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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Feb 18, 2003.
i find this design really interesting.
have you ever tried one?
those lipstick pickups....
No, but I like the chintzy look.
The top one *really* looks like a 1950's Howard Johnson's toilet seat...
Curious - 4 lipstick pickups (it looks like, anyway) and no controls......
What is the body material - from the side photo the top looks like it might be plastic!
if you look close you'll see 2 control, a vol and a master tone.
the body is supposed to be 2 pieces of wood screwed together, the thing is that the pieces are not longitudinal. there could be a tonal chamber inside too. funny thing is that you unscrew those screw that you can see on the back of the bass, the 2 pices of wood can be disassembled easy.
i can't imagine the tone on those instruments being that great - the pickups aren't meant to work that way.
I don't know, on Claypool's Whamola, he's got half of a P-PUP mounted parallel underneath the string, and that thing sounds pretty good. Such as it is...
Someone go check them out. Bassalone has a few.
I've played three of the Italia models. They are really inexpensive neat basses. Actually I think the Modulo is the only one I haven't tried plugged in but if someone wants me to I will. There is one still at Bass Alone. I've tried the Mondial and my girlfriend owns the Maranello. For the price they are good basses...the maranello and mondial definitely sound good (especially the mondial with tapewounds) but I'm not sure about the Modulo.
Funky. Italians are always good for nifty designs
Looks cool... kinda has a Danelectro vibe to it.
Anyone else notice the sudden surge of vintage-esque instruments lately?