Muse addiction itch needs a scratch
Once upon a time,,,
Actual time period was 2003 when these pics were taken. I made mention of my ‘joke of a bass’, and this was that one. The good’un, for some damned reason, seems to have been deleted from files, or damaged so badly it doesn’t register as a valid file now
Now, it aint much to look at, was a neck I bought from the local Sam Ashe store(they had a tub of used necks for sale and I bought 10 or so, at a buck apiece, I figured ‘what the hell!”), but there was a lot of thought and learning put into it. Single humbucker PU, but note the two switches near the volume knob (no tone, figured that was what EQs are for) one was a ‘tap’ that split the coil for brighter tones. The other was a ‘phase’ switch. It would reverse polarity of signal; AND IT WORKED! Was playing out one halloween and just could not get my bass to cut into the mix, flipped that switch and I was turning down!!!
And here was my ‘inner sanctum’ before I started touring so much. That little 4 channel PA was 1000 watts of trouble and worth every penny. Even used it as side fills for a wedding gig and it did better than the house PA.
Notice the Trace Elliot bass amp? This was between my Yamaha headless basses, but that amp was key to my sound for what sound I had, LOL. There is a yamaha keyboard under that garish blanket (kittens liked laying on it) and off stage right is an Ovation acoustic that gathered more dust than play. (Yeah thats Schecter on the wall, not mine)
I haven’t had anything with strings in my home in 13 years. Feeling a tad itchy these days. So I’m setting aside a little personal fund to buy a new (to me) Ibanez or something, while I put together another personally built frankenBass. Will need to get my callouses back and I am sure I am so rusty as to need to spend weekends just running scales, work on clean tone, and just ‘scratch that itch’
(Avoiding the hoopla leading into Christmas weekend. Not ignoring it, just keeping the crap away from the spirit of the season)