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Are you folks up on this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Phil Smith, Feb 21, 2006.


  1. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
  2. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    It looks interesting and it dosen't sound bad.
     
  3. Hmm..interesting...

    ...anyone wanna explain to me what I just watched?
     
  4. middlebit

    middlebit

    Sep 10, 2005
    København
    I think I have something like that sitting in my shed!
    Nah...I think you could do many good things with it, but I have a problem with the aesthetics (if that is the right word in this case).
    Also, it sounds like you can only play one lick on it!:)
     
  5. Ripper

    Ripper

    Aug 16, 2005
    NY/NC
    THIS JUST IN: We have a sighting of a prehistoric Steinberger!

    j/k

    Can some1 tell me where the pickup is?

    EDIT: just found this on a search: http://www.phaedrusmusic.com/
     
  6. From their FAQ:

    Great customer support they must have.

    :rolleyes:

    - Dave
     
  7. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    "Some Phaedrus basses ship with some surface rust spots."

    "Warning! This guitar is made out of steel and is both heavy and dangerous."
     
  8. lol... it almost looks like i could build one myself... ill keep it in mind for a summer project...

    sounds great... but for 500 bucks, its kinda up there... expecially for what it is... a stick, with some tuners on it, one pickup, a coupla pots, a battery, an adapter, some screws, and a coupla bolts and nuts...

    I wonder how it would sound with tape wound strings...

    I mean, lets see here...

    an ebony fingerboard-40 bucks at max
    a set of tuners- 100 bucks if you really want it to be.
    two nuts- 10 bucks
    active j- like 100
    concentric pot-25 bucks...
    big hunk of metal- not to much...

    looks like to little junk for not enough peformance... but to build one would be fun... and it looks pretty simple

    the real question... is why steal? why? any particular reason? i just dont get it!
     
  9. Cody_Gibs1

    Cody_Gibs1 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    I have dial-up.... It won't load...
     
  10. middlebit

    middlebit

    Sep 10, 2005
    København
    I just love that angry looking Phaedrus bass when you click 'artists'!!!
     
  11. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Because you can but you could go to jail if you steel and your record won't be stainless.
     
  12. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    wow, I'm definately going to try and make something simlar to this, this summer. It wouldn't be too hard like the person before mentioned, and it'd be cool to have. Too bad it weighs 13 pounds and is fretless. That'd be so cool fretted.

    Greg
     
  13. DOH! ya got me...

    I think They say it has something to do with sustain... and a nutless bass... but is it really that imparitive?

    now heres the real real question... where can i get a big hunk of steel... yes steel
     

  14. I dont really see a point for it fretted, but oh well
     
  15. Don't worry, you arn't missing much. Just go outside, pick up a rectangular piece of metal, put a strap and some bass strings on it, and that's about all you'd be watching. Only the guy's putting out a nice sound and he isn't bleeding from playing the thing.

    ...I seriously hope people don't bleed from playing that...
     
  16. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    ive wondered how a fretless with metal fingerboard would sound. now i know, and it sounds good ;)
     
  17. Haha!

    I actually like it when he plays those harmonics 2/3 of the way through... but the slapping...ugh:rolleyes:

    Hahaha!

    It does have a decent tone though... I could see Les Claypool using one
     
  18. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Sounds dreamy.
     
  19. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    At this point I'd like to suggest that no one taunt Happy Fun Ball.
     
  20. News flash... a piece of stainless steel thats 5 inches longer than theirs is 47.11 at onlinemetals.com...

    so it would be, and is, a good cheap bass project