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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Max Pratt, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    Gears or no gears??? Before I drill a hole in my bass :bag:



  2. tdogg


    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    I like the idea, but its a beautiful bass the way it is. tough call.
  3. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    Here is my other bass next to it, I agree, tough call.

  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
  5. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    It looks good...but, I agree that you already have that on your other bass. Both of them are beautiful instruments. I would NOT put them on. That is a beautiful piece of wood.
  6. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    +1. Or is it -1, since it's a negative?

    In any event, I vote "don't". I think it's the kind of thing you'd like for a while, but regret later.
  7. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Hyperglide or Uniglide? Hyperglide will provide smoother glissandos, but Uniglide will yield a beefier bottom end.

    Me, I'm a SunTour chamfer guy, although the Sachs beveled teeth perform well too.
  8. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    I say no.
  9. Hi.

    I'll go against the mainstream and vote for yes.

    That will set Yours apart from the mundane masses of similar instruments and at the same time show your love for fixed gear bikes (I guess).

    Over the years I've adopted the mantra: "rather regret what You did than regret what You didn't do" :).

    Since we're about the same age, I'd say it'll probably come to You as well at some point in the future ;).

  10. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    My saxophonist said no, so i took the time I would have used for mounting them to make him a reed. The no's have it!

  11. jbrooks


    Sep 7, 2007
    Why not get them cut in vinyl, put the vinyl on. Same look, reversible if you don't like it.
  12. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Use double stick tape.
  13. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I should point out the reason I said no is because it's such a lovely instrument. Otherwise, it's a cool idea. I just really like the simple beauty you have going already.
  14. suraj


    Oct 1, 2008
    Mumbai, India
    I vote yes. But I would also put two smaller versions of those gears on the headstock :D

    And +1 to what T-Bird said

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