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Show me your ABG!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dude, Feb 25, 2003.


  1. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Here's mine! What do you have?



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  2. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Martin ehhh?? Class act! How do you like it? What strings do you use?
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

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  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Not a personal pic, but you get the idea...

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    Mine's a CB10 (no factory electronics) to which I added a K&K soundboard pickup (from Bob Golihur) and Hipshot Ultralite tuners. Schweet.
     
  5. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    It's a Jasmine by Takamine
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  6. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Here's the back
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  7. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Athlete AX-6

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    Sorry the pics are so big. :meh:


    It currently has TI Acousticore strings on there, but I am changing to something with higher tension. The TIs don't get the body moving at all, unfortunately. They'll be put aside for another bass at a later date.

    The three strings I'm looking to replace them with are LaBella Tapewounds, Roto Tapes, and a custom set of Zon nickelwound piccolo strings tuned F#-B-E-A-D-G, with the F# being the same note as the 2nd fret of a normal E string.
     
  8. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Here's a crappy webcam pic of me playing my Tacoma CB10E.

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    It has black tapewound LaBella strings on it now, and I love them.
     
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Here's mine:[​IMG]
     
  10. Here's my Rick Turner Ren 4

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  11. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Ooooooh nice frame;)
     
  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    You win...
     
  13. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Oh hold on a minute there...I got one of those too...I just play the Ferrington more is all.

    Dude's Renn 4 Pics

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  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Showoff. ;)

    How's the pure acoustic volume out of those, anyway? Enough for practice?

    If I were gigging and needed an ABG, that one would be on my short list.
     
  15. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Enough for practice maybe....I don't really consider them to be ABG's.
     
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Plugged in, how does it compare tonally to a "real" (hollow with soundhole) ABG?
     
  17. rygelxvi

    rygelxvi

    Jan 6, 2003
  18. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Nor do I. The through-body stringing precludes a vibrating soundboard on the front of the bass, which is what an "acoustic" is all about. They're nice, though and get a very authentic acoustic style sound.
     
  19. maxvalentino

    maxvalentino Endorsing Artist Godin Guitars/ Thomastik-Infeld

    okay here are my main ones:
    fretted Godin A4 and fretless Godin A5 (set up with a high C string)

    TI acousticores on the fretted, and, for now TI flats on the fretless (really just so I can use the EBow on my new recording...usually it also has Acousticores, which, btw, sound great!!

    I almost bought a five string Ren a couple of months ago...and still might....but really I love my Godins! Great basses.

    I also have a Dean Performer Plus, an older Guild model, and just sold an Ovation ABG.

    Tho not really "acoustic" I am itching for the much-rumoured Lakland Skyline hollowbody!

    Max