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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DoctorZee, Sep 3, 2020.
Kiesel will make you several different models in any color you can dream up.
Don't give up on powered PA cabinets. Some of them work quite well for bass guitars. I have a pair of Turbosound Milans that I use. I scratched off buying a bass amp.
I would like to see a unlined fretless training bass, that would encourage good intonation. The bass would have a conductor in the neck, that would administer a small electric shock when the pitch is played too many cents sharp or flat. Then I would like to see the guys who claim you shouldn't look at the neck, and that you don't need lines, to play it.
I'd like to see that, go large or go home I say...
A) and envelope filter and sub octave double pedal
B) a compressor with an EQ
C) a digital and analog delay double pedal
A time machine.
That is all!
dogs that could understand human speech.
Our dog does.
when it suits her
A copyright on Fender body style.
So that there are not hundreds of Fender copies in front of my eyes.
A music player with an intelligent volume control. You would choose a master volume and the player would analyze record levels on each song so you wouldn't have to turn up really quiet music and then be blown out of the water by the more modern recording which comes up next on your playlist.
More wishful thinking...
I'll +1 anyone who said they'd like to see more mid and upper tier 24-fret basses with fully passive electronics. I prefer the no-muss no-fuss simplicity of passive, but need the full two octave neck for some of the music I do. And the only 24-fret passive basses I seem to find are entry-level, bottom rung, basses.
More basses like the Schecter C-4 Apocalypse, Carvin/Kiesel LB20 (which seems to be discontinued), PRS SE Kingfisher, and those few others I'm forgetting please.
My main bass is a 24-fretter I had a luthier "de-active-ate" for me and its tone improved dramatically.
I've been very tempted to convert my Streamer to fully passive, so I understand where you're coming from.
I once had a late 90s German-made Corvette Standard (bubinga body, wenge neck, brass Just-a-Nut 1) that I had a luthier de-active-ate. I had him swap out the active MECs for passive Seymour Duncan STK-J2s and a passive setup. OMG, the tone improved a bazillion fold! It was big, bold, throaty, growly, and just plain awesome! The organic low end that was missing just blossomed.
I always felt like the active MEC pickups and preamp just sounded artificial and very plastic with the harsh peaky highs and not enough booty lows. But with the Duncans and a passive setup, I didn't have to do much at all. I could keep everything flat and it always sounded amazing.
It was easily one of the best sounding basses I ever owned, I gigged/toured up and down the US east coast with it with raucous punk and metal bands, and I felt like if anything bad were to happen, a drunken fool's skull would take more damage than that Warwick would. Thing is, the ergonomics were never right for me and I ended up selling it to a jazz student who's easily a better player than I and totally pampers that bass.
Mike Lull, maybe Sadowsky, used fender deluxe jazz
Wish you were Mr. Peabody and you'd have both!
Can I get a +1 on post number 381, please? LOL
Ha ha, I did "+1 anyone" since I assumed there were more of us out that with that same wishful thought
But, yeah, when it comes to mid to upper-mid tier 24-fret 4 and 5-strings that are fully passive (basically, the kinds of basses we seek), Schecter's C-4 and C-5 Apocalypse basses are the first to come to mind: Apocalypse Series
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