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Posted by A (195.195.239.201) on October 28, 2002 at 03:43:46:

In Reply to: A Bassist's Bass posted by H Tovey on October 25, 2002 at 12:42:28:

: 1: How many strings do you prefer your bass to have?
: A: 4

: 2: What is your preferred scale length?
: E: Donít know

: 3: If you play a 4 string what is your preferred top nut width?
: E: Donít know

: 4: Do you have a preference between?
: C: No preference

: 5: What is your preferred fingerboard material?
: B: Rosewood

: 6: What is your preferred neck to body joint?
: C: Through neck

: 7: On a headed bass do you prefer?
: A: An angled headstock

: 8: On a 4 string headed bass do you prefer:
: D: No preference

: 9: Do you prefer your basses truss rod to be:
: C: No preference

: 10: Do you prefer your basses truss rod to be:
: C: No preference

: 11: How many frets do you like your bass to have?
: D: 24


: 12: What size fret wire do you prefer?
: D: No preference

: 13: What fingerboard markers do you prefer?
: A: Front dots and side dots

: 14: Do you use strap locks?
: A: Yes

: 15: If yes, what brand do you use?
: A: Schaller

: 16: What order do you use these playing styles? (1 being most often, 3 being least often)
: [ 1 ] Finger style
: [ 3 ] Slap
: [ 2 ] Plectrum

: 17: What type of music do you normally play?
Rock (70s), punk and some metal.
:
: 18: What is your preferred number of pickups?
: B: 2

: 19: If two or more, how often do you change the pickup balance?
My basses only have one pickup.

: 20: Would you use piezo pickups?
: C: No preference

: 21: Do you prefer active or passive controls?
: A: Active

: 22: If, active what is your preferred EQ set up?
: B: 3 band EQ (bass, treble, mid)


: 23: Do you prefer active or passive pickups?
: A: Active

: 24: What type of pickup do you prefer?
: B: Humbucker

: 25: What orientation do you play your bass?
: A: Right handed

: 26: What style instrument do you prefer?
: A: Vintage

: 27: What is your preferred body material?
: C: Mahogany

: 28: What is you finish preference?
: B: Stained wood

: 29: What is your preferred string routing?
: B: Through body

: 30: Do you adjust the bridge string height?
: A: Yes

: 31: Do you adjust the bridge string spacing?
: B: No

: 32: Do you adjust the intonation?
: B: No

: 33: What type of top nut do you prefer?
: B: Bone

: 34: Do you prefer to have a zero fret?
: C: No preference

: 35: Do you rest your elbow against the body when playing?
: B: No

: 36: When playing do you hold your bass?
: C: Near the waist

: 37: What make and model bass do you currently play?
Aria IGB 68

: 38: What is your dream production bass?
I really don't know. Possibly a Rickenbacker 8-string.

: 39: Would you play a fretless bass?
: C: Donít know

: 40: Would you play an eight or twelve string?
: A: Yes

: 41: What is your preferred tuner type?
: B: Sealed mini

: 42: What tuning do you use? E.g. E,A,D,G
E,A,D,G

: 43: Do you change your tuning?
: E: Never

: 44: Do you prefer your controls to be set up?
: A: Rear routed cavity front mounted

: 45: What type of strings do you use?
: E: Donít know

: 46: What is your preferred string gauge?
As heavy as possible
:
: 47: Where do you prefer your bassís jack socket to be positioned?
: B: Side

: 48: What type of knob do you prefer?
: E: No preference
:
: 49: Would you buy an instrument made from an artificial material?
: A: Yes
:
: 50: Do you use any effects pedals or outboard preamps?
: A: Yes
: If yes please list: Zoom bfx708

: 51: Does your amplifier have any EQ controls?
: B: No

: 52: What is your single biggest complaint with the current range of bass guitars?
Price. I'm only 16, so i'm forced to buy basses that cost no more then £500 max.

: 53: Any other comments
As long as the bass sounded good enough, the above listed preferences would not really matter that much.
:
: Thank you for completing this questionnaire.
No problem, good luck with your project.

A



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