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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Micolao, Oct 1, 2005.
-Satin neck finish
-thin fender bridge
Things me no like in bass:
-More than 5 knobs
-Tacky airbrushed designs (goes for guitars too!)
That's it for now
- Flappy B strings
- "Sticky" necks
- Poorly adjustable bridges
- Pickguards on any sort of nice wood bass
- Cheap feeling knobs
- Oversized headstocks
- Fat necks
(I could continue, btw, Satin necks rock, gives the fastest neck imo)
-Less than 24 frets.
-I'm starting to hate gold hardware despite the fact that I own a Schecter Elite-4 with gold hardware.
-Headstockless designs of ANY kind.
-Anything with AAAAA woods. What's the point?
-Fanned-fret (the look of it only).
Hey, you're not supposed to be in the bass!
I agree with most of the above.
Gold looks cool on some basses, though, and with some colour combinations. However, I have chrome and soon black hw on my basses.
-less than 24 frets
-knobs. most knobs. minus custom wood ones. most knobs, though. you just cant make them look good, imo.
-gold hardware (seems not many ppl DO like gold hardware. of course depends on the bass)
-Paint on non Fender-style bodies.
- "photo flame"
- price tags over $1000
-nthing gold hardware
-tiny little headstocks, like Soundgear basses.
- dead spots
- twisted / warped necks
- flakey electronics
- Hum or Buzz
More than 21 frets
necks finished like grapevines
big louisville slugger shaped necks
any accessory whose name begins with "phat"
more than 5 strings IMO
cheap plastic knobs
-price tags on basses,
-more than 22 frets, even though i liek the new fender jazz 24
-8 bagillion knobs and switches on a bass
-non-painted or non-headstock basses,
- more than 4 strings, dont take it personally though. im just a 4 string kinda guy.
-pickgaurds on an awsome wood bass, just ruins it.
thats all for now
Ill have to add to this uneven wood textures (like if all of the bass has a nice flame except for one spot).
I completely forgot about sound, though. I think a lot of people here have. Tis most important. I dont like flimsy sounds. Probably one of my favorite things is a J in the neck position. Not a big fan of playing/having pickups close to the bridge.
-Cheesy skull/dice knobs
-More than 5 knobs and a switch
-Non-countersunk plastic electronics cavity covers
-Bulky bolt-on back plates
they're probably more. This'll satisfy my need to complain for a today.
-Fender body styles
-necks that can't achive good balanced action
-Batteries that die all the time
- "Carvin" on the headstock
- uncontrollably bright sound
- overly sticky necks
- floppy B
- pretzel necks (see the first item in this post)
thanks to your suggestion I have to add:
-more than 5 knobs and a pair of switches
-too high prices
-all the basses I can't buy
maybe this post will be helpful for some luthiers
WE DON'T WANT THESE THINGS!!!
Great to see so many other gold hardware and white pickguard haters!!! The only exception I can think of is the black Epi Explorer.
- transparent black finishes (they always look purple or brown)
- quilted or birdseye maple, any kind of burl (looks like someone vomited on the bass!)
- 2+2 headstocks
- EMGs, and their passives are even worse
-Unrounded body edges
-Fender-style heel blocks
-Even the slightest bit of neck dive
-Almost anything that's supposed to look "metal"
-Single coil pickups...usually (recently played some Nordstrand Super Singles that really impressed me)
Sound is a whole other issue, and one that you can usually make pretty radical changes in just by switching pickups or preamps. I just listed the unalterable construction components.