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Posted by Stefan (217.208.82.182) on November 24, 2002 at 14:57:22:

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

See below for my responses.

: BASSISTíS QUESTIONAIRES

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

: B: 5

: 2: What is your preferred scale length?

: C: 34Ē

: 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?

: A: Bolt on

: 7: On a headed bass do you prefer?

: B: A string retainer headstock

: 8: On a 4 string headed bass do you prefer:

: A: 4 in line tuners

: 9: Do you prefer your basses truss rod to be:

: B: Double action

: 10: Do you prefer your basses truss rod to be:

: B: Body adjustable

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

: F: 22

: 12: What size fret wire do you prefer?

: B: Jumbo

: 13: What fingerboard markers do you prefer?

: A: Front dots and side dots

: 14: Do you use strap locks?

: B: No

: 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?

Jazzy funk, funky jazz

:

: 18: What is your preferred number of pickups?

: A: 1

: 20: Would you use piezo pickups?

: A: Yes

: 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?

: B: Passive

: 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?

: E: Other - Musicman Stingray 5

: 27: What is your preferred body material?

: B: Ash

: 28: What is you finish preference?

: E: No preference

: 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?

: B: Bone

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

: B: No

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

: B: No

: 36: When playing do you hold your bass?

: B: Near the chest

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

Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 5 string, fretted

:

: 38: What is your dream production bass?

See question 37.

:

: 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

B-G

: 43: Do you change your tuning?

: E: Never (on a five)

: 44: Do you prefer your controls to be set up?

: B: Front scratch plate mounted

: 45: What type of strings do you use?

: A: Stainless steel

: 46: What is your preferred string gauge?

40. 60, 80, 100, 125

:

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

: B: Side

:

: 48: What type of knob do you prefer?

: A: Domed knurled

: 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: EBS BassIQ envelope filter, Trace Elliot SMX Dual compressor

:

: 51: Does your amplifier have any EQ controls?

: A: Yes

: 52: What is your single biggest complaint with the current range of bass guitars?

That there are no EB Musicman six strings and that the fretless cannot not be ad with an ebony fretboard. I also think too many makers go for 35" scale 5+ strings only.

: 53: Any other comments





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