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I played one

Discussion in 'Barker Bass Forum' started by KeithPas, Nov 12, 2005.


  1. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    I attended the NW Worship Conference near Seattle and had a chance to play a Barker Bass. What treat, I played a five string lined fretless with tapewound strings and two Basslines jazz pickups with passive tone control. The bass was easy for me to play, had a woderfully full and clear B string, produced electric fretless like tone with the tone pot boosted and the bridge pickup favored and a very convincing upright sound with the tone pot dimmed a bit and the neck pickup favored. The quality and workmanship of the Barker is top rate and I plan on saving my money to get one some time in the near future.
     
  2. Scwwitt

    Scwwitt

    Nov 2, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    interesting, I have never played one with tape wound stings. I can only imagine that its amazing. I played them with roundwound and they were incredible.
     
  3. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    I can not emphasize enough how much fun it was to play the Barker fretless five. The notes blossomed nicely much like an upright but I could still get the Jaco tone by playing back by the bridge with the bridge pickup favored and the tone pot boosted.