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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pmaraziti, Mar 13, 2008.
Its on the pickup and electronics forum here...I will have to search again...
7-8K? Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough, but I don't remember seeing one sell for that in the past 6-8 months. 5-6K yes, but not 7-8K. Am I wrong?
Alan Cringean of ACG is a member of the TalkBass Luthiers Forum. here's his thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=294044&highlight=acg
There are also a number of threads show the progress of his various builds for TBers
china.....now theres an idea.
Exactly, he's going to have to charge a lot more and will the product be as good?
You will have pre crisis/shut down Wals and what ever the future holds Wals (hopefully)
It could be similar to Tobias
what is the essence of a wal...?? .i guess it wont be the tuners.
Ok, I found the link...scroll down to post #78 and listen to the humbuckers clip, sounds pretty close:
with all due respect and its a big if ...but if those two guys were given the gift of health and longevity...they would be in china right now churning out wals like you wouldnt imagine....
Apart from the general appearance and design, it's all about the pickups and circuit. Wal's electronics are unique.
The humbucking pickups use one coil per string (along the lines of the Ovation Magnum's big pickup), and the circuit provides each pickup with a dynamic low-pass filter with switchable bandwidth (Q) and a treble boost (caled the "pick attack" control). Lots more variations in tone shaping are available with this setup, and the pickups sound like nothing else.
Awesome, thanks for the link, I'll be listening asap.
It's actually 2 per string.
Sorry, my bad... had a brain fart there. Meant to say that it's effectively one humbucking pickup per string.
so why havent any of the big players taken up this technology....the tone from those pickups is intense!!
Like I said if you listen to the soundclip on the page I linked to, the mudbucker clip sounds "close" to a Wal, at least to me (maybe not exact but I think pretty nice) I would be happy with that tone for $400 for the ACG preamp and some humbuckers.
Man, those ACG clips really do sound great. Nothing like a Wal, but extremely diverse tonally. This might be due to the pikcups used, though...I should jump on one of these before something happens to Alan
I have to agree. The ACG pre sounds extremely versatile and diverse, but not really anything like a Wal. I really think the pickups and their location are the meat and potatoes of the signature Wal sound. Maybe one day Carey Nordstrand will get an itch that will have to be scratched...
I had the chance to try both a Wal and one of the very few non-Wal but Wal-pickup-equipped bass. A major part of the Wal sound lies with the pickups and electronics. I am tempted to try the ACG/East preamp in the near future
Why don't they just get Peavey to make them? I'm sure Peavey could keep the price down below $800...
Wal bass + Flea's fingers = "Give it away"
(just an example among numerous others)
The return of the Wal basses would be GREAT news, really.
is this for real? I'm really bad a detecting sarcasm...