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Fretless at the flick of a switch...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by The_Bass, Jan 2, 2001.


  1. saw this ad in a bassplayer issue from 1994...

    The new Fretless Wizard from Biaxe!

    Biaxe Retrofits is the name of the company, and it´s based in Stamford...

    anyone know what this is, what it does and if it´s still being manufactured?

    just thought it was interesting....

    btw... I can scan the ad if anyone´s interested in seeing it..
     
  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I remember about the add.
    I asked, back then, the music store if they could order one for me...and they didn't want to. He had no idea what i was talking about, but he said it sound like ****....

     
  3. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    how come when i use the word **** i have those * instead...it's not a really bad word....
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    tishtishtishtish
     
  5. Gard

    Gard

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    :D
     
  6. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    About 6 or 7 years ago,I went to hear a friend's band in a bar and the bass player had a bass with a removable fretboard.It was held on the neck with magnets and he could go between fretted and fretless in about 40 seconds w/o touching the strings! I can't remember who made it though.
     
  7. the company was called Novatone, I think. I also remember seeing on a UK TV program "Tomorrow's World" some guy who'd built a bass with retractable frets to switch between fretted and fretless by turning a lever. both ideas offer a big can of worms as to the effect on tone and sustain.....
     
  8. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    There's a black Fender Jazz on ebay right now that has what I believe to be a Novatone system on it. (Can't find auction now). It has 4 different fingerboards.
     
  9. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN