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Yvarg



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PostSubject: Another new person   Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:43 pm

Hello all, I was directed here from the Talkbass forums and I'm looking forward to learning some more about bass tremolos here. I'm a fairly recent convert to bass trems, having built a bass that uses a kahler this past January. Here's a few pics of the bass:




I think that's it. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Another new person   Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Wait, built? You made that yourself? That thing is awesome. Looks really professional.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new person   Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:37 pm

Welcome, Yvarg! Glad to have you here!

That is quite the bass you have there! The body style makes me think of a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar.

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PostSubject: Re: Another new person   Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:13 pm

Thanks, I went to Robeto Venn School of Luthiery this past fall to learn to build guitars (hopefully professionally one day), so the bass is biproduct of that.

I styled the bass after Rickenbacker's 4005 model (which was styled after their guitars).
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PostSubject: Re: Another new person   Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:26 pm

As everyone here will tell you, I am usually concerned about basses with trems that have extreme string angle at the headstock, and I noticed that your bass has all four strings going off at odd angles. Do you have any tuning stability issues with this bass?

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PostSubject: Re: Another new person   Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:38 pm

That's fascinating! And gorgeous! I'm also curious about the string angles and how it works with extreme use of the tremolo.

Makes me think of something John Entwistle would own...