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Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby acmeman on 23 Feb 2012, 09:33

Anyone tried these out?

Certainly look cool

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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby david1234 on 23 Feb 2012, 09:56

They do look cool. I'd like to hear them some time.
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby jezzamac on 23 Feb 2012, 12:25

I think there is a thread on this very subject somewhere.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7248&p=101809&hilit=alumitone#p101809
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby acmeman on 23 Feb 2012, 15:26

Thanks Jezzamac I saw that a few times which covers the P's
I was wondering if the bars might be a little different.

I don't mind the sound of the Lace P's as good as any.
The main attraction for me is purely vanity.

Will they look cool in my black lak :)

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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby bassbass on 24 Feb 2012, 09:58

I first saw these aluma pickups at namm 5 years ago. They are really interesting design-wise and I had a good chat with Don Lace about them. This was before the bass versions were around of course, so I only heard the humbuckers, but personally I didn't like the tone - it had some strange resonance in the upper mid range. It was beyond the frequency response... I couldn't put my finger on it. I thought it might be the amp, but wondered if it was the actual pickup technology itself.

these days I've heard all sorts of samples and stuff on the net of different versions of the aluma pickup, and personally I hear this strange colour in all of them...

We all hear different things in different sounds though, and many folks like these pickups... I guess its an aquired taste.

It's hard in Aus to try out stuff like this because the shops just don't have them, but I say go for it! We have to take chances to find our sound. if you don't like them, throw 'em on ebay...
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby WestOfBen on 29 Feb 2012, 09:03

There is a hilarious video on youtube of some guy bagging them big time.
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby acmeman on 29 Feb 2012, 18:02

WestOfBen wrote:There is a hilarious video on youtube of some guy bagging them big time.


Going to need a link for that one please.
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby whatthekoon on 01 Mar 2012, 03:06

acmeman wrote:
WestOfBen wrote:There is a hilarious video on youtube of some guy bagging them big time.


Going to need a link for that one please.


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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby weemac on 01 Mar 2012, 09:14

whatthekoon wrote:
acmeman wrote:
WestOfBen wrote:There is a hilarious video on youtube of some guy bagging them big time.


Going to need a link for that one please.





H'mm, sounds like he knows boats......

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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby bassbass on 01 Mar 2012, 17:45

Thank god for the information super highway for bringing incredible musicians like this within our reach...
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby acmeman on 01 Mar 2012, 19:30

:eyebrow: not a good bass that one.
..and he disses gibbo's and rick's :hmm

The man has some serious GAS issues.

Besides his strong dislike of some famous basses... I kind of like him :clap:

Wasn't he in Spinal Tap?

Edit: The only problem with this video or bass is, those pickups are not the Lace P's or the Bass bars
they look like guitar pickups to me.
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby whatthekoon on 02 Mar 2012, 06:00

acmeman wrote:Edit: The only problem with this video or bass is, those pickups are not the Lace P's or the Bass bars
they look like guitar pickups to me.


I think they are the P90 versions meant as replacements for the small pickups in Steinbergers.
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby WestOfBen on 06 Mar 2012, 10:39

That's the video. Sorry for not linking. Yeah, realllly baaad.
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby PilbaraBass on 06 Mar 2012, 11:20

The video dude reminds me of Jack Black. I'm waiting for Bruce Willis to kill him off (ref "the Jackal" :D )

He makes this statement that all neck-throughs suck, because he couldn’t adjust the action any lower. And couldn’t put in a shim. Hmm...had he checked the relief first?
I’m sorry, but I don’t see this being an objective review.
I do find from my research that the pickups do sound a bit different than your normal mag pickups, but does that make it a bad thing? Not necessarily...
I’d love to have a play with these for a couple of weeks and make my own mind up.
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Re: Lace Alumitone Bass Bars

Postby acmeman on 06 Mar 2012, 18:06

Here's a link to a rough recording of an Akai Bass with Bass Bars http://music.cwatson.org/2009-09-20-QFAD.mp3
(not me, a Craig Watson) his description: flat wound strings, EQ; treble high, played near the bridge. (sounds like a pick to me)
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