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New (and some old) bass porn

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vometia, May 27, 2004.


  1. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    Oxford
    My new "ordered direct from Ernie Ball" fretless Stingray arrived today, so I thought that this was an excuse to post some overdue bass porn (well, if the likes of my old Columbus thingy can be described as porn!) A bit about the new Stingray itself before I try to figure out how to do the pictures: another excellent bass from MM/EB, I'm really pleased with it. Also my first (almost) effort at playing a fretless, and I'm pleasantly surprised to find it's nowhere near as daunting as I'd expected; I won't claim that all my notes are perfect, but according to my ear and the tuner my intonation isn't too bad at all for the most part. I really need to put some slicks on it though before I shred the ends of my fingers completely. Anyway, here it is (I hope):

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    And here's a couple of pictures of my recent sparkly Blue Dawn 'Ray that I was getting all excited about a few weeks back (for which I say another thanks to many TBers for recommending it to me):

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    and a close-up:

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    Next is my Yamaha TRB4II: nice bass, shame about the truss-rod adjustment, but at least it handles a B well for a 4 string:

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    And finally, my long suffering, poor old dented Columbus Precision-clone. Not bad as clones go, at least this example isn't, and would actually be really nice to play if I had the nerve to emery-paper the neck a bit:

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    :bassist: Chris
     
  2. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Nice fretless!! :cool: How do you like the pao ferro board? Does it have a lot of mwah? Is the sound very different from a fretted Ray?
     
  3. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    Oxford
    I love the pao ferro, it feels and sounds really nice; I think that others have said that it's about half-way between maple and rosewood, and that's how it seems to me. And that's another reason to put some flats on it, to make sure it stays nice! I think that the sound is a fair bit different from the fretted 'Ray: I was really surprised to hear a bit of that Pino Palladino sound coming out of it on certain notes, even unamplified, so the bass itself has a really lovely sound even though I might be a long way from mastering it myself!

    Chris.
     
  4. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Schweet!!

    Youve done it... now I have g.a.s. :D
     
  5. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    Is that the Honey Burst on the Stingray?

    p.s. I love both of those SR's!! :bassist:
     
  6. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    Oxford
    Yes, it's the honey-burst one. Only just, I spent ages pontificating about it!

    Oh well, now that I've managed to spread some GAS I feel that my mission has been accomplished. :D

    Chris.

    Edit: I do feel quite guilty that in spite of the photo' being taken just a couple of hours after receiving it, the fretless is covered in fingerprints. Especially as EB take the trouble to include a polishing cloth. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jazzguy

    Jazzguy Banned

    May 3, 2004
  8. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    the color scheme of that fretless remidns me of a rickenbacker:)

    really nice.