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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Figjam, Dec 28, 2017.
and please include photos!
My 1979 Ripper fretless sounds amazing but is too huge to be practical!
Good-Sounds even better than it looks!
Bad-Bit of neck dive because it only weighs 7.2 lbs…but neck dive, of course, is easily solved.
One good thing: I would only change the finish and cosmetics aren’t high on my list
One bad thing: I’d like to see more wood grain and probably a more natural color
Good thing: It's a Spector!
Bad thing: It's heavy.
Sadowsky Metro RV5. . . . fantastic tone, too heavy.
It has 6 strings.... it does not have 7 strings....
The neck is slim and smooth.
It's a bit heavy.
I'll brag and then pick on my SBMM Ray34 Classic Active fretless (upgraded with Nordstrand quad-coil pickup and series/parallel/single switch):
Good: it has amazing tone and mwah, easily the equal of any fretless Stingray I've played, with a better neck (for me that means a slinky narrow neck). I got it for a steal as a closeout, so even with the upgrades I paid a couple of hundred less than the regular street price these sold for.
Bad: Too heavy. Not too bad, at about 9.5 pounds, but I have back and shoulder problems and really prefer basses under 8 pounds when possible.
Weight seems to be the dominant thing here.
Good: My 7 string plays and sounds nice.
Bad: It weighs over 12 lbs.
unfortunately I can't have one w/o the other
the incredible timbre is directly related to the single coil pickups, which get a tiny bit noisy when soloed
Good: It's a Warwick.
the good. it's red.
The bad, I can't sell it for 25 million dollars and retire.
My L-2000 is the best bass I've ever owned. However, it is a little on the heavy side (10 lbs, 14oz.).
Beautiful l2000, but how is neck dive easily solved?
These were great until they stopped making them. Saw one on reverb or ebay not too long ago, though.
This is a nice alternative. Golf club weights.
So is this. Lead tape for golf clubs.
Wrapped around the bottom of your strap. You can then cover it with a seatbelt pad or something similar.
Works for me.
I built this one. The good... it's pretty, nice walnut top, G&L MFD humbucker.
The bad: It's a copy of my early (#74) Wishbass!!!!
The good: Looks and sounds like the real deal at a great price.
The bad: It's got a skinny little neck and I've got BIG hands.
Good: Incredible tone, tone I can't even get out of my L2000!
Bad: I want another one but Dean did away with the Aphex system preamp.
My Tony Franklin Precision:
* The good: it's a fretless.
* The bad: it's a fretless.
The good: I designed and built it to play and sound the way I wanted it to. It does.
The bad: It's 11 pounds and I'm old with a bad back. (note the strap)