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Posted by cv on February 05, 2001 at 18:41:17:
In Reply to: Re: Realist ? Be aware ! posted by ephross on February 05, 2001 at 08:33:49:
a good question...
IMHO this is up to the player (owner) himself and not for me
to decide. I am only making other bassfriends aware about
Would you fit a pickup such as the Realist on your 45.000USD
Zanetto bass ? I wouldn´t ! My Realist is fitted on a low budget
instrument as it feels wrong to put it on my 150 year Schöndorf...
The bridge will move around slightly when using your bass "on the road"
a known fact. Will the pickup create larger marks thrue this motion ?
A vital part regarding the sound is the bridge and the way
it makes 100% contact with the top on both two feet.
It takes a good trained luthier to make this fitting properly.
One can only speculate how much the motion and pickup
will reduce the contact area in percent and sound over the years.
If these marks would have appeared on an other less vital part
it would not be as bad. A bridge can be replaced and the cost is
reasonable but a top ?
IMHO it´s most reasonable to make other bassplayers aware
of these marks as there are several other alternatives.
Check Bob Gollihurs fantastic webpages for other pickups.
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