1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Leo Fender's Lab.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blastbass, Mar 14, 2016.


Tags:
  1. blastbass

    blastbass Banned

    Mar 8, 2016
    bombay

     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
  2. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Lol. He didn't have bodies and necks of every wood combination. Didn't he understand the huge difference wood makes to tone? Surely there would have been a different sweet spot for different types of pickup depending on the woods used?


    Unless... *strokes chin*
     
    DiabolusInMusic and blastbass like this.
  3. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    That's an electronics lab, not a wood shop. Leo was first and foremost an electronics guy. There's a bin full of necks and some bodies at 3:10 in the first video, likely in every wood combination G&L was using at the time.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
  4. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Thanks for sharing. I've not seen these clips.
     
  5. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    When I lived in SoCal (Anaheim Hills) I took a half-day and went around to all the old Fender factory sites and G&L. Didn't think I could get a peek at the workshop, though. That is indeed "hallowed ground."
     
    blastbass likes this.
  6. jim nolte

    jim nolte

    Oct 26, 2006
    california
    Very cool, thanks for that. One of the things I learned was this month is the 25th anniversary of Leos' passing. Jim
     
    blastbass likes this.
  7. blastbass

    blastbass Banned

    Mar 8, 2016
    bombay
    Welcome :) Wow, I always thought he was born in august :)
     
  8. jim nolte

    jim nolte

    Oct 26, 2006
    california
    Born in August died on March 21 '91., Jim
     
  9. blastbass

    blastbass Banned

    Mar 8, 2016
    bombay
    My bad:confused:
     
  10. the_Ryan

    the_Ryan

    Jul 10, 2015
    Ithaca/Seattle
    Love seeing these videos.
     
    blastbass likes this.
  11. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Physics tells us it has an effect. All vibrating pieces of a system are summed into the specific movement of the string in the magnetic field.

    (Ears tell us it is usually only a minor contributor, though.)
     
    blastbass likes this.
  12. Wood schmood. I thought it was the quality of the tort which made all the difference? Why isn't there more tort in those vids?
     
    blastbass likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.