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Zeta's new crossover bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paul, Mar 30, 2001.


  1. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That is really cool, Paul! An affordable electric upright that has a radius that will work for bowing, that can also double as a regular fretless as well.

    I wonder how it sounds, and if they are planning on offering a 5 string version of it?
     
  3. I thought that model had been around for a while. It looks a bit like My Zeta (see http://www.k1wd.com/music/bass/Zeta_PB304.jpg) which I bought used, about a year ago.

    The Zeta is nice and easy to carry around, but to be quite honest, it plays nothing like a real double-bass (see: http://www.k1wd.com/music/bass/URB.jpg). There's no vibration, no "feel", very little character. Pizz. is OK, but arco is easier on a real double-bass (the large radius of the Zeta bridge makes it more difficult to bow)

    I've hardly used My Zeta since I got My Double-Bass. Once you've played a double-bass, there is nothing else...

    - Wil
     
  4. ...er, um - actually there are OTHER double-basses...

    ;>

    - Wil