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Gibson Basses / Re: Modern double mud
« on: October 05, 2017, 12:06:15 PM »
Isn't the original mini-bucker essentially the same pickup as the larger one? What have they accomplished here?

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Tom Petty
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:55:18 AM »
66 is getting way too close to my age

The Outpost Cafe / Tom Petty
« on: October 02, 2017, 01:47:58 PM »
CBS News site is reporting Tom Petty is gone. Heart Attack.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: The wonders of a Czech bass!
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:20:53 AM »
Bass does sound pretty does the band!

Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Precision Replacement neck
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:10:24 PM »
Do all official Fender replacement necks have the same neck pocket shape?

As in, if I bought an Allparts neck, or an American Fender neck, will it fit my ancient Mexi Precision body? That is, without creative woodworking skills, of which I have none. I can probably drill pilot holes.

Gibson Basses / Re: My work here is done...
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:22:16 AM »
I've had my 2013 EB 5 string for well over a year, and I still love it...with me that's usually a good sign.

Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:37:18 AM »
Allen Woody was the only one I know who could make those sound really good...

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Seller: first Ric bass ever made
« on: August 31, 2017, 07:09:35 AM »
I wanted one of those really bad in the 70's...think it cost $450 when a Precision was about $250

Gibson Basses / Re: The mudbucker's last hurrah
« on: August 31, 2017, 05:53:11 AM »
Agreed that Mel made Grand Funk...big sound, lots of slides and slurs...

An original and very cool, very rock bass sound...

The Bass Zone / Re: Strings
« on: August 29, 2017, 05:29:08 AM »
Last night on an amp it was not a notice it when practicing with head phones, though..

So I guess not a problem live...

The Bass Zone / Re: Strings
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:59:33 AM »
B string seems to be "deader" sounding than the first four...of course, it could be a physical thing with flat wounds and 5 strings...

First 4 strings sound really good.

Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson’s First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:01:18 AM »
As a huge Allman Bros fan...I always preferred the sound of a Les Paul...

Less attack and more sustain...almost like a horn when soloing...

Sounds great in Duane's, Dickey's, Warren's hands...sounds like no other guitar.

I always say a Fender P does everything well, is never inappropriate for whatever type of music being played.

The Bass Zone / Re: Strings
« on: August 15, 2017, 05:03:28 AM »
Strung them on last night and went to a rehearsal...

Sounded good. Labella-like but nice highs and mids.

More Labella-like than TI like...nice "thunk"...but good sustain also.

Not floppy at all, but low tension...right now they feel like a keeper...B string was great even though it was a 118

Sort of like the good stuff I like about Labellas without the bad stuff(feeling like rebar, etc...). Definitely the most highly polished, smoothest set of strings I have felt.

The Bass Zone / Strings
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:39:07 AM »
Not to sound like Talkbass...but has anyone tried a Labella product called "Low tension flexible flats"?

Gibson Basses / Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:52:30 PM »
Right now I am more tempted by the EPI Classic IV Pro...

Through body guitar...

USA Gibson Pups...

Isn't it pretty much a real bird? I missing something?

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