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Michael W. Malotte replied to Richard Carpenter's discussion Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree?
"I agree 1000%! I never understood buying "new old" equipment. The more pristine I can keep mine, the better - I like a sharp looking bass"
14 hours ago
James Clark commented on James Clark's blog post tone.
"thats rite Richard, I have to laugh though, these kids are like how can I get whoevers tone, this is why I rote this. they need to see its not just the kind of bass or pedals, its the player and how they use the gear they have. I agree with you as…"
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Richard Carpenter posted a discussion

Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree?

Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree? I will start with “I do not believe in Relic Basses, I think it is Fraud.” Let the Bashing Begin!!!! Not really. I am just one of those people that thinks Authenticity is Earned Not Fabricated. I have Owned a lot of Basses over the years. Almost all of them have been New or Near Mint and those that have left me looked almost as good as when I got them. AND I PLAYED THEM.I don’t Bang my Gear around, that’s just me but when I do clank one I Cringe and eventually…See More
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Richard Carpenter commented on James Clark's blog post tone.
"The Short answer to your question is Yes across the board. It is Everything in the Chain from Fingers to Ears. The really tricky part to this is that you can take 5 guys and hand them the same Bass plugged into the same rig and if they don't…"
Monday
James Clark shared their blog post on Twitter
Monday
James Clark posted a blog post

tone.

ok so I am not much of a composer of blogs or music for that matter, I improv everything Well, todays improv is tone. Is tone the gear? Is tone the fingers? Yes,. And no. Most of the tone comes from the fingers? Most of the tone comes from the gear? I feel it's a combination of both. If you play over the pickups it's a darker sound verses if you play rite at the bridge its more of a bright sound. Now a good eq pedal helps a lot but if your fingers aren't there then nothing would happen. Another…See More
Monday
James Clark posted a status
"fender fuse won't work with my screenreader even after talking to fender over 2 years ago and helping them."
Monday
Richard Carpenter posted a blog post

Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree?

I will start with “I do not believe in Relic Basses, I think it is Fraud.” Let the Bashing Begin!!!! Not really. I am just one of those people that thinks Authenticity is Earned Not Fabricated. I have Owned a lot of Basses over the years. Almost all of them have been New or Near Mint and those that have left me looked almost as good as when I got them. AND I PLAYED THEM.I don’t Bang my Gear around, that’s just me but when I do clank one I Cringe and eventually get over it. I have seen and…See More
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tone.

Posted by James Clark on October 27, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree?

Posted by Richard Carpenter on October 25, 2014 at 10:43pm

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Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree? 1 Reply

Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree? I will start with “I do not believe in Relic Basses, I think it is Fraud.” Let the Bashing Begin!!!! Not really. I am just one of those people that thinks Authenticity is Earned Not Fabricated. I have Owned a lot of…Continue

Started by Richard Carpenter in The Bass Guitar. Last reply by Michael W. Malotte 14 hours ago.

Dream Bass 52 Replies

GM fellow Bassist,The question today:What is your dream bass?If money is no object what will it be?For me,it's a Fodera Anthony Jackson Presentation Single-Cut,fretless of course.You can get it in any wood combination  you want,0 degree radius…Continue

Started by Wren McKinley in The Bass Guitar. Last reply by Richard Carpenter Sep 28.

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