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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Tom Petty
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:47:06 AM »
The same basic think happened to Rick Danko. Bad car accident in '68 or '69 left him with terrible chronic pain which led to drug addiction and alcoholism.
It cost him his life.
We could do a better job on this issue, I think.


Screenshot fodder... all sorts of interesting close-ups... there's a bunch of other material up...

The first video is really cool because it shows Glenn actually using the EBO and then later his first Thunderbird!
Thanks for posting that!

Thanks, Scott. Great tone. Shame there is no sign of those Epis in Australia. Importer going kaput.

I bet someone here could ship you one!

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Long winded update
« on: January 14, 2018, 07:05:25 PM »
Glad to see you posting again, John! Sounds like things have been looking up!

Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: January 14, 2018, 07:37:48 AM »
Thanks, we don’t need any more Darrin Huffs who swindled $10,000 from people with his compulsive lying and stringing people along.

The nicest guys are the ones you need to look out for.

^ THIS! That post about Darrin Huff is beyond the pale! I wonder how many people paid him for a bass and died without ever getting it.

Wow, I've never seen the uncropped photo! Thanks for posting that!!!

He must not have liked the double jazz pups because the b/w photo I posted of the same bass later showed it with the original pup in place with a more complete custom pick guard in place.

Great Scott, that sounds great, Scott!

Found this one on Bob Welch's site. Your photos and this one confirm then, that this definitely was Glenn's bass.

I want it, hahaha!

Ooooh, nice pics! That would be from his Paris days, '75ish.
Big thanks for posting these!!!!

I've heard this may be at least partially urban legend. Maybe a cease and desist? Also, I believe it was to do with the offset Jazz Bass body. Funny thing is, the later non-rev is more Fender-ish than the original!

Whatever the case may be I need to get it right!

I was just going to say that, since the binding issue alone leads me away from it being a Triumph neck like those you've posted.
You're right about it being a weird bass though. I'll ask Drew if he knows anything about it.

That does look a lot more like it! The GC photos shows it with a heavy binding. Were Triumphs offered with a binding like that?

Thanks, guys, these are the kind of comments and improvements I was looking for!

The Bass Zone / Re: NAMM Rumours?
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:57:23 PM »
I'm proud of being the wrong demographic.

I hoist a leg on demographics!

That's it for now. Keep in mind again that I posted this on a Jethro Tull forum, NOT a guitar forum so some specifics are old new to you guys.

And as things get updated, corrected, added to, etc I will do it here.

Drew told me that I probably have a better idea of this timeline than he does, but he offered to help me put together a timeline of the basses his dad used for the last 30 years. That could be fun and I hope we can work it out!

When it rains it pours. I found another photo of this bass in the hands of Robby Scharf, how was not a Cowsill but played bass with the band for some time. The photo I found, taken by Damon Wall on 05/04/2001 shows Scharf with the bass, described as a "1971 Eccleshall Thunderbird". It's clearly the same bass as the photo above, BUT if it was built in 1971 it could not be the same bass Glenn had IF Eccelshall built it for him for Paris' first album in 1975.

Also, if the bass in the photo is shown as it was when new, with all original parts, it could not have been built in 1971 as those control knobs were not used by Gibson until late 1973 when the Rippers were introduced. If that's the case, "1971" could simply be a typographical error and it might be Glenn's bass after all.

Being from the Paris days, photos of Glenn are pretty scarce and I have yet to find a photo of him with this bass.

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