|Webtroll ||10-25-2013 09:05 AM |
Micro tones? I think that's what they're called, it's been a while. Too atonal for me.
|El Spearo ||10-25-2013 09:07 AM |
Quarter-tones? I don't get it...
|lz4005 ||10-25-2013 10:23 AM |
There's a video on that page of the bass with music by the guy who had it made. Sounds like it's a microtone/bonus-tone intonation system thing.
|TolerancEJ ||10-25-2013 11:18 AM |
Microtones would be correct. Not so common place in North America, but many other countries and cultures utilize those notes in their music.
|Nephilymbass ||10-25-2013 12:29 PM |
There's some music out there that actually uses pitches that are in between what we consider in tune notes. Think of a fretless bass slide or bending a string. The tone doesn't hop from one pitch to the next.
Compare vocals with hard autotune(fretted) to fretless basses(natural pitch changes) just because E and F are a half step apart doesn't mean pitches absolutely have to be divide into Half steps.
That said i don't have much use for it, if i want to play a little flat on fretless i play a little flat. i dont need an extra line to show me where to put my finger.
It's a cool idea IMO. Something different while most companies keep regurgitating the same 40 year old designs.
|Webtroll ||10-25-2013 12:53 PM |
I noticed the side dots are normal. Would be fun to play and confuse watching bass players.
|2meterbassman ||10-25-2013 01:10 PM |
It was made for Jack Bruce - because since 30 years he can't hit the correct frets anymore. So he started playing fretless. And now they added some fretlines to make it look like purpose, if he has intonation fails. Plus his signature ampsound with too much bass level in it you can't hear anymore, that he is an aweful bass player...
|Webtroll ||10-25-2013 01:12 PM |
um, aroo? is joke, yes?
|El Spearo ||10-28-2013 06:39 PM |
Thanks all for the replies. It does make sense in a way, but I think I'd prefer an unlined fretless if I wanted to play microtones. I probably am anyway since my intonation is still not the greatest! :)
|Nephilymbass ||10-29-2013 11:37 AM |
Heck i think fret lines are the best thing ever. I play significantly better with lines than without lines. I think if i would have started on unlined fretless i would haven given up on it and concentrated on fretted bass
|nukes_da_bass ||10-29-2013 02:19 PM |
Western chromatic scale is 12 notes. Asian cultures have different numbers of intervals- for instance, indian classical music has a 17 note chromatic scale- imagine five extra notes between C and C!
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