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OK, how about this design?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tek1001, Mar 16, 2013.


  1. tek1001

    tek1001

    Mar 7, 2011
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  2. jbossolo

    jbossolo

    Sep 22, 2011
    Interesting.
     
  3. T_Bone_TL

    T_Bone_TL

    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    Good luck with not having that lower horn snap off. Displays a certain lack of concern for the properties of wood.

    Also kinda square edged and clunky
     
  4. tek1001

    tek1001

    Mar 7, 2011
    The top section over the fret board would get in the way if you use "thumb over" technique, which I do sometimes, and in the section the fret board is joined to the body. Other than that, it shows a lot of artsy design quality. On Facebook, where I found the photo, a person said...

    "I tried it a the music fair in Frankfurt last year - its really amazing. The whole thing is vibrating!"

    Also, this is pretty nice...

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    And this, a favorite of mine...

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  5. Fenwick

    Fenwick

    Dec 9, 2012
    Montreal
    Woah, is the 2nd picture is this thread some kind of moveable/sweepable pickup design? Would love to try that!
     
  6. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty

    Jul 23, 2010
    CT
    Hmm.. this is interesting..


    Oh yeah, the original bass in the 1st post.. not lovin it.
    JMO..
     
  7. tek1001

    tek1001

    Mar 7, 2011
    Yeah, I think so; more or less a "manual" tone control I guess you would call it. Really unique idea. [​IMG]
     
  8. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    What benefits from having a moving pickup?
     
  9. tek1001

    tek1001

    Mar 7, 2011
    I'm just wondering if you would knock it around at all when playing? Would it stay in place?
     
  10. tek1001

    tek1001

    Mar 7, 2011
    Tone variance I think. A difference way to do it.
     
  11. mcblahflooper94

    mcblahflooper94

    Aug 31, 2011
    One question: why?
     
  12. tek1001

    tek1001

    Mar 7, 2011
    The designer might ask why not?
     
  13. mcblahflooper94

    mcblahflooper94

    Aug 31, 2011
    Because it's not ergonomic, it looks ugly to most people, and if it was mine I'd worry the lower horn would break off any second.
     
  14. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner

    More pics? It's DIFFERENT, that's for sure.
     
  15. tek1001

    tek1001

    Mar 7, 2011
    I could Google it, Google images I guess, but I don't know the name or brand. I'll look around.
     
  16. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    A moving pickup = tonal variation. Years ago I had a Westone Rail bass that had a sliding pickup. You have to actually hear it to completely believe how much difference pickup position makes. I'm surprised more luthiers haven't experimented with it. This "windshield wiper" design is a very elegant solution.
     
  17. Avalon

    Avalon

    Feb 28, 2009
    Yea, but why not be adventurous? Some people would think that musicians would be some of the least conformist people.

    Personally, the first pic would not be my first choice. If someone insisted on making one for me, I would ask that they at least soften the edges for actual playing comformt.
     
  18. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
  19. The Spalt and the KR are interesting and nice. The original pic, not so much.
     
  20. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

    Feb 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Pass.
     

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