Asomodai
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#1






(Note, view the photos fullscreen for a good view at that FLAME)

Hey guys. blast from the past with a flying visit here.

I aquired this in a straight trade for a Status S1 that i wasent getting on with, and a Gary Willis fretless that was lovely, but wanted to move on up.

Specs:

AAAAA sunburst flame maple with lined ebony fingerboard, twin Bartolini soapbars and bartolini custom pre-amp and mid boost switch, in immaculate condition with a fitted Pedulla hard case.

Its a little bit gorgeous, The actions pretty damn low. The barts i am a tad dissapointed with. As many people know they kill mids completely, very dark sounding, would rather replace them with EMGs or Nordstrands. They do have their place though and i can get some usable tones out of them. Would prefer a little more grind.

However, it is a marvellous bass to play, Currently using it in a Doom death metal band. Looks awesome on stage. Has some sweet harmonics when played.

The construction is top notch (Though for a £3000 it must be!) The control cavity cover is made from the same peice of Maple the bass is made from (I wish more manufacturers did this).

Hopefully this bass will be staying with me for a long time I need to get some of the sound issues sorted out but should be fine!

If anyone would like to know anything else about the bass, please feel free to ask.
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solid_moose
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#2
Nice, my old bass teacher had a Pedulla, it sounded amazing, fretless would be even better.

I just don't like the horns, though, they look like they suffer from some kind of birth defect
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#3
Very nice. Shame the pup's aren't your think, but considering the other basses you have had and Bart's reputation of being very smooth, it doesn't surprise me. As you said, getting a nice pair of Nordstrands in there should bring it to life.
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#4
nice bass.

I almost got to play one, but alas.

play Sunshine on it for me :P
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#5
That is one beautiful bass. I have to say--I am absolute ***** for flamed maple.
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Very impressive! I'd love to play/own one of those. Would love to hear some obligatory sound clips with it, though.
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Lovely bass, istill think there beautiful bass's with the horns, and well im a sucker for flamed\quilted maple, in any kind of burst. Sound clips please.
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by the way, asomodai, you may choose a song for the songs to learn thread to replace a song already in there.
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#12
Long time, no see, Asomodai.

I've never liked the body style of those Pedulla's (prefer the Raptures or Thunderbolts), but I'm sure it sounds and plays amazingly. How does it compare to those old BCRs of yours?
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#13
that is a sexy bass
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I believe I seen your Status on basschat (do you post there?), was it a bright red flamed top with a graphite neck and gold hardware? What was up with it? It looked fantastic!
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T_T

oh dear.
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oh dear.

In the morning I was working while listening "Turn the beat around", damn catchy song.

On thread, that is a beautiful bass, but I am somewhat surprised at your opinion of the pups, I'd like to hear a clip to understand exactly exactly what you mean.
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In the morning I was working while listening "Turn the beat around", damn catchy song.

On thread, that is a beautiful bass, but I am somewhat surprised at your opinion of the pups, I'd like to hear a clip to understand exactly exactly what you mean.

???

how is that relevant to my post? but ok.
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I believe I seen your Status on basschat (do you post there?), was it a bright red flamed top with a graphite neck and gold hardware? What was up with it? It looked fantastic!


Oh well, I was correct.

If you ever return to this forum, how come it's up for sale?
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Supah sexaai bass... You play a fretless in a doom band? That's awesome!

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/\ not really. If anybody here saw Deathclock Metalopocalypse, there's a really good joke there about bass.
"This next album will be even DEADLIER, GLOOMIER, and KICK MORE ASS!"
"How come?"
"We cut the bass out of the mix COMPLETELY."

All of today's manifestations of "death-doom-infernal-apocalyptic-rust-etc." metals are all about hairy dudes twirling their hair, and a mediocre drummer doing tacka-tacka-tacka on the double pedal.
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^because it can't just be a form of music you can take the time to appreciate?
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I appreciate classical music, though I don't listen to it. I appreciate indie, though I don't listen to it. I appreciate electronic, symphonic, oldschool and even rap music.

Doom/whatever is not music. It's extreme cacaphony, which apparently, is being used to summon the spirits from Hell. Or so the guys would like to think.

Matter of fact, I've been tricked into coming to a friggin PAGAN-METAL band show. Just say it: PAGAN-METAL. If the name doesn't sound silly, then "death-metal" tunes, where the words "soul", "demons", "inferno" are substituted with "Perun", "Valhalla", "Ragnarok", "Odin", etc will.

Unfortunately, due to the widespread of internet and self-proclaimed musicians, everything became music. Even rats gnawing on rotting flesh is "Existance" music, apparently.
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It don't matter what I think per se, it's not gonna change anything. Unfortunately, this American-induced all around tolerance is setting records in pretty much every aspect of life there is:
EVERYTHING is music, even though it's crap, cuz we don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings;
EVERYTHING is religion, as long as it envisages a certain deity (Satanism and sacrificing gotta get legal!!!); And so forth.

I really miss the 90's, cause it was the time, when artists needed labels, and labels were looking for quality artists. Now it's just an issue of an M-Audio USB interface, Nuendo, and Myspace to pollute people's ears.

Sorry for the rant, I'm just frustrated.
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I really miss the 90's, cause it was the time, when artists needed labels, and labels were looking for quality artists. Now it's just an issue of an M-Audio USB interface, Nuendo, and Myspace to pollute people's ears.

Sorry for the rant, I'm just frustrated.


A lot of extreme metal acts who enjoy a lot of popularity today formed and got signed in the 80s and 90s. For example, there was a large black metal movement in the early 90s. Just saying.
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It don't matter what I think per se, it's not gonna change anything. Unfortunately, this American-induced all around tolerance is setting records in pretty much every aspect of life there is:
EVERYTHING is music, even though it's crap, cuz we don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings;
EVERYTHING is religion, as long as it envisages a certain deity (Satanism and sacrificing gotta get legal!!!); And so forth.

I really miss the 90's, cause it was the time, when artists needed labels, and labels were looking for quality artists. Now it's just an issue of an M-Audio USB interface, Nuendo, and Myspace to pollute people's ears.

Sorry for the rant, I'm just frustrated.

And don't slag America will the all around tolerance and what not, most of that is just a result of postmodernism, and we can see it with the experiments of John Cage, Jacques Derrida, etc. Eventually the public was going to catch on with the arts movements. Sure, Cage is not talking and composing postmodern but alot of his philosophies and mind set can be traced.
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that thing looks amazing
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Bang on.

And when I heard the term PAGAN-METAL I actually started crying.
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I feel there is no such thing as inherently crappy music.

there are musical genres that have more notably crappy bands in them, for example pop- punk has Fall Out Boy.

just because most rap out there is recycled garbage stolen from rock and techno doesn't mean there aren't bands with amazing writing in hip hop. I'm sure there are. I don't like it myself just because I'm not much for having that many synths sounding synthy and fake sounding drum beats, but there are actual musicians hidden in the garbage of hip hop.

there was one guy I read about in bass player one time who sounded like he actually was being creative with hip hop bass.

don't remember who, but he was certainly writing stuff. Didn't care to listen but he is out there, somewhere, clubbin in da hood in his '62 Chevy or whatever.

metal has great musicians. metalcore has great musicians even. death metal has great musicians.

the ones the media likes to throw up front nowadays are usually the ones the media can control easily, regardless of skill. usually good looking, nice, friendly, and easily manipulated people.

if a virtuosic musician fits that, well, throw him in a CD case and pump out some virtuosity!

death metal is a valid genre. annoying and distorted? of course! it sounds like white noise with a backbeat and a throat cold all mixed together. does it take skill? yes. it is not easy to make. there are only so many ways to easily make white noise. I can appreciate the musicianship. just don't play it around me.

by the way, one of the grooviest drummers I ever met was a death metal drummer named "Fat" Joe. he liked to play the blues every once and a while, but would rather play what he liked, and he was good at both. so he plays metal, and I play more solid rock. a lot of their drumming isn't hard, but it takes skill to do that for hours on end, it takes skill to do it the same way every time. their drummers are not as caged in and forced to be subtle with their virtuosity like in more poppy music, but that doesn't mean they suck. that means they just do things differently.

EDIT: that is a lot of text.
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I feel there is no such thing as inherently crappy music.

And this way of thinking is the reason the overall quality of music is so low. We've stopped demanding quality. But I'll save the soapboxing for my final blog, as this is exactly what it's about.
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And this way of thinking is the reason the overall quality of music is so low. We've stopped demanding quality. But I'll save the soapboxing for my final blog, as this is exactly what it's about.

I believe any genre can be forced into having virtuosity.

I believe the music industry does not want that, because it will allow musicians to gain a lot of power over their music. because if they aren't unique with their own sound, or virtuosic in some fashion, the media controls their success in the pop market.

rap could be a launching ground for perfect lyrics, sweeping synth textures looping to provide an aural landscape, funky basslines, jazzy drumming, soulful lead guitar- but if it took a lot of skill to make rap, then the industry couldn't just go tell a random gangster they're awesome and give them a deal. then milk them for everything until they're not able to be used as a high demand product anymore.
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