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Most complicated controls on a bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Let's see some pics of basses with all the knobs and switches you could ever want. Coil taps, phase switches, slap contours... I'm getting kind of aroused just thinking about all those... Sure, all the switches could become a hassle, but I know that I'll admit to wanting to own a beast with all the tone shaping options known to man.

    I have a picture of JT's 8 stringer that has five knobs, two concentric knobs, and six switches. All that for one pickup! I would have posted it as an attachment, but the file is too large. I'm sure JT wouldn't mind sharing, should he happen to read this. So let's see 'em!

    EDIT: Here's a pic with that one in it. :)

  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001

    6 knobs, two switches. Don't think that beats any of JT's. . . :)

    Hmm, there was a Hanewinckel 8-string around somewhere that had MIDI built-in. . .lots o' knobs!
  3. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    P.S. JT's 8s actually have nine pickups. :) (and MIDI I think). Unless you count the MM as two, in which case my HW6 has, um, 12 (one quad, one dual, six piezo). :D
  4. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, both my 8's have midi built in, which adds some complexity.




    the fretted 8 only has 5 switches, though. :( :rolleyes: :D