Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Lane Poor Minima headless bass
Email from Стеклов Владимир:
...a very rare and unique, Lane Poor Minima 4 string electric bass guitar, #82 of only 90 made. Has many unique features, lightweight, white pearl finish, has a jazz style type neck, headless, tuning knobs next to the bridge, roller volume control, no tone controls because the pickups sound awesome. Has no regular type frets, I believe the frets are carbon glass? Correct me if I am wrong, sawtooth like fretboard, take a little bit of getting use to at first. 24 of the carbon glass frets, which will never need re-fretting. This thing is built like a tank. Lane Poor is famous for his pickups; Flea from the Red Hot Chilli peppers uses them in his bass guitars. The case for this bass is a rifle case. A very unique and rare bass to own, only 90 in the whole world, if you are looking for something a little different, then this is probably it.
Thanks for that! I've seen photos of these basses before, but have never seen a close-up of the fretboard before. That's quite weird. What's the idea of the super-wide flat frets, I wonder? Is it to give the bass a fretless quality? The fingerboard looks like a fretless that has been scalloped! I've never seen anything quite like it.

G L Wilson

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