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Spalt, Totem Guitars and my NEW MODINE!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Nov 3, 2002.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    met with Michael Spalt today.

    got to play a new Magma Lightwave fretless. GORGEOUS cocobolo "top".

    whooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    best part, i came home with my NEW MODINE!!!

    warning, not for the faint of heart!

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    alder body, goncalo neck, gorgeous cocobolo fretboard, and somethin i just noticed...

    a drop D tuner!!!!

    best neck shape so far!!!

    Michael does amazing work.

    upper horn extension in the design phase.

    :)

    f
     
  2. I kinda like it.

    What is the nut made from?
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It is attractive, in a bizarre sort of way. Are you the first TBer with a Modine?
     
  4. Professor X

    Professor X

    Apr 15, 2002
    Motown
    :eek: Where do I get one and how much....

    I LOVE IT!!!!!
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    good question, i'll have to ask michael.


    not only am i the first TB'er with a Modine, its the only one ever made.

    custom job from Spalt's Totem Guitar division.

    :D

    check out Spalt's alter-ego:

    http://www.totemguitars.com/

    Totem Guitars are one of a kind pieces. while you may not get a Modine, i guarantee, if you order one it will be just as amazing.

    i love playing this thing. and its FRETTED!!!!!!!!!!

    HORRORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the Zon is staying home for my next gig!!!!! this beast is GOIN OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    also check out Spalt Basses:

    http://www.spaltbasses.com/

    f
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The nut is "Redbone."
     
  7. this picture looks really good.
     
  8. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i KNEW Leon had SOMETHING to do with this.

    f
     
  9. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Somebody mention Kool Mo D?
     
  10. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i like it a lot!
     
  11. Wow! Looks great!

    The Totem site has some great pieces - very tempting!

    So, how does it sound?

    Jeff
     
  12. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    LOL....yeah but you'll always have to live with the fact that I played it first...ahhhh revenge is sooo sweet!

    Great bass Fred!
     
  13. BigTed

    BigTed

    Jul 1, 2002
    San Diego
    That thing looks SWEET!!!
     
  14. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    Do those pickups really work or is there a hidden Lightwave with Roland upgrade hidden somewhere ? :D
     
  15. BigTed

    BigTed

    Jul 1, 2002
    San Diego
    That thing looks SWEET!!!
     
  16. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Those chicken knobs are too much!!!.....and I'm not being sarcastic. My doggone hand would be hitting them all the time though.

    Definite a headturner. Unique looking machine but it doesn't look "cheap" at all.
     
  17. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    The wood top on this number looks like the deck of an old fishing boat.;)

    Nonetheless, an intriguing bass, I must say.
     
  18. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    this bass is really the anit-f...
    hope we won't be seeing any radical psersonality changes here.

    frets? 4 string? A magnetic pickemup for dog's sake?!!!

    is nothing sacred anymore? I feel dizzy.
     
  19. s7on3d

    s7on3d

    Jun 26, 2002
    Ra'anana, Israel
    IMHO, it's an interesting idea, very modern.... but I don't like it. I think that the to is just plain ugly, and I think that it really following in the modernistic functionality that I expect from Spalt basses. IOM it looks like a Telecaster body with a P pickup. That's it... Nothing special or ground breaking. (I won't complain about it's top and paint job too muck as that is a question of personal taste.)

    What is that P pickup like? Is it anything special?

    I wish you luck with that baby.... as long as you like it....
     
  20. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    could u please give me a basic price. My friend is real interested in one of those guitars, r we talking grand range, or 4 grand range??