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None at all. No basses on the price list.

Exciting news from Gibson. At the end of the summer the 2018 model line starts and I have all the information, specs, and prices of all the Gibson basses. It will give Uwe, as Gibson buyer, and Basvarken Rob, as archivist, busy times. And this forum will need more server space for all our discussions, user reviews, rants about black hardware, et cetera.

Okay, hold on tight:

No basses for 2018.  :sad:

Having said that, Gibson unofficially states Epiphone will be more or less the bass brand. There will be a 100 limited runs so there could be a bass in it somewhere. And it'll be wrong  :mrgreen:

The Outpost Cafe / Re: How do I Insert a Youtube Video into my post?
« on: June 26, 2017, 07:07:54 AM »
It's really simple here. Just copy the url of the video and post it. So no embed code, but just the thing in your taskbar.

Fender Basses / Re: Custom Shop Pino Palladino sig P
« on: June 26, 2017, 03:26:05 AM »
I played one once in a Dutch store, but that is years and years ago. I can't remember if it was heavy. I guess not, cos I hate heavy P's....

The Bass Zone / Re: Stirratt and League
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:48:50 AM »
It's because my position as editor  ;)

I think I have four Warwicks and six Höfners.

The Bass Zone / Re: Stirratt and League
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:08:45 AM »
After the war all German instrument builders would disappear behind the iron curtain. Fred Wilfer was one of the guys organising a move to the western part of Germany. With American army trucks a lot of amchinery, tools and wood was transported, so Höfner and zome more companies could start again in the American zone. Fred started Framus there. So Fred Wilfer helped Warwick a lot. And you can see a lot of similarities between old Höfner and old Framus instruments.

All those brands come from the area of Markneukirchen. Even mr. Martin of Martin guitars was born in that town.

Fred's son Hans-Peter later started Warwick and bought back the Framus name,

The Bass Zone / Re: Stirratt and League
« on: June 21, 2017, 06:50:15 AM »
Fred Wilfer of Framus, and father of Warwick owner HP, and Höfner worked close together in the past. Ever compared the headstocks?

The Bass Zone / Re: Stirratt and League
« on: June 19, 2017, 01:25:10 PM »

The Bass Zone / Stirratt and League
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:34:14 AM »
Just because I like the team behind the brand, I did some exclusive interviews with John Stirrat of Wilco and Michael League of Snarky Puppy, about Höfner basses (and more). A third interview, with Paul Weller's bass player (and a bit of Paul) will be published online later. Hope you like it! My magazine is Dutch only, but this is in English, of course.

laughed to hard!

Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: A silly idea?
« on: June 19, 2017, 01:15:22 AM »
Pino Palladino has a Tbird equiped Fiesta Red P too, which was discussed earlier. That one is (officially not) made by the Fender CS.

Fender Basses / Re: Brains trust: Jazz bass help
« on: June 09, 2017, 01:15:53 AM »
I guess it's also how the bass sounds without an amp...

The Bass Zone / Re: New songs - Cirque de Juliette
« on: June 06, 2017, 01:03:45 AM »
I won't start the 'spotify and streaming are the future for music'-discussion here :)

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Soundman: The Art of The Grumpy
« on: June 05, 2017, 11:42:34 AM »
I know too many of such guys. This one's great too!

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