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all in the familey

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Jun 3, 2003.


  1. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    MY little ones:D

    from top left, Ibanez axstar4, Roscoe beck5

    bottom row left to right

    KEN SMITH BSR6MW
    ALEMBIC ROGUE 5
    FENDER USA 5
    FENDER MM4 WITH U-RETRO
    FENDER USA 4
    PEAVEY TL-6
    WARRIOR STD 5

    Sorry it took so long to post pics, but I just got this cam from a friend.:bassist:

    Peace and Blessings!
     
  2. Nice looking family you got there! I am somewhat envious...Just one question, about the Warrior: what sort of tones do you get from that pickup configuration, as opposed to the more conventional style with the MM at the bridge and the J closer to the neck?
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Beautiful family you have there!!!
     
  4. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Your quote

    "what sort of tones do you get from that pickup configuration, as opposed to the more conventional style with the MM at the bridge and the J closer to the neck?"

    I get a real cut through sound with the seymore ducans, I have found that they can sound bright with the right settings or warm, but never muddy, The Basslines pickup (which are what you see on the bass) imo are great! you really have to play around with the switch and knobs becuse you can get a nice variety of tones,I have not been disapointed yet!
    :D this combined with a VERY THIN NECK (front to back) make playing this bass easy on the wrist for, because I have a pre-existing wrist problem.

    hope this helps

    Peace to you!
     
  5. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    a close up of the Ibanez Axstar 4string with the bart preamp.
     
  6. Wow, pretty. Can you adopt me, pwease?:D
     
  7. anyway i could get that fender 5 from you...? hehe, i want one so bad :/
     
  8. soularis

    soularis

    Jul 3, 2003
    Illinois, USA
    the MM4 is the s**t!..
     
  9. VJP

    VJP Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    NJ
    Beautiful collection!!!

    How do you like the Smith 6 ? Tone & playability? I've always wanted one.

    Thanks
     
  10. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    How does the Alembic Rouge fit in? How does it compare to the Smith?
     
  11. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    QUOTE "Beautiful collection!!!

    "How do you like the Smith 6 ? Tone & playability? I've always wanted one.

    Thanks"


    I love the Ken Smith tone, his basses are smooth and sound great! and it plays like butter, would like to own a five stringer.:D
     
  12. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    your quote

    "How does the Alembic Rouge fit in? How does it compare to the Smith?"

    IMO, they are totally two basses, both sound great to me, the smith has a tone of its own "the smith sound" and the alembic has its own sound also. The Smith plays smoother to me than my Alembic, the Alembic has the Q FILTER SWITCHS that do some very interesting stuff, if you hit the strings a certain way, you get a sound/sounds like you have your bass hooked up to a effects box, it really Kool:cool: Cant go wrong with either bass imo. I will say this though, I think the Smith bass for me works better playing gospel music than the Alembic, but thats me.:bassist:
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Nice fam! I want that Smith 6!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. junglebike

    junglebike Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Cool Ibanez! I've been on the lookout for a decent headless bass that balances better than the Steinberger stuff. Looks like that would be perfect!

    How is it with the barts?

    How were the stock pups?

    Is it a viable gig bass? Flexible tones?

    Looks rockin' -- totaly Devo... :bassist:
     
  15. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane what goes here?

    Feb 23, 2003
    Denton, Texas
    Thanks for loaning me your Fender USA 5 yekcko. I really liked it, and am thinking about getting one of my own.

    But seriously, do I have the twin, or what?
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    The barts with the preamps is great, its a 9v system.

    The stock pups imo...ok but this is a new beast now with the barts!

    very viable and plenty of tone, I dont play it much at all because I use five/six stingers, or my four string jazz bass.