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LOL WHAT. Retrofit bass trem.

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: LOL WHAT. Retrofit bass trem. Reply with quote

Although it looks like it needs you bass to be routed for a strat trem cavity, so not quite a drop-in option. But it does make me wonder why this has never really been done before.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has... it's just uncommon.

Most bassists aren't interested in trems, it doesn't have much use for standard bass line playing... Hell, even in the VI communities I'm part of, a lot of players don't like that the Fender VI has a trem. That said, there are many who use it to good effect, including those famous dudes like Jet Harris.

I doubt I'd get a trem unit on a 4-string; but I intend to eventually add a Bigsby B5 to my Schecter Ultra VI.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen them before on talkbass, but definitely not common. I figure if you have one, then you are playing really shitty "nothing but smooth jazz bass solo jam band masturbatory bullshit" music.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les Claypool has basses with trems on 'em


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I figure if you have one, then you are playing really shitty "nothing but smooth jazz bass solo jam band masturbatory bullshit" music.


Yeah, so none of this four-string nonsense. Somebody make a trem for one of these:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
BillClay wrote:
I figure if you have one, then you are playing really shitty "nothing but smooth jazz bass solo jam band masturbatory bullshit" music.


Yeah, so none of this four-string nonsense. Somebody make a trem for one of these:




Hahahaha, I think if I saw that bass in real life I would throw up, rub my balled up fists in the vomit and punch the person responsible for me ever having seen it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillClay wrote:
I've seen them before on talkbass, but definitely not common. I figure if you have one, then you are playing really shitty "nothing but smooth jazz bass solo jam band masturbatory bullshit" music.


lol I hate jazz
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
BillClay wrote:
I figure if you have one, then you are playing really shitty "nothing but smooth jazz bass solo jam band masturbatory bullshit" music.


Yeah, so none of this four-string nonsense. Somebody make a trem for one of these:



Does anyone elsethink "conklin guitars," (or is that suppose to be "conkling guitars"?) sounds like a euphemism?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone elsethink "conklin guitars," (or is that suppose to be "conkling guitars"?) sounds like a euphemism?


I do now.

"Quit conklin' that guitar! You'll ruin the finish."
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazz is great but the fact that Les Claypool has them on his bass is reason enough not to get one.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ain't talking about JAZZ, I'm talking bout Kenny G elevator shit where the bass player plays solos throughout the whole thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
damienblair17 wrote:
Does anyone elsethink "conklin guitars," (or is that suppose to be "conkling guitars"?) sounds like a euphemism?


I do now.

"Quit conklin' that guitar! You'll ruin the finish."


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be awesome for playing the Humpty Dance.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use the fuck outta that thing.

and fuck some wank ass solo jazz crap.
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