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OK, how about this design?

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

  1. tek1001


    Mar 7, 2011
  2. jbossolo


    Sep 22, 2011
  3. 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


    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...


    And this, a favorite of mine...

  5. Fenwick


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


    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 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


    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.

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    Jan 4, 2002
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  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

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