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PostSubject: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:39 pm







A 1982 Kramer DMZ6000. 20 fret (Sad) luminum neck with walnut inserts. Maple and Walnut Alembic style body. Dimarzio Pickups. It's so hair metal, but I love it anyway. I saw it at this used guitar store, and I felt an inexplicable attraction to it. I love the tone, bright as hell. I'm thinking about replacing the tone knobs with no-load pots sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:22 pm

Is this the bass you did your recording with? It sounds killer!

I once had a Kramer Flying V that had that exact same neck. It had a really interesting tone and feel to it. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:25 pm

EricHaven wrote:
Is this the bass you did your recording with? It sounds killer!

It is. I really love it to bits. Those pictures don't do it justice. SO much better looking in person. I like the tone a lot, too. I've heard people complain that it's too harsh, but I love it, and I usually solo the bridge pickup, with the tone all the way up and the low cut switch on (ie, as much treble and as little bass as possible). Even then, it's not harsh, just really bright and crunchy.


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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:27 pm

And looks like you have quite a wide variety of tonal options to choose from. So many knobs and switches! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:31 pm

It's not that many, just a 3-way pickup selector, 2 volume, 2 tone and 2 low cut switches. But you can get a lot of tones out of it. I've fiddled with it a ton, and I've only found a few that are unusable.
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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:48 pm

LOL! You're talking to a guy who (despite running two channels of sound from the bass) only uses volume controls, and that's it. No switches, no coil taps, no tone controls, no active, nada, nothing. ziltch. So for me, I would quickly find myself lost on your bass! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:59 pm

That is killer, man. bounce The way you describe it makes me kinda hungry. For a couple chimichangas and some fried ice cream or something, man. In other words, that bass is about to give me a stroke! hahahaha "crunch"...mmmhhh

I get confused easily by controls. Active pickups are to me like motorcycles are to cats. It sounds unnatural no matter where you have a preamp compared to having a pickup go straight through a volume pot to the output. I do like switches, though, which kinda goes against my whole love for simplicity and as few controls as possible, so my whole idea of my ideal bass control setup is about finding a balance between the simplicity and the amount of switches to flip when I need a quick change of sound as I get bored...
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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:13 am

More switches the better IMO! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:02 pm

I feel the same way, within reason. Those Alembics with 50 different knobs and switches? a bit much. 2 volume knobs and a 3 band eq, with mid selector switch (ie an Aguilar OBP-3, what I have on my Spector)? awesome. Though I'm starting to dig the relative simplicity of my Kramer.
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PostSubject: Re: It's not new, even for me, but it is very shiny!   Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:21 am

It makes me think of my friend's Carvin guitars. I think those are the most genius things on the planet. They sound KILLER and they're so versatile. If I were to go through one output with my guitars, I'd want them wired exactly like the Carvin V220.
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