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Anyone have a Piezo/ Lightwave bass as their main instrument?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackbird, Nov 11, 2005.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Just curious if there are any. I'd like to know in which musical settings people play them.


    Post pics too if you got 'em, or pics of basses you'd like to have. :p

    I used to have a fretted Godin A4 but I sold it too quickly to really get to know it. I also had a fretless A/E P-Bass, but that was a hybrid, since it had a silver P Lace Sensor.
     
  2. sorry to bring back the dead, but im thinking pretty hard about getting a lightwave systems bass within the next few months.....most likely a saber model...it may become my main...lets see:D
     
  3. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    I have a fretless Saber five string, but not as my main instrument (my Cirrus has that honor). I have it strung with LaBella tapewounds and I use it mostly with a small ensemble I play with consisting of bass, acoustic guitar, violin and cello. I'm able to get a fairly convincing upright thunk out of mine by dialing in the piezo and cutting the mids slightly.

    - Frank.
     
  4. 7flat5

    7flat5

    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Tim Landers of the Crimson Jazz Trio uses a fretless lightwave TBC 5 for this project. www.crimsonjazztrio.com There are clips.
     
  5. I got a Godin A4. Fretted. It's spent most of it's life backing up acoustic singer/songwqriter stuff. However, I have to admit,it not that bad in a more agressive format. It's surpisingly good when popped and slapped around.