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Fender Basses / Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:33:40 PM »
Fender Japan ought to play nice with old Fender USA, and Aerodynes are amazing basses. I have a first gen one without the Strat jack: one of the VERY few Fender P/J's that works. Also be aware that's not a photography trick; the body IS carved to an arching curve like a Les Paul.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Attention Neil Young fans &model train collectors
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:08:16 PM »
The recording and hifi gear are WAY undervalued. Those are eBay prices.

They didn't have grain filler so they used auto body filler and as a result, the bass is pretty heavy and extremely bright. I didn't remember the body wood being so dark (just found that pic on my computer the other day). I guess it's basswood, but it may be whatever "fauxhagony" Epi uses.  I've posted it here before but it was linked to Photobucket. When I get some money, the Mexi-P pickup is going to be replaced. I just told the shop I wanted it hunter green and bowling ball after seeing a set of Fender Custom Shop basses in black bowling ball. The back has a lot more silver. If I get time today, I'll take a picture of it and post it.

My homemade JPJ bass started out as an ESP looking like this:

and ended up looking like this:

An autobody shop did the paint job and honestly the back looks even better than the front. A small section ( half thumbnail-sized) of top coat on the front has chipped away, but I'm pretty sure it got hit with screwdriver installing the pickups. It cost $300 ten years ago.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:14:23 PM »
I like Keith Urban. Though truthfully, he's just twangy adult contemporary soft rock. The man can flat out shred, really sings his songs, and paid his dues playing clubs in Australia playing American country. Like Brad Paisley, I can ignore the schmaltz because there is real inspired talent there and the pop hooks are nowhere near as offensively phony as the faux "outlaws" of modern bro-country. Those guys don't pretend to be hard luck stories and they DID pay their dues (Paisley played Dollywood near here for years before he hit it big)

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Horten Flying Wing
« on: November 02, 2017, 07:18:05 PM »
The Horten was impressive, but Jack Northrop had flying wings in the US before WWII; the Army Air Corps and later Curtis Lemay's Air Force didn't like them, so they were never developed until much later. To pound the point home, the later YB-49, the jet-powered, evolved prototype had ALL of its examples destroyed after losing to the Boeing B-47. Northrop was vindicated before he died when he was taken in secret to Edwards AFB and shown the then still top secret flying wing bomber his namesake company was building for the USAF, the B-2 Spirit.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:50:07 PM »
Jennifer Nettle's accent is as fake as his. Being from Georgia doesn't automatically impart hillbilly speech. I hate her affectations too. She CAN sing beautifully without them.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:10:18 PM »
So unlike other forms of music, C&W is not allowed to develop, however gently?


...and BTW, the first part of that video is a parody OF a parody: this running gag from Walk Hard (which was a FAR better movie than Walk the Line, the movie it parodies.)

The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:05:27 PM »
that singer's accent doesn't sound like a real Southern accent.

I mean this with no sarcasm whatsoever: he sounds like someone from Scandinavia trying to do a Kenny Chesney impression and failing. 

Gibson Basses / Re: LPB-2 alert
« on: October 31, 2017, 05:26:25 PM »
It's called a SIT (something something Transfer) and if it didn't sell, it's probably going to an employee there. They don't allow them without money and they can't advertise anything on layaway as being for sale.

Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:40:02 AM »
Epi's hard poly finish ought to at least double the neck stability. It's not as bad as Fender's, but let's just say the wood in my Epi LP Standard is somewhat less than solid and it's still a tank.

Guitars Etc. / Re: Extreme upper fret access
« on: October 29, 2017, 12:39:55 PM »
Like this

Guitars Etc. / Re: Extreme upper fret access
« on: October 28, 2017, 05:00:54 PM »
It's so metal it gives its OWN devil horns!

The Bass Zone / Re: An Unexpected Display of Technique
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:57:09 PM »
Howsabout I make it REALLY confusing and include a monster player who's a lefty, but plays left-handed basses string upside down?

I saw him at a jazz clinic years ago when he probably weighed double what he does now. He's a super nice guy and one hell of a chikin' pickin' Tele player too!

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