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What do you think of this?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Noles14, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Noles14


    Mar 10, 2010
    I was recently introduced to this bass through family. I am so intrigued by this metal bass and assume from family yore that it is homemade. I can't wait to play this fine looking instrument, but in the mean time it'd be nice to hear any thoughts about it.


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  2. I imagine it would be very uncomfortable to play sitting down.
    Edit: Oh- and welcome to TB. :)
  3. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
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    You asked for any thoughts, so here goes. It doesn't do much for me. Maybe beauty is in the eye (and ear) of the beholder? I don't know. I DO know that if it was hand-made by a loved one, especially one that may have gone to "The Great Gig in the Sky." I would treasure and play it with pride!

  4. My first thought is that it will be difficult to keep it in tune, as metal reacts to temerature changes more than timber. As always, I could be wrong. Looks interesting.
  5. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    ummmmm...Travis Bean to the extreme??? LOL just kidding, play it, and let us know....sound clips would be cool too. have fun and welcome.
  6. fu22ba55

    fu22ba55 Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2009

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  7. John D

    John D Guest

    Dec 27, 2009
    Ever hear of Kramer?
  8. Yep, and I've heard they are affected by temperature fluctuations too. I have been wrong before. I happen to like Kramer basses though. ;)
  9. John D

    John D Guest

    Dec 27, 2009
    You are probably correct. I don't know, since I've never played one. However, I thought neck stability was their selling point for using aluminum. Maybe not; that was a long time back.
  10. __HM__


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Kramer is one of my favorite guitar companies in the world. Their basses on the other hand, disgust me. :\ also, whats up with their new logo? Ew.
  11. I had one in the early 80's, it was a tuning nightmare.
  12. Flyingaero


    Jan 12, 2010
    I like Seinfeld as a whole
  13. fu22ba55

    fu22ba55 Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2009
    If I'm not mistaken, the Kramers were a junior varsity knock off of the Travis Beans.
  14. Noles14


    Mar 10, 2010
    Thanks everyone for the posts so far. I should be picking it up this wekend and will see in what kind of shape it's in and get it playing. I'll keep you updated.
  15. ZolkoW


    May 8, 2006
    Hungary, EU
    ..... wow!....
  16. ZolkoW


    May 8, 2006
    Hungary, EU
    and a WOW for this, too...

    and the site says it's aluminium. I wanted to ask if it is painting on wood or what. I've seen that quality of clear mirror paint on guitar, but I think, it won't remain this nice as the wood moves slightly after years..
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