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mmm. Hyperbass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Aug 10, 2003.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i want one.

    f
     
  2. lol best post ever
     
  3. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Yeah, don't we all. I'd love one... I can't get enough of Michael's use of it lately.
     
  4. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Does anyone here other than Michael Manring have one. I don't think I've evere seen one.
     
  5. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I think the Hyperbass is possibly the ugliest bass I have seen in say... the past month.

    Before that, the Bongo was the reigning champ for 3 months running (or however long it has been since I first saw it).
     
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    the zon yahoo group shows a nice one

    f
     
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

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

    f
     
  8. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    here's that one back at Bass Summit III. Mark "Progzilla" used to own it. It was nice, and until I actually played it I always thought I wanted one too.
    Turns out there's hardly any room to play on that thing. Very very tight. The tone is good, but for me the action was too low (there's a complaint, huh?!)

    I'll bet f could work his magic on one, but I was disappointed to learn that, alas, I could not.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    My problem with it is the super deep lower cutaway. I know it is functional to give it the full 3 octaves, but I think it is... aesthetically unpleasing. (the nicest way I could say it;) ) To each their own!
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i can understand not liking it.

    people give me crap on the road about my Honda Element.

    it does what i need it to do.

    i think the Hyper would be the same.

    f
     
  11. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I don't like the Element either ;)

    Like I said, to each their own. I bet you can make the Hyperbass sound great though!
     
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i need a T-Shirt that says something like:

    GIMME UGLY ANYDAY!

    f
     
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i'll take your hyperbass and raise you 4 strings...

    [​IMG]

    :)
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    hyper to the nth!

    love em!

    f
     
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i dig em too, obviously. i'm not sure, though that i would get another 3 octave instrument. i really dig my 28 fret instruments, but the 3 octave dealie is a bit much - not much in the way of tonal diversity since potential pickup placement becomes really limited with the fast dwingling real estate down between the board and the bridge.
     
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ...then again, if you get the right tone, who needs tonal diversity, right? :D
     
  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    you complainin'??!?!?!?!

    :D

    with those 2, i think i'd be satisfied!

    i think you and Brad should go on tour.

    the BABES OF TALKBASS tour!

    f
     
  18. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    Hey JOhn, have you ever thought of getting a 14 string Conklin?:bassist:
     
  19. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    michael has been playing a really sweet 3 octave sonus as of late, as well...seen it?
     
  20. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I've always said the hyperbass was just a Wishnevsky ripoff. :eek:

    :spit:

    brad cook

    ps - really though Fred, I'm surprised you haven't acquired one by now...