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jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4042
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 3:18 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/short-scale-bass-rare-ALEMBIC-/111365493250?pt=Guitar&hash=item19ede69202

Jazzyvee
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3404
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

Very interesting ! I like that demure point style body shape.
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1166
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

Active and non-active capabilities?
Really?
I didn't know Ron offered that as an option.

Wonder what my Distillate would sound like in a passive mode. . .
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3405
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

Paul, I scratched my head on that notion as well !

" Active and non-active capabilities? "
mtjam
Intermediate Member
Username: mtjam

Post Number: 167
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:47 pm:   Edit Post

I really like that bass, too! I would want it in a 30 inch scale, and with frets.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3406
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

I am thinking I would like it best in 32" scale with frets. For fretless my muscle memory works better in "34 scale.
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 1021
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:47 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like standard anniversary electronics, and originally fretted?!?... I'd like to see the build card, I vaguely remember when this bass was built.
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3113
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post

That would have been Tom's Custom "Shorter" Scale Bass. About the same size as a Further guitar . . .

(Message edited by adriaan on May 27, 2014)
gearhed289
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Username: gearhed289

Post Number: 9
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

I have to wonder if they're thinking having the Q switches off equals "non-active"? Cool bass, but I'm with sonicus on the scale length for fretless.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11339
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post

When you unplug it, it's in passive mode.
gtrguy
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Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 749
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post

Ah, how cute!
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1528
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:52 am:   Edit Post

"When you unplug it, it's in passive mode"

hehe...POINTS!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3410
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 2:19 am:   Edit Post

Yes ____, just " Points " ___ In active mode therefore " go get it ", bring it ! " .... .... ....( In Dog Commands ) followed by the words

" Good Dog ! " ________:-)
sonofa_lembic
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Username: sonofa_lembic

Post Number: 2
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post

The original build had it fretted. I asked the seller about it, and he had Norrick Renson here in Los Angeles remove the frets, and install the white lines. A bass with an ultra short scale like that would be extremely difficult to intonate as a fretless. Totally unforgiving. The width of your finger would be wider than the fret span in the upper register.
hifiguy
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Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 412
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

A bass for violin and viola players, it appears. :-)

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