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Lane Poor Bass!! What the FFFFFUUUUUDGE???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mmbongo, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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  2. Kwesi

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    At least his pickups are nice.
  3. sumgruuvz

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    looks like something i would use on the lawn ;)
  4. jmattbassplaya

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    I think my girlfriend has one of those... :bag:
  5. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Supporting Member

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    I'd consider playing it if it came in a 5 string. And Red.

    Peace,
    Greg
  6. VitalSigns

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    Look at those frets! So weird..
  7. Calaverasgrande

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    I guess he also didnt like the hand flying off the end of the neck effect you get with headless basses. I remember the first timeI played my friend Nando's Steinberger I played a few middle of the neck runs and then went to the lower octave... and my hand was grabbing air. Didnt realize I relied on the head of the bass to stop my hand.
  8. mmbongo

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    Am I the only one who got a kick out of this? :bassist:
  10. yodedude2

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    i dig that bass!
  11. Hopkins

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    [​IMG]

    If I had to guess, I would think maybe they are going for a fretless sound but with more precise intonation.
  12. dbd1963

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    That could sound like the ultimate bass - I'm still not playing it.
  13. suddenlysane

    suddenlysane Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope, it completely caught me off guard. I was so intrigued with the bass itself that the comment actually brought tears to my eyes from laughing so hard.........I should have seen it coming but I didn't. :D

    That is one odd bass but now I want one!
  14. spade2you

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    That is trippy. Wow. :eek:
  15. bassman4d521

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    Holy moly!! I have a weird attraction to this.
  16. VitalSigns

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    I feel like your right arm would knock it out of tune.
  17. Baird6869

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    Simple reason why Lane Poor made this..... The dude was bat$@&# crazy.

    Great PU though, but man is he out there!
  18. BFunk

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    I worked at Providence Music in Providence RI in the mid eighties. Lane Poor had a shop in nearby Fall River, Ma. I remember the day that he came by with his new invention, the bass you see in the pictures above. Lane was as eccentric as his instruments. A trully admirable and amiable guy. Of course, we didn't buy anything from him because we knew the chance of selling it would be about 0. It was really marketed as a cross-over instrument, and a fine one at that. There was just no market for it in out area. Too bad Lane just seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. I would love to know what became of him.
  19. sevdog

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    That looks freaking awesome. I want one.
  20. curbowkid

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    I live right near by. I kinda wish he was still around, I want one of these strange beasts. Who would have ever thought there was a scalloped fretless?

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