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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    Imagine how many sets of scales you could make from that thing. Not to mention the piano!
    I'm sure he's running it through the bandsaw as we speak!

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    Alembic,

    Your username gave you away as a bassist (I know they make guitars, but the only people I know who play Alembics are bassists)! Good luck with the upright. I picked up both about a year and a half ago (electric first, then upright) out of a desire to learn something new and the realization that, as an adult, I can "do" whatever the heck I feel like doing, including learning how to play the bass - or should I say, basses. They're similar but also very different, and I suspect you'll enjoy the upright quite a bit.

    Happy plucking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    Imagine how many sets of scales you could make from that thing. Not to mention the piano!
    I almost soiled myself I was laughing so hard at this.

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    the necks the bit you want for scales, usually flamed or quilted maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by zappbrannigan View Post
    Alembic,

    Your username gave you away as a bassist (I know they make guitars, but the only people I know who play Alembics are bassists)! Good luck with the upright. I picked up both about a year and a half ago (electric first, then upright) out of a desire to learn something new and the realization that, as an adult, I can "do" whatever the heck I feel like doing, including learning how to play the bass - or should I say, basses. They're similar but also very different, and I suspect you'll enjoy the upright quite a bit.

    Happy plucking!
    Very different indeed - don't even try to play an upright like you would and electric - there will be many tears!

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    I had a teacher in high school that taught the Renaissance and he always bestowed the pleasures and virtues of the men of the Renaissance. They believed in developing themselves in art, math, architecture, music, writing, philosophy, athletics - and they were good at all. In fact I have read that the fact that they became experts in so many things is part of what allowed them to be so creative and inventive. And so at age 16 I decided to try and get as good as I was able at as many things as I was able - a distillation of everything I could learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekbow View Post
    the necks the bit you want for scales, usually flamed or quilted maple
    Wow, a $5,000 set of scales! May as well, my "really cost effective" shaving hasn't been "cost effective" since the 2nd week into it

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    yeah.. that's how i justified it to everyone as well, saying that. I'm eyeing up the 10 top on my PRS just now thinking "thats a tight flame.. wonder how scales in that colour would look.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekbow View Post
    yeah.. that's how i justified it to everyone as well, saying that. I'm eyeing up the 10 top on my PRS just now thinking "thats a tight flame.. wonder how scales in that colour would look.."
    Oh yes - a PRS 10 top would make some lovely razor scales. Perhaps we should schedule a dismantling party for my upright and piano and your PRS

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    there comes a day in every mans life when he has to decide would all the prized stuff in his house look better as razor scales.

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    Did you get your Hoffman from Shar Music in Ann Arbor? My daughter has gotten a couple of violins from them as she has gone from a 1/4 up to a 4/4. Every time I see an upright bass I am thankful that she chose to play the violin.

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