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Gibson Basses / The mudbucker's last hurrah
« on: August 29, 2017, 05:55:22 AM »
I'm going to head over to the shop selling this 1975 EB-0 today. I've always wanted to check out an EB-0 with a mid positioned pickup and a maple neck. I like that this one has a three point instead of a tilt-o-matic two point. I noticed the pick up's pole pieces don't line up the best with the strings in the pictures. I'll know for certain later today but I'm wondering if the crowd here thinks that's an issue.

Gibson Basses / Evertilt replacement bridge
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:51:57 PM »
The bridge on my EB-1 is in rough shape. I brought the bass to a tech I know who originally hails from Nantucket. He also works at John Mann's guitar vault. John will take a drawing of my bridge and fabricate a new one made from chrome plated brass with brass saddles. He would like to make a run of 25 units of these so I figured I should get the word out. This is still in the preliminary stage and I welcome any constructive input from whoever here would like to give it or from anyone interested in getting a replacement for their own Gibson.

Guitars Etc. / Gibson Custom guitars
« on: May 31, 2017, 01:07:48 PM »
Have you folks seen the new limited edition guitars from Gibson custom? Could they be a precursor to the basses for 2018?

The Outpost Cafe / Good news for a change
« on: March 30, 2017, 02:55:00 PM »
Some promising sales results for the music industry but maybe don't all rush to quit your day jobs yet.

The Outpost Cafe / How Buffalo copes with losing
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:17:25 PM »
Ok Scott, was it you? At least these fans can find something to laugh about when their team has no chance against the Patriots.

The Outpost Cafe / No music biz? Don't tell the Monkees
« on: June 03, 2016, 01:47:55 PM »
Just thought this would be good fodder for discussion here. I'm glad the Monkees are still sharing the good times. Suite yourself Roger.

The Outpost Cafe / Fido flies!
« on: April 08, 2016, 01:42:59 PM »

The Outpost Cafe / Death by Squirrel!
« on: July 09, 2015, 03:41:57 PM »
Could the fuzzy friends in our yard bring about the end of humanity?  ???  Hopefully not.

The Bass Zone / RIP Louis Johnson
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:09:12 PM »
I loved the music this man made with his bass. 60 years is too soon to go. We'll miss you Louis.

The Outpost Cafe / Crazy Train rides again
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:43:29 AM »
and Rudy Sarzo is along for the ride once more.

You guys pumped or as deflated as Tom Brady's balls?

The Bass Zone / Transcriptions
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:53:28 PM »
Maybe some of you have come across this site before.
Lots of free transcriptions and my European friend was nice enough to invite me to share one of my own.
The Albert King version of Born Under a Bad Sign. Have at it and enjoy the groove.

The Outpost Cafe / USA rules Germany drools
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:51:45 AM »
Not a bad team on the field for the USA. Nervous yet Uwe?

The Outpost Cafe / Marty Friedman Inferno new album
« on: May 24, 2014, 09:33:46 AM »
Anybody else digging this new one from Marty? He's one of my favorite guitarists. Megadeth's best albums were Rust In Peace and Countdown to Extinction in my opinion and in large part because of Marty's playing. Here's some of the tracks off his new one.

Fender Basses / Aged Antigua. Fugly or Fabulous? You be the judge
« on: March 20, 2014, 06:46:24 AM »
This is the only precision I have ever owned. I acquired it around 1997 with a scratched out serial number but I believe the second to last number on the neck stamp indicates she's a year younger than me, made in 78'. I carelessly traded the bass in college to a friend. We stayed in touch since and I intermittently got to see the bass over the years and just had to have it back. At some point somebody decided to toss the original matching guard and the pots along with it. The pickup was replaced with a Rio Grande vintage P and it sounds good. The original pickup is still supposed to be floating around with a different friend of ours but I haven't heard back from that guy. I rehearsed with a band that has a Hammond/keys player doing Soul live type stuff and they preferred the Fender over the Gibson $ bass. They said the $ bass sounds too much like a rock bass and the Precision fits in better with the old school vibe.

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