliable." In other words, it means a Fender Telecaster.

Everything you need; nothing you don't.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-09-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By FatalGear41
If your bass is properly intonated, but there is...

If your bass is properly intonated, but there is one note on the fretboard that is off, there is about a 98% chance that your problem is a high (or a low) fret. Have a good guitar tech check the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-09-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By FatalGear41
It will work fine. Just download the wiring...

It will work fine. Just download the wiring diagram and follow the directions. If your bass has no battery powered preamp/tone circuit, use Duncan's instructions for wiring it up in such...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-09-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By FatalGear41
Survey completed. Did I win a prize?

Survey completed. Did I win a prize?
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By FatalGear41
Interesting...it has Star tuning keys, to boot! ...

Interesting...it has Star tuning keys, to boot! The 2662 is definitely a rarity. This article has a picture of what it used to look like; tailpiece and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By FatalGear41
Well; one Warr Guitar should enable you to cover...

Well; one Warr Guitar should enable you to cover all guitar and bass bases at the same...
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