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Other Bass Brands / Re: Ibanez Ice Man Bass Q's
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:27:51 PM »
Ha, no kidding. Too bad they didn't make a bass for Gene. They could have called it the Joker.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:34:00 AM »
  The article was about guitar pickups but I figured they must have something in common with the Vintage Pro bass pickups since they are called ProBucker Bass #760.
  Even if they were designed in the U.S., it doesn't mean they can't be made to spec from a Chinese manufacturer and perhaps even the same factory that made the initial run of so called China buckers since there's no way to know for certain. Anyway, here's the article.
http://www.guitarsite.com/news/music_news_from_around_the_world/epiphone-probucker-challenge/

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:07:33 AM »
The ES-335 sounds way better than the strat in my opinion. Wish he never switched to Fender. I don't see why he would have had to. He sure could squeeze plenty of treble out that Gibson. The guitar tone just jumps right at you. Reminds me of Freddy King's sound from this video.



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Gibson Basses / Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« on: December 12, 2017, 05:26:12 AM »
Didn't Dave post an article awhile back about the pro buckers being designed in Nashville?

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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:09:21 AM »
Ha, before the vintage pro came out, the Classic pro was touted as the best bird deal going with it's American made electronics everyone raved about before they apparently instantly turned in to complete garbage once the China buckers replaced them. At least you can make up for it now by holding out until Epiphone starts making vintage pros with even cooler custom finishes like Inverness green, frost blue, heather mist and so on.

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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:53:14 PM »
I'm a sucker for neck pickups only too.
Rob's got a good one in the works.

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Eastwood EB1
« on: November 25, 2017, 07:36:59 AM »
There are a couple nice looking aspects. The color of the stain and the purfling lines along with the gold speed knobs and banjo tuners are used to a nice effect. A bar bridge would have been a better choice for the vintage look and the location of the bridge seems a little higher up on the body than it should be. The top of the body and the corners don't match the lower half's violin corners. Could have been better executed overall but any attempt at an EB-1 tribute is at least flattering. I'm guessing the pickup sounds nothing like an overwound sidewinder and unless tastes change drastically, it's doubtful we'll ever see pickups like that manufactured on a large scale again.

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:04:47 AM »
Black is for the Nirvana fans and like that band also boring and played out,(every time I hear teen spirit I'm pushed a little closer to insanity!) not to mention hard to see on stage. Natural is the better looking bass compositionally in terms of contrast and better functionally for seeing the knobs. Any kind of burst would have been more welcome, especially either the historic three tone or the vintage bursts that had some amount of figuring in their maple tops. The starkness of these new ones kind of takes the artistry out the Artist. Corners had to be cut somewhere to keep prices down I suppose. Sad to see the headstock inlay of the old ones gone as well. Hope they come out with a demo to show off how these pickups sound with the preamp (18 volt or 9volt?)

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The Bass Zone / Re: 2014 Jack Bruce Interviews
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:15:38 AM »
Chad doesn't seem to mind the old crank. I think he gets Ginger and takes it in stride because he understands Ginger's giving them a bit of a ribbing. I think it's funny and impressive at the same time that Chad is willing to humble himself in the presence of someone that is clearly a musical inspiration.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Kissed Off!
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:10:52 AM »
Almost forgot about what happened to Eric Bolling and the resulting suicide of his son. Perhaps that tragic circumstance prompted some of Gene's outburst.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Kissed Off!
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:53:29 AM »
Considering what's happened at FOX with Ailes and O'Reilly, I can understand why they'd be a little sensitive. This is Gene pushing buttons and poking fun at the hysteria of it all. I wouldn't expect any less of him. People need to lighten up about Gene, it's not like he shoved his tongue down their throat or took pictures of himself groping women while they slept.

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The Bass Zone / Re: 2014 Jack Bruce Interviews
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:55:18 PM »
He says the Warwick thumb was his favorite bass. Good enough reason to post this video with Jack's two favorites. I'm sure he was fond of Pete Brown with a vocal cameo here as well.


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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:49:34 PM »
Wild at Heart was on TV and that got me searching for the metal band in the movie. So here is Powermad and a NR bird.

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The Bass Zone / Re: Audience reaction to slap bass
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:45:49 AM »
A little different from most of the cow serenading videos I've seen. I bet they would have liked a Gibson bass more, something with a Mud Cud bucker.

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: November 09, 2017, 03:54:44 PM »
Yes, that Helen Thomas. I don't think she played bass. She's dead now so she didn't get to see this new RD but if she did play bass and was still alive, I think she might have reacted thusly.
http://troll.me/images/helen-thomas/that-makes-me-moist-thumb.jpg

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