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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos featuring Gibson 20/20 basses.
« on: September 16, 2017, 03:14:23 AM »
is that neck really that skinny up by the money frets, or is it just an optical illusion created by the weird shape?

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Gibson Basses / Re: Need pix of the brothers!
« on: September 16, 2017, 03:10:31 AM »




The great recognition scandal was before my time, but you guys keep referring to it....

what actually happened?

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The Bass Zone / Re: Stig Pedersen (D-A-D) 2-stringed basses revisited.
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:42:06 PM »
I love the headstock one

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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:40:04 PM »




What tour was is it where Jamie switched to guitar and they got a diff bass player?  Logically I figure Temple would need that more, but maybe it was Electric.

     It was the second half of the Electric Tour, they started with a uk club tour at release and then when it broke big in the US  they played Arenas there and worldwide, and returned to the UK for a couple of sold out nights at Brixton Academy, which was shown on the BBC, something that was rare in those days. Jamie switched for the later set of shows. The bass player was Haggis, post Zodiac Mindwarp and pre 4 horsemen. I saw them both ends of that tour, I think the only time Ive ever done that.

At the time I didn't realise it was Sorum on Temple either

  It wasn't. he didn't join til the tour. The drummer for the album was Mickey Curry, although allegedly a lot of Eric Singers work made it on there, he played on the demo's of the album but by the time of final recording he had parted company with the Cult


Getting slightly closer to back on topic, I recently completed my second attempt at a White Falcon/Gibson Les Paul Jumbo hybrid guitar.  Surprisingly (the Gibson LoZ pup is nothing like the Gretsch pups) thru my Sunn Solaris and a 4x12 it gets close to Duffy tone (but nowhere close on any other amp I have tried so far):



  Oooh thats Gorgeous!  I have daydreamed about a white and gold  335 type guitar, but I find full size acoustics too cumbersome so I'd like a thin falcon :p 

I never knew that Bob Rock did the tragically hip, but it makes sense that he did other stuff other than commercialise many rock and metal acts, which is what I will always associate him with.

 For my teens and 20s the Cult's musical evolution and mine mirrored each other. I was a 14 year old  punk when I first saw them, as the support act for my girlfriends crush Big Country. we then went our separate ways. through Siouxsie I discovered the Sisters and Bauhaus and was a full fleged goth when Love arrrived. Then at college  I rediscovered metal and was a denim wearing motorhead type when Electric arrived!  after that I drifted away I dutifully bought the records and went to the shows but was disillusioned with them for for Sonic Temple and  Ceremony, but  the  Black Sheep album came at a time when musically I was getting involved with dance music and electronica so that really worked for me.
   It was probably always on the cards that Craig Adams would do a stint in the Cult, Billy and the Mission were thick as thieves for a while, in fact on the Gods Own Medecine tour he joined them onstage multiple times, and he and Craig were members of the same  LA celebrity biker club.
 
To bring it all back on topic  here is Craig with his thunderbird from that period



  This one doesnt show the t-bird, but on this non album release from the same period  you can definitely hear the power of adding Craig's bass musculature to the bands dynamics



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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: September 11, 2017, 05:42:39 AM »
  I wonder where that sense went when they went to record Sonic Temple and Ceremony;
  Sonic temple was Bob Rock, doing what Bob Rock does best, and given that at the time Sonic Temple was a massive success it makes sense that the pressure was on the next guy to repeat the formula. But I guess he had no chance as the band were falling apart at the time, Jamie and Matt had quit and Ian and Billy were barely talking. Ceremony also suffered from being completely at odds with the grunge zeitgeist of its time. I don't think it's entirely without merit tho, their inherent songwriting ability shines through on Bangkok Rain and Sweet Soul Sister.
   I saw both tours and live the comparisons were similar: on the Sonic Temple  tour they were triumphant young gods ready to take the crown as the new Led Zeppelin, by the Ceremony tour Ian was a shambling drunk, Billy had let the guitar hero ego take him over and the new rhythm section were by the numbers Rawk without the inherent groove of Stewart/Sorum.

(self titled; with that black goat on the cover) which was an amazing return to Love era guitar work (but tasteful again) melded with modern rhythm section and even some industrial elements.  The lyrics got better too.  ...

 I was lucky enough to get to spend an afternoon chatting with Billy a few years ago  and he was amazed when I told him that the Black Sheep Album was my favourite album, he was under the impression that the only people who liked it were them. It was a deeply personal Album that they at the time they saw as being their swan song. They were making it purely for themselves without any attempt at commercial success. Its  ironic that its the only Bob Rock album that doesn't sound like a Bob Rock album, yet its one that he had more input into than any other. It was written at his house, and recorded in his home studio set up, and the songwriting process (according to Billy ) was centered around his private guitar collection. each song was written/inspired by  and recorded with a different one of his vintage/classic guitars.(I'd love to know which was which, all I remember is that Billy said that that was the first time he'd ever clicked with a fender - a  vintage telecaster)

 The tour on that album was also their finest hour live, Ive seen them on every tour since Dreamtime and that  was the best Cult gig Ive ever been to or heard. The combination of playing smaller more intimate venues, and the nothing to lose attitude was nothing short of brilliant, it would definitely be in my all time top 5 gigs. Of course this was also helped by  the  return of Sorum, and  the addition of Craig Adams on bass.
 Although the Cult were my first love musically, Craig Adams was my first inspiration bass wise so having my favourite bass player join my favourite band was manna from the gods to the young me.

I know many 'die hard' fans have little love for Electric (I felt outnumbered on that point), and when the first attempt at those songs (Peace aka The Manor Sessions) came out many of them felt vindicated because they thought it was Love all over again, but I was thought it sucked (and Love is my fave record of theirs).  It seems that Rick Rubin saved them from themselves on that one
  I'm with you on that one, Love is one of my favourites but Electric is probably the most shining example of brash , unabashed hip swinging metal(not released by AC/DC) that there is. I like the Peace album, but enjoy it as I would a cover album. its interesting to hear the songs interpreted differently, some work, some do not 
 

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Gibson Basses / Re: My work here is done...
« on: September 08, 2017, 02:12:08 PM »
You're welcome to check in anytime. Not everyone here is a Gibson owner.

I'm only a Gibson owner in my dreams

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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:58:19 PM »
The Cult were my first-love.  The picture when freezed is to blurry but the way he moves it's definitely Jamie with both the Bird and the slothead,   

Never noticed this before, because, as much as I love The Cult, this album was the start of the end.  Definately a TBird, but only in momentary snippets vs Duff trying to pull a Slash the rest of the time. Bonus:  Slothead EB about 3 times  for a litterally second each starting at 2:16.  I doubt either of them were the actual bass played on the record (Jamie Stewart was still with them for that record and tour and he was always a P bass man, but I think the vid came a lot later - like 3rd single, and the bassist in the vid doesn't look like him but could be - hard to tell, no real good shots.... the drummer looks like Matt Sorum)



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Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: 12 string with set neck?
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:41:08 PM »
D'oh
 I didn't mention this project has six strings at the moment


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Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / 12 string with set neck?
« on: August 30, 2017, 06:10:24 AM »
   Ive been given the carcass of an Ibanez Iceman, which with the long headstock is crying out to be a 12 string conversion, something I have wanted to add to my arsenal for a while now.
  my concern is that it's a set neck, with the extra tension is it likely to fail?
 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Lemmy's equipment
« on: August 30, 2017, 05:37:15 AM »
But the PA equipment most likely weren't his personal belongings.
not the PA just the wedges, a lot of times the old school bands own  their own onstage monitors as part of their backline, but logistically they need  travel with the PA truck not the backline truck  hence Lemmy's personal wedges ending up in some PA companies storage yard
  I didn't know about the son, I guess that answers my question as  I think most places where someone dies intestate the personal possessions goes to the next of kin.

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The Outpost Cafe / Lemmy's equipment
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:50:34 AM »
On a recent load in I noticed a bunch of monitors marked Motorhead (it was some pop band) when I remarked on it to the touring guy he told me that the PA company had inherited them by dint of being the PA company on the last tour. apparently Lemmy had no will so all his equipment is wherever it was left.
 makes you wonder what will happen to his basses ?

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Motörhead meets Kia Soul Turbo
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:45:51 AM »
This is apt here and the vicar's son even sings on it (Did he ever after Silver Machine?  :mrgreen: ), especially towards the end, voice an octave higher and all ...


being a big fan of both   motorhead and Bowie and a coverhead I was quite excited at that but it didn't quite hit the mark somehow, cant quite put my finger on why.
  Motorheads covers album was one of the best in that oeuvre definitely worth a listen

 my contribution to the cool covers


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Iconographic ain't the word ...
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:30:45 AM »
Brilliant

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Not a fan entirely ...
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:26:38 AM »
when I saw Rick vs Fender vid  this was what i was expecting


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: AXL/DC to continue..
« on: February 24, 2017, 04:11:36 AM »
if Alex Lifeson was the only one on board with another Rush tour and he recruited Kip Winger and Phil Collins.  :o

ouch!

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