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Gibson Basses / Re: Ibanez epiphone slothead?
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:46:42 AM »
Well, I'd say the seller has reasons to think an "epiphone" branded bass is worth well more than an Electra or Crown which is exactly why someone would be motived to change the logo.   A few hours worth of work and at $200 bass is on reverb for $650 (originally $800)  Whether he's the one who paid too much for it or he's the one who changed it he's looking to sell it for 3X what an electra would sell for.  If he was asking $200 (which is all its worth either way) then I'd be inclinded to agree with you.  But the effort he puts into marketing it as a legit "rare" bass calls the thing into question.

Gibson Basses / Re: Ibanez epiphone slothead?
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:54:15 AM »
To me it looked like a sloppy tape job on the edges of the headstock, especially inside the slots wher black had leeched into to where it shouldnt have been.  Granted that could have been amaturish from the factory.  But the more disturbing thing to me is I've never seen an Epiphone headstock logo with a (R) Registered trademark at the end of it.  Especially on 70's instruments that could well have been made in the same factory.   That to me reeks of pulling a logo off the internet and making a decal out of it. 

All that and the fact he's asking twice what an electra would sell for gives me the heebie-jeebies.

The Bass Zone / Re: Stig Pedersen (D-A-D) 2-stringed basses revisited.
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:38:46 AM »
I think the olive on the toothpick is my favorite.

Gibson Basses / Re: Ibanez epiphone slothead?
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:56:05 AM »
I've seen that bass branded as "Electra".  I would agree someone probably resprayed the headstock and put on an Epiphone logo to give it some Gibson family credibility.

Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:43:50 AM »
The lower horn is the same as the early Gibson design.  Its actually an extension of the mahogany block that the neck is set in to.

I think their hatred for Artimus pre-dates all that and hasn't gotten any better lately given all the lawsuits over his movie.

This was a pretty good documentary/story about them from a few years back.  Way better than the old Behind the Music episode.


My wife and I were at this show.  The lineup was amazing and included Greg Allman, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton and Govt Mule just to name a few.  All did covers of Lynyrd Skynryd songs.  The weirdest part was  Artimis Pyle was sitting a few rows behind us, He hadnt been invited so he bought a ticket.

Gibson Basses / Re: My work here is done...
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:39:20 PM »
Video from the Gibson Brands board room informing them of your decision.  Henry is optimistic.

Gibson Basses / Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:58:38 AM »
This seems appropriate...

Those have to be so light I feel like I would forget the bass was there!  Bet it would be great for one of those 3 set nights.

Gibson Basses / Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: August 31, 2017, 04:54:48 PM »
Im still in love with the gold top version, But both are pretty-congrats!

Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: August 31, 2017, 04:50:48 PM »
I wouldn't touch that one for 2k. Not only is the wear and replacement tuners a problem, who know what the oversized washer on the baritone switch is covering up.  Things like that always make me nervous.

The Bass Zone / Re: Nina Simone bass?
« on: August 30, 2017, 06:04:19 PM »
Reminds me of some Italian or Soviet instruments Ive seen. Whatever it is it's kinda cool.

Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: August 30, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »
Just knowing it's so close would drive me bonkers.  A local guy tormented me with am overpriced '67 Melody Maker for over year.  He finally came to his senses though after I made him a fair offer and sitting on it so long.  If its that overpriced it will be there for a while, just be ready to strike when he drops it.

Gibson Basses / Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« on: August 25, 2017, 03:47:37 AM »
Homemade was my guess. The offset inlays on the bass and the multi-ply binding remind me of old Aria's but would have been the same on a lot of old japanese guitars.  Aria also had a firebird guitar copy in the 70s' that actually had that headstock I think.  The painted on binding is a nice touch  ;D

Gibson Basses / Re: Mint '66 Embassy
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:19:57 PM »
And chance coming in contact with Kid Rock's DNA? No thanks!

Lance Armstrong's drug infused DNA should have sterilized her. 

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