Ramp is really cool, it sits under the strings it generally provides a consistent feel below the string when you plug, it could be up very close or a few mm below the strings which prevent digging and allows for faster play. If designed right it would also provide a comfortable place for thumb rest at the right spot about 15-25mm above the E string, slight more than the string spacing.
The only downside of bass Ramp is the fact that you’d want them on every bass you have.
You might have heard the term "bass ramp" before and not know what it means. This article will explain to you what it is and why you would want one. A bass ramp is a block of wood that is mounted under the strings, and is either mounted before the...
Unfortunately this didn’t work for various reasons- something went wrong every time. Either I rushed a coat or the paint reacted with the heat and humidity etc etc, I had to strip it back to wood twice. My decision to try another paint was forced when the company making the paint i was using went out of business and stopped production.
I found another metallic green I like and this company also has a clear lacquer which must be compatible right.
First coat goes on fine as does the clear coat.
A few days later (being patient) on goes another coat but this time the weather was against me. Currently the temperature is pushing towards 30C by mid morning (9am).
I had done the initial coats in the late afternoon when it is cool and shady, without thinking I did the next clearcoat in the sun when it was hot. This coat reacted with the previous one and caused it to shrink and crackle.
Bugger, I thinks, not again!
But then the artist in me took over.
I noticed that the patterns were very regular and look like lizard/dinosaur scales.
I also noticed that it was controllable.
Soooo, what I have done is make the pattern on the horns and body, leaving the middle part clear, it does have a texture which I like.
I also did the headstock so it would match.
When this was dry and after a few more days I put another coat of clear gloss on, this time without a reaction.
I put a satin on the back of the body and neck.
Overall I rather like it, turned a mistake into a feature (that’s punk right?)
Now it is all wired up and has flats.
I messed around with the wiring and got rid of the buzz that was present last night.
all up I am very happy with it and will take it to this weekend’s jam.
I spent the last few weeks going down a rabbit hole of luthier videos, instead of practicing. Now that I’ve restarted playing I’m getting drawn into jazz bassline lesson videos: not so bad if they weren’t a bit too hard for this practice-phobic 30 year noob.
the same here with blues videos, and songs and… Oh there is a new Tekken released, that’s nice, but if buy it I will only play for a few minutes between the bass practice session… or I buy Baldurs Gate instead, I definitely want it more than Tekken…