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check THESE out...some new Lightwaves!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Oct 20, 2002.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
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    pretty sweeet.

    this one is $1000:

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    this one is $1100!!!!

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    LW for the masses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    f
     
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Cool! Where's the GK jack? (Would love one with the spalted maple) ;)
     
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    sorry, that's only available on my Zon LW.

    at least for the moment.

    :D

    f
     
  4. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    OK.

    Then I want your Zon LW instead.

    :D
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    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.

    can't wait!!!!!

    then i'll give it to ya!

    f
     
  6. fenderboy

    fenderboy

    Jun 21, 2002
    Hey im just curious what are some company's that make lightwave basses besides zon?
     
  7. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Gimme the spalt, and no one gets hurt!
     
  8. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    from the www.lightwave-systems.com web site:


    Manufacturers currently offering the LightWave optical pickup system:


    Acacia Instruments
    Ampeg
    Carl Thompson
    Carmine Street Guitars
    Christof Kost Instruments
    Citron Enterprises
    Conklin Guitars
    Dammann Custom Basses
    Dave Lewis Guitars
    Devon Guitars
    Evora Musical Instruments
    F Bass
    Frick Guitars
    Jackson Guitars
    Joachim Schoelkopf
    Johnston Basses
    Kyle Vinther
    Laurence Mollerup
    Lynch Custom Works
    Madal Bal s.r.o.
    Matt Pulcinella Guitars
    Mike Adler
    Modulus Guitars
    MTD Basses
    Neeley Guitars
    Paul's Bass Matters
    Pavel De la Fuente
    Sei Bass
    Spalt Basses
    String Revival
    The Bass Company
    Urban Knutsson
    US Masters
    VH Industrial Solutions
    Wittman Basses
    Zon Guitars


    probably more.

    f
     
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I know Matt Schmill (FBB) does them...
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    from what i've heard, he hasn't yet.

    f
     
  11. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    ? He offers them on his web site... :confused:
     
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    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.


    f
     
  13. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    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 ?
     
  14. hey, those look awesome!

    Just wondering.. are the pups IN the cavity?
     
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    the electronics are in the cavity.

    the infrared sensors are in the monoliths mounted to the top.

    f
     
  16. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I want one of them fancy-schmancy no-necked basses...
     
  17. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
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    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.
    Cheers,
    LM
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    LM,

    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

    VOILA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    direct Lightwave pickup outputs to the V-Bass.

    even Roland has their eyes on this sitch!!!

    hehe.

    f
     
  19. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Any idea how much those ones with the spalted or burled tops are going to be?

    brad cook
     
  20. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    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.