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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Craigslist transaction
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:04:26 PM »
I'm so scary looking, they're usually very relieved that I haven't tried to kidnap and kill them. It makes things a LOT easier.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:00:34 PM »
That reminds me: do you have any left? I didn't have money when it was first printed.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
Maybe Rob needs to start work on an Epiphone Bass Book!

That's not a bad idea! There are few Epi's out there that area rarer than their Gibson ancestors: the Epi LP standard.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: RIP Tom Wheeler
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:54:15 AM »
RIP Tom. GP has never been the same since he left. Also, he hired Jim Roberts to start BP, which has never been the same since Jim left.

Amen to that!

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Italian design: Noah No-No
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:02:12 PM »
C3PO's face from Star Wars.

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The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:00:41 PM »
Not to mention we are probably the only bassist forum where it's routine to voice dislike of the P/J combination  ;D

small favors

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Tom Petty
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:06:33 PM »
A broken hip for 53 tour dates! Holy shit!

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:06:38 PM »
That explains the different pickups.

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:26:15 AM »
I have a fretless '79 Ibanez Musician and it's not all that heavy. I've never officially weighed it but my guess is that it's around 8-9 lbs max. I've only ever played another one, fretless like mine, but in better shape, and it weighed about the same.

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:57:20 AM »
Greco used to be Ibanez for the domestic market (being Japan)

I had suspected something like that but never knew for sure. Thanks. I recently got an insane deal on an Ibanez RB624CS (wasn't even looking to buy but the price was too good to pass) and it had me looking up old late 70's/early 80's Japanese basses and I had found the thread starter Greco already. Any reason the pickups were different? Those old Ibanez pickups are amazing IMO, and actually have character that their more recent models seem to lack.

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Guitars Etc. / Re: New Fender Meteora
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:24 AM »
...with Tele pickups.  Fender should have done some sort of humbucker Strat scheme IMO.

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:58:43 AM »
If anyone know anything about this series of Greco basses, I'm VERY curious because they seem to be identical to Ibanez Musician basses of the same era save for the pickups and string through accommodation. Were they products of the same factory?

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Warwick Idolmaker
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:23:20 AM »
It looks like an EB-2 melt-morphing into a Thunderbird.

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Waylon was well known for that look...seems like leather has made an interesting cover/pickguard for guitars and basses over the years.




...another little known Waylon-ism: his signature Tele's were set-neck (rarer than hen's teeth too- the Waylon Tele's currently  for sale online I have found are "tribute" Fender CS models and NOT his actual signature model).

I have a friend whose main bass for years has been a moccasin-style, leather-covered '74 Precision. The cover on it is VERY thick. Don't know if it adds anything to the tone.

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