Graphite anyone?

Graphite anyone?

Postby ghiadub » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:07 pm

Graphite necks have a tone all their own. I have been working on this neck for a LONG time. I finally found the time to finish it and get it on a body and get it adjusted. I have to say, these moses necks are fussy, but now that it is finally adjusted and locked in it is a nice player.
DSC02833.JPG



The modulus is a whole other story, as soon as I dropped it on a body, it just oozed goodness. I have been reluctant to mess with it because it has the best "blossom" of any fretless I have touched.

DSC02831.JPG


What chu got?
"Play the music, not the instrument"

Ghiadub Trio | Makosa | Campfire Crooners | Videos
User avatar
ghiadub
Bouncer
 

Re: Graphite anyone?

Postby GonzoBass » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:42 pm

Sh-yeah!
Love mine and the super low action it gives me.
Solid as um, a rock!!!

Image

That's one beautiful Jazz you've got there too!
:drool
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/

Image

Aloha-
Papa Gonzo
User avatar
GonzoBass
Global Bouncer
 
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Links: .
Tools:
Steinberger XP2 Workhorse (DB Bridge)
Steinberger XP2 (B-E-A-D)
Steinberger XP2A (Back Up)
Wilkat GonzoBass #001
Fender Deluxe 24 Fret Jazz
EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
Synsonic Half Scale
Fender Mandolin
A couple Flea Ukuleles
and a few guitars...

Rigs:
Small-
GK MB112 combo
Medium-
GK MB500
GK 2x10 Neo
Large-
GK 1001 Mark II 2x10 combo
GK 1x15 RBS

Effects:
Line 6 Bass POD XT Live
BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer

Re: Graphite anyone?

Postby nolabass » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:42 am

Don't own one myself but one of my favorite studio bassist, Hutch Hutchinson plays a Stars Guitars PBass wih a graphite neck. I swear I can't tell it ain't wood on his recordings. Check out Bonnie Raitts Nick Of Time album.....some really sweet bass on that record.
~~~ ~ _@
~~ ~ _- \,
~~ (*)/ (*)

"Everything Is Oaks & Herbs, My Nerbs" Dr. John
User avatar
nolabass
Global Bouncer
 
Location: New Orleans

Re: Graphite anyone?

Postby Golem » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:04 am

Sorry, don't own a camera ...

Berger XL2 & XL2A
Moses VJB 434FL
Peavey G4FL

..... plus a Moses GnL 4 FL neck that still "AIn't got no baawwwww ... dee."

Long gone: Berger XM2D FL.

Carbon rocks.

The XL2's are fretted. They are a very useful accessory for the FL player. Easy to carry, stay in tune in medium-long storage, and so they are easy to keep at hand for those not-always-predicatable situations where you can't play FL cuz you just can't hear yourself worth a sh*t. I am dopeslapping myself cuz last night is the only time in years that I got caught out like that *without* a trusty Berger to fall back on. I couldn't wait to get out of there. I swear the clock on the wall kept backing up.

New basses are red. Used basses are black.
- - ---- -- - --- - - - --- - ---- -- - - --- - -- - -

In a perfect world
At the end of the day
Tomorrow never comes.
User avatar
Golem
 

Re: Graphite anyone?

Postby Shakey Slim » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:31 am

.
Last edited by Shakey Slim on Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Shakey Slim
 
Location: Spokanistan

Re: Graphite anyone?

Postby ghiadub » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:14 pm

Shakey Slim wrote:My Peavey B-Quad 5. Graphite necks definitely have a brighter, more "active" sound than wood planks. I find that I struggle more with technique and touch on the graphite than I do on wood. Don't know which sound I like better, though. After playing the Peavey, my Sterling seems to have a much more forgiving sound when it comes to finger noise and such.

BTW, I also carry my Steinie XL2A as a backup bass.


Does that have the piezo pickups?
If so, do you use them much and what for?
"Play the music, not the instrument"

Ghiadub Trio | Makosa | Campfire Crooners | Videos
User avatar
ghiadub
Bouncer
 


Return to FRETLESS



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron