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Gibson Basses / Re: I'm caring for an orphaned single pup Greco bird
« on: January 06, 2016, 02:35:09 AM »
That should be a great project!

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Gibson Basses / Re: New Gibson ES-LesPaul Bass for 2016
« on: January 06, 2016, 02:34:00 AM »
Their specs look considerably different:

Pickups   Rhythm                                                                                              Lead
Style:   MHS Bass Humbucker                                                                      MHS Bass Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side:   4900/5100                                              5200/5400
Material of Wire (gauge):   Enamel (42)                                                              Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil):   6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 "      6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 "
Coil Material:   ABS                                                                                              ABS
Coil Winding Process:   Scatter Wound                                                              Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material:   Nickel plated steel                                                              Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut:   57.277 cm / 22.55"                                              71.501 cm / 28.15"
Slug Material:   Nickel plated steel                                                                                      Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):   4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"      4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material:   Alnico III                                                                                              Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut:   58.166 cm / 22.9"                                                              72.39 cm / 28.50"
Magnet Dimensions:   6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"                                               6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities:   Screw side is the south pole of magnet                                                              Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover:   Nickel plated                                                                                                      Nickel plated
Qfactor:   3.15                                                                                                                        2.76
ResistanceDC:   7510 ohms                                                                                              8070 ohms
Resonant Frequency:   3233.81 Hz                                                                              3050.44 Hz

Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
New design, custom wound bass humbuckers

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Gibson Basses / Re: New Gibson ES-LesPaul Bass for 2016
« on: January 05, 2016, 04:32:02 PM »
No.

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Gibson Basses / New Gibson ES-LesPaul Bass for 2016
« on: January 05, 2016, 04:04:55 PM »
And here we go:
http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Memphis/ES-Les-Paul-Bass.aspx

I wonder if it's possible to order these pickups separately...


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Gibson Basses / Re: I hesitate to post this. $45 Thunderbird pickups.
« on: December 09, 2015, 11:21:36 PM »
Thanks! Is it okay to ask for soundclips? ;)

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Gibson Basses / Re: I hesitate to post this. $45 Thunderbird pickups.
« on: December 09, 2015, 01:45:06 AM »
Subscribed for a review ;)

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Gibson Basses / Re: I'm caring for an orphaned single pup Greco bird
« on: December 05, 2015, 06:08:58 PM »
Subscribed for after repair pictures ;)

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Oops, German engineering is superior, but......
« on: September 26, 2015, 08:45:40 AM »
Shall it be the end of VW era?

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Oops, German engineering is superior, but......
« on: September 25, 2015, 02:13:09 AM »
I read that they may have used a combination of sensors to detect when the vehicle is in a "test scenario" - e.g. steering wheel is straight, drive wheels are accelerating to and holding 30mph for a certain amount of time, etc.. as it would be in the emissions testing facility.

That's right:

"Since 2009, we now know, Volkswagen had been inserting intricate code in its vehicle software that tracked steering and pedal movements. When those movements suggested that the car was being tested for nitrogen-oxide emissions in a lab, the car automatically turned its pollution controls on. The rest of the time, the pollution controls switched off."

http://www.vox.com/2015/9/21/9365667/volkswagen-clean-diesel-recall-passenger-cars

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Gibson Basses / Re: Bassbuckers. Again
« on: September 23, 2015, 12:35:30 PM »
Just as an FYI, Lindy Fralin still custom-builds a number of bass-centric pickups under nickel covers with no holes...just give him a call:



Wow. Thanks!

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Gibson Basses / Re: Bassbuckers. Again
« on: September 20, 2015, 07:49:27 AM »
Here's the scoop on TV Jones pickups.  They will fit into a LP route.  The TV Jones pup rings are required.   While the outside dimensions of the ring are the same as a LP ring and the holes line up, the TV pup is slightly narrower than a LP pup.  So they will work and they are really great pups for the money.  They also have several different styles depending on your tastes.

I've used the ThunderTron and the ThunderBlade.  Both are great pups.  Read my comments in the thread "Doc Bass Ready to Roll".  I discuss the ThunderBlades in two recent bass builds.

Thank you!

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Gibson Basses / Re: Bassbuckers. Again
« on: September 18, 2015, 11:56:29 PM »
Agreed. Guys at Gibson need to know this users' opinion. However, I still can't figure out how their communication with customers works (does it?).

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Gibson Basses / Re: Bassbuckers. Again
« on: September 18, 2015, 02:55:31 PM »
I know what you mean about loving the feel of the DC bass and wanting to upgrade the tone. I sold mine to a friend after buying a custom built bass based on the same dimensions. Hope you find some pickups that give you the tone your after and check back in when you have a chance to let us know how it worked out.
Cheers.

Thank you! Hopefully I'll manage to work something out. Thank you all for your inputs!

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Gibson Basses / Re: Bassbuckers. Again
« on: September 18, 2015, 04:19:21 AM »
Thanks! I know that pickup. Not exactly the sound (and looks) I'm after.

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