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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zortation, Dec 22, 2013.
...than a 4-ply?
Also, do the swirls in tortoiseshell weigh more or less?
...Only in Canada.
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Obviously the biggest tonal affectations are in the color of the pickguard. Black will scoop your mids for crushing metal, white will boost the mids for a good Alt-rock sound, and tort makes your bass sound like its running through a vintage b-15 all the time.
I don't know, he might make a great politician
I just died, props dude
Toronto has had a rough day with the ice storm and all, we're a bit loopy here I suspect...
I theorize that the op has a lot of time on their hands
I don't know about plastic guards and all but the metal anodized guard I just put on my bass is coming off right now.
Why? Made the bass sound too metal...I don't play no stinking metal.
While the subject of tone and the injected pigments into the plastic used for pickguards has been the subject of heated debates for some time now, there has yet to be a formal double blind test to settle the matter.
OP... more importantly to pickguard construction, is the type of screw used to attached the PG. I've found that basic sheetrock screws are best. They seem to have lower mass than stock screws, thus allowing the body wood to resonate more freely. Sheetrock screws are also countersunk, so the use of cup washers will tighten up the tone a bit.
I wonder if the OP is related to Rob Ford???
Not sure if a 3-ply pickguard would give a bass less bottom end, but I'm almost certain having no strings on the F bass that's in the OP's avatar will.
I'm not sure how much they weight, but here in the southern hemisphere, the swirls in tortoise shell go aniti-clockwise.
Two words: Gold Anodized
Ummm..no like I said makes the bass sound to metal..
You don't know what the OP plays(nor do I). Probably best not judge if it is too metal yet.
Remember, all this, is reversed in the southern hemisphere!