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LaSalle bon Dioxide

PostPosted: 08/28/2002 at 11:58 PM    Post subject: TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

I recently bought a TB2000 bass guitar. In fact, I'm still eagerly anticipating its arrival at my door step. I'd like someone to comment on this bass's sound in comparison with other basses. Over the last several years, I've been playing a Music Man Stingray, and it , as well as other basses I've owned have all had active pickups. I don't know much about electronics, but I understand that active pickups result in a hotter signal. Travis Beans have passive pickups... I like a "MEAN" bass tone, and with my Stingray, I had a fairly mean tone with the addition of a SansAmp Bass Driver box. Can someone enlighten me about the sound I should expect from my Bean? I know I'll be trying it out in a couple of days, but please enlighten me.

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LaSalle bon Dioxide

PostPosted: 08/29/2002 at 12:04 AM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

I also understand it has a short-scale neck....?

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lincoln

PostPosted: 08/29/2002 at 12:49 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

It should be standard scale. Prepare to throw out the bass driver. The signal from passive travis bean pickups is very loud and clear. Though the resistance is only around 6K ohms, I think the pickups' direct mount to the aluminum neck really helps amplify and clarify the signal headed to your amp. You shall find mean tone.

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LaSalle bon Dioxide

PostPosted: 08/30/2002 at 3:28 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

Well, thanks for the info... I can't wait to plug that baby into my amp...It should be here today or tomorrow... What do you mean by "resistance"?

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wiggle

PostPosted: 09/05/2002 at 11:00 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

so let us know how your TB fares! the higher the 'resistance' of pickups are, the hotter they are. TB pickups' outputs aren't as high as active pickups, but their sound is clearer and truer. since active pickup mechanisms usually add low end, their sound tends to be muddier. It's nice not to have to worry about batteries too.

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LaSalle bon Dioxide

PostPosted: 09/11/2002 at 3:11 AM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

My TB 2000 #54 sounds better than my greatest expectations. It punches hard, it's got mean tone, and there's no mudd. I'm very happy with my Bean. I'll never play another bass.

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wiggle

PostPosted: 09/12/2002 at 4:56 AM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

good to hear you like your bass! i hear the biggest Travis Bean fans were actually the bassists. now you know why!

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LaSalle bon Dioxide

PostPosted: 09/12/2002 at 3:04 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 bass sound vs others... link

I'm looking for a TB500 guitar for a friend... Do you know where I might find one?

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