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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Reptile Thread
« on: June 27, 2017, 03:48:09 AM »
Without knowing where that was taken I'm going to hazard a guess and say it's a tegu.

Apparently they can make an excellent pet.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: How do I Insert a Youtube Video into my post?
« on: June 26, 2017, 08:31:31 AM »
Thank you Chris.

Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: June 26, 2017, 08:29:54 AM »
True American hit monsters (besides the Beach Boys), live in the mid 60's. Love 'em or hate 'em, these dudes were a hit machine well into the British Invasion. We cover a couple of their tunes (Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You/December '63) and they never fail to fill the dance floor. Nick Massi, the bass player, played some pretty busy bass lines on some of their tunes, especially for the time.

The Outpost Cafe / How do I Insert a Youtube Video into my post?
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:39:36 AM »
I'm afraid my lack of techno is now apparent.... ???


Gibson Basses / Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:51:21 AM »
...although everyone from New York acts a little Jewish.

 ???I can unequivocally state that that isn't true, and watching Seinfeld(of all shows) is a bad example.

"a little Jewish" - (what does that mean exactly). I am sure the Brooklyn Italians would have an opinion on this....

Television is not a good window into reality. When I would go to Washington State on business and meet locals, there were a surprising number of people that were amazed I managed to reach adulthood without getting killed, or at the very least, shot. I'm sure I can thank Law & Order for that....

And when you say New York, be specific. There's a lot more to New York than New York City.

Sooner than later is always good! I'm in for a white one myself.

Hearsay availability update:

Somebody over at TB posted yesterday that Sweetwater indicated the release date to be September vs July.

Just passing the buck.

Gibson Basses / Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:06:47 AM »
In other news, Gene will be suing Summer's Eve because he's now a bigger douche than all the products they've ever sold.

That nearly got the V8 I was drinking to come out my nose!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: A silly idea?
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:03:15 AM »
I bet the Jazz with those pickups totally rocks. I had a 2000 TBird and I liked everything about it, but I was in the thralls of GAS
and had too many distractions with items on the menu I still wanted to try.

I thought those pickups sounded great. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

I have fulfilled my quota of pink basses (1), and even if I hadn't, I would never consider it on a Ric.

However, I find the FG variant very appealing.

I could go for that....

The Bass Zone / Re: One lucky guy
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:26:33 AM »
See, here's where you can use Leo Fender's genius to your advantage. Buy two Fender basses. Let her see you swapping necks. After that, you can keep sneaking in new Fenders and tell her you're just swapping parts between your existing basses.

She's gotten pretty crafty over the years so my success at sneaking in anything new is severely abbreviated, especially since I've pretty much hit my limit on Fender's. My Fender GAS is in remission. I have what I need and at this point she knows them all by sight.

Having said that, I will add that the upcoming Epiphone Embassy is extremely tantalizing, especially at $400.
I will have to mount a sale for one of those.....

The Bass Zone / Re: One lucky guy
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:55:52 AM »
Yeah, at this point I too have to maintain that balance. That was one reason I went and fixed up that G&L rather than go for something "new". The space was already taken up so technically I didn't add anything.

I have an '86 XL-2 that I picked up in 2004 (when they were still affordable) and had Peekamoose do a restoration
(refret, headpiece reset and new pickups run passive). Still plays like new.

In 2011 I picked up an '88 XM-2, really nice shape. The original owner had mounted an EMG boost switch that I didn't care for so since the extra hole was already there I went ahead and put in an EMG pre with variable mid. This thing is like an angry piano all day. They really don't need much EQ.

Congrats! Love them Steiners!

The Bass Zone / Re: One lucky guy
« on: June 13, 2017, 04:05:22 AM »
If a Steinberger arrived at my door, mysteriously or otherwise, I'd be elated! And to have wifey get peeved about not coming to get you....well, I say treasure the moment.

Unfortunately I have passed that milestone and achieved saturation level.
Now when anything shows up at my door the standard comeback is: "I better see one go out..."

What did you get?

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Reptile Thread
« on: June 12, 2017, 04:11:05 AM »
Reptiles often get the short end regarding their personalities and general intelligence.

I had a tortoise that I bought when it was only a month or two old and kept for 15 years, until it got too big to manage in my apartment.

They may be slow, but they certainly know what they want. She would come out of her house and literally hunt me down to get fed.
She'd come up behind me and nip at my feet until food came from the sky!  ;D

Fender Basses / Re: Brains trust: Jazz bass help
« on: June 12, 2017, 04:06:40 AM »
I think that was your best move. Now you can look for something that's more effective right out of the gate.

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