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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Sep 7, 2004.
has this been shown here before?
the low end rules!
Jens had one of those at Summer NAMM.
Isnt' that the plywood one?
It was in a thread a couple of weeks ago. Jens is almost as demented as you are, Fred.
How the heck does he do that??
I think Fred is worse than Jens but it's only a matter of time for Jens... He's a coupel years younger than F
you guys are TOO sweet.
Jens is a plebe.
but, i try to twist him every chance i get.
Love that colour scheme!!!!!
Now to find a new pair of pants
Wonder what color he'll paint it?
You're a bit slow....by now Brad Johnson has already found a used one in a bin at a pawn shop for $895, John Turner has ordered a 8 string double neck version, Jeff Rader has commissioned the first spalt maple version, Adrain Garcia has one with F-Bass electronics and Mark Beem has a hollowbody version on the way.....
Is each alternating color a different lamination?
Looks like it, I don't see how you could achieve that colour otherwise!
It looks absolutely, entirely, TOTALLY stunning when it's finished. I'd bet it looks even better finished, and in person . If you can find the NAMM pics thread, there's a picture or two of one.
you would think that the wood would not resonate well do to all the laminates and glue boggling it up.
I dont think it would be significantly different from an Alembic neck through with a multilaminate neck - by all accounts they sound fine. My 6 string has an 11 piece multilaminate neck and it sounds great, despite the glue!
They are so out there, but I dig them... They sound incredible, too!!!
Mermaid and Dolphin stickers
BTW - they've used the technique for a long time making pens, knife handles, monoculars and such. This is the biggest thing I've ever seen done with it by far (and the coolest). I wonder about the tone since the wood is sliced soooo thin and then glued together in the lamination process. I can see endless speculation on woods used in the layers
("Well I would NEVER use cedar for the center 3 laminations unless there is an odd number total, but you'd want to make sure the second lam from the top was ebony to keep the highs bright and every third lamination from the bottom to the middle should be walnut or mahogany to keep the lows tight and defined......")
i have a plywood bass that remains one of the most resonant basses i've played. it sounds incredible unplugged. i think only the peavey g-bass i have even comes close.
I'm sure the tone is fine. I've played some great sounding basses whose bodies weren't even made of wood.
I bet it'll have some great growl out of my Fender Frontman.