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more pics from my trip to Lightwave Systems

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    Chris and the gang really showed the missus and me a great time.

    got some work done too.

    Chris showed me an acoustic/electric 6 string guitar with a Lightwave Pickup System.

    SUPER CLEAN!!!!!!!! none of that piezo chatter!!!

    great things coming our way from these guys!!!

    the first 24 Sabers built are sales samples, i came to find out. the first production models are stuck on a boat off long beach harbor due to the union lockout. FIGURES!!!

    another load will probably ship air freight. so, expect a bit of a delay for these puppies.

    here are some pics of the prelim sabers and the TUNE WALL OF FAME!!!






    lighting was kinda funky in the office, and my camera was giving me fits...so, sorry for the poor quality.

    these guys are working their tails off to get these on the market.

    its an honor to know them.

    PLUS, i met Larry Nowlan, who is the OPS MGR there, come to find out, he was one of the first guitarists to play in the band SOFT MACHINE. great stories over sushi saturday night!

  2. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    dang, they look good!!!
    Did you play any of the Spacebasses?
    thanks for the pix.
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
  4. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    er, it just hit me;
    that's an unlined maple board?
    have I seen one of those before?
  5. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Fender used to make some P bass like that. Ever seen sting with the police?

    I don't think they are a good idea, unless you use flatwound maybe.
  6. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Yeah, I guess I've seen a few here and there, but they're usually coated. I can't tell if this one is or not...

    Don't remember seeing a fretless P w/ Sting, I've seen the Ibanez and the fretted P...

    Seems like most folks don't favor the maple for fretless, but I've always been curious about it.
  7. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Very very sleek. Move over F Bass.;)
  8. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Supa Sweet! Looks like some winners to me.
  9. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    you're a heretic... :D
  10. Gulice


    Sep 13, 2002
    *droool* how much would one of the cool looking red ones cost.... the 5 string
  11. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    The green LightWave F Bass that I played was pretty darned skippy!!

    You can now get a LightWave Alain Caron fretless F can you not??

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