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uh, oh.. they forgot the frets!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    heres what the usually late, non-caring, box destroying but otherwise nice man in the brown truck left me today!
    what a sweet fretless bass! if i close my eyes and REALLY imagine and plug my ears, i ALMOST sound like Alain Caron...yeah, right!!!:rolleyes:
    really, this thing is on fire!!
  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    pure fretless heaven!!
    i really dig the optional preamp as well!!
  3. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    ARGH!! YOU SUCK!!!

    Enjoy the bass! :D and congrats again Adrian
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    one mo'!!! this fretboard invites shredding!!
    i have to watch my intonation, though!! the lines on the side annd the dots help greatly!! im going in without lines, ma!! BIG audition tomorow and another Nov 4th- hope this helps!!
  5. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    When my slack-jawed self picks his tongue off the floor, I'll say yeah baby yeah!
  6. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Be a man. Don't look down!!;)

    Extraordinary piece.
  7. That's pretty sweet! But I think that my squire P-bass is just as good, sure they got a bad rap, but I'm sure if I adjust the knobs just right then I....well I guess there are only three knobs but, still if I play it right I get a great high-end riff going and...and.. Awwww, who am I kiddin'?:(

    Enjoy the bass!:D
  8. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Beautiful! I've never seen a fretless F with the fretted electronics.

    Nice job! And, good luck with the audition.

  9. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    :eek: :eek: :eek:


    That is SWEET!!!!!!

    Excuse me.... I have to change my shorts now!!
  10. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    that is a _sweet_ bass, man...the only thing i would change is the red. so, is that yours, or is it for sale? ;)
  11. Ian Hall

    Ian Hall

    May 31, 2002
    That's the first F bass I've seen that I really like. Nice!
  12. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Really nice looking bass!!

    I'd like it even more if the pickups were black (don't care much for pickup covers), but nevertheless beautiful.

    I like the dots/fret line configuration as well, should help a lot with finding those notes.

    And, first taper-wound A-string I've seen, does that affect the sound much?
  13. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    those are labella super steps, and if you look close, you'll see that not only are they tapered, the cores are exposed...on all of the strings. i can't attest to how they play...never tried them out. i've played a couple of used fretted f's, but not one that had the super steps on there. i've played sr2000's, though, and they taper all of the strings with the exception of the g and higher pitched strings.
  14. funkasaurus


    Apr 23, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Goo goo gah gah :D Drool...

    I'm not too familiar with F Basses. Do they all have that bridge? It looks amazing.

    Break a leg.
  15. Shinster


    Feb 23, 2002
    SF Bay area CA
    Adrian -very sweet piece!!! All the best on your upcoming auditions...
  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    That's horrendous. I absolutely hate it.

    You made a colossal mistake by acquiring that monstrosity.

    I wouldn't want to be caught dead with one of those.

    Fish fly and birds live underwater.
  17. BassAxe


    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    Alright, I am confused.

    On the website for Tacoma guitars, they explain for their CB10 Thunderchief bass bridge design that having the bridge with a larger footprint under the E string and tapering to a narrower contact area under the G string is acoustically more efficient... or something like that.
    The enginneers of this bass go the other way, with the wider surface area under the highs.

    I wonder if this is comparing apples to oranges, since one is acoustic and the other is not.

    Well, actually now that I looks at it, the whole damn bridge is kinda fat all over.
  18. Pretty nice! Those are great instruments. A friend of mine has one of those and I got to try it out for a while once. Really light too if I remember correctly.

    - Dave
  19. *writes Adrian's name on my hate list of "people who bought cool basses"



  20. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    So THAT'S what I'm getting for Christmas! Thanks, Adrian! You're the best! :)