Who USES Lightwaves and what kind of music do you play

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fluke, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. Fluke


    Jul 20, 2002
    I keep hearing that they're great for slap and soloing, etc, but how does the sound actually work in a band situation? :bassist: What kind of music do you play with it and what does the rest of the band think about it?
  2. Fluke


    Jul 20, 2002
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    i have 4 lightwave basses.

    i've used them in all types of situations.

    jazz, folk, irish, metal...with varying results.

    can't wait to try my new fretted lightwave on a jazz gig next week.

  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I have one in the making.
    I've liked all lightwave equipped basses I've tried, the sound fits me.
    I play everything I can, but I think the Lightwave will be better for metal, funk and jazz-rock.
  5. mikestack


    Sep 17, 2002
    I've had my Lightwave for a month or so now... I play something between free jazz and ambient/progressive, but honestly, I find the instrument will fit any setting I can throw it at, it's rather versatile.

    The thing with the Lightwave is that they sound different. They don't necessarily sound better or worse (cleaner to my ears..). I could easily play metal with it, I could play swing with it, I don't have a worry about what the bass can't handle.
  6. Dang! It looks like you're becoming the John Turner of Lightwave pickups! :D
  7. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Any opinions on how a lightwave would sound for reggae?