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Bass playing and body care

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JMX, Sep 14, 2001.


  1. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    A little lighter info, intended to cheer up a bit...

    The latest fashion in bass playing and body care:

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    model: Le Fay Remington fretless with polished stainless steel fingerboard

    image courtesy of: www.le-fay.com
     
  2. holy crap...can you imagine the Mwaaah????
     
  3. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Wow - stainless steel fretboard.

    Instead of the strings scratching the freboard, it's going to be the other way around.

    I agree, the mwah on that bass would be like MMMMMMWWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well..I'm torn...it's funny...but it's a bass...it's funny...but we're talking Mwah here...

    Oh, to heck with it...I'll hock this goober up to Basses.
     
  5. That looks sooo fun to play.
     
  6. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    I'd keep a little cup of motor oil on my amp to lube my fingers. I'd be scared to death to play outside in threatening weather. I bet that thing would attract lightning from 15 miles!
     
  7. What is the price?
    I don't know if the the would MWWWWWWWAHH as much as SQQQQQQuuuuuuuuEEEEEEAAAKKKK
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    do they sell wood strings?
     
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I guess it would be like playing ON a fret...so...a fretted fretless?
     
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I don't think it'd sound good...
    The metal'd make it sustain too much, and it'd probably be way too bright.
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I wonder if you have to coat that in epoxy. :)
     
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    actually, i hear they're using ebony frets on those things.
     
  13. BWA HA HA!!! :D

    that was the correct reply, you win.
     
  14. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The bass goes for roughly 2500$

    The finger board is available on all Le Fay basses for additional 150$.

    I haven't played it yet, but Reiner is a tone freak, and he started a new model to feature this fingerboard, so it should sound good.

    But you're probably right, not for vintage tone lovers.
     
  15. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    mmmmwwWWWAAAAaaahahahahahaha!!:D :D :D

    This was the funniest thread yet! Just the new way to use a bass puts me in orbit!

    And the rest of you are just - incredible!

    You can really turn your conservatism into fun comments - love you, guys!
    :D :D
     
  16. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Another thing that occurred to me - if you use an Ebow with this bass, the whole neck would vibrate - imagine the sound...
     
  17. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    A bright toned fart? ;)
     
  18. Metal fingerboard = fretless slap machine?

    Now we're in trouble! Just imagine listening to the kids try this out in the music store--bad slap + bad intonation. I'll be buying online from now on :D
     
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Man, GC will be a scary place if they start stocking those!