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The sound of wood.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Vakmere, Nov 16, 2010.


  1. Vakmere

    Vakmere

    Sep 6, 2007
    Philly
    This is walnut. My bass has walnut. People have been asking what walnut sounds like. I've had my ear to this thing for 2 days and I swear, I cant hear a thing.
     

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  2. That's because it's actually in the fingers. Try stroking the block as you hold it.

    Edit: And boo to beating up on my poor Redskins
     
  3. mazdah

    mazdah

    Jan 29, 2010
    Kalisz, Poland
    Well, Carol Kaye says, that the wood doesn't affect the sound - just the strings (Thomastik Flats) and pickups.
    Well, I have a set of strings and pickups in front of me. No sound coming from them at all :(

    ;)

    Nice piece of wood you have there friend! :)
     
  4. billhilly66

    billhilly66

    Aug 25, 2007
    Plano, TX
    You don't have it plugged in. Duh!
     
  5. RedCoatMonster

    RedCoatMonster

    Aug 14, 2007
    Thomas, OK
    Did you check the battery?
     
  6. The tone is in your fingers. Try putting your fingers in your ears. Still nothing? I SAID, STILL NOTHING?
     
  7. Sketchy

    Sketchy

    Jul 15, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    Why does this make me think Spinal Tap?

    Just listen to it. Listen to the wood.
     
  8. +3.1412 :meh:
     
  9. Gort

    Gort Banned

    Nov 3, 2010
    Area 51
    It's because you're listening with your eyes.
     
  10. have you tryed active electronics
     
  11. Vakmere

    Vakmere

    Sep 6, 2007
    Philly
    Wierd how the more Donavan plays badly the more money they throw at him. Dont you wish it worked that way for bands?
     
  12. There we go, nice and dirty :p:D!
     
  13. ajunea3

    ajunea3

    Feb 14, 2008
    Baton Rouge
    The sustain, listen to it.

    I'm not hearing anything...

    You would though, if it were playing.
     
  14. AcidFripp

    AcidFripp

    Jul 12, 2010
    Nah, you've got it wrong. Gotta turn the knobs up and plug it into an amp.
     
  15. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Try a hearing aide. It should make a nice clunky sound. Perhaps try dropping it?
     
  16. thetawaves

    thetawaves

    Dec 29, 2006
    Nah. You should listen to the alder/ash of a P-bass. Sounds better than anything in any context.
     
  17. Kael

    Kael

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Aargh, 3.14159......

    Sorry, every now and then that math degree interacts with my OCD in odd ways. Carry on.
     
  18. tekhedd

    tekhedd Tone chaser Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Colorado, USA
    Owner/operator of BYTE HEAVEN
    Obviously, you're doing it wrong. Make a ruler out of the wood, hold it off the edge of a table, and release (or smack) it so that it vibrates.

    :D
     
  19. fourfinger

    fourfinger

    Apr 17, 2003
    Central Ohio
    Must be a mental block.
     

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