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Gibson Basses / Staircase porn and a gratuitous Lo-Z family photo
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:33:53 AM »
I recently finished my project of replacing the newel posts, ballusters and handrails in our house; something I've never attempted before.  After completing it I can say I wouldnt wish this project on my worst enemy.  I originally thought it would only take a couple weeks but ended up being almost 4 months start to finish (Weekends, Holidays and a couple "sick" days).  That was for 12 posts, 130 iron ballusters and new handrails. TBH the project was delayed a couple weeks after I ran a miter saw halfway through my thumbnail, luckily stopping just as I knicked the bone.

Assuming no one will actually want to see a photo of my handywork I'll post a picture that people around here may actually be interested in.  The stair work makes for a nice backdrop I think  ;D

Gibson Basses / '76 Korina Thunderbird
« on: May 09, 2017, 06:08:04 AM »
So if the rules at GC are they give you 60% of what they sell it for, does that mean an employee at this location paid $2k for this?  If so I may need to drive to Florida to sell some gear.

Seriously, how do they get something THIS wrong?

Gibson Basses / NOS Ripper
« on: April 19, 2017, 06:57:17 AM »
Fresh out of the box, who wants to be the first one to put a scratch in it?

I always wonder when I see these things, who sits on something like this for 40 years without opening it? 

The Outpost Cafe / A little honesty on ebay
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:49:45 AM »

On the plus side he accepts payment in magic beans if your interested.

The Outpost Cafe / AXL/DC to continue..
« on: February 20, 2017, 05:10:30 PM »
And are looking to record an album.  I wonder if Duff will end up joining them, or maybe Mark Evans will avail himself.

Gibson Basses / Don't drink and ebay
« on: January 30, 2017, 04:39:15 PM »
So I recently sold off a couple of U87s leaving me with a surplus of gear money burning a hole in my pocket.  Combine this with a few too many fingers of scotch and I apparently thought it would be a good idea to own one of these:

At least the sale was based on a low-ball offer I made in my stupor. And despite the vitriol expressed by Uwe I don't find it all THAT bad.  Its better than its flying V predecessor at least, and the finish reminds me of a time when I had more hair. 8)

Gibson Basses / Oh, the 80s...why?
« on: January 14, 2017, 10:29:34 PM »
Im 100% guilty of having owned a "crackle" finish bass 35 years ago but this one is just wrong.

I know the 80s V gets no love but someone please put this thing out of its misery before It hypnotizes me into growing a mullet and joining a Poison tribute band.

The Outpost Cafe / Today's Bass Lesson
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:27:41 AM »
"Never turn your back on a puppy"

While packing up my '67 Bird this morning (for rehearsal this evening) I briefly looked away only to turn back and see this monster chewing on the headstock.

Don't be fooled by his innocent looks, I suspect he has a heart of darkness lurking within.  Luckily the damage was minimal and I'll have to just chalk it up to added "relic-ing"

The Outpost Cafe / Gaga buys Zappa
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:21:03 PM »
Or at least his house anyway.  I remember the house sale coming up in one of those Dweezil interviews of late but didn't know until I read this that Lady Gaga was the buyer.  As a studio nerd I hope she restores it right, but i know nothing about her really and dont have much faith. That said, I was shocked to read in the article she actually knew what a compressor was...

The Outpost Cafe / Proof of the Krakens existence
« on: October 20, 2016, 04:55:08 PM »
I always loved this story when I studied it in school. I'm not buying the British propaganda that her majesty's navy sank UB-85.  I hope the send down submersibles and find teeth marks in her hull  ;D

Other Bass Brands / Jim Cairnes Colt Bass
« on: October 03, 2016, 05:12:40 AM »
It may be sort of silly but I would shoot someone for this bass  ;)

The Outpost Cafe / Lemmy interview, playing and drinking
« on: September 24, 2016, 07:47:47 AM »
kind of cool interview with Lemmy a few months before his passing. Talks about Rics, plays a little and of course has a healthy Vodka & OJ.   I didn't know he suffered from diabetes, sounds like his fingers were going numb.

Gibson Basses / ? for the NR experts
« on: September 17, 2016, 10:07:32 AM »
After years of lusting and dreaming I was finally able to round out my Thunderbird iv collection with the missing link: an original issue Non-reverse.  The bass is in really decent condition with only two significant issues, 1) a gummy feeling tone pot (hopefully i can clean and recover)  and 2) a classic crescent moon hairline crack on the tuner side of the headstock.   With string tension the crack opened up just enough to get a syringe needle in and is now glued/clamped (titebond).

on to my query for the thing that has me puzzled is the pickup screws. They're a domed head flathead wood screw.

I expected to find phillps heads just like my '64.  After looking online Ive found photos of NRs with both this type as well phillips versions.  By any chance are they original? or likely a common hardware store replacement? 

& yes, Im being overly picky...maybe its a mild case of OCD  ;D

Gibson Basses / Early Les Paul Signature
« on: August 29, 2016, 12:32:35 PM »
I feel like I've seen one someplace else before, Is there someone on this site that has one of these?  I wonder how many actually shipped in this style.

I actually like the look of the Oval pickup vs the rectangular one but not sure I could justify the price premium for an early one.

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