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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowfreqfreak, Jan 1, 2012.
Check out the wenge ramp I made for my 2007 Streamer Stage II 5 string.
Pardon my ignorance, but I see a lot of basses with these added blocks of wood near the pickups. Why?
No problem, Chub! I'm happy to teach you about it. You should find all answers here:
What's With The Ramp?
I see! Thank you very much.
You are welcome.
Does it any way affect the sound of the bass?
sorry to be silly, but from the link it indicates the ramp letting you get closer to the neck, to get rounder fatter sounds...apart from looking cool, is there a purpose for it being between the two pups?
I thought it was a midi pickup before i read closely
From the link:
"Most bassists like to play over the pickup.
It's a combination of having a place for your thumb and the feel of having something under your fingers. Playing only over the pickup will get you a nice punchy mid-range sound, but moving your hand around will allow you to get other types of sounds".
The ramp gives you the feel of playing over a pickup (if you have your pickup near the strings). It keeps your fingers from going underneath the strings too far.
When they're talking about getting closer to the neck, they mean moving your plucking hand in that general direction. As you move from the bridge pickup towards the neck, your tone will typically get fatter.
Awesome! Can you make me one for my Warwick?
Is it held in place without double-sided tape?
that seems to make sense. I find myself putting my thumb on my B string when i'm not playing it....but it does look cool with the Wenge!
Thanks for the feedback guys.
I don't know if I'll have time, Bass Viking.. Maybe I could. What model Warwick is it? Yes, double sided tape
Don't worry about it, I wasn't being serious. I own a Warwick Infinity.
Hey I know this looked familiar,
I saw your facebook post on Warwick's page the other day.
Right on, thanks!
I was skeptical at first, but it really makes the bass more comfortable to play.
Classy looking. The way pickup ramps should be. Not that there's anything wrong with others, but when it resembles the fingerboard, it totally clicks.
Well done, sir!
I appreciate it
Nice job on the ramp...