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What's new in the bass world?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Phil Smith, Nov 5, 2002.


  1. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I was wondering you know, sitting here amidst my Fodera 5, Ken Smith 5, Tobias Classic 5, Alembic Series I & II, etc..., what's new and exciting on the bass front? The only thing that I've drooled over lately is the Lakland hollow body.
     
  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    hehe, oh there are some REALLY interesting things on the horizon.

    as usual, my mouth is legally zipped shut.

    but by Jan and June 2003, you'll see.

    bwaaaaahahahahah

    URP!

    f
     
  3. Well, lessee...depends on what you mean by "new and exciting", I suppose, but these come to mind off the top of my head:

    1) The Lightwave pickups, particularly for fretless (which Fred is referring to, I expect)

    2) The Roland V-Bass modeling system

    3) Several people doing wild designs with composites, like Basslabs and Spalt

    4) The Novax fanned-fret system, popularized for bass by Dingwall

    There are plenty of new small makers out there doing great work, too, but this is the kind of stuff that really strikes me as "new" in the sense of being innovative.

    Mike
     
  4. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    actually, what i'm talking about has NOTHING to do with Lightwave.

    ;)

    good list!!!!

    f
     
  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hey Fred!

    Here you are again with some big secret :oops:

    Come on, don't let it go over 5 pages this time ok?? :D

    JP


     
  6. Originally posted by fhodshon

    actually, what i'm talking about has NOTHING to do with Lightwave.

    Do you speak of the coming trend towards high-end basses with faux-fur coverings?

    Imagine a Fodera AJ Presentation model with leopard fur on the top and headstock!

    No wait, don't because that is just soo wrong!
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    here lies the answer:

    www.wishbass.com


     
  8. Oops, I forgot about the Spalt connection, as well...or is there some other maker you're working with that I don't know about? :)

    Mike
     
  9. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    It's so competitive and clone-able now, I don't think any of us know unless we've have an inside door into these companies. What we see as "new" has been in development for a while as it clears the patent offices.

    The replaceable Novax necks seem pretty cutting edge -

    [​IMG]

    Personally, I'm waiting for really good modeling bass amp technology to show up.
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    ok ok, i'll spill...and barroso actually guessed it.

    i'm doing korean knockoffs of the Wishnevsky!

    only 50 cents each!

    f
     
  11. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    me want one!
     
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    On yeah! The "Wish-kim-chi's".......hot stuff!!!
     
  13. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD

    *rummages through pocket*

    I got 2 bucks in spare change. I'll take 4 of them!!!
     
  14. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    That is actually kind of cool. I have been wanting to try out a bass with the Novax system, but I haven't had the opportunity. They look cool with the position dots in that pattern, not just a straight line. Cool beans!!
     
  15. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    If you like the Lakland hollowbody, then you should enjoy the Skyline version this spring. You could then get one in a 5-string version and play a low B through your new Phil Jones stack rig of tiny little 5" speakers.
     
  16. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I'm hip to the Roland V-Bass, and I wasn't at all impressed with it, perhaps version 9.0 or maybe a version specifically geared to the lightwave system, that might help it.

    A hollow body Lakland Skyline? What will the world think of next? :D
     
  17. turkish

    turkish Guest

    Jul 14, 2002
    FCCAUSA, or here


    ahahahahahahahah
    i get it thats quite funny:D
     
  18. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    hehe... cheeky, but funny... ;)
     
  19. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    omg, if i had your basses, i couldnt give a doody what else is out there! :eek::D
     
  20. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    So are you guys saying the Roland system is bad overall, or just bad for Lightwave equipped basses? I find it an interesting concept for cover bands. I used to switch basses between songs, but that is a pain, so now I just use one per set. The Roland system would allow my to use one bass most of the night.