Post Number: 352
|Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 6:42 pm: |
I've been toying with the idea of adding a ramp to my Rogue 5.
I became intereted in the mod since vewing pics of Gary Willis's signature bass and after doing some research I've found a couple of people who will build a ramp to whatever specs you can provide.
I would however would like the Mothership to build one for me and I will send off an e-mail to sister Mica in the event she doesn't see this post to see if this is something that can be done.
I would love to hear from someone on the board if they use a ramp also.
Post Number: 1402
|Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 7:02 pm: |
Here's a Rogue with a ramp: http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/5651.html
Post Number: 354
|Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 9:07 pm: |
Thanks fc.I saw this soon after I bought my Rogue and thought it was interesting but paid no real attention to it.Now I'm real interested.
Post Number: 2260
|Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:47 am: |
What is the purpose of the ramp?
Post Number: 1797
|Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:19 am: |
Here's an explanation and how to on ramps.
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 9:08 am: |
I've been using ramps for about eight years, I usually just make them myself out of ebony, or rosewood, I works great to keep your fingers from getting under the strings, Gary Willis first came up with the idea on an early tobias, There were ten pre-gibson tobias made like that, I owned one, It was one of the better basses I've ever played. You want the ramp to be radius to match the fretboard so the height is consistent across all the strings. Good luck, B
Post Number: 2014
|Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 12:32 pm: |
And I thought a ramp was something you placed a car onto so you can work on it!!
Post Number: 263
|Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 3:51 pm: |
Went the aforementioned website to read up on ramps. Interesting. I especially liked the quote "Many people use ramps to train the plucking fingers and eventually remove them." I hope they are referring to the ramp itself and not one's plucking fingers. If that's the case I'll just use a pick.
Post Number: 2261
|Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7:11 am: |
I had no idea! I did forward that link to a friend, and maybe I'll experiment a bit myself. Thanks!
Post Number: 1314
|Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7:50 am: |
Huh, imagine that! And here I was thinking the purpose was to provide a constant thumb anchor up & down the string.