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 New (to me) NS/Stick(s) day! 
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So, through a remarkable chain of events, I ended up with that green half-fretless:

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It's only taken a few evenings' practice to get the ol' double-bass muscle memory down to short-scale. I love the *MUWWAHHRRrrr*! :D



Part of the arrangement also included this pretty, earlier generation "fixer-upper." It was re-wired so I'm going to fix that and do some cosmetic work before I resell it.

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Note the rounded (instead of beveled) neck:

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Part No. on the electronics plate:

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Does anybody know if the older models also had the power-switch jack?

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Zaubertuba.!

That's my fave colour scheme and my fave Stick that I one day hope to own.

Congrats on reinvigorating you're Sticky world. :D

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Nice! How does it sound through your fEARful?


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Stickrad wrote:
Zaubertuba.!

That's my fave colour scheme and my fave Stick that I one day hope to own.

Congrats on reinvigorating you're Sticky world. :D


Thanks! I'll post some better pics tonight.


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Nice! How does it sound through your fEARful?


It sounds killer, though I still need to get new strings for it--the old "B" on my backup set is dying. :oops:

Now that you mention it, I should probably revisit the L-pad on my fEARful (I usually run the highs on the horn tweeter rolled off a bit) and see how that affects the tone.

Our trio's rehearsing on Monday, so I'll get a better idea how well it works with the group.

I'm thinking of picking up another G2 or MPX 1 so I can tailor my bass-side delay/reverb effects a little better (the G2 can do both sides but I've come to realize it would still be easier having a separate processor for each side). Then I'll build a smaller complementary cabinet (doesn't need to go quite as low as the fEARful) so I can run those effects pseudo-stereo. :twisted:

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Then I'll build a smaller complementary cabinet (doesn't need to go quite as low as the fEARful) so I can run those effects pseudo-stereo. :twisted:

Are you prepared for how that will complicate your stage layout?

I am still planning to build a fEARful, probably a True Three Way 1212/6 (I think I could get an Okoume build below 60 pounds), but for now I am focused on finishing my prototype, filing my patent application, and starting a business: it is my best chance to get to the other side of the poverty threshold.


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Are you prepared for how that will complicate your stage layout?


Just an extra cable and cabinet, really. I could handle EQ in the Lexicons, though I suppose it'd be easier gig-to-gig having a physically accessible highpass filter for the second cabinet.

My keyboardist just started doing Stereo--gotta keep up with the joneses! ;)

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I am still planning to build a fEARful, probably a True Three Way 1212/6 (I think I could get an Okoume build below 60 pounds), but for now I am focused on finishing my prototype, filing my patent application, and starting a business: it is my best chance to get to the other side of the poverty threshold.


Best of luck to you. My brother's been actually working on several hi-fi cabinet designs for the home market, and several of them sound amazing. I think sometimes the biggest problem is just getting past the design phase and getting your product out there.

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I've been away for a while... probably over 2 months since I have been on Stickist.com... sorry for my late comments...

Is this the green half-fretless from San Francisco?

I saw the earlier post and contacted him about what is being said in this forum... If I had to funds I would have totally bought it...

Congrats!

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