My latest and greatest crackpot idea...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassdoggydogg, Nov 22, 2022.

  1. Bassdoggydogg

    Bassdoggydogg

    Jan 29, 2021
    I remember hearing in science class that every physical thing is a mass of buzzing/shaking/moving (however you want to describe it) atoms. Which leads to the theory of "freezing" atoms and creating an immovable, unbreakable object (or perhaps something like a forcefield). If I was a scientist I would try to make this a reality with.... basses. Think about it, you could get the neck/action/set up right where you want it and freeze it forever. One could make their bass unbreakable, and totally resistant to any type of aging (now we're really done changing strings lol).

    I, of course, have absolutely no idea how this would be done. I'm curious if anyone here has any actual knowledge of physics or any other sciences that would be a part of something like this. All are free to weigh in on this craziness though, so let me know what you think... unless it involves counseling ;)
     
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  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Strings that can’t move seem like a potential problem, no? ;)
     
  3. Bassdoggydogg

    Bassdoggydogg

    Jan 29, 2021
    Well yeah, I meant if the instrument could function as intended but be completely resilient to any external changes, then that'd be pretty cool. I used freezing as a layman term.
     
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  4. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    Technically, atoms cease moving at 0 Kelvin...
     
  5. Dan Bone

    Dan Bone

    Apr 4, 2021
    Oh thats easy .... OBVIOUSLY the strings and the bass will have to be all one piece in order to have the same thermal expansion rate (just to keep it in tune). VIbration isn't the means used on the strings any longer. Its all electronic signals running thru the piece. The fretted position simply changes the resistance across the fretboard to produce the desired sound. Happy 420 ... now go practice
     
  6. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I see.

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  7. Just buy a steinberger!
     
  8. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    This right here. The movement of atoms is directly a factor of their temperature. Go to absolute zero and they stop, except they don't really because there would still be random quantum movements even at absolute zero.
     
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  9. turf3

    turf3

    Sep 26, 2011
    Your hands will get really cold, and then the Thermodynamics Police will arrest you for violating the Third Law.
     
  10. RichterScale

    RichterScale

    Feb 21, 2021
    WNY
    A bass made of granite
     
  11. skygzr

    skygzr Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Southeast US
    Or something you’d be willing to take for granite…..
     
  12. Can you make a bass out of ice cream? That would be cool.
     
  13. jimmydean

    jimmydean

    Mar 14, 2009
    My goodness , it's true .......bass players truly are the most intelligent of all musicians .
     
  14. Sharko

    Sharko

    Jun 18, 2009
    Washington, DC
    You are high
     
  15. RichterScale

    RichterScale

    Feb 21, 2021
    WNY
    Ha! Get it? Cuz it's ice cream!
     
  16. Kramer?
     
  17. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Make mine a hippie ice cream sandwich.
     
  18. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    You could make necks/bodies out of metal or carbon fiber and make them as stiff as you like. I don’t think you’d be comfortable playing a bass at 0 K without a nice warm coat.
     
  19. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Chocolate binding and caramel purfling!
     
  20. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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