Rusty the Scoob wrote:That is weird, why would the hum canceler care which way it's facing? Or do you mean that it's facing the back as in toward your body and away from the strings? (which still wouldn't matter... I think?)
Very cool, man! You have the closest bass to the actual Godfather in existence! How does it sound?
Well, there are some other basses out there that are from the same era and much closer. I know of one that lives in LA and is known as The Supreme Being! Apparently its filters have been known to induce nausea.
There is also this one which was on ebay a few years back. It has Pluto filters:
And then this, which is a partial conversion done by Alembic, which is owned by the guy who has the one just above:
I'm sure there are at least a few more out there somewhere.
The hum canceler thing is weird. I guess it has to do with how the noise is sensed and then put out of phase. My assumption is that if it is installed like all other series basses, between the other two pickups, it should be properly out of phase with the other pickups. For some reason, with this one, it does have to face the back of the bass, away from the strings.
As far as how it sounds, it's pretty much like you'd imagine. The low end is really deep and clean and the overall sound is very present and woody. In other words, just exactly perfect!
I'm going to have to get some clips posted, although my band isn't nearly as polished as some of the others who post here.