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What basses 'Mwaaahh' that aren't a Wish bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Diesel Kilgore, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    And what is it thats part of the design that makes them Mwaaahh? Being fretless?

    Ive been looking more closely at what Wish basses are all about and have more appreciation for them. But if I ever had one built it would have to be more of my own design. But back to the point...My favorite feature is the great Mwaaahh that I hear time and time again in the vids ive watched.

    But is this only specific to Wish? What is causing that effect? What else out there Mwaaahs? Is it just a fretless thing?
  2. iiipopes

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    Fretless and a really hard fingerboard, like ebony or epoxied rosewood.
  3. Stealth

    Stealth Supporting Member

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    Fretless and plucking above the fretboard.
  4. Immigrant

    Immigrant Supporting Member

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    I have a purple G&L L2000 c1990 that mwahs like theres no tomwahrow.:p
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    I find Wishbasses kinda "moo", not mwah.

    I think Pedulla when I think mwah.

    Just me though.
  6. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    It's my understanding that mwah, muaha, or muhahahaha, comes from a hard fingerboard and low action and plucking near the end of the fingerboard.
  7. GM60466

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    My Curbow has plenty of Mwaaahh and believe it or not I have an older Waterstone fretless Lulu bass that has Mwaaahh X 10
  8. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

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    ...also a straight neck
  9. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    The Squier VM fretless has lots of mwah
  10. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    So if I just went fretless I would be closer to Mwaaah? Cool.
  11. gumbynotpokey

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    Here's an A/B comparison with the second being my new fretless.

    This thing has TONS of mwahhh. Epoxy over a BEM board.

    :D

  12. bassbenj

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    True Dat. You can use the truss rod to control the amount of Mwah. The more relief in the neck the less mwah and the cleaner the tone.
  13. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    I think I need a fretless. :D
  14. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Zon, Zon, or Zon. Maybe a Zon. You could also try a Zon. Fretless of course!
  15. BruceWane

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    Yeah, if you've got a fretted bass that has mwaaah, you've got a problem.
  16. Orangeclawhamme

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    Two questions:

    1. Would a maple neck be hard enough?

    2. Is applying epoxy to a neck a DIY job?
  17. Thedeadking

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    As long as it has rounds and not flats you can get that sound pretty easy IMO
  18. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

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    MWah! WishBasses just can't take a Good Slapping!

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    And the D-Strings are Kinda Weak...

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    Disclaimer - No WishBasses were actually Harmed in the making of this Post!

    Damaged WishBass provided by UPS Ground-n-Pound
  19. Justyn

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    Fretless...and knowing how to set one up and play it.
  20. Pet Sounds

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    Pedulla Buzz basses are Mwaaah City.

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