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Gibson Basses / Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:16:10 PM »
Epi calls these ProBucker #760. The pickups in the Pro-IV bass are now called T-PRO. That's confusing.

What's confusing is that there are now three Thunderbirds with the word "Pro" in their name - because there are so many professionals who need to self-identify based on their choice of instrument. The lowly bolt-on models will now be rebranded as "Thunderbird Hoi Polloi IV".

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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:06:29 PM »
  ;D 

Yes Chris, I' didn't order a case as I have quite a few, that's a spare Gibson Blackbird case.

It fit? I read somewhere that the VP was too long for the case that holds the "small" headstock basses. I know the Epi part number is different for the VP case.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:46:46 AM »
Good eye! With that proof, now Uwe will have to buy it.

He's been conspicuously quiet - perhaps he's been pulling some OT hours to finance a purchase...

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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:38:58 AM »
I still feel that the Thunderbird's "niche" status does not warrant the coexistence of both the VP and the CIVP at virtually the same price point. Unlike iterations of SGs, Les Pauls and P or J basses, the VP is not simply a repurposing of the existing Thunderbird husk with upgraded hardware. It is, in fact, the "faithful" execution of the vintage TBird format and dimensions - headstock, cutaway and all - that a lot of us have been clamoring for - and we are the niche dwellers, after all. However, the Classic IVs that are already in the pipeline will need to be disseminated before going full tilt with production/distribution of the new model, IMHO. There has been no price drop on the CIVP as yet (that I've noticed) to send it the way of the dodo, so I would think that the flow of VPs will remain a trickle until all the holiday "need it now" gift shoppers have been cleared out by selling them the CVIP.
This is not to disparage the Classic IV Pro. It is an excellent instrument - mine will likely remain a "go to" for gigging even after my VP (finally) arrives.

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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:16:35 AM »
The release of the Epiphone Vintage Pro Thunderbird has been postponed in Europe. New release date is  2 - 5 february 2018...
Maybe they can't handle the demand?

They keep postponing it here in the US as well. A few have trickled out, but everything else says "Expected Soon" or has a date sometime in late December. Sunburst appears to be lagging behind the others. I know for a fact that my vendor got a small shipment in (could have been only one), and somehow it didn't show up at my door. When I called to inquire about the VP initially, they weren't even aware of it. Maybe an employee snaked it before the order got filled, who knows?
This stuff is par for the course with Epiphone, though. A couple of years back, I ordered a Epi LP Traditional Pro in limited run Desert Burst with a flame maple top. Original due date was in Nov of that year, but it didn't show up until January of the new year. Talk about a slow boat from China...

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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: November 29, 2017, 03:53:02 PM »
AMS got their first load, but mine wasn't shipped. And so I wait... :sad:

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Gibson Basses / Re: GC Numbskullery
« on: November 25, 2017, 11:22:02 AM »
And they invisibly plugged the jack-output...

Now that's one I forgot about. Good call!

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Gibson Basses / Re: GC Numbskullery
« on: November 25, 2017, 09:36:36 AM »
I called GC.com (Connect with an Expert instantly!) to ask about it, and after telling them why it was not a '76 - and waiting on hold - the "expert" told me that it looked like somebody swapped the pickups, pickguard and tuners from a later one. I asked him if they swapped the headstock too. Told him to Google a natural finish '76, and finally, the light bulb went on and he said he was going to call Manhattan to find out what they were up to. I also mentioned that they were at least $2k high on the price, as well. :sad:

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Horten Flying Wing
« on: November 04, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »
We've been here before...
Here ya go gang - Six pages of Outpost repartee at its finest.
http://bassoutpost.com/index.php?topic=2568.0

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The Bass Zone / Re: Young Polish Talent (probably a relative of Jake)
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:47:48 PM »
:rimshot: :rimshot:

He'll be here all week, folks!

Try the veal.

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The Bass Zone / Re: Young Polish Talent (probably a relative of Jake)
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:14:54 AM »
(Note: There is a dif between 12 note and 12 bar music ...)

This is 12 bar music. You have to visit twelve bars before it starts to sound good.

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The Bass Zone / Re: Young Polish Talent (probably a relative of Jake)
« on: October 27, 2017, 08:31:23 PM »
Oh come on, it's melodic all over. This ain't Free Jazz. That's probably the one criticism you can make, it's smooth jazz, elevator music for people that live in a one storey multi-level house with a view to the sea. There is more demanding notes on a Steely Dan album.

Oh yes, quite the selection of toe-tappers! This must be free jazz - who would pay to hear it?

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The Bass Zone / Re: Young Polish Talent (probably a relative of Jake)
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:52:20 PM »
It's jazz, maaaaaaan; there ain't no hook.
That much is obvious.

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