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Simon D

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« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2007, 09:40:00 PM »
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"Retard Guitars" has a certain ring to it though.


 :D  :D  :D I couldn't agree more. Classic!
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« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2007, 09:54:30 PM »
haha hilarious answer to a question from someone- "could you describe the sound of the bass for me please?"

and his answer was:

"WHEN I DID HAVE IT WIRED UP IT WAS DEEP"

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

he answered my question of whether all the routing was done or not with:

"NO, EVERYTHING IS ROUTED, ALL THE HARDWARE IS THERE, IT JUST NEED'S WIRING!"

which i just don't believe basically.




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« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2007, 10:24:34 PM »
^ Yeah, I wouldn't believe that further than I can spit frankly. Oh, and he didn't need an apostrophe on "NEEDS".

The guy just looks like a total chancer who's trying to make a few quid out of some unsuspecting sap. Here's hoping the prat fails miserably.
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« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2007, 10:26:43 PM »
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1. He hasn't even bothered to work out how to tune the bar-steward thing! Pillock.



there is no way to tune it - not without about 400lbs on that laminated pine construction

there is lots about this on the project guitar forum, where we are generally quite accepting of newbies bad ideas - as long as they are willing to take advice from people who know  better.

Some of them have been asking the ebay questions and leaving constructive criticism on youtube that keeps getting deleted..

I dont think its ever been wired up because why would you unwire it to sell it when there is only really one way it can be wired anyway!!!

One asked how he had recorded the sound samples in one of his videos - the answer was 'software'!!!!

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« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2007, 10:32:11 PM »
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One asked how he had recorded the sound samples in one of his videos - the answer was 'software'!!!!

 :lol:

haha I'd love to see that video - yu got a link?
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« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2007, 10:33:26 PM »
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there is no way to tune it - not without about 400lbs on that laminated pine construction.


How in god's name are you supposed to play it if it can't be tuned? (I'm expresing incredulity at 13 string bloke's lack of skill here, not being sarcastic towards Wez.)

How can this guy try to sell an instrument with such a fundamental design flaw and expect anyone to go for it? He must have an ego the size of Texas!
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« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2007, 11:18:27 PM »
I'm amazed that he thinks he can get away with selling something so abundantly flawed.

He didn't even measure the headstock correctly - So none of the strings reach their corresponding machineheads =x
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« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2007, 11:54:46 PM »
i think this guy is trying to become famous or something
looking at his myspace URL, its all about the damn bass, and he has added 1000 ish friends in the space of 10 months?
obsessed with something so cr@p - and tacky

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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2007, 12:17:22 AM »
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I dont think its ever been wired up because why would you unwire it to sell it when there is only really one way it can be wired anyway!!!



dead right!

which begs the question.... why did he not wire it up...? seeing as it's so amazing and such a unique, fine instrument you would assume that he would...

i still think he's been a total dumbarse and not actually routed the pickup to the control cavity.

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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2007, 01:35:10 AM »
y'know, i feel kinda sorry for this poor deluded gimp, although i suspect if i had to spend some time with him i might feel something else!

the "bass" so obviously doesn't actually work, yet he seems to have invested all of himself in it.  it looks like it was made by a four year old.

and then there's the tattoo video.  i couldn't bring myself to watch all of it.  "my girlfriend's not here at the minute"?  i suspect his girlfriend is what's holding the camera!! :roll:

i actually feel guilty saying anything bad about him, he's just obviously a deluded idiot.  unfortunately in these days of the internet he can spread his message and be derided by people all over the world!!

so, i think "sad" is the word we're all looking for.  maybe we should just leave him alone?

(we'll all be kicking ourselves when the next big band(tm) arrives armed with super basses!! :lol:  )
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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2007, 08:55:08 AM »
i know what you are saying blue, i do feel a little cruel!!

But the issue here isnt that he has tried to make something and got it a bit wrong - i wouldnt usually mock somebody for that...  The issue is that hes trying to pass it off as something good, and whats worse - he is trying to sell it as a proper instrument!!!!

If he had made this for personal use i would be very supportive to his experiments.  i would offer constructive criticism where i think he had gone wrong and if he listened he would probably end up with something at least playable.

as soon as i put it up for sale he opened himself up for public humiliation, and his attitude doesnt help!!!

Here is a 'sound clip' over a slideshow:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=V3y73rYHdnw

Lets just say there is no way those bass sounds are coming from that bass and leave it at that!!

I am all for extended range basses - still not sure how people play them but there are lots of very talented luthiers experimenting with designs.

here is a nice well made 10 string:

http://www.melodiamusik.com/musical/images/img_w300/Foto_17%20-%2010%20string%20Bass%20Jerzy%20Drozd_w300.jpg

9 is really a more common number:
http://www.veilletteguitars.com/program_generated/blogs/images/veillette/1158847482.jpg

here is a guy that plays 9,11 and 12 string basses and is apparently having a 13 string made (not by this guy though):
http://www.myspace.com/jeanbaudin


So, in theory i must say i am not against the idea of a 13 string bass.... this thing would be just as bad if he had made it as a four string!!!!

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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2007, 09:00:20 AM »
ok, just saw the video of jean baudin on his myspace page - i think i want an 11 string now;

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.showvids&friendID=13522698&n=13522698&MyToken=f5a82466-0cbe-4f4c-a5d3-3132a1756cae

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2007, 09:29:08 AM »
Quote from: WezV


Here is a 'sound clip' over a slideshow:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=V3y73rYHdnw

Lets just say there is no way those bass sounds are coming from that bass and leave it at that!!

to be fair to the guy, it does say
(NOTE THIS IS NOT THE SUPER BASS PLAYING, ALTHOUGH A LOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK IT IS, SORRY).  
in the vid description.
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« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2007, 09:39:30 AM »
ah, he must have added that - maybe some self realisation is slipping through!!

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« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2007, 11:40:31 AM »
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i know what you are saying blue, i do feel a little cruel!!

But the issue here isnt that he has tried to make something and got it a bit wrong - i wouldnt usually mock somebody for that...  The issue is that hes trying to pass it off as something good, and whats worse - he is trying to sell it as a proper instrument!!!!

If he had made this for personal use i would be very supportive to his experiments.  i would offer constructive criticism where i think he had gone wrong and if he listened he would probably end up with something at least playable.

as soon as i put it up for sale he opened himself up for public humiliation, and his attitude doesnt help!!!



very true Wez, i see your point.  although it would take as big a fool as him to actually buy the damn thing! :lol:
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