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.

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.


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Re: Graphite anyone?

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

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


That's one beautiful Jazz you've got there too!


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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.
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Re: Graphite anyone?

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

Sorry, don't own a camera ...

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

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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.

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Re: Graphite anyone?

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

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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?
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