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Came across this, looks very nice and sounds lovely. Anyone tried one of these?


http://youtu.be/WYPC_Cj5Mw8

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[quote name='HowieBass' timestamp='1420988025' post='2655839']
But not as much aluminium as a Travis Bean or a Kramer!
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Or a Veleno.

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Tokai Talbo FTW.....




...until you plug it in & it starts squealing like a piggy. Most resonant, microphonic body ever.

Jon.

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In fairness, it probably depends what sort of tone you're after. I struggled to nail the sort of bright/snarly/touch of overdrive racket I usually favour without getting microphonic feedback, chances are it'd be fine with more neutral amp EQ & no effects.

I didn't perservere with it, it's surprisingly heavy for a hollow/light metal body bass so I only gigged it twice. Looks ace on the wall though!

J.

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" [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Looks ace on the wall though! "[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Don't say things like that.[/font][/color]

It just encourages me :D

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Yeah. This bass player on youtube has a signature one. Plays it in a few vids. Sounds pretty sweet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKsFY6mHTno

Edited by tommorichards

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Looking at the bass in the OP the aluminium content doesn't much more or much different in concept to the Traben "bigger bridge" basses form a few years back.

Aluminium in solid electric instruments is an interesting thing although IME it's more useful as a constructional component rather than a tonal element. I've owned a lot of basses and guitars with aluminium content, and from what I (and others) could hear the use of aluminium contributed less to the sound of the basses than the type and position of the pickups. For instance, this Born To Rock F4B Bass which is all aluminium except for two lightweight wooden inserts at the back of the neck had what most people who played it thought, a traditional P-Bass sound.

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I never realised there were so many aluminium basses out there! I must say right enough, the bass in my original post is by far the best looking and what a sweet sounding B string!

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[quote name='dangerboy' timestamp='1421248414' post='2658924']
That Longfellow is in my living room.
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Glad you've still got it Steve. That's a strong candidate for my 'coolest looking bass ever' category. Although that Egmond is now sporting a Jaguar-esque vinyl covered body and looks pretty damn funky as well. :)

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"As many bassplayers I'm affected by GAS" it doesn't matter how many times we explain it to those non-players still doesn't sound very good. :D :D :D

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Electrical Guitar Company, anyone? Some day they will build me my dream bass...

http://www.electricalguitarcompany.com

http://youtu.be/Wrlg-kJ7Ssc

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Good lord, that's stunning. Until you get a hernia trying to pick it up.

J.

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Anyone seen the Stash Bass? http://stashstainlessbass.com/

I know it's not Aluminium but worth a look if you like basses made from metal. <1 inch radius "fretboard" anyone

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