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Forum: Bass Guitar 03-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
And now Fender offers a white Precision bass with...

And now Fender offers a white Precision bass with a baseball bat neck to go with the existing sparkly blue...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By FatalGear41
Ibanez seems to have gone down the...

Ibanez seems to have gone down the "cheap" route with their Kaoss-equipped guitars and basses. Maybe if they were better instruments in the first place, they would be worthwhile.
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-03-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
I think that Hartke missed the mark with their...

I think that Hartke missed the mark with their LH-series bass amplifiers; just as they did with their HyDrive amps. The LH-series amplifiers have an unusual EQ control system, and I think it makes...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-03-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By FatalGear41
For amplifiers, either EBS (I want a Fafner II)...

For amplifiers, either EBS (I want a Fafner II) or Carvin (B2000). For basses, well; that is a tough one. If I get a free bass out of it, Alembic would be high on my list. Realistically, I would...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-28-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
The usual denizens have deserted the forum. What...

The usual denizens have deserted the forum. What gives?
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-27-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By FatalGear41
Anyone who has done so has known the agony of...

Anyone who has done so has known the agony of having a US$50.00 string break. They do break, just as do electric bass strings break. That is the very nature of the upright bass!
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-24-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By FatalGear41
The Yamaha TRBX505 is the one I would...

The Yamaha TRBX505 is the one I would get.

http://www.cmias.cz/files/mod_eshop/produkty/full/999083-yamaha-trbx-505-main.jpg

Also consider the ESP/LTD...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-23-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By FatalGear41
Take a look at the EBS Multi Comp. It is one of...

Take a look at the EBS Multi Comp. It is one of the better ones out there these days:

http://www.ebssweden.com/content/multicomp.php

The Keeley Compressors have a great reputation...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-23-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By FatalGear41
To get truly useful synthesizer sounds, at the...

To get truly useful synthesizer sounds, at the end of the day, you almost have to go with a good synthesizer module and a hex (or for bass, a "Quad," or a "Pent") pickup. There are always a couple...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-23-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
I guess the Nexus Tube and the Nexus FET bass...

I guess the Nexus Tube and the Nexus FET bass amps just are not selling. They are fine amplifiers, but the trend is toward tiny Class "D" bass amps these days. I am not surprised that Laney has...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By FatalGear41
As long as you understand that a six-string bass...

As long as you understand that a six-string bass is not a baritone guitar (the original Fender Bass VI was, but that is a different instrument altogether), then by all means, get yourself a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
Even Alembic is occasionally...

Even Alembic is occasionally Metal:

http://static.musicforums.ru/agora/forums/mfor/bass/notes/299092.85235533.jpg

http://painandgrief.com/aaa/fcbasssite/htmfiles/alembic/jason/i63656341742920.jpg
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-19-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
...

Huh???

http://blog.hartz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/musicfordogs1.jpg

The dog is not buying it!
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-18-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
The Black Eagle was way too "Burns" for...

The Black Eagle was way too "Burns" for my tastes.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4UNT7MHHkmM/TW1vZj3EfgI/AAAAAAAACfI/rCLpr2YhfNQ/s1600/1964%2BBurns%2BBison%2BBass.jpeg

Just not my sort of thing.
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-18-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By FatalGear41
I must say that every set of...

I must say that every set of "Groundwounds," as those "half-round" strings are called, felt very sticky - almost as if there was some sort of adhesive coating on them. I don't know why, but it was...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-17-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
Why can't someone make a Wal bass at a reasonable...

Why can't someone make a Wal bass at a reasonable price, that does not require an eternity of waiting?

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7461/3137/1600/Fretless.jpg
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-17-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By FatalGear41
If replacing the battery did not help (and I am...

If replacing the battery did not help (and I am assuming you did not accidentally replace a dead battery with another dead battery - it does happen, you know), then you have a wiring problem; almost...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-17-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By FatalGear41
Well; John Entwistle made a career out of playing...

Well; John Entwistle made a career out of playing the bass like a guitar, so there is definitely a place for such playing. A number of bassists make a point of playing melodic or just complicated...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-17-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By FatalGear41
It is probably nothing to worry about. I am...

It is probably nothing to worry about. I am saying this on the assumption that your bass neck is made of wood; not of some synthetic material. Wood does things like swell under certain...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-14-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By FatalGear41
Welcome to the Bass Forum! Here you will find...

Welcome to the Bass Forum! Here you will find good advice, a sympathetic ear, tolerance for differences of opinion, and more recommendations regarding alcoholic beverages and how best to drink them...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-14-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By FatalGear41
Would that all fretless basses could be Zon...

Would that all fretless basses could be Zon Hyperbasses:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4c/fd/60/4cfd600f262278b845a4a884e2443316.jpg
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-14-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
The Rickenbacker 4003 should always look like...

The Rickenbacker 4003 should always look like this:

http://www.vintageandrare.com/uploads/products/35820/1100076/original.jpg

Changes are not needed when you get it right the first time.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-13-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,180
Posted By FatalGear41
^This is what happens when one smokes Killer...

^This is what happens when one smokes Killer Weed!

At least; I hope it is!

TS; please tell us that you are not serious about this!
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-13-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
It's a Cajun thing, I suppose. I imagine that it...

It's a Cajun thing, I suppose. I imagine that it tastes like road kill.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-12-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By FatalGear41
Given that it has a flame maple top, no logo or...

Given that it has a flame maple top, no logo or markings on the headstock, and a Tele-sized humbucker in the bridge and a regular-sized humbucker at the neck, I suspect that it is a "Partscaster." ...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-12-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By FatalGear41
There are a few myths regarding fretless...

There are a few myths regarding fretless fingerboards, and there are some truths. The traditional fingerboard for a fretless instrument - not just an electric bass - is ebony. Ebony is hard, dense,...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-12-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 56,314
Posted By FatalGear41
If it is flavored chips that you seek, there's...

If it is flavored chips that you seek, there's always this:

http://acidcow.com/pics/20100319/unusual_chip_flavors_05.jpg

Or...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-11-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By FatalGear41
If this place doesn't have it; you don't need...

If this place doesn't have it; you don't need it:

http://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/default.asp

This very site - UltimateGuitar.com - has plenty of tabs and such for bass.
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-09-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By FatalGear41
I wonder when the True Temperament frets will...

I wonder when the True Temperament frets will take the world by storm:

http://www.truetemperament.com/

If you want "as close to perfect intonation as is possible," then this is the way to go.
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-08-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By FatalGear41
A fanned fret bass is a good suggestion. The...

A fanned fret bass is a good suggestion. The only drawback to them is that they are (as far as I know) very expensive. The only production bass I know of that uses the Novak fanned frets is...
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