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Playing Ramps

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godoze, Jan 21, 2005.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    How many of you use them and on what make of basses?
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I use a XXXXXX.

    RAMP!!

    :)
     
  3. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    I had a Ken Lawrence Brase 5 with a ramp and will be adding one to my current Brase5 soon.

    For some reason, my MTD and Lakland 55-94 don't feel like then need one - spacing?

    Dan K.
     
  4. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    ?
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Didn't you and I have this conversation already on another thread??

    I have a ramp between the bridge and neck pups on my red Conklin. However since it "bridges the gap" between the two pups I've taken to calling it a "XXXXXX" RAMP

    ;)
     
  6. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    now that you mention it i think we did. mea culpa...
     
  7. Haha, hate to sound stupid? But whats a ramp?
     
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Material (wood, plastic, acrylic) that is placed either between the pickup or the edge of the neck and the pickups that assist in playing.. Here's mine between the two pups

    [​IMG]
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Mine's the same dimensions (length and depth) as the pups so it's like playing over one huge pickup. Good for me because I tend to anchor my thumb on the top edge of them (pups) when I play. The ramp makes it so I can alter my right hand position but still play in the same way (if that makes sense)...
     
  10. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    mark, that bass is just sooooo perdy!! :D
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Thanks!!! I'll be getting a XXXXXX RAMP with my new Stambaugh as well as having Bill retro fit my Spalted 8 with one!!

    :hyper:



    So how's the non-smoking going Loco???
     
  12. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    no more smokie!!!! :D

    did Bill make the see-through one for you?

    roscoe beck had sent me an email when i asked him a question about his acrylic thingy...but i never did find out....is it safe to cut acrylic with a table saw or is it splinter/crack city?
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yeah I requested that bass with one. I like the cool laser engraved Conklin logo on it!!

    Can't comment on working with the stuff though.. :meh:

    Oh, and congrats on your continued "non-smokiness"!!! I'm sure your future wife is really proud of you!!

    :hyper:
     
  14. wideload

    wideload

    Apr 15, 2004
    I have a ramp (or bridge or viaduct or woody place to rest my fingers) on my Alembic. Its just a block of ebony between the pups.

    Larry
     

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  15. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Guam
    I bought a piece of ebony years ago from stewmac and made one also between the pickups on my modulus, works great.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    do a lot of people use ebony because it's smooth?

    :)
     
  17. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Guam
    I just bought ebony so it matched the color on the pickups myself.
     
  18. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    well, it looks great nevertheless!

    :)

    i bought my fiancee (don't laugh) a nice table saw for christmas and a jigsaw for her birthday, i'm sure i could have her make me one....

    :D

    (i knew i could get something out of buying her gifts!! tee hee :D )
     
  19. I like that modulus.

    Saw one like that on ebay not long ago.