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Louis Johnson instructional video: questions

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Tim Cole, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    First off, gotta love the outfit....the medallion kicks ass! :D Near the beginning of the video, he talks about Kramer making a Louis Johnson model bass, yet I can find no information on any of these ever being made.....anyone know anything on them? Also, has anyone else with the video noticed that there are fretmarks on the strings of his bass, that are about 1/4" away from the actual frets? Louis using used strings???????
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Gonna move this to General Instruction...

    Oh, and it's not Kramer. It's Treker. I have one.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    1-I sorta recall a story reading about Kramer doing a "Thunder Thumbs" bass...sometimes a plan gets dropped, it happens.
    I'll see if I can find whatever magazine that was .

    2-"Used strings"? I'm guessing he boiled 'em to get a bright poppin' tone for the video. ;)
  4. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    No, I mean there were lines worn into the strings from frets, but did not line up with the frets on his bass.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Yeah...that's what usually happens when-
    1-You take the strings off the bass
    2-Boil 'em(or stick them in a closet for a year or 2)
    3-Restring the bass. The fret wear will never line up to what you had previously.


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