What do you wish existed?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DoctorZee, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. I will be really happy if Fender would produce a Bass VI instruments with a wider string spacing at the nut and bridge, that can be played finger style.
    That and a newer version of their original Bass V, with a better sounding pickup or a double pickup configuration...
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  2. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
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  3. Peteyboy


    Apr 2, 2018
    Los Angeles
    I wish an effective Musician's Union existed.
  4. equill


    Nov 25, 2010
    Ditto. Looks like she has enough mileage to be interesting.
  5. Peteyboy


    Apr 2, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Dudes. Is that not Carrot Top?
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  6. maxschrek

    maxschrek Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN.
    Hamer USA.
  7. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Already done ;)

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  8. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I wish there were a simple, one pickup bass that could capture all of the classic recorded tones in one instrument.
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  9. equill


    Nov 25, 2010
    ...could be.
    :shrugs: If it is, he can buy me a drink and I'll find out whether I like him.
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  10. jjfret


    Apr 30, 2008
    Hyattsville Md.
    Lined fretless basses with the side dots in the proper place:bassist:
  11. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar Jazz & Cocktails Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Central Pa
    That’s an interesting idea. I’d always hoped that Mesa would combine their amazing tech into a light-weight, hi-power Subway / Scout combo / stack.
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  12. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    it is him..
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  13. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    You mean this thing can tune the guitar without , me, touching the tuners ???
  14. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    bet carrot tops package is bigger than yours...
  15. Darrell Curry

    Darrell Curry

    Sep 4, 2020

    Guitar crate exists.

    Guess I should have read through the whole post before replying. I guess this was already answered.
  16. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    I’ll play. The biggest gap in my gigging universe is the whole ampless equipment / soundstage. There are several aspects which need drastic improvement.

    First, the preamp / DI’s. I have yet to play one that comes anywhere close to the character I can get from my rack mount preamps. Not even close. Which is massively unfortunate, because most of the good ones are costing at least twice as much as the rack mount preamps (on the used market) while delivering only a pale shadow of the tone. I know this is a new technology; but, color me unimpressed so far.

    Second, the soundstage itself. The whole IEM construct, with the sound engineer doing whatever they please with the FOH, good or bad, and players listening to their own individual channels may seem awesome from a tech standpoint; but, that arrangement completely throws the baby out with the bath water. Why? Because one of the unintended consequences is that ensemble play, interaction, and group dynamics go straight out the window. This is massively bad for the music. What is needed is a mix architecture in the IEM’s which instead ENCOURAGES ensemble interaction and dynamics, and patches for the FOH, which make the instruments sound like what the musicians intend, rather than the sound engineer’s 1995 Honda Civic with 1000W subwoofer.

    So, ATM, the cart is driving the horse in completely the WRONG DIRECTION. I fervently wish the tech and gear to correct these major issues existed. Doesn’t appear to be the case.
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  17. mikewalker


    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    +1! :woot:
  18. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Which proper place do you prefer?
  19. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Yes, and it was a huge failure.

  20. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I would not want individual musicians determining what the FOH mix sounds like. Who wins? More keyboard? More drums? More vocals? More bass? And then as each boost their sound, everyone boosts again. Maybe you just need a better sound engineer.
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