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just ordered a LIGHTWAVE SABER!!! since i was bored and all...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Dec 11, 2002.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    [​IMG]

    whoo hoo!!!

    they's finally here!!!

    may still be a week or so...

    more later!

    f
     
  2. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    That's really not too bad. How much? I might not mind having a 5 string fretless like that if they aren't too expensive.
     
  3. WOW!! i love it!! That is one slick looking bass!

    I officially declare fhodshon the king of all that is lightwave:p :D
     
  4. that is one cute bass how much did it cost you
     
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Why can't you just scratch your butt like other people do when they get bored?

    BTW looks great. Details?
     
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

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

    long time comin'!

    the model shown is the flagship, chambered 5 fretless with ebony board.

    there are 2 models below this.

    you can call Lightwave directly, ask for Chris and tell him fred sent ya.

    805.684.3216

    he'll get those interested in touch with some dealers.

    tell him talkbass too!

    f
     
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i was doing that when i was on the phone ordering it.


    f
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  9. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    We've got a pair coming to BC soon! I'm definitely looking forward to it....they didn't say which ones, they're going to be on consignment - hopefully some of the killer guys like the one in Fred's first post!! :D


    ...and Fred, don't sniff your finger after that, it's gross!!! :p
     
  10. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Ok-
    I just have one question. Why would you pay for chambers when...its a lightwave bass. Am I missing something here?
     
  11. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I think you are :). Lightwaves supposedly bring out more of the instrument's natural sound - seems to me this makes the chambered choice that much more relevant.
     
  12. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Ahhh ok. That is really cool then. I thought lightwaves only relied on a beam of light to generate their sound based on the vibration of the string (i.e. the beam of light senses the movement and therefore generates the sound according to the rate of the vibration). I thought the sound was basically all in the pickup. Guess I was wrong?

    Again can anyone quote a general price on these things?
     
  13. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    OK, I looked at Lightwave Systems' site just this week, and these were still not even mentioned. Although the site seems to be down right now, maybe they're updating?...
     
  14. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Slightly side issue: Question for anyone with a Lightwave bass without magnetic pickups: Is there a significant change in right hand technique required because there is no pickup to anchor your thumb on?
     
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    that's exactly right.

    what you are missing is that the body/neck materials affect how the string vibrates.

    same as with a magnetic pickup. if its magnetic, why would a wood body/neck have any affect on the tone? many would ask.

    the way i understand it, the body/neck materials affect the string vibration as a sort of filter, changing the complexity of the signal.

    something like that.

    and the diff between mags and lightwaves is that the harmonic spectrum with infrareds is more even across the board.

    something like that.

    i dunno...i just like the way they sound.

    f
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i'd say yes.

    similar to when i bought my Rob Allen with only a piezo in the bridge.

    i found it to be a boon for my right hand technique.

    i much prefer the "floating thumb" approach to the "anchored thumb" now.

    much more flexibile.

    f
     
  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    rest assured, i didn't.

    actually, immediately following, i cooked dindin at a shelter for needy bass players.

    f
     
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Special sauce, my eye!:(
     
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    So.... can you describe the differences between a lightwave pup and a magnetic pup?
     
  20. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Sound differences, or technical differences?