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PostSubject: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:28 pm

Hello all,

I just registered on this site, so I figured I'd tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Ryan, so you can call me that if you wish instead of big_mits. My username is big_mits because I have them, as well as big feet. I am constantly teased about my "tug boats" Laughing

I play multiple instruments, but for the most part I focus on piano and bass. Piano was my first instrument, and I picked up bass about 8 months ago now. For piano, 90% of the music I play is ragtime; I love me some syncopation! For bass, I play basically whatever, and that's why I really like it. I love experimenting with new sounds; and I love the idea of having a tremolo on my bass! Although I do not have one at the moment, I am in the development stages of building my own bass, so I will definitely have a trem installed on it.

Well, that's about it. I could bore you more, but for now I'll keep quiet What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:34 pm

Hey dude, welcome to the forum! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:37 pm

Welcome, man! Even without owning a trem, you're just as much a member of this site as anyone else. We're here to help you step into the fascinating world of bass trems!
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:42 pm

Greetings, Ryan! Welcome to the asylum! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:59 pm

Chowderboots wrote:
Welcome, man! Even without owning a trem, you're just as much a member of this site as anyone else. We're here to help you step into the fascinating world of bass trems!

Ya I was a member here for like a year without a trem. In fact, I still don't. Its in the shop right now having one installed (its been there for a month already... I went there today after school and the guy said that the guy who was supposed to be working on it is on vacation, and will be back on wednesday. Should be done towards the end of the week Mad)

So ya, I wouldn't worry about it. Most of the trem discussion is either random troubleshooting stuff or lusting after weird, obscure, and often long discontinued trems in the Other Brands section. You won't feel left out

So anyway, don't keep your mouth shut. We need more regulars here.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:36 pm

welcome ryan.

i joined here to get as much info as i could before i attemped an trem install on a bass. members here were a tremendous source of information. 2 installs later, i consider myself pretty darn good at it, but only because of the help i got here.

..... and i continue to gain information here from other members experience. we dont just talk about trems.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:43 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. You guys seem like a knowledgeable bunch, so I'll be sure to ask questions when I have some, or just contribute when I can.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:54 pm

big_mits wrote:
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. You guys seem like a knowledgeable bunch, so I'll be sure to ask questions when I have some, or just contribute when I can.

Make yourself at home! Smile
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PostSubject: Welcome to the board Ryan !!!!!!   Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:22 am

what's a trem?
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:31 pm

I'm pretty sure I'm the one who is supposed to ask that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:41 pm

well, until I found this place, that's kinda what I thought about them..eh, a wanker toy to noodle with...

next thing I knew these guys gave me an education. Like the gang says, you don't have to have one to be here, as there's a whole lot of other non-trem topics to choose from....

p.s. I STILL think it is a wanker toy lol!

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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:45 pm

amimbari wrote:
well, until I found this place, that's kinda what I thought about them..eh, a wanker toy to noodle with...

next thing I knew these guys gave me an education. Like the gang says, you don't have to have one to be here, as there's a whole lot of other non-trem topics to choose from....

Mhmm there's lots of awesome reasons to have a trem.

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p.s. I STILL think it is a wanker toy lol!


It sure as hell is! Very Happy


So, Ryan, what kind of tremolo do you want to have on your bass? What kind of bass do you hope to wind up with?
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:39 pm

I'm not really sure what kind of trem I want on my bass, that's kind of why I joined here, just to see the options and decide later. As for the bass I want to end up with, that's a harder question...

I just recently upgraded to my first "real" bass, a fretless Warwick Corvette Standard, that I purchased off of eBay; it's amazing. But the bass that I want the tremolo on would be a bass of my own design, which I am in the designing stages of already.

And about trems being a wanker toy to noodle with...Well, you're pretty much right. Laughing But they are awesome, and I love the idea of having all options available sound-wise with my bass.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:10 pm

big_mits wrote:
I'm not really sure what kind of trem I want on my bass, that's kind of why I joined here, just to see the options and decide later.

Well, we're big Kahler fans here, and for good reason. They have more range than anything else on the market, and only need top routing, so they don't mess with your tone. If fact, they're better than most stock bridges. And personally, I'd feel bad about installing most trems on any bass that was even remotely nice because I just don't want to cut into it like that. Instead I went with a Kahler, and am getting it installed on my Spector, which is probably the nicest bass I'll own for a long, long time.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:31 pm

i dont think a kahler 00 or hybrid would fit on a warwick corvette either way ... and here we go again with the guessing back and forth from the intonation line deal. i just dont think theres enuff wood behind the bridge.

but if your designing a bass of your own concotion ... space is something to take into consideration. kahlers cover quite a bit of real estate. i have some spec sheets and mech drawings i made up here somewhere of the 7410 hybrid i could send you ... i just gotta find em first. it has more info and measurements on it than you can get from kahler.

i posted it somewhere else here ... anyone know how i can find it???
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:07 pm

madmike wrote:
i dont think a kahler 00 or hybrid would fit on a warwick corvette either way ... and here we go again with the guessing back and forth from the intonation line deal. i just dont think theres enuff wood behind the bridge.

They definitly do. Warwick offer it as a custom shop option.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:41 pm

madmike wrote:
i dont think a kahler 00 or hybrid would fit on a warwick corvette either way ... and here we go again with the guessing back and forth from the intonation line deal. i just dont think theres enuff wood behind the bridge.

but if your designing a bass of your own concotion ... space is something to take into consideration. kahlers cover quite a bit of real estate. i have some spec sheets and mech drawings i made up here somewhere of the 7410 hybrid i could send you ... i just gotta find em first. it has more info and measurements on it than you can get from kahler.

i posted it somewhere else here ... anyone know how i can find it???

If you could send that to me, that would be great! I could use all the help I can get Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:57 pm

was just thinking about it again .......

a hybrid would fit on a warwick corvette ... they got that 2 piece bridge and stop dealie. plenty of room in the rear section.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:01 pm

lemme see if this works ........



hooray! all this computer hacking is making me thirsty ... ill just order a tab.

i dont know where you live or what units of measure they use there, but here in the usa we do our drawings in inches.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:43 pm

FOR THE RECORD, since that picture is so damn helpful, I've saved it to my computer...just to have it on hand for all of our reference. Thanks again, Mike!

And bottoms up. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:01 pm

Wow, that's amazing. Thanks a bunch! I have also saved it to my computer.

I also live in the US, so I'm pretty familiar with inches Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New Member...   Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:43 am

We are going to change over to metric, don't foget.

Welcome, I like to yhink of this site of not just a bass trem site, but a free thinking and open minded places where you can discuss ideas about anything.
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