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The Outpost Cafe / Saw King Crimson here Oct 26
« on: October 29, 2017, 02:36:33 PM »
So, King Crimson. I'd never seen them before but listened to a lot of their music in high school and college, so when I learned they were going to be in town there was no way I was going to miss it. It was the first time King Crimson played in Raleigh since March 29, 1972 when they performed in Dorton Arena.

I'm glad I went and immediately wished they were playing for two nights.

The show was incredible. The music was delicate, brutal, technical, warm, dissonant, orchestrated, beautiful, unnerving, cacophonous, melodic, brilliant.
It was an assault.

Here's the setlist from the show.

Drumson Werning - Robert Fripp's Announcement
Intro: Islands Coda

Set 1:
Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
Pictures of a City
Fallen Angel
Drumson Outbreak of Wonderment, Joy & Bliss Arising
The Letters
(Robert Fripp song)
Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two

Set 2:
The ConstruKction of Light
(part 1 only)
('The Dream' part only;… more )
The Court of the Crimson King
Hell Hounds of Krim
Easy Money
("(c) The Battle of Glass… more )
Radical Action II
Level Five

21st Century Schizoid Man
(with Gavin Harrison drum solo)

The Outpost Cafe / Reason for being AWOL...
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:05:05 AM »
...because I've been working on my damn Indian! Finished it, finally! I have about 1000 miles on it now, though I'm still working out bugs.
This is a great motorcycle and really, because I built it from a pile it is, and always will be, a great source of pride!

Gibson Basses / NBD- 1964 EBO!
« on: January 21, 2017, 10:06:42 AM »
A friend (Rexdiablo on here) and I agreed to swap my Sunn Coliseum and the Sunn 2x15 for his '64 EBO. It's a terrific bass and he loves the Sunns, so we both came out ahead!

Gibson Basses / NR II on eBay
« on: March 19, 2016, 07:11:03 PM »
Looks nice, though it's a strange color.
Not sure if it had a neck break but you can see the joint. Looks too even to be a break.

Other Bass Brands / New Bass Day!
« on: March 17, 2016, 09:28:14 AM »
My buddy saw this at his local GC, sent me pics and I asked him to pick it up for me. A few dings but the price was more than right! My buddy says it's a gem.

Well, her and her Dano and their music...

Gibson Basses / Nifty Gibson 7" Ripper promo on the way.
« on: February 17, 2016, 08:01:50 PM »
Found this nifty little Gibson Ripper promo on eBay. I hope the link works because I couldn't get the pics off eBay for some reason.
Click the link and scroll down.

Other Bass Brands / DiPinto Belvedere bass
« on: February 09, 2016, 06:28:33 AM »
DiPinto supplies guitars and basses to Los Straightjackets.
Looking at their website, they have one particular bass which is really nice looking! Retails at $767.

Belvedere Standard Bass
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony with dot inlay and white binding
Construction: Bolt on neck on semi hollow body
Frets: 22
Scale: 34"
Pickup: Two chrome single coils
Selector: Three position toggle switch
Controls: One volume, one tone
Bridge: Tune-o-matic with trapeze tailpiece
Tuners: Enclosed gear, pearl button machines
Colors: Gold & Black or Black & White
Pickguard: Clear
Available in Left Handed
DiPinto recreated the look and feel of the old sixties molded plastic bodies with its patented double layer semi-hollow wood body.

To put it brutally, the musicians in bands I grew up listening to have been dying since the 1960s. That many of them lived until the past year or so is simply the realization that some of them made it. In the early days they died of drug overdoses, extreme alcoholism, accidents, sometimes suicide or murder.

Some died later on from the same things.

Some died later from the lingering affects of one resulting from the other.

These days, cancer and simply old age are taking their toll. It's really sad to say but we can expect this to become more frequent in the next few years. We're lucky to have had some of them stuff performing as long as they have.

Gibson Basses / Greg Lake's Ripper
« on: January 27, 2016, 07:22:58 PM »
If you look you can find a few photos and maybe a clip with Greg Lake and his Ripper. Always wondered about it because it's black with a maple fretboard.

Well, while looking around I found this press release photo of Lake with a Ripper, but it's a natural finish. I guess this gives some new insight into what I thought may have been a custom bass or modified later. Of course, it's possible these are two different basses. Anyway, it's interesting to say the least.

The Outpost Cafe / Distractions!
« on: December 28, 2015, 09:42:04 AM »
Man, I've been gone a long time. I got saddled with a huge project this summer and it's kept be busy as hell. When I wasn't working it I was working on my Indian, which now runs!

Gibson Basses / Single pup Greco T bird
« on: July 08, 2015, 06:46:04 PM »
I sure wish I could pick this fellow up but someone here OUGHT to take a look at it. I didn't know Greco made single pup Tbirds.

Guitars Etc. / Bob Welch with an RD guitar
« on: May 17, 2015, 10:34:48 AM »
Stumbled across this by accident. Though a friend has an RD guitar this is the first time I've ever seen an RD guitar actually being played.

The Outpost Cafe / RIP Bob Burns
« on: April 04, 2015, 03:56:58 PM »
I just can't get over how time has been so unkind to members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. All of them should have lived to be old men.

So there's a shop on eBay which sells TRCs for Thunderbirds. Measured the distance between the two screw holes (those nearest the nut) and ordered one.

The guy wants the year of my Tbird and the serial number. I told him it was a '66-'69 Nonreverse but didn't mention a serial number (which I'm not sure has one until all the paint is stripped off).

He asked again for the serial number.

What possible difference does it make what the serial number is and why would he want it?

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