Fanned 40"-37" Kalium Guitar Works Quake. Production run of 5 Quakes

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  1. Winspear

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    ^ That torzal twist 47" is pretty incredible, wow!

    Thanks @eggy in a bready ! over the moon to finally own a quake :D
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    yo, you got it! hell yeah!
     
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    Wow congratulations! A Quake here in the UK.
     
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    Quake bass inside Europe..now i become jealous..
     
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    Y'all made me have to get one. Will be great for designing bass pickups on. I also wanna put a piezo in mine possibly.
     
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    You didn't tell em the most special part :D
     
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    OK, it's been 24 hours. WHAT'S THE MOST SPECIAL PART?! I need to know!
     
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    meh, I had piezzo on my Ibanez EDA905 for years..... On live situation it helps to cut trough the mix beautifully, but its not that muhc improvement of the overall sound of the bass...... Mind you my bass only had one humbucker in the middle, and one bass knob for it, and one treble knob for the piezza so not the best EQ system.... I also spend many years wihtout knowing that I had couple of EQ controls for the piezo in the back..... (which I never tweaked lol)...

    piezzo for bass?, meh...
     
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    I have a piezo bridge on my 40"scale p-bass.
    When i use it,i cut mids and trebles,and boost the bass.It sound so clean,but its not forgiving the smallest mistake you play..
     
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    yeh I think that was my problem, I only have the highs to mess with on the on-board EQ, which I always left at the middle unless I was on a gig situation were I couldnt hear much of myself. I should ahve messed with the back controls

    but yeah, you hear every little zing. Just like an acoustic I suppose
     
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    wow that bass is amazing. the only thing i dont like about it is the headstock. the rest of the bass is very smooth and rounded and the headstock looks a bit less sophisticated :)
     
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    Yeah, that is my one fear, and on top of that, mine is going to be fretless.
     
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    Short Kalium documentary video
     
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    I saw that and talked with Skip, hoping to snap up another one. But the prices are actually higher than the 20th anniversary pricing. Still a good deal, as they’re less than the custom pricing, but probably out of my impulse buy mentality! :lol:
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    I have one of these! I love it! Tuned it FCFCF, and will be using it alongside my 8 string guitar :)

    The clarity and tone is hilarious, and it's the one being played in that documentary :)
     
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    Just saw in a FaceBook post that the remaining 20th Anniversary Quakes are marked down to $1750. Seriously alluring but my wife got me a Dingwall that should be here any day. If one of these shows up, I'm dead. :lol:
     
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    Just saw that too, the remaining ones are all fanned apparently. Excellent price and it's good to know Skip has sold almost 20 now.
    I did wonder who owns the brown one played in the video, unusual colour for a Quake.

    In other news, the RIM (60" scale EUB tuned D#G#C#F#B, a 5 string with a bass low B as the highest string, lowest string sub-10Hz) won't be at this NAMM but is a 2019 project.
     
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    That concept has been in development for a LONG time. I'm fascinated by the idea, and the prospect of developing a system of fingerings for that scale length. In Simandl, the left hand spans a whole step at roughly 41". What will happen at 60"? :lol: I can't wait to find out.
     
  20. BigViolin

    BigViolin Jatoba is my jam

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    So cool.

    My inner ERG(B) nerd is doing cartwheels.
     

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