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tell if u can the sound

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GODSBASSMAN, Apr 18, 2015.



    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Tell if u can the sound to expect from such a bass guitar using Stainless round wounds:
    4" body chambered
    black walnut top, butternut, wenge center, butternut, walnut back. With red
    bloodwood veneer between each layer.
    Walnut / port orford / walnut laminated neck with bloodwood veneer
    Macassar Ebony fret board & nut
    35" scale
    6 strings BEADGC
    Hipshot black bridge 19 mm saddle spacing
    Hipshot black ultra lite tuners
    Piezo only - NO knobs
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Well, I could the sound if the bridge was chrome. But black? Black changes everything....
  3. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
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    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Do I hear serious laughter in the foreground?
  5. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Yes you do!
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    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Seems to be my gift in life...laughter...
    So it will have a HAPPY sound. Gotcha. Eggsellant.
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    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Hipshot said; black bridges yield a darker sound, chrome are brighter and gold have a richer tone.
    Anyone else care to share in this. I don"t want an "upright" sound per say. And not trying to cop an acoustic bass tone either. More full huge woodsy tone. Am I on the track?
    s2bs2, darthplagis and Nic. like this.
  8. goodformetal


    Feb 17, 2015
    What kind of glue are you using?


    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Very sticky stuff.
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  10. goodformetal


    Feb 17, 2015
    Sorry I couldn't resist. full, huge and woodsy = flat wounds imo
  11. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Getting an upright sound depends on how you hold the bass.
    basscow, punchdrunk and friendlybass like this.
  12. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    It will sound as good as your playing ability.
  13. Nic.


    Aug 28, 2009
    Not sure if that would work, with steel strings you'd be getting a more metal sound rather than the woody sound you're going for. But at least it'll be clean since you're using stainless steel.
  14. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    With a 4" chambered body, 35" scale and piezos only (not to mention the wood combo) you'll get that upright acoustic vibe for sure! But if you combine all that with a double coil magnetic pickup at the sweet spot, then be prepared for something like this:

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  15. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    The AJ Presentation has a magnetic pickup - for a hollow body with a piezo, the sound that Steve Swallow gets would be a closer match to what the OP is listing. Swallow is a pick player, so the possibility of YMMV is certainly a factor.

  16. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Steve's bass is fully acoustic, if i remember correctly and the OP wants a chambered body (as the aj presentation 1 but 4" thick. the presentation 2 is hybrid, not just chambered like the 1).
  17. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Banned

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Yes i can the sound
  18. I hope you are aware that butternut is a type of pumpkin.
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  19. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy ~¿~ Supporting Member

    nevermind....... too easy
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015

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