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Bertrand is out to play
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:33:16 AM »
Bertrand the bass is finally out of his case after many months. No reason to post this other than it's awesome. He's been with me since '99.

(sorry for the mess....my office is due for a top down cleaning)
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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 11:19:01 AM »
Love it


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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 11:39:06 AM »
Awesome.

Is it named after Bertrand Russell?
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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 12:53:26 PM »
Me:



Killer bass man!

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 01:36:06 PM »
nice!

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 01:57:44 PM »
Very nice bass!

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »
Awesome.

Is it named after Bertrand Russell?

No. One day I just decided it looked like a Bertrand. It's helping me make demos for the next Radiophonic record which is exciting for me, at least.
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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 03:08:16 PM »
It's helping me make demos for the next Radiophonic record which is exciting for me, at least.

That's awesome!

What a beauty for sure.

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 06:08:50 PM »
I love hollow-body basses, they just ooze awesomeness.

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 06:31:50 PM »
That thing is so cool!

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 07:28:21 PM »
Is it named after Bertrand Russell?

That's exactly what I was wondering.

Nice bass :) do you get feedback issues with hollowbody basses?
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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 05:42:53 PM »
Nice bass :) do you get feedback issues with hollowbody basses?

None at all actually. But I also never used much OD or anything with it. When I was gigging as a bass player it was usually a Whammy pedal and delay so feedback never really was an issue at stage volume. This bass has a very cool sound...lots of mid-range punch that's perfect for the way I play.
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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 05:54:17 PM »
I like that bass for sure

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 06:18:52 PM »
When I was gigging as a bass player it was usually a Whammy pedal and delay
I tried a delay with bass for a brief time.  Worked ok with new strings and the mids dialed back.  Otherwise, I got too muddy or stepped on the toes of the other guitarists.  Could've been the bass, the amp, or the player.  :P

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Re: Bertrand is out to play
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2017, 06:45:00 PM »
I tried a delay with bass for a brief time.  Worked ok with new strings and the mids dialed back.  Otherwise, I got too muddy or stepped on the toes of the other guitarists.  Could've been the bass, the amp, or the player.  :P

We were a 3-piece at the time so there was lots of space to fill. I used my old Digitech PDS1000...no tap tempo! And the Whammy was usually set to de-tune mode. The best compliment I ever got as a bass player was someone said I was the "Tony Levin of Dallas", lol. Definitely not deserved but appreciated.
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