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Gibson Basses / Re: Replacement keys on Epi JC
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:45:23 AM »
I used Hipshot HB6 - 1/2" Ultralites.

Other Bass Brands / Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:19:12 AM »
I really like that!

I agree about the Jazz blocks. That's not a Fender neck. Even at that view angle the blocks don't appear long enough.

Here's a '73 for ref:

I am curious as to what neck that could be from though..

This is a great read. JT is still one of my favorite bands to this day and the bass work was always exemplary.
I don't know anything about GC - it's nice to add some depth to one of those responsible.

I am looking forward to more.  :popcorn:

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Rock & Roll memorabilia....
« on: January 07, 2018, 04:31:01 PM »
Always enjoyed that band. Catchy hits with solid playing gave me more than one earwig.

Gibson Basses / 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:11:14 PM »
FYI for all the guitar players.
I haven't gone through all the pages so I can't say whether there are bass parts as well - please move if somewhere else is more appropriate.

These guys buy up tons of instruments and part them out. As a result they have pieces that are otherwise difficult to come across. Last year I found exactly what I was looking for in a genuine 2015 Fender AVRI 63 Precision body, and it worked out great. Good hunting!

Gibson Basses / Re: Q80 on Ebay
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:15:58 AM »
Here's a red Q80 @ $695 + 15% off at checkout ($591)

Not crazy about $100 shipping though - or is that the going rate these days?

I haven't made a bass purchase in some time so I've been out of touch.

Gibson Basses / Re: Q80 on Ebay
« on: December 24, 2017, 04:39:25 PM »
Just a couple of years ago I was going to bid on a nice natural Gibson IV but forgot about it. I think it sold for less than $500.  :P

This is exactly what I'm talking about. I remember that kind of price being common as well.

A very Merry (and safe if you're traveling) Christmas to all!!!

Gibson Basses / Re: Q80 on Ebay
« on: December 24, 2017, 05:43:38 AM »
Over the edge for me. I've been watching for a Gibson IV and they've gone north of $1K as well.
Too bad...

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« on: December 20, 2017, 06:17:31 AM »
I had an '86 4003 in white with all black trim and it looked pretty good IMO. I'm a sucker for that "tuxedo" look.
For a Ric it was just okay and didn't excite me much so it moved on.

Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: December 20, 2017, 06:09:01 AM »
There's still a lot of rancor over at TB regarding Mr Schwab's previous business practices. Lots of people paid up and got skunked for product, and they are aware of his return. The drums are still beating....

There's also a pic of some texts from him indicating he's going to work at DiMarzio.

I was about to use him for some pickups just as these issues started to come to the fore. I apparently dodged that bullet.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: I am shocked!
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:12:16 AM »
At least she's not bringing up something that allegedly happened 20 years ago. I'm sick and tired of careers being destroyed over minor infractions from ages ago. No doubt some of these men did what they're accused of, but some of the accusations are really suspect. It's just like false rape accusations, they make some people doubt all rape allegations. That hurts real victims.

I have to say I'm behind this. It reminds me of a case from long ago about a world famous comedian, Fatty Arbuckle. The guy was like Elvis in his day. Then he was accused of raping a young woman at a party, went to trial for it 3 times and was ultimately exonerated, which included an apology from the court for subjecting him to an ordeal he clearly had nothing to do with. His fall from grace was swift and final. No one would touch him afterwards.

Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:02:51 AM »
WoW!! Now THAT is gorgeous!!!! And I'm sure all that bling was a goodly pile of shekels as well, though clearly well spent.

For a while I had a 77 RD Artist (mustard/ketchup finish) in great condition. Other than its usual detractions (ungainly and heavy) I thought it was fairly easy to play and it sounded wonderful as long as I kept it passive. Quite honestly I had no use at all for any of the Moog Magic. If I could get that passive sound into a more streamlined shape I'd still have it. I had to try it out though, just to see what it was all about. A unique instrument, without a doubt.

Gibson Basses / Re: USA TBird Pickups on Reverb
« on: December 19, 2017, 04:51:40 AM »
If I had any thoughts about another build in the near future I would've jumped them myself. I always thought my 2000 TBird sounded great and was very versatile.
If I ever go for a TBird driven bass down the line I'll grab one of the current chromed sets (i.e. Lull).

These don't come around often - somebody should jump them and stash 'em in their parts bin for a future project.

P.S. I am not affiliated with the seller in any way.

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