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Gibson Basses / Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:35:01 AM »
    If I were to add another Grabber to the collection I would pop for a early burgundy one like played. No way would I spend 13k on a Grabber just because he played it a bit and signed it.

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    While not a Thunderbird that looks great! I love the extended scale on the upper register and the dead simale one pickup one volume layout.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Explorer For Sale
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:47:13 PM »
    The finish in real life is rather mundane.  A massive good sounding bass, certainly better than the 80's attempt.  Personally I would have liked to have seen it in a natural mahogany mahogany or cherry finish with a w/b/w pickguard.

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211542165582655&id=1620109446 Who's That has been rehearsing away, here is Naked Eye from our most recent show.

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Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: Brooks EB RBL
« on: May 13, 2017, 02:44:37 PM »
   That is smok'n hot!

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    Doesn't matter,  I am being paid good money to play and people love it. For the last four years I was cleaning toilets at night so my family had health care. It literally almost killed me.  I am happy to  play just about anything,  who am I to judge someone's music taste?

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Gibson Basses / Re: '76 Korina Thunderbird
« on: May 10, 2017, 05:40:31 AM »
That's GC for ya!

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http://photobucket.com/user/godofthunder59/media/FB_IMG_1494415578443_zpsqjya6dfp.jpg.html. Hope the link works.  I find myself in a Fleetwood Mac tribute! I am pretty excited about it,  we travel quite a bit but it pays well enough so that I don't need a day job.  The 69 is a great match for the gig as John played a stripped natural 60's Precision before he got his Alembic. I love the Schaller pickup!  Lots of power,  great full tone and lacks the grunt the Dimarzio Model P has. Someone here gave it to me, I can't remember who but thanks!

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Other Bass Brands / Re: 1978 Peavey T-40 Fretless
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:24:11 AM »
   Thing of beauty! Been a T40 fan since they came out.

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Greco TBII at Reverb
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:22:35 AM »
From a sellers stand point it is the land of the hopeful. 

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   We would love to hear a bit !

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Rick Derringer
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:26:56 AM »
  Hmmmmmm was it a derringer?

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Other Bass Brands / '59 Multivox Marvel it's alive!
« on: February 15, 2017, 11:21:55 AM »
    I  finally got the Marvel on the bench and it was a real simple fix. The hot on the pickup lead had grounded out due to deteriorated insulation.  Really cool sounding bass with old school thump. It even intonates pretty good. No adjustable truss rod if any. The action is a bit high for me but a upright player picking up this bass in the late 50s would find it perfectly acceptable. I'll post a demo video.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Explorer bass on ePay
« on: February 14, 2017, 03:13:49 PM »
  Geeze looks like you are playing a EB3. Thing looks tiny on you!

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Gibson Basses / Re: Explorer bass on ePay
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:20:33 AM »
  On any number of occasions I have passed on the 80's Gibson Explorer, looks aside it is unremarkable in almost every way, though I do like the Shaller bridge. The Hamer Standard is probably my holy grail if Explorer shaped basses followed by a Explorerbird. The Hamer Blitz on today's market is a real bargain, top notch construction and components and easily one of the best sounding basses I own.

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