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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Have you got a "talent lever" on your bass ?

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Apr 3rd, 2019 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Don't see them very often but there is a good example on display here.

They are a good band as well.

Talent Lever at 3.37

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Apr 3rd, 2019 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Somebody needs t'pencil test on that bass player: don't look like no MerMAN t'me!

Whammy on a bass? I don't get that at all and don't foresee ever having one.

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

Busy doing something close to nothing
Apr 4th, 2019 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

A guy I knew a hair metal-ish band in the '80s had a whammy on his bass. I haven't seen anyone use one since, but have occasionally seen them for sale.

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New York City

Apr 4th, 2019 07:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

If I already had a whammy on my bass, yeah, I'd probably mess with it. Would be fun especially if you can bend lower. But I'm never gonna go out of my way to get one.

George Duke had a whammy on a clavinet and he used it quite effectively.

Elmo Clapner

I look at the World

While my guitar gently sleeps ...
Apr 7th, 2019 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Got a wiggle stick on my Squier VM Bass VI. What fun! Usually just add a very subtle wobble on the last holding note of some songs.


Milwaukee, USA

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May 12th, 2019 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

I see that, after using the whammy, a bass tuneup mid-song was required. Cudos for caring enough to play in-tune, but I think it's a little distracting seeing tuning like that. Non-players probably won't even notice, but I do. For that reason alone I'd pass on a bass whammy.

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North Florida

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May 12th, 2019 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

No, but half of my basses are fretless.

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She hath it all,

& hath no need of thee.
May 12th, 2019 10:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

On the VI.

I use it more than on guitar!


Philly/NL, CT

Jun 11th, 2019 07:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Only on my Bass VI. It was my main bass for about a year in the mid '70s. Had to run it through a bass booster to get reasonable bass though.

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