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Posted by shuzzbutt (66.134.33.190) on November 01, 2002 at 11:47:39:

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

BASSISTíS QUESTIONAIRES

: 1: How many strings do you prefer your bass to have?
: B: 5

: 2: What is your preferred scale length?
: C: 34Ē

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

: F: Same as Fender Jazz

: 4: Do you have a preference between?
: B: Headed bass


: 5: What is your preferred fingerboard material?
: A: Maple

: 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:
: B: 3x1 tuners

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

: 10: Do you prefer your basses truss rod to be:
: A: Headstock adjustable


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


: 12: What size fret wire do you prefer?
C: Vintage:

: 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?
: B: Dunlop

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

: 17: What type of music do you normally play?
All, but mostly Jazz
:
: 18: What is your preferred number of pickups?
: B: 2


: 19: If two or more, how often do you change the pickup balance?
: A: All the time

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?
Prefer double pole like musicman uses.

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

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


: 27: What is your preferred body material?
: I: Whatever vintage Fender Jazz used.

: 28: What is you finish preference?
A) Natural
: 29: What is your preferred string routing?
: A: Through bridge


: 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?
: A: Yes


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

: E: Brass


: 34: Do you prefer to have a zero fret?

: C: No preference

: 35: Do you rest your elbow against the body when playing?
: A: Yes

: 36: When playing do you hold your bass?
: B: Near the chest


: 37: What make and model bass do you currently play?
Fender Jazz Reissues and MusicMan Stingray 4& 5 string:

: 38: What is your dream production bass?
See above/add graphite neck
:
: 39: Would you play a fretless bass?
: A: Yes


: 40: Would you play an eight or twelve string?
: B: No


: 41: What is your preferred tuner type?
: A: Vintage


: 42: What tuning do you use? E.g. E,A,D,G
EADG
: 43: Do you change your tuning?
: D: Not very often

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


: 45: What type of strings do you use?
: B: Nickel,


: 46: What is your preferred string gauge?
HEAVY!

: 47: Where do you prefer your bassís jack socket to be positioned?
: A: Front


: 48: What type of knob do you prefer?

: D: Speed dial numbered


: 49: Would you buy an instrument made from an artificial material?
: A: Yes - Graphite neck, otherwise no

:
: 50: Do you use any effects pedals or outboard preamps?
: A: Yes
: If yes please list:
Volume pedal, sometimes phaser
:
: 51: Does your amplifier have any EQ controls?
: A: Yes - standard


: 52: What is your single biggest complaint with the current range of bass guitars? finding a 5 string that sounds good

: 53: Any other comments

:
: Thank you for completing this questionnaire.




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