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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Oct 20, 2002.
this one is $1000:
this one is $1100!!!!
LW for the masses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cool! Where's the GK jack? (Would love one with the spalted maple)
sorry, that's only available on my Zon LW.
at least for the moment.
Then I want your Zon LW instead.
i see you have a v-bass and no lightwave.
i should get my Zon back with the Roland retro this week.
i'll give a full review.
then i'll give it to ya!
Hey im just curious what are some company's that make lightwave basses besides zon?
Gimme the spalt, and no one gets hurt!
from the www.lightwave-systems.com web site:
Manufacturers currently offering the LightWave optical pickup system:
Carmine Street Guitars
Christof Kost Instruments
Dammann Custom Basses
Dave Lewis Guitars
Evora Musical Instruments
Lynch Custom Works
Madal Bal s.r.o.
Matt Pulcinella Guitars
Paul's Bass Matters
Pavel De la Fuente
The Bass Company
VH Industrial Solutions
I know Matt Schmill (FBB) does them...
from what i've heard, he hasn't yet.
? He offers them on his web site...
ok, ok, just ignore me.
i thought mark xush told me he hadn't made one yet.
which doesn't mean much.
i love his basses by the way.
Azola offers it too I believe.
I find the CT-Lightwave combination a bit weird for some reason.
Those Lightwaves are a steal though. $1000 !
What kind of top is one the first one.
What type of vibe does it have, tonal wise ?
hey, those look awesome!
Just wondering.. are the pups IN the cavity?
the electronics are in the cavity.
the infrared sensors are in the monoliths mounted to the top.
I want one of them fancy-schmancy no-necked basses...
Here's the bass I made with Lightwave pickups. I really like this one, and I think the system II is even better. It's great that they are making affordable basses now, and I'm sure they will sell like hotcakes!
The sound of the one I made is really unique, and probably not for casuals. For jazz and original stuff though, it has a really rich sound with more dynamic range than magnetic -pickup basses.
F -can you let me know when the V-bass 13 pin out becomes available? My customer may want to retrofit his.
at this point, the roland mod is hard wired to the lightwave outputs. that's what is happening with my Zon.
they will be making a plugin daughtercard very soon.
at that point, all you'll have to do is order the card, plug it in and
direct Lightwave pickup outputs to the V-Bass.
even Roland has their eyes on this sitch!!!
Any idea how much those ones with the spalted or burled tops are going to be?
To be honest, with Lightwave selling these things for around $1000, I don't see how custom builders can afford to compete.
These things are not easy to install for your typical one-man operation. Especially the first one, because none of your existing electroncis cavity layouts are usable. They are normally about a $600 option from custom builders. Much of that is materials. Maybe the unit price will go down when they unveil their line of basses, but if not, I don't expect to see many/any of my basses go out with Lightwaves in them in the future.
As an aside, I do offer them on my site because I can get and install them, but I haven't done one yet. I think I'm hitting the low-high end price point right now, and people are generally scared off by the $600 price tag.