See thru

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scubaduba, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Cornell , IL.
    Like a jazz bass :confused:
    It's another pickup holder. Let's people see what's going on behind the scenes:rolleyes:
  2. Do you have back trouble? I have read these things are HEAVY.
  3. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    ive heard that too.

    im assuming ive never heard anything about the sound because it isint something worth talking about??
  4. heavyhitter


    Jan 24, 2008
    Looks cool, but within a month I bet it would be scratched to hell.
  5. madmachinist


    Dec 28, 2008
    at least you can see the solder joints when you've a bad
  6. flea claypool

    flea claypool Guest

    Jun 27, 2004
    isnt there a ampeg like this??
  7. Dave R

    Dave R

    Sep 21, 2007
    Boise, ID USA
    I don't see any wires connecting the neck pickup...

    And what's with the reverse angle of the neck pickup?
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

  9. madmachinist


    Dec 28, 2008
    "And what's with the reverse angle of the neck pickup? "

    it is intended to be strung backwards and played upside
    down , hendrix style .
  10. woo10


    Feb 22, 2004
    Wondered the same thing myself, but on close inspection you can see a translucent (foggy colored) plastic tube connecting the two pickups and it goes all the way to the neck maybe to hide the ending of the truss rod.
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    There's more pictures on the ebay link of the back which shows the wires going to the neck pup.
  12. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
  13. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    It wants a clear control cover on the back.
  14. ProfGumby

    ProfGumby Guest

    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    Thats the hole that was drilled to connect the two pups so wires could be run. On a clear bass one cannot really make control cavity routes between the pups like on a wood body.

    As to the bass itself, I cannot tell you anything about the sound of that bass, but the armstrong I think) I tried i the store, back in the day, was heavy as all get out but sounded real ballsy. I do not think there will be a sound issue through an amp.

    Now, as to that Ebay seller? Top notch! Great to deal with all the way around and that bass comes with a pro level set up at no charge!

    FWIW I recommend them to anyone!!
  15. ProfGumby

    ProfGumby Guest

    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    Yes it does! And some LED's in the control cavity and pup routes!

  16. Zoidberg523

    Zoidberg523 Guest

    May 26, 2008
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Acrylic guitars... they're like communism; great theory, never works in real life. :p :bag:

    I've heard they're heavy as all hell, and because of the density of the acrylic, they aren't very resonant.

    And, Galveston isn't the best company IME. A friend of mine had a Galveston guitar... Smashed it in the street. :D

    Just my two cents.
  17. dreadheadbass

    dreadheadbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2007
    i dunno bet you get a clear sound through it
    i've also heard the midrange is pretty translucent
    but be warned if you buy this bass thinking the cool look will help you get into a band your wrong within the 1st couple of seconds of practice they'll see right through it
    i'd imagine it would be pretty transparent in the mix when playing live too

    etc etc etc
  18. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
  19. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I like the Dillion Acrylic also. FWIW, if it is anything like the other 2 Dillions I have ( a Tbird, and a EBMM clone ), it's probably a good player.