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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Apr 29, 2006.
Cool idea, horrable website.
it would be interesting for them to license the idea to other luthiers (assuming they have a patent).
First, I'd like to say, ***??
Secondly, I'm not sure what the distinction is between playing "between" the grooves and playing "inside" the grooves. At a given string diameter and tension, you still need a specific string length to get a specific pitch, or am I missing something?
That website was annoying. Also, I dont really , get it.
yea i don't get it... someone care to explain?
I think you would get the same effect from just removing frets and then not filling the gap... no?
Woudlnt that concept require a large amount of relief to ensure that the string doesnt lie flat on the fretboard when inthe groove? I dont see how going below the fretboard to fret a note is feasible.
the websites sorta sheisty.... I just don't get it.
thats what i got out of it...
Yeah, and you won't be playing in tune because you will be in between the notes.
that makes no sense. plus, i'm pretty sure that's a fake website or something seeing as there aren't even descriptions of the basses (which look terrible)
I dunno. Makes sense to me. Essentially you've got a fretless fingerboard that can be played like a fretless, plus you've got those grooves which when you're fretting over them will give you the same intonation as a fretted bass. I don't think the idea is for you to 'play' notes inbetween the grooves. After all, on a fretless, you don't play notes inbetween the places where you would regularly intonate notes. It's about having the same (or close to the same) fretless tone and the same technique (smooth sliding) while still having the precision intonation of a fretted bass.
It's hard to tell what it would really be like without playing one myself, but the concept makes sense to me. *Shrugs*
worst.website.ever. i dont get anything. I'm glad they provide so much info, especially on their pickups and basses...and fret system...
This is an interesting concept.