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Other Bass Brands / Re: BaCH Non Reverse Thunderbird Poll
« on: February 20, 2018, 03:58:57 PM »
Yep. And not only the NR Tbird. But all Gibson models. Which is a shame, because they were all decent instruments.
I've sold quite a few BaCH SGs, Les Pauls, Flying Vs, Firebirds and Explorers.

It shouldn't be yellow, but gold.

Rothko & Frost can make it for you.

Other Bass Brands / Re: Bachbirds
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:05:27 AM »
Went back to the original BaCH thread to find this, that I posted in 2011.

The first 20 BaCH NRs were all white (but I can't remember if they had belly cuts). I believe they were thick bodied.
The first series has a belly cut. And the body is the thickest of all BaCHbirds: 43mm. It has a veneer on both sides. The veneer on the top side covers up potentiometer holes that weren't drilled in the right position.

The second set of 30 were all thin bodied with a belly cut. There were 10 white, 10 black and 10 Sonic Blue in that series. These had nice, thin necks.

The third series (up to current) were all thick bodied with no belly cut and were available in single and dual pups.
The body of the series III isn't really that thick.

Here's a series III BTH-1

The Honeybursts were all single pup but the Trans Cherry were available in both single and dual pups. A little later dual pup Honeybursts were available. These had slightly thicker necks.
Here's an early Honeyburst BTH-1

The later Honeybursts have a volute at the back of the headstock.

In the series V there were also Black ones and Sonic blue and Transparent Cherry (or Burgundy) with armcut.

Here's a series V BTH-2 with armcut and belly cut

And a series V BTH-1 with armcut and belly cut

Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 20, 2018, 07:28:16 AM »
Facebook. But mostly rants without any knowledge.

Tautology!  :mrgreen:

The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:01:19 PM »
I saw King King perform the other day.
Stellar live band.
Think Paul Rodgers meets Thunder.
Good old fashioned rock music.

Their latest album has been in heavy rotation in my car.

Gibson Basses / Re: strange Grabber on Ebay
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:29:10 AM »
And what is with the logo decal? It looks like there is no lacquer on top of the decal.
Ideally there would be a few layers of lacquer and some sanding in between, leaving no visible edge of the decal, would there?
Did Gibson ever put them on top of an already finished headstock? Can't remember I've seen that before.

Gibson Basses / Re: strange Grabber on Ebay
« on: February 19, 2018, 05:07:06 AM »
Maybe the neck was dug up from a grave? It looks extremely dirty.  :o

Aren't all waterslide decal transfers very thin?

Other Bass Brands / Re: Bachbirds
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:58:46 AM »
It's hard to say, because BaCH never put serial numbers on their instruments.
They only work in small batches. But they never told what their maximum capacity is.

Gibson Basses / strange Grabber on Ebay
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:00:25 AM »

Not much information about this bass.
I have a hard time believing this is a bass that Gibson built. The neck pocket doesn't seem to fit very well. And the pickup ring looks home made.
Looks like somebody made a different body for an old Grabber.

Anyone seen this before?

Other Bass Brands / Re: Bachbirds
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:12:59 AM »
The two last series had the arm cut and belly cut.
I think that arm cut did not look good on the NR Tbird. But that's my opinion.

The second series is probably the most popular.
They are rare.

The third series had the largest production numbers.

BaCH kept changing little things with each series. I have not kept track of all the minor changes.

Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:19:31 PM »
Yes, I still have plenty books to sell.

Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:39:20 PM »
The Epi LP Standard is already in the book.  8)

Gibson Basses / Re: Need a Bach NR T bird Neck
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:26:47 AM »
Yes the first series did not have a mahogany neck. I'm not sure if it is maple

Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:56:05 AM »
At this rate, the second printing of "The Gibson Bass Book" will only need two more pages.

Yep. Looks like it ;-)

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