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Let's see your ABG

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NV43345, Jul 11, 2003.


  1. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    Please post pics of your present ABG or ABG's
    or a pic of what wich one you want. And write a
    description of why you like it, and what kind of music you play with it. And where you use it. I find myself playing more & more acoustic lately.
    here is my 1991 wasburn AB-20, I use it for playing acoustic versions of Rock & Metal songs,
    I can play power chords on it, It does not have a big bottom end, but it's sound cuts threw. I last used it at a 4th of July party, where we wound up playing acoustic versions of some Dokken and Bon Jovi songs.Also pictured is my 1999 Dean Performer
    Plus 5. It is a 32" scale. The "B" is a great place to rest my thumb. It was an impulse buy at a local Sam Ash that was blowing out all there Dean products. I paid $200 for it. I leave it out in the stand all the time next to the couch for when I am kicked back and just want to play something. It is not loud enough to play in a band setting, but good for figuring out and writing songs. I did not realize it was a medium
    scale til after I got it home, so I just made the best of it.all sales were final.
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  2. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    These are my other ABG's They are Carlo Robeli
    brand. a Sam Ash house brand. Thet are a Martin knock off. They were ony $179. I liked the first one so much I went back and bought another and had the store Luthier De-Fret it. He did a great job for $65. They have alot of bottom end. I use them for a Blue Grass get together some of my freinds have, they call it a Hoot-in-ane' LOL.
    we have a blast, and talk about some rock & metal songs that are fast, They are nothing compared to some of the BlueGrass Bass lines. I also use the Fretless when we play "tears in heaven". as with my other ABG's I use the Phoshper Bronze strings.
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  3. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    Here is the ABG I an saving up for. Ovation B778
    I have $500 saved, so I have a ways to go.
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  4. I've posted about this one before. It's my EVD (Edward V. Dick, http://www.evd303.com) bass. It's a big instrument, full scale, 18" wide and 5" deep, with spruce top, figured mahogany back and sides, ebony fretboard and binding. It's a beautiful bass, and one of the loudest and best sounding ABG's I've played. I use it a lot at home and have occassionally taken it to practices and acoustic jam sessions, but I don't really gig with it--it doesn't really suit the kinds of bands I play in, though I can imagine some other settings where it would be great.

    Mike

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  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    When's Jason (bassmonkeee) gonna chime in with his 6 string-Roland Guerin looking ABG-thing?
     
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Mike you brought that bass to my townhouse one back in the day didn't you? That's a real nice acoustic, one of the very few that I've ever played that is in the same league as the Tacoma Thunderchief as fast as acoustic volume. It's a monster though! :)
     
  7. this is what I'm GASing for.

    Electrified they're about $2800 electrified, Anyway there's probably no way I can afford one, and besides what would I use if for? Another dust collector?

    I have a Wechter acoustic, it is a fantastic geetar.
     
  8. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Here is my Jasmine by Takamine
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    and the back
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  9. Yep, that's the one! (and thanks for remembering! :)) Of course, I'm GASsing for one of the new Wechter Pathmaker basses, too, but that's just because I have a thing for Jonas Hellborg's Wechter "Roman" bass.

    Mike
     
  10. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    What kind of strings are on that bass?
     
  11. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    Does anyone know of a flatwound suitable for an ABG?
     
  12. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    They look like Tape Wound ? I think Carvin ship's there ABG's with a tape wound also. I am not sure, but I think it's as close to a flat as you can get.:confused:
     
  13. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    The Labella Black tape wounds are just awesome on an abg. Get them from Carvin for about a third of the price. I took those god aweful phosphor bronze strings off of mine and went with the tape wounds.
     
  14. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    18.99 that is a good price!

    For some reason I don't like my strings to be bright at all. I recently replaced my strings for the first time - had the new strings on for a week before putting the old ones back on!

    Is there a way to avoid the 8 dollar shipping charge from Carvin? I'm poor.
     
  15. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Drive to their store in Calif. Other than that you're SOL on the shipping
     
  16. Yep, the black tapewounds sound cool on ABG, though it's very different sort of tone and not as good for chording (IMHO) as the "big acoustic guitar" sound that the phosphor bronze strings give. I'd love to try both the Thomastic-Infield ABG strings and the TI Flats, as well, though I've heard that the TI ABG strings don't give quite as much acoustic volume.

    Mike
     
  17. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Thomastik-Infeld Jazz flats. Pricey, but they sound good and last a long time.
     
  18. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
  19. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Dang, I can't figure out how to make the image appear inline in my post. I tried the IMG thing, bracketing the URL with [​IMG], but that didn't work for me.