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Gibson Basses / Re: 53 EB Day
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:34:08 AM »
Wow, what a great find! Looks beautiful!

Remember, there are knobs/buttons for firebird (both metal and plastic) for firebird/kluson keys sold on ebay separately.

Gibson Basses / Re: strange Grabber on Ebay
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:36:31 AM »
Extremely rare, nothing less! But Gibson?

Just hit the BIN on a nice 63/64 Höfner Senator.  £510 ($700). I already own 3... '64, '60, '65

You are the Uwe of Höfners!

Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:04:21 AM »
I guess brands like Fender and Gibson will never disappear.

Hurumph to that.

They were in just as bad shape when Henry bought it, weren't they?

The Bass Zone / Re: Big price increase on D'addario strings
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:10:49 AM »
Slinkys are fine, I seem to recall they are a bit brighter when new? Not sure, I haven't bought a set in a long time.

I only ever tested slinkys for guitar, and fell that the difference is only in tension. A 011 EB set 'feels' like a 010 set...
Don't know if it's like that on their bass sets.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:04:57 AM »
I've been rediscovering Hawkwind

 they played locally so I blagged my way in for old times sake and was pleasantly surprised, the young lad they have playing bass for them is really proper good, like Cliff Burton good. Also the support band lunched it so Hawkwind  did a whole acoustic set as an opener

 Since then Ive been working my way through their back catalogue on my commute. its really cool listening to stuff I was into as a teenager with my present much more sophisticated musician/producers ears. There's a lot of really clever bass stuff I never appreciated before

They do a good show, and pick the right songs. Gonna see them again in August (in Canterbury!)

The Bass Zone / Re: 20" scale second octave bass
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:35:46 AM »
Again with the upside down fender jack socket. Where is the world going?  :sad:

Gibson Basses / Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:54:41 PM »
Gone >:(

Got a message Sunday, that it was still available. I was scheduled to pick it up on Wednesday, so I arranged with train, hotel and re-scheduling all amp deliveries/repairs in my workshop, since they promised to hold it.

Yesterday I got a message that his 'neighbour' (the owner) accidentally sold it. What a mess >:(

Gibson Basses / Re: weird problem
« on: February 05, 2018, 11:50:33 PM »
The answer is simple: Quit drugs and get a P bass :P

The Bass Zone / Re: A Jon Lord solo on bass ...
« on: February 05, 2018, 11:35:55 PM »
Jaivai star?

Video producer to drummer:

'The girls will be dressed really sexy, so go find a tshirt that says 'ROCK' like no other'  ;D

Gibson Basses / Re: Need a Bach NR T bird Neck
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:21:49 AM »
As far as I know that guy on Ebay also offers to make necks from African Mahogany, which is what BaCH used for the BaCHbird necks.

He built me one.

Needed a maho neck for an EB3 project bought off eBay (seller claimed it had ´the typical´headstock repair, turned out to be a cut down maple bolt on neck - long scale! ..with the original fretboard glued on top).

Neck was african mahogany, impressed with both how it sounded (can´t tell a difference) and fitted (almost no modification/sanding needed on the heel before glueing)

So at least for me, he seems to know gibson necks well. All i had to do was shape headstock, inlay it, mount trussrod, glue down trussrodstrip, glue on fingerboard, and paint. Easy fix, as they say :)

Gibson Basses / Re: Epiphone or Steinberg
« on: February 04, 2018, 01:48:27 AM »

I must admit I have a soft spot for Steinberger Spirit instruments after I saw Gong perform a few years back.

They come to Norway in May, Steve Hillage and Gong. Promoter says it´s the only show Steve have with Gong in 2018, can´t see how they can carry on without Steve or David. Guess I have to see them. I liked Steve´s playing with Gong, and ´L´and `Fish Rising´solo albums as well. 

Have you checked if it is a phase related problem? Maybe the pickup is fine, just not wired right.

Gibson Basses / Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:42:25 AM »
Congrats. You'll have plenty of work to do, hope it turns out to be worth your efforts.
Not quite there yet, scheduled to make the trip on Monday. But I got a message that someone came today to look. So for all I know it´s gone when I get there, kind of difficult to arrange when the guy selling it has nothing to do with the selling :P
As Rob noted, it is the neighbour of the owner who have listed it and does the talking. I´ll let you know as soon as I know more.

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