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Gibson Basses / Re: 53 EB Day
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:18:16 AM »
Great story, great find. Sweet bass.

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay / Reverb / Craigslist
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:12:41 AM »
'67 4005 Azureglo, restored by Paul Wilczynski. $7,950

The body and neck are original, basically everything else is new, including the fretboard and frets. Paul W installed a modern double-action truss rod.




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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:11:31 PM »

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay / Reverb / Craigslist
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:09:29 PM »
Lefty S/8 on Craigslist. $3K




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It must be some kind of natural incest allergy, but I remain unimpressed of German bass guitars, old or new!  :-[
So you'll take an American Kay plywood upright over a Mittenwald carved bass?  ;)

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:21:07 PM »
The same daughter that went to TAU?

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You are the Uwe of Höfners!
Single-pickup large-bodied. But I do collect for fins. I have both Blonde and Brunette ;-)

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Other Bass Brands / I think I just scored another one... this time a '63
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:28:28 AM »
Just hit the BIN on a nice 63/64 Höfner Senator.  £510 ($700). I already own 3... '64, '60, '65

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112812245343



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Gibson Basses / Re: 1941 Gibson Upright
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:55:48 AM »
"It is NOT 100% original as the tuners, fingerboard and tail piece have been updated."

In violin family instruments this means nothing. It's not a guitar. Every Strad, for example, has had its fingerboard and tailpiece replaced several times. Only the body, and to some degree the neck, are important. A violin maker can re-neck a Strad and it would still be a Strad.

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The Bass Zone / Re: 20" scale second octave bass
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:11:01 AM »
Details, details. Technically you're correct but you know what I mean. It's not in the note range commonly identified as the range of a bass instrument.
I agree that if you don't supply a low end harmonic backbone to the music then you are not playing bass. OTOH is a guitarist playing through an octaver, considered a bass player? He's in the bass range. But he's playing like a guitarist.

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:08:42 AM »
Not Ebay but Reverb
Changed the topic subject.

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:04:05 AM »
Love that Azureglo!
You know it's my favorite RIC color. This one is lovely but "the truss rod is minimally adjustable so the bass plays best with light gauge strings" - sign of an unhealthy neck, I don't know if that's a $4K bass.

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:57:48 AM »
Perfect basses. The white is a refin of course - was Fireglo.

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The Bass Zone / Re: 20" scale second octave bass
« on: February 11, 2018, 12:34:00 AM »
Piccolo bass is in fact bass register. What we call "bass guitar" is really a contrabass register instrument. It's written like a bass instrument but actually is transposed an octave. 5-string basses (and of course multi-string monstrosities with an F# string) go into subcontrabass register.

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