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Club Lightwave - Part 1

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kirkdickinson, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

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    I don't see a Lightwave Bass Club on here. As an owner, fan, and wannabe owner of more Lightwaves, I am going to start a thread. If somone else has a Lightwave Bass Club thread going, I sincerely apologize and want to become a member there.

    I don't know for sure how these clubs get started here on Bass-Talk? Is there an official process, or does someone just start a thread?

    If it is as simple as someone starting a thread, here goes...

    Club Lightwave #1 ???

    Kirk
  2. Marko5657

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    Hell, I'm in for #2. I'll be curious to see how many members we get.

    [​IMG]
  3. kirkdickinson

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    Cool, I can't seem to put a finger on a good photo of mine at the moment. I have a Saber SL 5 fretted. I would LOVE to have a Saber VL Fretless with the flame maple top and custom ramp.
  4. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    What color is yours? Yeah, I'd like to see a pic, hopefully clearer than mine, haha.
  5. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

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    I wish mine had a nice woody top; I really don’t like the solid red.

    The body is flat, so it could probably be planed to have a fancy piece of veneer added or something.

    I found this one posted in the TB “Hot Deals” room selling for about half price brand new on Amazon.com, so I thought a light-weight bass might be a handy thing to have.

    As soon as I bought it, the price went back up to $1,045. Amazon did a lot of that, maybe still do.
  7. Marko5657

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    Okay, now you have to post “Marko5657 #2”, haha.

    I’ll add it to my sig!

    :)
  8. kirkdickinson

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    Mine was an Amazon sold bass that got a dent in shipping. I bought it new with the dent. Saved quite a bit and the dent doesn't matter to me. Sounds great and only whetted my desire for more.
  9. kirkdickinson

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    If I could have my dream Lightwave, I would ask for:
    Saber VL-5
    Fretless, unlined undotted ebony fretboard
    Flame Maple Top
    Cherry Sunburst Finish
    Ebony Ramp to match fretboard
    HEX FX

    Imagine this one, except the VL model, with an unlined, undotted ebony fretboard and ramp:
    [​IMG]

    Or better yet, have the fretboard just extend as far as a ramp, I see Cello's with fingerboard hanging in the air with nothing underneath for the last few inches. That would be cool on a bass.
  10. Marko5657

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    Wow… gorgeous.
  11. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    Count me in.
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    Jauqo III-X, Thanks for joining. Spread the word. I know there aren't many of us out there, but I wish everybody knew about Lightwave. I would have about 3 more if I could afford it.

    Post a photo if you can.

    Thanks,

    Club Lightwave Members so far:
    kirkdickinson #1
    Marko5657 #2
    JAUQO III-X #3
  13. JAUQO III-X

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    Will do and I'll let Chris know.
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    Put me down for two, I've got a translucent black fretted 5 string VL Sabre, and a natural 5 string fretless.

    [​IMG]

    These are the only two basses I own now and cover every playing situation with ease.
  15. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

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    Club Lightwave Members so far:

    Reserved #1
    Marko5657 #2
    JAUQO III-X #3
    TRichardsbass #4
    kirkdickinson #5
    kiwi60 #6
  16. Deechord

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    GAS ing for one....but that don't count.
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    I am thinking about a Kickstarter so you can all fund a Spacebass for me. In exchange I will let you all look at pictures of me with it. ;)
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    :)
  19. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

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    When I replaced the factory strings on my Lightwave, I have always used the Dean Markley SR-2000 strings. I really like them because of the brightness and sustain.

    I saw the SIT Power Core strings advertised as having brightness and sustain. They have an exposed core and the ends are very similar looking to the SR-2000's.

    SITvsSR-2000.jpg

    The Dean Markley SR-2000 "B" string on the left and the SIT Power Core "B" on the right.

    I notice that he DM string has a tiny wind around the core and it also looks like there are three layers of strings wound on the rest of the string, where the SIT has nothing on the core and only two layers of thicker winding on the balance.


    String Gauges
    DM 44 60 78 98 125
    SIT 45 65 80 100 125


    I have not installed the SIT yet. I ordered two new sets one of each in case I decide I don't like the.

    The SIT set was cheaper and made right here in Ohio.

    Kirk
  20. QweziRider

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    My fretless fiver

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