#4
They play okay

And sound alright

Not worth huge price.

And NOT in the slightest what I'd keep as my only bass. They get *that* sound. But be warned, I've heard lots of horror stories of dudes with lightwave basses having the lightwave system die on them on the gig.
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#5
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#6
hmm, i didnt really like the sound of them at all
there wasnt alot of low end and it was so...........calm,
not punchy enough for my taste but thats just my opinion

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#7
I've seen them in Bass Guitar magazine and thought they sounded like a cool idea but the concept is too new, I'd wait a couple of years and let them fine tune it before i shell out that much money to buy it
#8
From those sound clips, you'd only want to play that bass on a jazz gig. It simply won't cut through the mix of a guitar or a drum kit with a kick.
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From those sound clips, you'd only want to play that bass on a jazz gig. It simply won't cut through the mix of a guitar or a drum kit with a kick.



I was thinking the same. There's no punch or growl to the tone at all, therefore, I don't like it.
#10
thats a weird idea. i wonder how it sounds...when i clicked the link...i didnt hear anything,,,,, o well. ill stick with my bass though
#11
I agree with previous thoughts, they do sound too jazzy to be used effectively in different situations. And they're ugly.
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And NOT in the slightest what I'd keep as my only bass. They get *that* sound. But be warned, I've heard lots of horror stories of dudes with lightwave basses having the lightwave system die on them on the gig.


surley that's their fault for not being well prepared enough, after all they should know that anything at a gig that can go wrong, will go wrong- therefore they should charge up any rechargables before they do a gig.
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#13
I know of them. But why fix what's not broke? I mean, even single coild don't produce much noise, just a tiny bit in the background which is easily eliminated by a decent noise gate (or so I am lead to believe).

Humbuckers with good shielding have such a tiny amount of hum theamp has to be quite loud before you hear it, if you're trying to find hum.
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#14
^ they were saying that the magnetisim of the pickups affects the vibration of the strings
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And they're ugly.

+1

its a nice idea
but they look horrible
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^ they were saying that the magnetisim of the pickups affects the vibration of the strings



Yes, very slightly (unless your pups are right under the strings) ans the strings are effected by the magnetic field of the magnets. However, they say it was a problem for sustain, and I don't buy that.

I mean, I played a Fender Jazz (MIM no less) which would give more than enough sustain. It would sustain 2, 4 beat bars easily on a slow tempo. Add in a baddass bridge, or even string through body and that could go up by a lot more, and a compressor to even it out. You don't need that much sustain.
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#17
I dunno, they have have an interesting pop to them. They reminded me a lot of the Victor Wooten sound actually. The fretted at least. They sounded alright but I don't think it's anything unachievable by a regular bass.
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Yes, very slightly (unless your pups are right under the strings) ans the strings are effected by the magnetic field of the magnets. However, they say it was a problem for sustain, and I don't buy that.

I mean, I played a Fender Jazz (MIM no less) which would give more than enough sustain. It would sustain 2, 4 beat bars easily on a slow tempo. Add in a baddass bridge, or even string through body and that could go up by a lot more, and a compressor to even it out. You don't need that much sustain.


yes and also it seems a bit pointless to then give it a bolt-on neck construction.
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