Bass Porn

Speaking of NAMM, does anyone here attend? I think it’s in Jan., in southern CA. I looked it up a few months ago, but you have to be part of the “industry” in some way, you can’t just be a random musician. And they check credentials, make sure you’re not just a poser trying to get in. (Yeah, I looked into this, lol!)

If you’ve been before, what did you think? Worth it? It seems like the only music related business conference out there, other than music festivals in general. Seems like a neat mix of gear, technology, and just fun stuff and interesting people.

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Ya know I would assume having a thriving YouTube channel, website, and course all dedicated to training new bass players would give you the needed credentials.

Completely unrelated. @JoshFossgreen, if by some unfathomable chance you are somewhere say…next month, to where you have the ability to…I don’t know…something crazy and again completely unrelated to anything I’ve previously said like taking pictures of all the 2020 Stingray colors for example. I certainly wouldn’t mind looking over and critiquing them for you. Purely for nothing but artistic reasons obviously. :crazy_face:

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You’d think, wouldn’t you?

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Obviously my post was pretty facetious overall, but that is pretty insane if that’s not enough to earn your credentials!!!

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Put this this one on your Christmas wish list, @studio? . . . :wink:

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It is beautiful but I think you need to earn a bass of such quality. It would be totally wasted on me if I am honest.
A bit like my racing bike (I do a lot of cycling) I have a £7000 race bike and I am 53 and over weight. Total waste!

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I feel like those fanned frets would be impossible to play. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad in my hands but from the outside looking in I feel I’d be awful at it.

Yeah I’m a bit puzzled by those - even more so by the wiggly ones.
Like these . . .

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That…that…that just hurts my brain.

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Indeed.
I imagine some sort of computer modelling is involved somewhere along the line.
They’re called ‘True Temperament’ Frets btw, in case you want to look it up…
I imagine cutting the slot for them in the fingerboard must be a bit of a 'mare.

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How about Microtonal E-frets though?

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Cheer up Chris :joy:

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Well… someone called this thread “Bass porn”, and not unlike the “other porn”, I guess there are cases where you wished you could unsee something… :wink::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Alas, you can’t!

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An optical migraine!

Because Klingons play bass too.

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It’s close but for me I think the top three here would be the Le Fay, then Dingwall and Thumb. They are all amazing though. The Cirrus reminds me a lot of the tone on my (4-string) bass so I was kind of using it as the benchmark. They all sound awesome. I love how the Stingray just sounds bright and kind of overdriven all the time on its own.

I think the Dingwall kind of runs away with the “drive and pick” part but that’s what it’s made for :slight_smile:

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This would be a good video for new people, also. Illustrating how different bases all just sound different.

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