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Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: Brooks EB-TB
« on: January 20, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »
Not this specific bass but a future build. If I have enough spare change after I sell my condo, maybe I can order one that way.

Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: Brooks EB-TB
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:05:57 AM »
Isn't it a through neck made to look like a set neck? Either way it's aces in my book. Great platform for some Ripper pickups too perhaps.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Now for something poppy
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:54:44 AM »
That creepy, Satanic, mind controlled chick makes me sad. This punk group from down under cheers me up though.

I'm betting this hasn't been up yet. More Spanish TV gold.

A good time of year to escape to Malaga and warm up with the Brothers Johnson.

Other Bass Brands / Re: Warwick Idolmaker
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:31:59 AM »
It looks like they're trying to tempt Nikki Sixx away from Schecter with that one. He can have it.

Other Bass Brands / Re: Anyone up for an EB-1 clone?
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:28:33 AM »
Don't see too many shortscale fretless basses. Those fretboard dots could be a bit more discreet. I prefer fretted electric basses and so does George Porter Jr. Came across this pic of him with an EB that the drummer Ziggy Modeliste shared. Figured this was as good a place as any to post it. Wonder if this thing got tracked on any Meters songs?

Gibson Basses / Re: New Embassy at Sam Ash
« on: January 05, 2018, 06:04:16 PM »
I would have been much more careful had I known this on my trip. One small island had an abundance of magic mushrooms and there didn't seem to be any attempts to conceal the local market for them. Plenty of surfers in Bali weren't worried about sparking up either. Another lucky break I had was one of the clubs I picked up a girl from Perth in was bombed by Al Qaeda only a few months after my visit. Despite the drug laws, active volcanoes  and terrorist threat, the region is quite lovely and worth checking out. Bali is actually mainly Hindu, the rest of the country praises Allah which may explain the harsh sentencing. Beasley's current predicament may not have been spurned by current politics but I'm sure it doesn't work in his favor.

Gibson Basses / Re: New Embassy at Sam Ash
« on: January 05, 2018, 03:15:44 PM »
I was mistaken in that it's a man, 32 year old Christian Beasley instead of a woman. There was a case of an Australian woman held for a number of years on a similar charge.

Gibson Basses / Re: New Embassy at Sam Ash
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:33:32 PM »
Are there any vintage pro thunderbirds that have made in China stickers on them? Indonesia has a better reputation for wood working and with the multi laminate neck through construction, I think it's a better place for the T-birds to be made. I went to Bali on a vacation once and saw all kinds of artistically carved wood pieces for furniture or decoration. It's too bad about the American woman with the medical marijuana prescription that got busted there and is in indefinite incarceration now. I think it might have something to do with the Muslim majority nation's displeasure with Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitol. But hey, if that doesn't bother you, at least you can score a mean Thunderbird from there.

The EB-2 and Rivoli would also be considered thin lines right? I figured it was easier to call them both the same thing instead of making a distinction between one or the other. Does your Univox have electronics that sound like a Rivoli or EB-2 as well?

Those Rotosound tapes do sound great on the Rivoli. It's a shame we haven't seen anything like these original thinline basses since they were discontinued. Maybe if Billy steers enough interest it's way, we'll see a resurgence of mudbucker glory again.

Gibson Basses / Re: What is a realistic price for a 1964 EB2?
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:57:22 PM »
I wouldn't mind paying north of 2 grand for a decent EB-2, the new Thunderbird might have some people scratching their heads. Sweetwater just raised prices on all the new 2018 Gibsons.

The Bass Zone / Re: NAMM Rumours?
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:53:32 PM »
I'd think a non reverse edition would be the next logical introduction. Seeing as how Gibson never thought a single pickup T-bird would be a wise option to offer, I wouldn't hold my breath for Epiphone to change that trend. Some more custom colors would be nice or if they could do for the Ripper what they've done for the Thunderbird, I think that would also be a crowd pleaser. It's too bad Gibson only made 350 in the last go round.

Gibson Basses / Re: Anyone ever tried building a mahogany Ripper?
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:45:47 AM »
Cedar would be nice. It's worked out great on guitar and violin tops. A hollow body bass with a cedar top could be pretty classy.

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