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Posted by Som (193.1.82.23) on March 03, 2003 at 10:32:03:

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

: I am a university design student in england. I am trying to design a true bassists bass for my final year project. To that end I have created a questionnaire that I am trying to get as many bassists as possible to fill in. If anyone reading this would please take the time to fill in there answers and post them i would be very grateful. Thanks H.

: BASSISTíS QUESTIONAIRES

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

2: What is your preferred scale length?

: C: 34Ē


: 3: If you play a 4 string what is your preferred top nut width?
: A: 38mm


: 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

: 8: On a 4 string headed bass do you prefer:
: C: 2x2 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?
: B: 20

: 12: What size fret wire do you prefer?
: A: medium

: 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
: [ 1 ] Slap
: [ 1 ] Plectrum
I switch around a lot!

: 17: What type of music do you normally play?
IN bands mostly Rock, but on my own Anything from blues to funk.
:
: 18: What is your preferred number of pickups?
: B: 2


: 19: If two or more, how often do you change the pickup balance?
: B: Regularly

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

: 21: Do you prefer active or passive controls?
: B: Passive

: 23: Do you prefer active or passive pickups?
: B: Passive

: 24: What type of pickup do you prefer?
: A: Single Coil

: 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?
: C: Solid colour

: 29: What is your preferred string routing?
: C: No preference

: 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?
: A: Plastic

: 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?
: D: Below the waist

: 37: What make and model bass do you currently play?
Fender P-Bass
:
: 38: What is your dream production bass?
The fender Geddy Lee Jazz Signature
:
: 39: Would you play a fretless bass?
: C: Donít know

: 40: Would you play an eight or twelve string?
: C: Donít know

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

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

: 43: Do you change your tuning?
: C: Occasionally

: 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?
.045 .065 .085 .105
:
: 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

:
: 49: Would you buy an instrument made from an artificial material?
:: B: No

:
: 50: Do you use any effects pedals or outboard preamps?
: A: Yes
: If yes please list:
Boss ODB3, 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?
I'd love if Fender's had thinner bodies and not as heavy!

: 53: Any other comments

:
: Thank you for completing this questionnaire.




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