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New basses!!

Discussion in 'Borknagar' started by Erik Tiwaz, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. TomAwesome

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    Those look great!
     
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    OH MY!

    The ebony used on bass #1 for the top and fretboard is just so fantastic, pure black! I'm going to have a bass with a top like that one day.
    Are the basses' scale 34"? Don't the last strings get kind of floppy? Maybe you like them way, some people do!
     
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    I do! :D

    the basses are.... wow!!
     
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    So, maybe this was mentioned before, but what's the tuning on them? And are you using the same tuning on both?
     
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    Phwoar. I would.
     
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    Just because it has to be asked on the technical side of things:

    For such a low tuning (F#), wouldn't it be better to be using a bass guitar with a longer scale length, say 35 1/4 inches or so?

    Also, wouldn't playing that low of a note be felt more rather than heard? :zombie: After all, the human ear only goes to about 20 Hz and even the best bass amplification has its limits on what low frequencies it can reproduce.

    And, just to be silly:

    You do know that reptiles are attracted to low end frequency vibration, right? You're going to be bringing out every snake in the village! :lol:
     
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    Perhaps, but it does sound tight and its not really particularly floppy either, though its a 34". The F# is about 23hz and is very audible to the human ear, most bass amplification will be able to reproduce the F# and even the C# at 17hz, but with a loss of dB. In most cases its the speakers and not the amp itself that is the problem, its actually quite hard to get speakers that go below 35hz (the B is 31hz), again with a loss of dB. A possible solution is to get a PA power-amp and a PA subwoofer and hook that up with a bass pre-amp and a 4x10" bass cab.
     
  9. Defiance

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    Really, congratulations, those are probably the "most prettiest" (that's on purpose so you know) basses I've ever seen :kickass: .

    I'm not sure if you should use them live though, they might suddenly disappear hehehe. But I guess it'd be nice to show them off :headbang: .
     
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    Hey, how could I miss this news! Good luck with the bass, guess it is completed by now.

    I have a pair of bassculture.de humbucking pickups w/wood cover in my 6 string bass, and they sound awesome.

    Did you have any specific reason to have two quite similar basses built? (or did i miss something?)
     
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    They're very nice basses, but it looks like quite a stretch for the hands to play. I guess you get used to that...
     
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    They look fantastic! Post a sound sample, please!:)
     
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    Wow I am late, those are gorgeous.
     
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    The basses look awwesome, I love the rune inlays and knotwork. Congrats!
     
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    Erik, now you have the basses for some time. Being a bassist myself I'd really appreciate some sort of review or a couple of words about your experiences with the new babies. Sound, playability, overall feeling, the differences between the two basses sound wise etc.
    So if you'd found some time to write a couple of words about these that would be cool.

    Thanks,
     
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    wow :yow:
    this one is THE BASS!
     
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    i'd love to see and hear these in action, please post a little demo vid to youtube or some other video site.
     
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    ^ Yeah that'd be nice :) .
     

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