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Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson’s First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador
« Last post by Basvarken on August 17, 2017, 02:12:21 AM »
I don't care.
He's a guitarist.



 :popcorn:
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Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson’s First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador
« Last post by Chris P. on August 17, 2017, 01:11:13 AM »
My thoughts:

I still think it's hilarious that the iconic Slash Les Paul is a copy, made by Kris Derrig. So all the Slash signatures are Gibson copies of a Derrig copy.

Having said that, I think I stated this before. In my opinion the best and most influential guitar players are the ones who inspire young people to pick up a guitar. When I was young all guys wanted a Fender because of Kurt Kobain, an LP (Epi) because of Slash, or an Epiphone The Dot (335) because of Noel Gallagher. I don't think those guys are the best players, but they influenced hundreds of thousands of kids toy buy those guitars and start band. So especially Epiphone sold a shitload of LPs and 335s. And a lot of now famous bands started because of them. Young guys I know now want certain guitars because of Foo Fighters, QOTSA, .... So in my opinion those guys are better for guitar world and music world than Vai, Satriani, the lot...
No young kid wants (or can afford) a Yin Yang Fodera because of Wooten, a fretless five (six?)-string Warwick because of Steve Bailey, but they want that P/J/Tbird/... because of [insert name current hip bass player] of [insert name current hip band] plays it.

So yeah. Slash is good:)
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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« Last post by Jeff Scott on August 16, 2017, 09:54:34 PM »
Has this one been posted, yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBTSvafnhic
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Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: Lowe Shop Notes
« Last post by BeeTL on August 16, 2017, 08:35:59 PM »
Thanks guys!

Frank Gorshin model, indeed.

Actually, the name came from this:



Here's a nice customer shot of a Primaluxe from the last run.

You probably won't see one exactly like this ever again:


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Gibson Basses / Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Last post by Dave W on August 16, 2017, 07:43:47 PM »
Dave, those videos are fascinating. But...

I've got a guitar playing buddy who insists that most non-custom shop Gibsons are being made in China and then shipped over here for final setup, with "Made in USA" being a total lie on their part. Some guy who he talked to a couple years ago told him he'd been over there setting up the factories, and that once they got them up to speed they started doing all their production line stuff there. I always thought my friend was nuts, but those factory videos could explain what the guy was really talking about, or maybe give credence to the claim! :mrgreen:

These videos are all faked! Just like the moon landing!





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Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson’s First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador
« Last post by Dave W on August 16, 2017, 07:39:26 PM »
I've never liked GnR but I do understand their appeal.

Allowing Slash to develop some products can't be worse than having Henry do it.

Like his iconic predecessor, Les Paul, I look forward to the Gibson Slash (tm) :-\


Did you miss this? It's one of several Slash models over the years.
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Gibson Basses / Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Last post by OldManC on August 16, 2017, 06:04:23 PM »
Dave, those videos are fascinating. But...

I've got a guitar playing buddy who insists that most non-custom shop Gibsons are being made in China and then shipped over here for final setup, with "Made in USA" being a total lie on their part. Some guy who he talked to a couple years ago told him he'd been over there setting up the factories, and that once they got them up to speed they started doing all their production line stuff there. I always thought my friend was nuts, but those factory videos could explain what the guy was really talking about, or maybe give credence to the claim! :mrgreen:
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Gibson Basses / Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Last post by exiledarchangel on August 16, 2017, 04:20:08 PM »
I'll vote for Dave as Henry's replacement... ;)

Me too, if he promises he will be gentle to the dark side of hardware... :P
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Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: Lowe Shop Notes
« Last post by Rob on August 16, 2017, 03:30:18 PM »
Sorry for you loos Brad but a lot of good things happening for you.
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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« Last post by Alanko on August 16, 2017, 01:55:31 PM »
That Mud 8 string is a faker. I can't think of the name, but I think it's a British make. Jaydee? Peter Cook??? I've seen 4 string versions - maple board, multiple pole pieces on the pups...

John Birch!



I've played one once, and it sat somewhere between weirdly boutique and weirdly crude. The six knobs were pretty unnecessary. It sounded nothing like a Rickenbacker at least.

A lot of guys used John Birch stuff in the '70s including...




Hahahaha! The old LastBassOutpost switcheroo!
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