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Floating Bass Tremolo ?

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by ancient, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. ancient

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    I would, but in the interest of bass players everywhere, and those that must play with them, I wont....;)
     
  3. Stormin

    Stormin Tele's and Plexis Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    22 years ago, I had a bass built with a Kahler bass tremolo. Words can't express what a stupid idea that was.

    Save your money...

    Stormin!
     
  4. Thor

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    There are very few bassists who IMHO have been able to put a bass tremolo system to good use. Randy Coven, Victor Wooten (OK, I can only think of two). And even then they used it sparingly. Please don't ruin a perfectly good bass with a floating bridge.

    My 2 cents - spend it as you see fit (as long as it doesn't go to fund a floating bridge for your bass ;) )

    Cheers,

    Edward
     
  5. walterw

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    a floating bass trem is great, unless you want to, you know, play in a band or something.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gpaMTgBCx0

    ACTUAL VIDEO USE OF A TREM!

    I posted this awhile back, on talkbass. This is Soft Machine doing Tale of Taliesin, with Roy Babbington playing a Fender VI Bass, with a trem...

    ...and at times, in brief shots, he appears to use it....
     

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