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got my first fretted Lightwave!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 20, 2003.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    pics and clips soon!

    TBC 5 with purpleheart top.

    plays great, sounds great!

    i beg to differ that Lightwaves are good only for fretless.

    :bassist:

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  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    ooOOOOOoo! Purpleheart top, fretted, lightwave.
    ::anxiously awaits pictures and clips::
     
  3. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    aye. giveth us our daily bass porn.
     
  4. wahts does a fretless one looks like??~?? i think iv seen them before, but i froget ^_^

    - w00t
     
  5. mikestack

    mikestack

    Sep 17, 2002
    Boston
    Ahhh.. I'm not alone anymore. :)

    I love my Zon Lightwave fretted... it's just superb, no noise. So much so that it's exposed all my flaws as a player. :D
     
  6. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    It'll be good to hear a review of one in good condition. I tried one, but the store was so dry that the frets all stuck out like a row of needles, plus the four strings ranged from ok-sounding to low volume to distorted, so I'm assuming that the electronics needed a charge. Very disappointing. I will say that it was very light.
     
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
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  8. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Nice! Congrats!
     
  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Wow!! Looking forward to the sound bite!

    Is it safe to assume that the body is alder? What's string spacing on that puppy?
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    thanks boog!

    yes, its alder. my current favorite body wood.

    love the way it sounds and plays.

    i'll check the string spacing tonight.

    clips this weekend.

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  11. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    wow.....purpleheart tops never seem to stop amazing me.....very very nice.

    I love how everything else is the same light wood color, while the top is this intense purply-pink color. mmm....looks good enough to lick and expect it to taste fruity :eek: :D
     
  12. BTBbassist

    BTBbassist join us for mankala hour!

    Apr 20, 2002
    Westlake Village, CA
    Wow...that top is awesome! I love the contrast of the dark purpleheart with the lighter alder and maple. Cool bass! ;)
     
  13. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Hows the price differ from the Lightwave models?

    I know the Lightwave's are extremely affordable!

    Looks great!
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    looks like a raspberry fruit-rollup!!!

    i'll lick it this weekend.

    pricing is about the same as the Lightwave models.

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  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    here's my fretless TBC:

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  16. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Absolutely lovable

    Gee I want one...

    Someone said they are very affordable - well as I was already looking for a new bass... :cool:
    How much are they? Are they available in Europe? Oh and are there lefty 6-string models? :) if you can give me a webpage address, that would make me very happy.
    If anyone was to reply, thanks :)
     
  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    don't think a 6 string version is avail.

    not sure about the lefty either.

    Jack Wilson of TBC will be unavailable for a few weeks.

    i can ask him when he gets back.

    nice guy he is. yes indeedy.

    i like the simple finish on these TBC's. just have to be careful to avoid dings.

    nice workmanship.

    the fretted really does sound great with the lightwaves.

    www.thebasscompany.com

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  18. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    Congrats! :)
     
  19. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    yes, things get get ghastly when low on juice.

    mine have 36 hour charge capacity.

    f
     
  20. i wish you had told me to use the bathroom before i saw the new bass. i just crapped my pants. thanks a lot.





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