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What the &$@# is this

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Riley R, Aug 2, 2007.


  1. EddieG

    EddieG

    Jan 19, 2005
    Scotland
    I've seen that bass listed quite a few times on eBay. Seems as though someone's stepped in with a BIN offer, and got it for $2300.

    I don't care how rare it is, I wouldn't thank you for it!
     
  2. radii

    radii

    Feb 16, 2007
    I absolutely agree.

    I got all my "early" knowledge about instrument construction from reading reviews in german guitar magazines. It seems that all the reviewers had an intimate knowledge of how a guitar/bass was made and what contibuted what part to a good sounding instrument. Yet all of them were players it seems, not builders :eyebrow:
    According to them, the low B's got better over time as luthiers would build instruments better suited for low B's, the pickups were made specifically for 5-strings, the hardware got better, the strings were improved etc.
    I don't know much, if anything, about what affects tone and quality in a guitar string, so I'll give them that point. It might very well be, that string makers learned to make a better B string.
    The remaining parts of the equation however are, in my humble "armchair engineer " opinion, absolutely debateable.
    Anybody that TRULLY knows what makes a killer low B, please, please let me know ...:smug:
     
  3. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
    Trouble with reviewers is they're paid by magazines that receive a large chunk of their funding through paid advertisements.
     

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