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Chambered body

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by los100malditos, Feb 7, 2013.


  1. los100malditos

    los100malditos

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    Question. Does the chambered body of some electric basses really make any difference in the sound??? In example - spectorcore basses- ... what about an electric acoustic bass which use a piezo pickup? like godin, or any electric acoustic bass !!!
     
  2. zfunkman

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    I'm not totally sure but I read that the chambered bodies are made to make the bass lighter and still keep the sound.
     
  3. Art Araya

    Art Araya Supporting Member

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    I had my Modulus Q5 body chambered to lighten the weight. The tone of the bass did change somewhat. I can't describe the change to you - it was nearly 15 years ago. It still sounds great but definitely different.
     
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    chambered bodies help to lighten the load. I don't hear any difference in my chambered bodied basses and my solid body basses. If there IS any tonal difference it's for the better, as far as mine go.
     
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  6. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging! Supporting Member

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    Perhaps someone who has experience with otherwise identical solid-bodied and chambered Sadowsky basses will see this thread and chime in; for all I know, Mr. Sadowsky may have commented on this topic somewhere like Youtube.
     
  7. Toptube

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    this is not at all a slight towards Sadowsky, but rather matter of fact reporting:

    In his videos he basically says: I chamber my bodies to hit my ideal target weight. People also say they sound better.

    Its possible I may have missed a video somewhere in which he elaborates.
     
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    Chambering can have as much or as little impact on the sound depending on the location of the chambers and size.
     
  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Administrator

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    Note to all - this thread was originally posted in the DB forums, and I did an incomplete job of cleaning it when I moved it. My bad. I have now cleaned up all off topic material, so we can move forward with the discussion of chambered bass guitar bodies. :)
     
  11. 4to5to6

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    Generally chambering reduces the mids slightly which is not always a good thing. The trade off is the increased resonance and the lite weight of course. You`ll need a piezo bridge to really take full advantage of that extra chambering resonance. Check out Michael Tobias` Marilyn series of basses for a great example.
     

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