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Permalink Quarantine Video: The Scimitars - Bari Simone played on a Bass VI

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A little "quarantine video" I made yesterday evening, to try my Bass VI after I improved its setup.
I recorded it over a sketch I did for my band The Scimitars. I miss playing with these guys...
Still figuring out the best way to do these with a webcam and an open-source video editor.

Ran

Last edited: Dec 13, 2020 17:24:39

Super cool. Love it.

Love it! Do you have links to more Scimitars or other material?

Thank you both!
Here is one we played back in November:
The song is yet unnamed, we refer to it as Sazmaster since it's played on my microtonal Jazzmaster.

You can also see a few live/rehearsal videos on our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/thescimitars/

Ran

Last edited: Dec 13, 2020 21:41:50

Damn I miss playing this set with my brothers!

Stupid COVID go away so we can play again

rfcii wrote:

Love it! Do you have links to more Scimitars or other material?

Thanks for sharing Ran, great sound ! The bass VI fits your band's style so well. Just by curiosity, what did you do to improve the setup ? I have a Squier Bass VI too, and have not taken the time to set it up correctly yet.

Yannick

Lead Guitar in Blackball Bandits : https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/
Solo project : https://thechollasurf.bandcamp.com/releases

Thanks, this was from the 2018 member Jam, a few months before our first Official show at Winter Surf Fest. We played the same song even better at the 2019 show, but I don't have a shareable video for it. Maybe Dave F has it somewhere, if he didn't delete it.

Ran

summerfun wrote:

rfcii wrote:

Love it! Do you have links to more Scimitars or other material?

Last edited: Dec 13, 2020 23:10:00

Thank you!
I shimmed the neck, adjusted the truss-rod. Then I tried to flip the stock bridge to see if I can improve the intonation. It sort of worked, but then started rattling. So I took a spare Staytrem bridge I had (not the wide Bass VI version), and it was better. Then I lowered the bridge pickup a tiny bit since it's super hot. Afterwards I tried finding a stiffer tremolo spring, I didn't find one, but I tried a stock AVRI guitar tremolo unit and it was better.

Ran

The_Cholla wrote:

Thanks for sharing Ran, great sound ! The bass VI fits your band's style so well. Just by curiosity, what did you do to improve the setup ? I have a Squier Bass VI too, and have not taken the time to set it up correctly yet.

Last edited: Dec 13, 2020 23:11:03

Cool, thanks for the details ! My main problem is the intonation, maybe I'll try to swap the bridge too. And trim the frets that are too sharp !

Yannick

Lead Guitar in Blackball Bandits : https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/
Solo project : https://thechollasurf.bandcamp.com/releases

The Bass VI sounds so good. Looking forward to the day there is an official release. How is the microtonal guitar set up?

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Last edited: Dec 15, 2020 08:23:21

Thanks Mike!
Covid-19 really got in the way of any official recordings.

Here is the Microtonal Jazzmaster a.k.a Sazmaster:

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The guitar is tuned a full step down, so some of the strings correspond to the Saz strings.

Ran

revmike wrote:

The Bass VI sounds so good. Looking forward to the day there is an official release. How is the microtonal guitar set up?

Great stuff, Ran!

Thanks Ariel! Happy Hanukkah!
Ran

Ariel wrote:

Great stuff, Ran!

Happy Hanukkah to you too brother, and to all this wonderful community.

Last day, beautiful light, pure virgin olive oil, Arak and a Fender logo.

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Love it!

Ariel wrote:

Happy Hanukkah to you too brother, and to all this wonderful community.

Last day, beautiful light, pure virgin olive oil, Arak and a Fender logo.

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