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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Gizmodrome
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:12:53 PM »
But the music is weird enough for you to like it!

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Rock & Roll memorabilia....
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:13:34 AM »
Indian Reservation was a piece of art.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: New Year, new recommendations from Gwyneth
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:03:27 AM »
Will there be a decaf, non-dairy variant?

The Bass Zone / Re: Do we like these? (Suzi Quatro Greco bass)
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:22:41 AM »
In full-Apartheid-heyday SA, American instruments probably weren't so easy to come by due to the sanctions and the strict SA foreign currency management ("Financial Rand", they had a virtual currency for imports). Japan, otoh, never had issues dealing with Apartheid SA, they sold a lot of cars there.

But you're right, come the latish 70ies, Ibanez was pushing hard to establish itself as a brand and they were very successful at leaving the "law suit"-image behind them. Lots of professional German bands played Ibanez around that time too - ones that could have afforded Fender or Gibson with ease.

The Bass Zone / Re: New bass tuners
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:15:21 AM »
Yeah I don't get what the problem is that this solved.

You are blind then for the underlying ingenuity of it.  :mrgreen:

The Bass Zone / Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:05:29 AM »
Macca plays bass like he is as a person, quirky, life-affirming and good-natured. You either are that way or you aren't. From the descriptions of Stu's character I can't imagine him ever taking the bass to the places where Macca took it.

There is nothing technically demanding in Paul's playing, but his sense of melody and harmony (and his inventiveness in that department) is a gift.

Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson's legal department strikes again
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:57:24 AM »
Probably a collectible by now.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: New Year, new recommendations from Gwyneth
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:53:43 AM »
It's kind of Kopi Luwak the other way around, isn't it? Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, crap to ... Ok, let's not wade there!

Still, this thread is somewhat of a let-down, I thought Gwyneth ate the coffee beans herself and you could then perhaps order ...  8)

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Fast Eddie Clarke RIP
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:46:27 AM »
Triple ace of spades.  :-\  They went like they came and lived - fast (once Philthy had made his exit).

Are they now the first complete (and original at that) line-up of a metal band in Höven?

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Reptile Thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:43:26 AM »

Some reptiles actually like to be patted and fondled ...

... but - even from the same species - not every individual animal. My black iguana which I have had for 15 years or so recognizes me and is at ease in my presence (not really in anbody else's except my wife's), but it doesn't like to be patted or taken out of the terrarium - on a good day he can just about handle it, but it puts him under stress so I avoid it where I can.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Long winded update
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:30:56 AM »
Herr Fertig!

Willkommen daheim. This sounds corny now, but I thought about you regularly - your Nighthawk self-creation bass (which you bequeathed to me) is always within sight of my office desk and whenever my mind wandered, I'd think: "What is good old John doing now, still AWOL from bass and getting oiled-up fingers from that car?" Or when I heard Mahavishnu Orchestra (which Dave still doesn't allow to be mentioned here!  :rolleyes: ). Plus whenever I play that Yamaha Attitude your little girlie hands found uncomfortable neckwise!  :mrgreen:

I'm happy to hear you're back to your calling. That said, when we bought our Joseph-Goebbels-stepson-pre-pre-owned-bungalow and refurbished it, we would have of course bought the windows from you!

I would like to mention in passing that Gibson have rereleased the RD Artist. You know what that means.

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:44:45 PM »

I'm very set in my ways, I know, but that voice would require some getting used to by me in a more, uhum, romantic setting. "Honey, could you roar dirty to me?!"

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:41:26 PM »
It's what a life in socialism does to young people, sigh!

The Bass Zone / Re: Do we like these? (Suzi Quatro Greco bass)
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:25:04 PM »
Oh, I meant the decorational parts which are fragile.

If you took good care of them, they could become a perm(anent) fixture.

Never mind the hair (ironic how almost all of the band from the then Apartheid state wanted their hair curled), that song was catchy.

That Black Eagle was still flying on their next hit too, tells you how girls take good care of their stuff!

I won't comment on the fact that some of the erstwhile female band members grew moustaches and beards. Must have been those long tours away from home.  :-X

Ha, it even held up for the third (and last) "discofied Blondie"-hit!

What am I saying, there was a fourth one of sorts, perms and Black Eagle still in full splendor!

Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson's legal department strikes again
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:11:22 PM »
The headstocks on those miniatures are a good deal more shock-resitant than the real thing, just sayin'.  :popcorn:

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