Weatherproof electric bass

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  1. superheavyfunk


    Mar 11, 2013
    From the article:

    "It is weatherproof," said Dr. Ken Dye, Director of Notre Dame Bands. "Perry Hermann [designer & luthier] has assured us that all of the electronics are well-covered and weatherproof."

    According to Germann, the pick-ups and electronics are completely sealed.

    "I don’t know about a hurricane but snow, wind, and rain. They should be able to make it happen," Germann added.

    Weatherproof electric bass boosts Notre Dame Marching Band
  2. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I like the neon green strings, but I have to wonder what happens to the output jack when it rains. Plus, what do you plug it into? I guess there's going to be a cart with a couple 'fridges on it, kinda like a big bass drum, only bass guitar amp for when they march.
  3. superheavyfunk


    Mar 11, 2013
    I wondered a similar thing... Sure, the bass is weatherproof but what about the amp? And who's gonna carry the thing? :p
  4. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    Maybe hit glue around the input jack? Something less permanent? I just hope that big bedazzled ND comes off without vigorous strumming, or is a loaner. No offence to the school or player, but no way would I deface a bass with anything school related. I can't be alone can I?
  5. I'm pretty sure the bass belongs to the school as they called the bassist "the first," so knowing that, the ND doesn't bug me.
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  6. I'd love a waterproof bass, so I can boil the strings, without having to remove them first.
  7. RattleSnack


    Sep 22, 2011
    Waterproof bass guitar makes sense only with buit-in wireless. Receiver could be located at the mixer (under the roof).
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  8. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yeah, wireless seemed pretty obvious to me. Cart with a fridge being pushed behind? Uh, no... But maybe stationary on a cart at the edge of the field.
  9. Maybe they'll plug it in with the same thing Flea did during the Super Bowel performance awhile back, then claim it was Bluetooth later.

  10. Razman


    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    Cool story, but since bassists aren't noticed anyway, i question the validity of this statement:

    "Ever since the bass debuted early in the season, Dye said it's creating campus lore.

    "It adds a rich, musical sound and a visual image that really fits with our band," he said."
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  11. "They can call me at the drop of a hatch."

    What does that even mean? Either the builder or the writer is half a nincompoop.
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  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Hah! I can see it now. A pair of 'fridges on a cart, marching with the tuba section. The bass guitarist strutting with the drum major. Imagine the sound of three or four cart mounted bass stacks being spun on a cart like they do bass drums, all the while the bass player herself struts and swaggers in the spotlight. I'm liking this a lot! It would have to be wireless, otherwise the bass guitar would end up strapped to the cart with the bass player tied up like a cartoon character stuck to a tree with a mile of rope. That might be fun to watch once, but the bass player might object.
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  13. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    or they have a really bad editor that cannot spell 'hat'. shameful, i say.
  14. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Built in wireless would be the obvious (at least to me) solution to outside/portability.
  15. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    I, like you, love it when colloquialisms are duffed.
  16. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Didn't Jason Newsted use to waterproof his Sadowskis to keep the sweat out?
  17. Ironbar

    Ironbar Inactive

    Aug 24, 2013
    Tigard, Oregon
    All I know is that the anchorman in that news story is one the skeeviest looking kooks to ever grace a TV news crew.

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