Let's Get This Thing Going !!

COME ON ALL YOU BASS PLAYERS. LET"S GET THIS THING GOING !!THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD PLAYERS WITH GREAT INFO AND QUESTIONS OUT THERE

LET'S TALK BASS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN !!!!!!!! :roll: [/b]

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Jimmy! You're back with your original moniker (aka "Pegleg", caused by logging difficulties, in case others don't know). Nice to see, and thanks to MightyModMike for sorting.

You may have read in Mack's Washburn thread his valid point that the cat is a tad quiet. Tim has chipped in that neo-anoraky stuff about how a bass guitar or amp build affects the sound interests him. I'm all for that, and I don't think it's all that covered on other bass sites. Also, I'm fired up by a new job - more money - and a technology dept with a nifty looking set of computer-controlled routers and suchlike. Watch this space.

Meantime, I'm appealing for EVERY low-Hz producer passing through to take the time to register, say hello, and chip in with what they'd like to see here in the category. This is the thread to make your opinion known. With a few ideas contributed, this can become more like the place you want to see.

That said, trademark Guitarsite humour and no-offence-intended mickey-taking of each other is always encouraged.

8) Great news about the new job Oz !!

Forgot to tell you that I just bought a 1992 Burns Bison. The bass sounds pretty close to my original Burns Bison and my Baldwin-Burns Bison. Not my old 50's P Basses, but a good player for certain.

As for the site I have always thought it could be a real trend setter. Most all the other bass sites are a " I have this and you don't "type of thing. I think players want just good honest opinions and knowledge, thrown in with some help every once and a while.

PLAY THAT LEFT HANDED BASS !!!!

Jimmy 8)

1bassleft wrote:
Tim has chipped in that neo-anoraky stuff about how a bass guitar or amp build affects the sound interests him. I'm all for that, and I don't think it's all that covered on other bass sites. Also, I'm fired up by a new job - more money - and a technology dept with a nifty looking set of computer-controlled routers and suchlike. Watch this space.

That said, trademark Guitarsite humour and no-offence-intended mickey-taking of each other is always encouraged.

Certainly think this would be a good way to go and something not covered by many sites, however, my main contribs will be questions as I have very little knowledge to offer.

Congratulations on the job, sounds like a good (read useful) place to get into and more money is always good.

Not sure about trademark Guitarsite humour...that'd require bringing tennis into the bass forum where it really has no place.

Oh, and very envious of the Burns Bison aquisition, that was the first bass I ever lusted after as a kid!

8) Interesting Oz. One of the only "new from the store" basses I have ever purchased was a Baldwin Bison that was hanging on the wall in this little Norteastern Oregon town in 1966. I found a used Baldwin just like it in 1970 and bought it too. I only hope the "new baby" sounds close to the old ones.

JLR 8)

I enquired about the router in the tech dept and it's good enough for grooving teddy patterns out of a piece of MDF for coathook projects, but it won't chunk out a MM5 pup-sized hole from a lump of alder, bah :(

I'm going to rationalize my bag of bits and start thinking about what I might do with them. Probably going to be thinking aloud via a thread here. All chip-in ideas and contributions welcome.

Incidentally, boogieman, you did email me about the Burns you got but I'm not extremely up on the history (unlike the WEM, which I know well). Perhaps you could c+p your question into the forum here? If you don't have the email, I can post it in for you.

Thanks 1Bass------------ please do post the question. You are the computer dude, I am a lowly Bluesman !!! :lol:

Jimmy (Boogieman)'s question to me was this:

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A buddy of mine just bought a fairly new Burns Bison that was made in Korea. He was on his way to a gig last week and stopped in at my place before my band hit the road. We compared Bisons. Mine was made in 92 and it's not Korean. His finish and hardware look a bit better than mine. Pickups seem to be the same. It is not the difference in age. I really believe that the Korean made Bison looks a bit better and has a bit better hardware.

I found it sort of strange. What do you know about the newer Bisons ?

To which I would say "not a lot" I'm afraid. Rather than look stuff up on a search, it'd be much better if a passing Burns bass owner would look in and chime some opinions - thanks in advance.

Yes, A big thanks in advance !!!!

I did speak with a very well respected Luthier who told me that the Koreans have been turning out some world class work in the past few years.

Boogieman 8)

IME, Koreans have always made basses as well as they've been allowed to make them. Yes, there were a lot of ply-bodied guitars made in Korea in the 90s but that coincided with the decision by the majors to cut costs on materials as well as labour (Squier Strats instantly became ply as soon as they shifted from Japan to Korea).

However, I have a Young Chang 1990 Fenix that is alder-bodied and an excellent Jazz replica (I'm the originator of the Fenix history that some Fenix sellers on Fleeb have annoyingly misquoted to imply that they're better than Japanese Squiers. They aren't, but the rumours I had at the time from working at a magazine were that YC was using the best leftovers for their own brand). Even '90s ply-bodied Arias have decent playability and tone compared with similarly priced competition of the time.

Nowadays, many manufacturers use Korea to produce good mid-level instruments from decent materials. I use a Cort Action V as my backup lefty 5-string and it's not bad. There's a not-great gap under the extended fingerboard and the agathis (eastern alder) body, and the (Mighty Mite, I suspect) pups are boringly generic sounding, but the latter is beyond the factory's control; bean-counters at work again. I've got a temptation to use it as the basis of some serious rerouting for a much nicer bass.

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