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Gibson Basses / MOVED: BaCH Non Reverse Thunderbird Poll
« on: February 20, 2018, 03:18:21 PM »

The Bass Zone / Sweetwater Used Gear Marketplace
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:44:35 PM »
Sweetwater just started a marketplace for musicians to sell used gear, with no selling fees.

You need an account with them to start selling. I've only bought small items from Sweetwater and paid by Paypal, never bothered to set up an account, so I don't know the rules and details. Just pointing it out in case anyone's interested.

The Outpost Cafe / Craigslist transaction
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:17:45 PM »

Gibson Basses / Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:58:44 PM »
I've dismissed the recent articles and YT video predicting the collapse of Gibson b/c the people behind them obviously had no idea how things work and what the numbers meant.

This article is different, and it's by a business writer from a Nashville business journal. Worth your time to read.

Gibson ‘running out of time — rapidly’

Looks as if things will change soon, one way or another.

Guitars Etc. / Diabolical dreadnought
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:48:40 PM »

The Bass Zone / Big price increase on D'addario strings
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:50:48 PM »
I got an email from MF today advertising another 105/15% off sale so I looked to see if any LaBellas were included. Before I narrowed it down, I noticed that Chromes were now $40. What? They had been at about $25-28. So I looked at the XL Nickel Rounds and saw that a 2-pack of 45-105s is now $38. It had been $25. Checked their guitar strings, they are also up 25% or more.  Checked with Bass Strings Online (my usual source), Sweetwater, and American Musical/zzounds, same story.

LaBella and Ernie Ball have not increased their prices.

The Outpost Cafe / Some CITES rosewood restrictions may be eased
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:34:07 AM »
Complexity Of Touring With Rosewood Instruments May Soon Be Eased

At this point, it's only a recommendation from a CITES committee, but at least it's a first step toward allowing musicians to tour across borders with rosewood.

The Outpost Cafe / Men are doomed
« on: February 06, 2018, 02:15:37 PM »
It started with the crawfish

It's probably the work of evil German scientists. Soon we'll have a planet full of Rosie O'Donnells cloning themselves.

Guitars Etc. / UK Tele
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:06:47 PM »
"bit of a one off"

Note the reflection in the mirror pickguard/scratchplate in the third photo.

The Bass Zone / Parts sale on Reverb - sad story
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:53:31 AM »
I've bought from HD Custom Guitar Supply, most recently the Supertone for my EB-0. One guy in a small town in far northern Wisconsin. Usually a little less than other sources, free and fast shipping.

My information is that the owner died a couple of weeks ago, he was only in his early 40s, and that the business will be discontinued. Almost everything in his Reverb store is discounted 25%, at least for the next 7 days. Most of it is guitar parts, not bass, but there's a lot of major brand stuff including Bartolini, Hipshot, Tusq etc. If you need to stock up, now's the time.

The Bass Zone / Roll your own...bass strings
« on: January 26, 2018, 01:08:49 PM »

Gibson Basses / 1957 Gibson price list FS on Reverb
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:08:14 PM »
For Sale on Reverb

Ridiculous asking price for the item, but there are some pages shown the photos. $235 for the Electric Bass, not including case. That's about $2100 today.

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