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PostSubject: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Fri May 01, 2009 7:10 pm

This new Schecter is coming off the press as we speak, it got good reviews as a powerful, bottomy sounding bass over at TB. It has that look that I think would look great with a trem. Who knows!

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SCHECTER-DEVIL-CUSTOM-DV4-ELECTRIC-BASS-GUITAR_W0QQitemZ220405275685QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item220405275685&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Fri May 01, 2009 7:43 pm

Looks good, but those A and D string angles at the headstock concern me. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 7:04 am

Maybe they should have incorporated string retainers.
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 8:21 am

wow! i really like this bass!

very gibson - eske.

schecter has improved the quality of their basses over the last several years. they play real nice! i really liked one i played at some chain music store but didnt buy it ... somethin about the shilouette dancing girl fretboard inlays i just couldnt get by. ha!

i dont know how you would get by that funny angle of the a and d strings ... might just work out fine with the 13degree peghead but you wont know till you try. isnt there any string retainer system out there that works on a roller system like the kahler bridge saddles do?
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 9:10 am

I'm on the fence about Schecter basses. Sometimes they look cool, sometimes they don't. I don't think I'd ever buy one, though. They used to have a cool shape (there's a Cannibal Corpse DVD where Jack Owen uses the guitar in the same shape), but they're even wackier and pretty rare. I think that they're like ESP for a different audience. They feel very similar to me, but I have a bit more of a sweet spot for ESP.

The headstock does worry me as well. I don't know if that headstock situation could be cured at all with any kind of retainer system. I have an idea as to how, but I don't know if it's realistic or anything...
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 9:19 am

I own this one http://www.poweralley.com/Schecter%20C4%20BASS.htm

I haven't regretted buying it for a second, very fast neck, lots of tonal options, neck has stayed straight. It's a very good backup in case something happens to my primary bass. I recorded Fallen Angel using it and recall getting some compliments from some of you on the sound Wink

You'll also notice the C4's A and D strings line up straight with the neck.
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 10:36 am

That is a pretty cool lookin' bass. Kinda looks like a PRS guitar to me. I think I tried one of those out and I remember not digging the neck too much...but they aren't for eveyone.
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 10:50 am

They do have a PRS look to it, the neck is very fast to me.
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 11:02 am

It was fast, but almost too fast. It just felt like the wood was in all the wrong places, you know? I guess I am used to and in the mood for different shaped necks.
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 11:51 am

It's almost like a slim Pbass neck, and not as deep as a Jazz bass neck. After playing my custom p/j the Schecter neck feels like a pencil. I almost see it as a guitar neck on a bass.
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 12:02 pm

Yeah true....but so much of the bass's vibe comes from the neck. I like it, but it's not me, you know? I really really want to try an old Ric. I think that's the neck and bass for me. I love the slim Ibanez or ESP necks, but I always have a soft spot (period Laughing) for thrashing on a baseball bat type neck.

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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 2:11 pm

Wow, Jeff! Now that bass is a great Kahler candidate!

Bill/Darkstrike uses roller string trees, but I cannot remember where he got them from. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 2:12 pm

You can buy them from Warmoth and I'm pretty sure Stewmac and Allparts carry them.
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 2:14 pm

Speaking of Bill/Darkstrike, where has he been? It's been almost a week since he's logged in here. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Sat May 02, 2009 2:23 pm

He comes and goes, it seems. I've seen him around on TalkBass. He's probably over there right now talking smack about us Rolling Eyes lol!
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Mon May 04, 2009 9:57 am

I got mine from StewMac Eric.



Chowderboots wrote:
He comes and goes, it seems. I've seen him around on TalkBass. He's probably over there right now talking smack about us Rolling Eyes lol!

You're all bums, ya were born bums, and ya'll die bums.....


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Damn' nice bass. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Mon May 04, 2009 1:45 pm

That we are!!
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Mon May 04, 2009 7:04 pm

THERE you are, Bill!

Well, you know what they say. It takes a bum to know one! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Mon May 04, 2009 10:36 pm

Oh snap! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Mon May 04, 2009 10:43 pm

'scuse me? Suspect





Pro bum right here, I'm almost hobo level........ lol!
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Mon May 04, 2009 11:05 pm

Hahaha well I'm union...minimum of 3 bums for any given call (lead, master bum, deck bum)...15 min break every 2 hours, 30 mins for lunch/dinner every 4 hours of work. Any questions?
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Tue May 05, 2009 7:33 am

Chowderboots wrote:
Hahaha well I'm union...minimum of 3 bums for any given call (lead, master bum, deck bum)...15 min break every 2 hours, 30 mins for lunch/dinner every 4 hours of work. Any questions?
ya, as long as your not sitting on your bum being lazy at work huh???
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Tue May 05, 2009 11:40 am

Another good candidate Wink 6th from the bottom, it's been defretted but Pedulla 5 strings aren't found for under 2K that often!

http://www.basscentral.com/2003/pedulla.shtml

This is a Mark Egan model



I inquired about it to see if it was still available and Beaver Felton wrote back telling me indeed it was!
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PostSubject: Re: A good candidate for a tremolo system   Tue May 05, 2009 10:37 pm

The string angles on the headstock worry me and so does the amount of room between the end of the bass and the bridge pickup...it would suck if it didn't work out so well (like on my Kelly).
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