Happy NFBD

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by Digital Larry, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

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    I thought I had gotten rid of most of my unused gear but I was WRONG!

    I had two Tech21 Power Engine 60's that a friend gave me when "she who must be obeyed" (his words, not mine) decided that she wanted his cra* out of the living room. I'd been using one with my Eleven Rack, but just replaced that powered guitar cab with a Headrush FRFR-108. And I also have had an "OLP" 4 string bass (looks from a distance like a MM Stingray) for years, but I just never got along with that one too well. I recently got a short scale Ibanez TMB-100 and with flat wounds that quickly became my go-to bass.

    I checked the inventory at Santa Cruz Starving Musician and found a Carvin LB-20 fretless for $350. I got around $230 for my other junk and made up the difference and brought her home. Never owned a fretless, and only ever tried playing one a few times.

    I find I can sense pitch discrepancies reasonably well (there were plenty) and I have to look at the fingerboard and try to play right ON TOP of the fret line. This means a bit more stretching in low positions than I'm used to. Also it was interesting to do slides in some parts of the riffs I was playing. You probably don't tend to do a lot of slides on a fretted bass with roundwounds unless your fingertip calluses are really beefy.
     
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  2. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh and the part you were all waiting for...


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  3. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    That’s an interesting knob configuration.


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  4. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

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    2V/1T no switching. Just the way I like it I suppose? I prefer simplicity where possible. The knobs are knurled chrome with mother of toilet seat tops and I can't help getting this '50's diner vibe from them. Ich bin der Chrome Dinette.

    I think it's a good sign, but after playing some original bass riffs and the following chestnuts for about 2 hours, I'M GETTING BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!

    - How Many More Times
    - Dazed and Confused
    - A New Day Yesterday
    - Trouble No More
     
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