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Plexi bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dan Molina, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
  2. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Banned

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    I sell them.. wanna hear a soundclip?
  3. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    HI dannyboy15, looks similar to the old Dan Armstrong bass (the "Geezer Butler bass", the one with the Lucite body). That was a fine bass, it was the first real bass I ever owned, the one I learned on, and the only one I ever wore out (it was a fretless, and when I got done with it the rosewood fingerboard was a basket case).

    What kind of bass is this? I think BC Rich made a few Plexi/Lucite basses, if I saw a nice Eagle in this version I might even get some GAS. Haven't seen this particular one though.
  4. you're thinking acrylic
  5. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    definately I would love to hear a clip, also are they easy to modify, like say if I wanted to add new pups or neck?
  6. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Banned

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Forget about modifications... you wont be able to easily modify anything. The neck is not a standard Fender neck pocket. And because of the extremely tight wiring it will be dificult to replace the pickups with other jazz pickups. Absolutely forget about do any new routes unless you have a pro do it for big $$$.

    Ok, the sound clip is here... http://www.sharemation.com/xythoswfs/webui

    login: warriorjoe7
    password: xythos

    downlaod the file named Chris. It took me 15 minutes to upload with dialup.

    It's not my song (It's Chris's,) and it's not my usual style, but I do like it alot.

    I set it up in the format it is in so that you could here 3 different basses
    in a row playing the same thing. The line is 12 counts but I should have
    made it 16. Oh well, this is just for comparisons sake.

    bass #1 Fender Jazz bass
    bass #2 Fender Precision bass
    bass #3 Grand Acrylic bass

    I didn't apply any effects, compression or anything to these. They are raw
    through a direct box in my recording soundcard.

    The jazz sounds a little warmer because it has the oldest strings. The
    Acrylic has new strings so they are still a little bright. The P bass has
    fairly new strings. I also sound a bit smoother on the j bass because I am
    most used to that neck. This should give you an idea of the tone.

    I should do more this because the acrylic and the jazz both have a variety
    of sounds. The p bass one is the only sound a p bass makes (well except for
    rolling off the highs.) The acrylic is just like the jazz except it gots
    more growl, and their seems
    to be a wider variety in the tones since the pickups are placed differently.


    P.S. play this back through you bass amp (with your eq flat) if you have the
    right cables. Straight from line out on the souncard or CD player (if you
    burn to CD) into the instrument plug in on the amp. It will sound exactly
    like I am their playing the bass unless your sound card is crappy.
  7. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    My sound card is crappy, it distorts everything I try to record anyway, the acrylic sounds much better than I thought it would. seems to have good sounding highs. I will probably purchase this bass eventually to mess around with. Though currently I am saving up for another cab.

    Thanks for the clips.

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