Yet another tonewood post

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GodPlayedBass, Jun 7, 2022.

  1. Lowend lobster put Rickenbacker pickups in a Harley Benton bass. It did not sound like a ric. So I guess the wood, the scale length and type of materials clearly make a difference

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  2. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    One day, the Talkbass collective may finally understand that an instrument’s tone is a mixture of all its characteristics. It’s not about pickups. It’s not about wood. It’s not even about technique. It’s about all of those things and many other factors.
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  3. LetItGrowTone


    Apr 2, 2019
    I think the HB with Ric pickups sounds more like a classic Ric than his other one with the other brand of pickups.
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  4. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    I hope you don't do any engineering comparison work for a living, as here are way too many variables unaccounted for there, let alone how it was recorded and listened to.
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  5. No I'm not an engineer and never claimed to be. Even the guy who made this video said it doesn't sound like the rics he owns
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  6. Yes my personal belief is that everything plays a part. Like a jigsaw puzzle. Ever piece is important
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  7. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    If you read the notes, they discovered the pickups were wire out of phase. This is why it sounds so thin dimed. So the "comparision" was kinda screwed from the get go.
  8. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    Missed my point. You happily jumped to a conclusion you already believed.

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  9. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Post of the day!
  10. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    I’m just going to keep sharing this on any tone-wood threads:

  11. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Nah... Pretty sure it's just that those pickups are confused; homesick; and very,very PO'd. And, if he leaves them in that Harley Benton too long? They just might be so PO'd, that they won't sound like Rick pickups when he puts them back where they belong, either. And, honestly; I wouldn't blame them a bit...:cool:
  12. J Wilson

    J Wilson

    Apr 22, 2022
    An Undisclosed Location
    They don't sprinkle Ric-O-Dust on Harley B's. That must be it . . . .
  13. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    Or this one.
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  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i can make a contribution:
  15. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    Yeah, PO'd cos they were wired out of phase.
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  16. friedlbug

    friedlbug Supporting Member

    I wonder if electric guitars got their start in Pennsylvania, if necks would be made out of birch as often as maple and bodies as often out of walnut as alder, ash, or mahogany. Osage orange is a fantastic hard wood. Locus and oak are heavy but very hard. Spruce is cool but pine isn’t, for some reason. Maybe we could get Flea or some other famous bassist to play a fir bass for an album to make it an acceptable tonewood.
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  17. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    Dusty Hill had a fir bass.
    Dusty Hill fur bass.jpg

    Sorry, that was fur.

    Leo's wood choices are well documented and they centred on cheap.
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  18. If you guys don't believe in wood making a difference then WHY comment on the topic. All you gotta do is say tonewood around here and everybody gets upset like 4th graders who hate a pop quiz
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  19. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    So, in your world the only people allowed to converse with you are those who agree with you? Right?

    You tried to make a point about tonewood when it turns out there was a wiring error that would, and did, have major effects on the audible output of the bass, so it turns out the entire basis for your argument is wrong.

    And to further make my point, rather than making your case, you go for the ad hom, this is Godwin level argument.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2022
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  20. No, j
    No in "my world"
    I don't have to be patronizing and post funny pictures just because I disagree with someones opinion

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