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Gibson Basses / Re: strange Grabber on Ebay
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:21:16 AM »
Well, my grasp of "Teutonics" is somewhat shaky, but it seems that the phrase "Das ist scheiße" should be included somewhere in the listing. ;D

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Craigslist transaction
« on: February 18, 2018, 07:55:41 AM »
I ionce placed an ad in a local musicians rag for a Jazz Bass and 1x15" combo. When the guy showed up at my house I sensed that he was a little goofy, but not threatening or anything. After deciding he wanted both pieces, he took out his checkbook and started to write. I told him that there was no way I was taking a check, but that there was an ATM up the block. Upon hearing that, he got very nervous and began farting uncontrollably (I'm not kidding). Shortly thereafter, he beat a hasty retreat and I never heard from him again.

On another note, a good friend of mine had the task of liquidating his place of work after the owner had a stroke. He ran an ad with a bunch of audio visual gear in the Want Ad Press, a legendary Jersey classified publication back in the day. He took a call from a kindly old gent named Red, who showed up wearing a hat and dark glasses, accompanied by his middle aged son. They looked over a bunch of stuff and told him they would let him know. A couple weeks later, he got a call saying that they wanted everything and that the son would pick it up at my friend's home. At that point "Red" revealed that he was in fact, Les Paul, and that anytime my friend and his family wanted to go to Fat Tuesdays (or later, to the Iridium) he had a personal invite from Les. He also told him that the next time he wanted a Les Paul (coincidentally, my friend owns several) that he should call and "get one from the man himself". Unfortunately, he never got to take Les up on that.

Gibson Basses / Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:30:38 PM »
Prices will skyrocket on the Sonex and Corvus.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: RIP Tom Wheeler
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:10:45 AM »
Bass Player Magazine - a monthly bound collection of advertisements.

The Outpost Cafe / Glenn Tipton - Parkinson’s
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:17:56 AM »

The Outpost Cafe / Craig MacGregor, RIP
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:24:04 PM »
On the heels of Pat Torpey’s passing comes this. I always loved his playing.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: RIP Pat Torpey
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:21:53 PM »
I saw them this past June, and I’m glad I had the chance to do so. Eric said recently that when Pat said he was done, Eric would be also. Without a doubt, the tightest rock band I’ve ever seen. Pat came out front and greeted the audience with the question, “What’s shakin’?” - which was followed by an awkward response from the crowd. He feigned shock and then laughed at us. From what I’ve heard, he did this routinely on the tour - gotta love the attitude. RIP...

The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:05:54 PM »
Latest thread:
"You admins need to take a hold of the reigns,this group is utter shit."

The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:00:18 PM »
Everybody run over right now and read the thread on short scale vs long scale. The OP is confused as to what the difference is, beyond the obvious. The responses couldn't be more obvious.

The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 03, 2018, 10:27:53 AM »
And there is this John Falstom guy, who only posts about... John Falstom (third person singular).  :o

The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:49:27 PM »
Any chance The Outpost could mount a hostile takeover effort, armed with mudbuckers and vagina steamers?

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Fast Eddie Clarke RIP
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:32:23 AM »
But I was never a fan of the Spector Wall of Sound, Let It Be is the most non-descript Beatles album and All Things Must Pass gives me headaches with its echoy-y-y cavernous sound.

Do you have "Let It Be... Naked"?

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Fast Eddie Clarke RIP
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:50:34 AM »
My story on the Ramones goes as follows: As a teen, I read Rock Scene magazine religiously. To those unfamiliar with, it was a publication that largely chronicled the NYC club scene and bands at that time. The Ramones had been hyped heavily there, so when the album was released I ran out to EJ Korvettes (look it up) and purchased it. Leather jackets? They MUST be good! Well... From the second I dropped the needle, I was convinced it was some kind of cruel joke. Joey sounded like he had a swollen tongue, and I'd heard farts that lasted longer than their songs - which had the most bizarre subject matter I had ever heard. There was no lead guitar, per se - and in the 70s that was everything to me. I could not find one song on that album that stimulated me in any positive manner, so I ditched the album as quickly as humanly possible.

The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:31:21 PM »
Pah, some of the morons even had a problem with the definition of electric in that question. They came up with all the upright players they could think of.  :o

That's right, I forgot about that.

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