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The Outpost Cafe / How do I Insert a Youtube Video into my post?
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:39:36 AM »
I'm afraid my lack of techno is now apparent.... ???

Thanks.

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Gibson Basses / Two TBird II's
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:08:28 AM »
From the same seller (no affiliation).

Refin - looks really good in that color:

https://reverb.com/item/5522375-gibson-thunderbird-ii-bass-1965-pelham-blue-unbroken-nitro-refin-by-lay-s

Original - seems a bit steep, but what do I know:

https://reverb.com/item/5521966-vintage-gibson-thunderbird-ii-bass-1965-2-color-sunburst-nice-shape-rare-unbroken-headstock

Are these valued at the going rate(s)?

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Other Bass Brands / My "Phoenix" G&L L2000
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:53:14 AM »
This has been an ongoing resurrection, many weeks in the making, that is finally complete. Road tests have finally been performed.

I saved my squirrely necked '81 G&L L2K by installing a Moses Graphite composite replacement neck. There was a touch of trickiness in the installation.
These necks require inserts for machine screws to be installed in them for assembly. Because these are 3* bolt necks I specifically asked Moses about the bottom insert possibly hitting the truss rod since it's on center. They assured my it was a clear shot. Right....more like a direct hit.
Thanks to the skill of my tech of many years he was able to overcome this minor setback and make it work successfully.
*This is only an issue with the 3 bolt layout - newer G&L's with more bolts have no issues.

I also had a brand new G&L preamp harness installed to replace the original pre which was fried.

I have it strung with GHS Precision Flats (my current flat of choice) and it sounds wonderful. The notes are tight and focused, very rich in the lows and low mids, a bit of snap up top. There is a touch of compression but it is not sterile sounding at all. I find this to be a highly successful mod/upgrade over the original neck. I am very glad (and relieved) to have this work out! :mrgreen:

(It's not a Gibson but I feel I should at least get partial credit for the beautiful hunk of mahogany that is the body of this beast.)

 



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Gibson Basses / Explorer For Sale
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:27:38 AM »
Looks pretty new, and in great shape.

http://new16.thelowend.net/node/25472


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The Bass Zone / Instrument Economy
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:36:27 AM »
You want to bring your guitar and bass to a gig but you don't want all the real estate a real doubler provides:



And if 2 necks are still too cluttered:



Check 'em out....and what a price point.

https://reverb.com/marketplace/bass-guitars?query=busuyi

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The Bass Zone / New Epiphone Reissues
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:10:47 AM »
Has anyone seen these upcoming tidbits from Epi? I've been perving for an Embassy forever, just don't have $6K. I am truly intrigued.

The '60's TBird looks promising as well.




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The Outpost Cafe / Just Coming In
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:31:51 AM »
Hi everyone! I am new as of today.

Funny thing. I searched for some bass info and got a hit here. Imagine my surprise when I see names I remember
from The Dudepit!!! It's been a long time since I've been around you guys.

I had no idea this Forum was around or I would've got here sooner. Anyway....

I live in News York City and I still gig regularly with my cover band. We're pretty flexible so we're not pigeon holed
into one genre. Standards, Oldies, 60's, 70's & 80's Rock, Disco....a broad palette that gets us a wide variety of gigs.
Here's a link to our site: http://www.risky-biz.com

I'll be stopping by regularly :)






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