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Posted by paige on January 06, 2000 at 13:22:24:
In Reply to: Re: Simandl Method posted by Rob Perl on January 06, 2000 at 13:08:25:
: I have two six string MTD Basses custom made by Michael Tobias (formerly the maker Tobias Basses). The fretted is made from tulip wood with a maple burl top; the fretless is solid spalted korina wood. They both have Wenge necks and finger boards and custom Bartolini preamps with selectable
: mid range boost.
: I had an LB76 fretless. It was a great all purpose axe! They make them alot better now. Funny - I traded up to a Pedulla, but the Carvin sounded better!
Now I HAVE to come up there just to see those basses! I am truly in love with my Carvin LB76. Its action is set really low which is forcing me to play with a lighter touch (and that is a good thing). I am finishing recording a demo cut of a tune called "As the Deer" using my Alembic Epic fretless on the bass part, and the Carvin as the solo instrument. This Carvin is so sweeeet. Such a gentle, warm tone... and to get the prettiest tone out of it, I have to play so lightly... and my Alembic Epic... Mahogany body, Walnut top, ebony fretboard... it just sings with all that wonderful fretless mwahhh that you would ever want to pull from it - very dark, warm and fat sounding.
Which Pedulla did you change to... the Pentabuzz? I played one of those last year - man! That glassed neck... what an experience. Very cool sound... but not for me. The minute I heard and played that Alembic, my mind was made up. The Alembic's not for everyone.. pretty one-dimensional sound... but it's the sound I have been searching for years to find. Perfect JAzz ax. I use the Carvin for my contemporary P&W gig, and the Alembic for my jazz stuff.
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