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My new bass in progress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Sep 16, 2001.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    How's a picture of my new bass that I'm having built. The company is called Aries (my sign:cool: ) Bass Guitars in Central Europe. Lemme know what you think. I just got the pic about 20 minutes ago.
     
  2. LWatford

    LWatford

    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    Nice! Kinda reminds me of another bass in an odd sort of way. What are the specs?

    Lee
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Let's see, it's 35" scale, 3 band Bart p/u's & EQ w/ active/passive switch, monorail bridge w/ piezos, and wenge fingerboard. It weighs about 8 lbs. It kind of reminds me of a Carl Thompson.
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Me too.
     
  5. Yeah, saw one in a Bas Player a while back.

    How you getting the Monorail bridge? Going to Ibanez direct(ala Sam Rivers with his Warwick custom)?
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    He builds 'em himself.
     
  7. Then I'd get that bass quick, as the lawsuit that Ibanez will slap on him when they get that patent approved will kill his business.

    Especially as the highly-marketed EDA models have a piezo Monorail bridge. Ibanez won't like somebody stepping on their marketing toes.

    But hey, imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?

    :D:D:D:D
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Or a surefire way to get sued!:)
     
  9. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    :confused:

    i thought ABM and several other manufacturers built monorail bridges...well, i know for a fact that ABM does...all you have to do is install the piezo saddles. that shouldn't get anyone sued...
     
  10. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    yeah monorails have been around along time. Yamaha is using them on there new high end bass. Besides, Ibanez doesn't market them as aftermarket replacements.
     
  11. LWatford

    LWatford

    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    I was thinking Carl Thompson. I like it!

    Lee

    I like your signature too. That is one of my favorite songs.
     
  12. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Viva La Thompson!
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I like your signature too. That is one of my favorite songs.
    --------------------------------------------------
    Thanks, I changed it on Tuesday, because that's been my mood since then.
     
  14. There's a little sign next to the Monorail listing in the Ibanez catalogue - Patent Pending. When that is approved, all Monorail bridges will be knockoffs of Ibanez(according to the law). Even the name Monorail is Ibanez trademarked, or will be.

    This is why Sam Rivers(of Limp Bizkit) got Warwick custom shop to buy a Monorail from Ibanez to install in his custom. He didn't buy it from anywhere else, straight from Ibanez.

    * This was my 700th post *
     
  15. Hmm, I remember seeing a monorail "style" bridge on some higher end Washburns about 1-2 years ago. Before Ibanez had thiers. Plus they had one that was a D-tuner for the E string also. I think Ibanez has made thier own variation on the design, cause on the BTB's I've seen it's a little different.

    Back to topic: That sucker is a bad mofo man! I see the CT resemblance, but this is a great thing! Pointy = Gooooood. Makes ya look dangerous..even if ya aren't! Looks like it'll be a show-quality piece once done! Now we're waiting on the After pics!

    Ya baby.
     
  16. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    She'll be finished next week :D
     
  17. The Monorail is arguably a development of the 2Tek bridge, which is most definitely patented. Anyone wanting to claim prior art for the Monorail need only look to the 2Tek.
     
  18. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Whatever the copyright issues, your custom bass looks beautiful - I really love the upper horn. Congratulations!
     
  19. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    If I remember correctly, the 2Tek rails are attached to a solid brass block that runs all the way through the body. Maybe I'm splitting hairs, but aren't Ibanez's just individual rails that aren't connected to each other at all?
     
  20. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    lightwave systems has incorporated a monolithic bridge design into their system 2 infrared pickup config.

    fred