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Woo got an upright

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by quatre03, Apr 27, 2005.


  1. quatre03

    quatre03

    Aug 20, 2004
    plywood laminate, with mecaser(SP?) Ebony.
    The guy i baught it from got it setup with a brand new bridge, new strings, and a nice new brazilwood German Bow. for $1450.

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    :cool:
     
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Congrats!

    Are the strings actually as low as they look?

    What the hell is your beer doing on your bass?
     
  3. Now thats what I call a bass humidifier.
     
  4. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    Congratulations and good progress!

    Man, that looks like some seriously low string height..........I could never play that one!

    What interests me though is---what the hell is "mind-erasing elixir"? Absinthe in a can?
     
  5. quatre03

    quatre03

    Aug 20, 2004
    its a joke can of some energy drink.

    But the Action is very low, makes it very easy to play. It dosent buzz or bounce.

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    those are the best pics i can get of the action
     
  6. arizonabass

    arizonabass

    Feb 6, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    You finally discovered that basses come with 4 strings.. :rollno:
     
  7. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Absinthe, makes the heart grow fonder...

    But the Action is very low, makes it very easy to play. You only say that because you play toybass. You do want to get to a point where you can get some meat under those strings so you can get some sound out of the bad boy.
     
  8. Hehe, I'm happy for your purchase, but I'm even more thrilled that you have seen the light of the six-string bass. Just enough strings to do a heck-of-a-lot more things but not too many.
     
  9. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    Like if you play plain gut strings, it looks like this (on the high side though - tastes vary)
     

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  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    congrats...now you do know what your next step is right ?
     
  11. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    are those guts strings...


    Guys..do not get me started on my absinthe stories....
     
  12. I have a DB, a fretted 6(working on a f/less 6) & like Van Gogh- what IS the next step?
     
  13. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002

    Get a teacher of course...
     
  14. quatre03

    quatre03

    Aug 20, 2004
    already got one

    Bob Magnusson :cool:

    I have a 7 string, I played it exclusively for a bout a year then i got sick of it so i stepped down to a pair of 6 strings that i got for a total of $1900 USD
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    I hope its not like a heracy(sp?) that i post these here.
     
  15. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Bob Magnusson?! Doesn't get much better'n that! Color me green with envy. Bet he's a great teacher.
     
  16. Say hi to Mag for me...please.
    Could you make these pictures a bit bigger?
     
  17. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Damn, dude! You must be fast as hell with the Vice Grips!
     
  18. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    yes, Red-O-Ray High C, Lenzner D & G, Chordas A & E. Not crazy bout the chordas...
     
  19. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    I'm Trying Ray!! 5-stringer with guts is tough, but my huge hands help! (and so will a teacher in NYC)