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Bass Amps & Effects / Re: Tube Amp Doctor Plexi 150W Kit.
« on: October 22, 2017, 01:22:42 AM »
Looks really nice!
Tube amp builds are great fun. Three blemishes along that way is nothing to worry about.
No matter how many amps you have built, the most important thing you learn is to sleep on it and spend a
couple of hours checking connections/solder points before you fire it up. Forming caps as well is recommended,
be aware that rebranders buy huge stock and it's not unusual to get caps that have been lying for years on the shelf.

Nice work!

Gibson Basses / Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:12:44 PM »
They are so small that they make Grabbers and Rippers look like Balrogs :)

Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:35:27 PM »
Grace Slick with a twist of Debbie Harry :-X

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Gizmodrome
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:27:19 PM »
Hmm.. cozy, grown up prog, now? Argree with the voice, turns me off this.

But Adrian is great!

Gibson Basses / Re: Modern double mud
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:20:02 PM »
This is my personal favorite double-mud - vintage though

Nice.. But what kind of pickups is he using?

Guitars Etc. / Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:06:26 PM »
I clicked on the traditional les paul that popped up when following the link, so I looked at the wrong guitar!

Yeah, that's a nasty one - how does something like that slip through?

Guitars Etc. / Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:01:01 PM »
It sure does look like a crack! Does that come standard with the 2018 models? That being said, guitars have to be one of the more difficult things to photograph without reflections. I am no expert photographer by any means, but I've tried to photograph my guitars & getting rid of reflections has been the biggest challenge. Even if you can get rid of all of the reflections on the guitar bodies, the chrome pickups reflect everything back at you.................

I sell vacuum tubes, not easy to shoot either if you ask me.

Guitars Etc. / Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:10:18 PM »
Can't see no crack? Maybe it's my computer..

Gibson should make LBO the final QC stage, nothing slips through here unnoticed :)

Cool backstage clip at the end!

Other Bass Brands / Re: Lap King? NR
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:43:07 PM »

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.

Ebony is brittle as well when thin, but stiffens even in thinner sheets than 2mm. My project korina explorer bass headstock went from rubber soft to rock solid just by replacing the black plastic top sheet with ebony veneer. It's not brittle or vulnerable anymore when glued to the headstock wood.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:33:24 PM »
She can even speak Spanish.  I didn't know that.

Bueno! She speaks Spanish a lot better than Liv Tyler speaks Elfish!

Fender Basses / Re: Dylan Wilson
« on: September 21, 2017, 10:37:23 PM »
I think this is discusses before but i always find it hard to jusdge a bass sound, especially on youtube. Some songs I prefer to listen to youtube cos it's enormous compression made the bass even fatter and bigger than on an album track.

Hey, there was just a discussion here wether or not a mudbucker could be heard or not. Different opinions, but at least we agree to like it!

I can enjoy a 70's maple P whenever I want to (usually I don't - too heavy!) but if I heard this recording and had no visual reference, I'm not sure I could have recognised the P. 

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 21, 2017, 10:20:16 PM »
I think the 80's mentality have taken over media and fashion for too long, people have their taste messed with and all of a sudden young people think the abovementioned girls (except cher perhaps) look normal.

Maybe it will swing back to the 70's again in a few years, complete with pussy hair and experimental gibson bass designs!

Gibson Basses / Re: I wired my 65 EB-3 back to stock
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:24:43 PM »
I put LaBella deep talkin' bass flats on my '65 EB-3 this spring. There was only a couple of sets at the importer's warehouse here in Norway - waited a while to get them and paid close to TI price. Turned out the E was dead and the G string was a long scale string. Not a good first impression, but I'm pretty satisfied with the A and D string :P

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Not a fan entirely ...
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:29:50 PM »
It's a shame so many people equate louder and more watts with better. Maybe it's because I'm getting older I find music more enjoyable when it doesn't result in hearing loss after being at a performance.

When looking at Gibson's amazing amp output between 1935 and 1968, I always think 'If they only made one guitar and one bass amp that could rock/scream' they'd survive as an amp maker. Although making their top of the line amps too HI-FI might have been a huge mistake, I guess the last amp marketing efforts made musicians of the day uninterested; trying to convince rockers that 'the freaked out sound of yesterday' was going out of style really was the final nail in the coffin. Even Jazz musicians used freaked out sounds by that time.

Sorry, off topic 8)

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