|Steve Smith (alembickoa)
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 9:26 am: |
Mica or Susan or Ron or whomever...
Has Alembic ever been asked to use the Novax fret system...ala Sheldon Dingwall...on an Alembic bass? I have a friend interested in the fretting system and seriously interested in the product you offer. Is the fanned fret an Alembic option?
|Mica Wickersham (mica)
Post Number: 59
|Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 9:37 am: |
I have been asked a few times for this. As a one-off project, the price for a license from Novax has been prohibitve for the few that have inquired. In addition to the $500 (last time I checked) fee from Novax, you need to have an individual bridge and tailpiece for each string and other engineering considerations. You're talking probably $1000-1500 additional to be the first one to get it on an Alembic.
|Hartmut Engel (haddimudd)
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 7:29 am: |
Would that significantly improve the intonation issues particularly discussed on short scale basses?
|evan meyers (cosmicevan)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 11:53 am: |
i've heard and played a dingwall with the fanned fret system and to my ears it really provides a vibrant and alive b string. one of the best i've ever heard.
|Michael Walker (rockandroller)
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 10:06 am: |
Hartmut: if you had a fanned fret bass, it would no longer BE a short-scale (at least not all of it - fanned-fret instruments usually use longer scale lengths on the lower strings!)