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Messages - Chris P.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson’s First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador
« on: August 17, 2017, 01:11:13 AM »
My thoughts:

I still think it's hilarious that the iconic Slash Les Paul is a copy, made by Kris Derrig. So all the Slash signatures are Gibson copies of a Derrig copy.

Having said that, I think I stated this before. In my opinion the best and most influential guitar players are the ones who inspire young people to pick up a guitar. When I was young all guys wanted a Fender because of Kurt Kobain, an LP (Epi) because of Slash, or an Epiphone The Dot (335) because of Noel Gallagher. I don't think those guys are the best players, but they influenced hundreds of thousands of kids toy buy those guitars and start band. So especially Epiphone sold a shitload of LPs and 335s. And a lot of now famous bands started because of them. Young guys I know now want certain guitars because of Foo Fighters, QOTSA, .... So in my opinion those guys are better for guitar world and music world than Vai, Satriani, the lot...
No young kid wants (or can afford) a Yin Yang Fodera because of Wooten, a fretless five (six?)-string Warwick because of Steve Bailey, but they want that P/J/Tbird/... because of [insert name current hip bass player] of [insert name current hip band] plays it.

So yeah. Slash is good:)

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: CME limited run - Cieloglo
« on: August 03, 2017, 12:52:54 AM »
Haemorrhoidglo?



If your haemorrhoids look like that, please go and see a doctor. I'm worried about you!

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Gibson Basses / The Return of the EB-0F ?
« on: August 02, 2017, 07:09:37 AM »
https://www.gearnews.com/gibson-custom-burstdriver-overdrive-loaded-les-paul/

[sarcasm mode on]

This might be the start of a new series? Let's hope the EB-0F comes back. If it has the same price, around 6000 dollars, it would be a steal!

[sarcasm mode off]

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Jerome Rimson's Rickenbacker...or is it?
« on: July 30, 2017, 02:44:05 AM »
I have taken the liberty to post a link to this thread, with the post of mr. Rimson, on the Rickresource forum. A friend of mine is already informing Lemmy fans:)

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I like the idea:)

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Gibson Basses / Re: How serious is the neck dive in an SB400?
« on: July 24, 2017, 04:08:30 AM »
I can't tell, but I think the problem of neck dive has as much to do with the player as with the bass. As a Tbird player and being quite a simple rock player I'm used to and can handle a bit of dive. Some people can't handle a bit of dive, while I hardly notice it. Some people like rougher straps which 'stick' on your clotes, and help against neck dive, while I prefer the sliding ones.

The thing I have problems with more is the tendency of basses leanin forwards, when a strap button is on the heel. Especially with a small bodied Höfner.


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Fender Basses / Re: Signature Mustang for JMJ
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:28:29 AM »
I thought he played them as honour to Bill Wyman, but I read in an interview he actually started playing bass on a Mustang!

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Other Bass Brands / Re: New Supro basses
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:48:14 AM »
I do not entirely agree, Dave.

Gold Foils, piezo and set neck make them a bit different. Not the umpteenth Fender clone. I think a country of origin and a price are two different things. If you see almost all Laklands are Asian and over 1,000 dollars, almost all Gretsches are Asian and the more expensive ones over 2,500 and even some 'cheap' ones around 1,000. Chinese Höfners are 650 euros. Those new Epiphones are going in that direction. More expensive Asian Höfners and Warwicks use the same pickups as the German ones...The Höfner Ignition/Icon and Contemporary and 300 versus 650 dollars. The second one is better made, better pickups, more original. So IMHO I can't day a bass out of a certain country has to have a certain price.


Danelectro makes Mosrite copies nowadays, which is strange

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Fender Basses / Re: Signature Mustang for JMJ
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:41:14 AM »
It just seems odd to me. I see popular players getting Signature basses from what were always considered the most basic beginner models.

Examples?


I dunno what the price is, but I think this one's very nicely done.And it's really a bass JMJ uses a lot. Nice colour and nice job on the 'aging'. Even the pickguard with a lighter part where the finger rest used to be before it became a thumb rest.

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Other Bass Brands / New Supro basses
« on: July 14, 2017, 03:48:07 AM »

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: July 12, 2017, 01:52:55 PM »
So does this mean they changed their minds about not releasing any bass guitars in 2018?
Or were they just bullshitting Chris with the news from two weeks ago?

There are no basses in standard production. These are all limited runs. 100 different models. I think I said there could be basses in limited runs, but my people didn't knew some weeks ago. What is limited? IDK.....

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: July 12, 2017, 06:54:39 AM »
At this moment I don't know anything about specs...

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Gibson Basses / 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:00:04 AM »
Gibson Limited Run Guitars:
Theme: 100th Anniversary of Orville Gibson’s Heritage
100 Limited Runs released through the year
Limited Runs announced per quarter
Exclusive features:
Modern-Retro “Gibson” headstock logo
“Only a Gibson is Good Enough” decal on the back of the headstock


EB Bass 5 String 2018 Satin Trans Black

EB Bass 5 String 2018 Satin Trans Black Left Hand

EB Bass 5 String 2018 Natural Satin Left Hand

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Satin Trans Black

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Satin Trans Black Left Hand

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Natural Satin Left Hand

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Natural Satin

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Bright Cherry

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Ebony

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Bright Cherry Left Hand

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Ebony Left Hand

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Vintage Sunburst Left Hand

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Vintage Sunburst

RD Artist Bass 2018 Antique Natural

RD Artist Bass 2018 Ebony

SG Standard Bass 2018 Ebony

SG Standard Bass 2018 Heritage Cherry

SG Standard Bass 2018 Ebony Left Hand

SG Standard Bass 2018 Heritage Cherry Left Hand

SG Standard Bass 2018 Walnut Left Hand

SG Standard Bass 2018 Walnut

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