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The Outpost Cafe / Re: The wonders of a Czech bass!
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:47:07 PM »
That was great!  :toast:

I prefer Clapton to Trower.

Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:18:28 PM »
I doubt that the prices will go up much if at all. The 2015 increases on the SG Bass and TBird had to be rolled back. Henry probably won't make that mistake again.

Gerry always held his Rick so high I was always wondering if he ever hit himself in the jaw with the upper horn.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:50:08 AM »
Any Gibson bass designs would be an improvement, experimental or not! How about recycling some of Cher's leftover plastic parts into a new Gibson bass body?

Back to Gwyneth!

Other Bass Brands / Re: Lap King? NR
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:43:56 AM »

Rosewood has an open grain structure. If you use only a thin sheet of -let's say 2 mm- it'll be very vulnerable and brittle.
I have my doubts about the added strength.

Esthetic reasons I can understand.

Grain structure has nothing to do with it. Depending on the particular species, rosewoods are 2 to 3 times stiffer than korina. Even a 2mm front and back overlay of rosewood would be stiffer than an all-korina headstock of the same total thickness.

I've seen back strap overlays of stiffer woods used in headstock repair. Some acoustic guitar luthiers do this routinely on new builds.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Old guitar ads
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:26:42 PM »
McEnroe did play guitar. I don't recall any association with Kramer.

But I was wrong about Vitas. Van Halen/Gerulaitis Kramer 5150 Guitar. Eddie must have given it to him at this event.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:18:25 PM »
Kim is homely. The rest of the family ranges from homely to butt-ugly. Worse yet, they're brainless, money-grubbing sluts.

Aesthetic standards have changed since I was young. Today, if a butt-ugly woman has enormous lips and an enormous ass, there are men who will think she's beautiful and women who will undergo plastic surgery to look like her.

Other Bass Brands / Re: Lap King? NR
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:07:05 PM »
Rosewood would definitely add stiffness to the headstock. Not sure why that would be necessary though.

Nice looking work.

Fender Basses / Re: Dylan Wilson
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:52:28 PM »
IMHO doesn't seem focused enough to be a classic 70s P sound.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Old guitar ads
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:51:13 PM »
Somehow I doubt that Vitas Gerulaitis (RIP) and John McEnroe played Kramers in real life.

The Bass Zone / Re: Sad news about TM Stevens
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:58:01 AM »
I met him several times and the last couple of years he was hard to love. Drinking an awfull lot, being drunk in an hour, not functioning and leaving the party after an hour and a half, shouting, ... Maybe his abuse of alcohol has something to do with it. Still very sad.

I know someone with it and alcohol was definitely not the cause since she never drank at all her whole life. 

There is such a thing as alcoholic dementia and there are other alcohol related brain disorders. I've seen a few affected persons, including a relative. It's not Alzheimer's, but the symptoms can be the same. After all, alcohol is a neurotoxin.

Whether TM's current condition has anything to do with alcohol, it's a pity that he let drinking interfere with his music to that extent. He certainly isn't the first.

She's a lasting influence!  I see her look in what the Kadashian girls want to look like.

The Kuntrashians (shudder)  :puke:

America's first family of whores.

The Bass Zone / Re: Sad news about TM Stevens
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:42:36 PM »
Very sad. One of the posts on his FB page says he's in the final stages.

The Outpost Cafe / Old guitar ads
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:35:24 PM »
15 Plucking Awesome Rock Guitar Ads from the 1970s-80s

I know we've seen the Ripper ad before, it's on one of Jules' sites. Most of the others are new to me since I wasn't reading guitar mags back then. The Epiphone ad is easily my favorite.

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