Friday, 25 May 2012

Electra Outlaw Bass Part II. . . . .


This has to be one of the most unusual basses I have.



















So, I thought I would put a bit more detail into this one.

Not exactly a shape inspired by anything else and yet it
works very well. 
Well balanced on a strap and sitting, not too heavy, nice
neck, which for me has a Gibson sort of feel.
The bridge is obviously a direct copy of a Rickenbacker,
the Precision pick-up is as a Fender P, the other pick-up
has, I'm sure, been seen on other Japanese basses but
it is the electronics that are different.
Just look at the size of those switches!!
They control the modules that are inserted into the rear
of the bass.
These are mine.  



















There are 11 different ones you could have.
 Phase shifter, Fuzztone, Bass Treble equalizer, Tank tone,
Triggered filter, Envelope follower, Automatic Wah wah, 
Tube tone, Octave splitter, Flanger and and perhaps 
the oddest effect I have ever heard of. . . . . . . . . .
Frog Nose!!!

As well as all that to be offered, there are five different options
on the pick-up switching.










Chris Squire,  famously "altered" his and used it live on many occasions.

 

Something else I didn't know until recently and have never seen it 
documented before, there was a passive version.

  

What's it like to play?
Very nice!
The two modules on mine give an extra colour to the sound,
so you can use pick-up selections as a basis for your sound
and then kick in the other two as you want them.
The whole thing says Quality!

As well as looking very attractive from the front, the neck/body
joint is a masterpiece of joinery. 


There are also very decorative inlays, that I think look like
Butterflies!

Very Nice!




 
That's it - Electra MPC Outlaw Bass!

Something a bit different, something a bit unusual. . . . . .
Something a bit nice!!

Cheers. :)
 


















































Friday, 18 May 2012

Comments on the Collection. . . . .

Hi - Friday again!!!

Since Blogger changed the set-up, I have now had
to find all the features that I was used to and looked
at others, whilst I was at it.
On the previous set-up, I had tried to install "Comments"
but somehow never got it to fire up.
Now, it's sorted and I already have a few linked to the
instruments in question.

Like this:

"Thanks for a great blog - keep up the good work!
I had one of the '85 black Quantums - it was my
first bass, and still my favorite for overall feel,
sound, and playability.
Will you be posting yours on here anytime soon?"
on On the Rails. . . . . . .

"A beautiful instrument, thanks for the description.
Those silk ends must surely affect intonation too,
not only tone?" on Ovation Magnum Bass. . . . .

"Hi, just picked up an Ibanez SB70 for €159.
I agree with your comments. Do you still own yours?
Have you registered it with the SB70 register at
ibanezcollectorsworld.com?
They are trying to establish how many there are in
the world...
(PS your blog gets visits every 10 minutes, you should
keep it going)" on Ibanez Studio SB70 - A rare one??. .


Always nice to hear from fellow owners.


The last couple of rehearsals I have used one of
my White Aria Laser Heritage and it's cousin,
a Black "active" Laser.

If you are looking for a great bass, that won't
break the bank, you wouldn't go far wrong.
Smiles all round - thumbs up from SixString!

So, now we have "Comments". . . . . any one 
reading this, who has one, let me know what 
you think of yours.

The guy who I bought the active from, who from
memory was a "Precision" man, said he as VERY
tempted to take out the pick-ups and electrics. . .
Glad he didn't!!

I will try and put up the details for the Electra Outlaw
next time around.

Cheers. :)



Sunday, 6 May 2012

Electra Outlaw MPC X620. . . . . . .

Looking more like a Starship than a Bass!!!

This is one I have had some time and mentioned before but never got 
around to taking any shots of it
That was until today, when the sun finally came out, after what seems 
like four weeks of solid rain!!

So, there you have it. . . . . The Electra Outlaw Bass, MPC X620.

I will let you enjoy the images and I will come back with lots more detail
on this beauty, next time.

Enjoy.




                              











Cheers. :)