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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Reptile Thread
« Last post by bassilisk on June 27, 2017, 03:48:09 AM »
Without knowing where that was taken I'm going to hazard a guess and say it's a tegu.




Apparently they can make an excellent pet.
https://pethelpful.com/reptiles-amphibians/why-tegus-are-the-best-pet-lizards
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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Last post by ilan on June 27, 2017, 03:48:04 AM »
This morning on FB I saw a photo from Ernie Ball of a pink Stingray and the actual name is Pepto Pink. Hopefully a very limited edition.
The 80s are back! What's next? Spandex and big hair? Oh the humanity

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Gibson Basses / Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Last post by OldManC on June 26, 2017, 10:58:27 PM »
And dear Lord, for all the money he has, you'd think he could get a better wig! There's cheap and then there's that..uh...hair???

I swear, I'll never get that. He and Paul have been "supplementing" their hair about the same length of time (since the 70s, according to Ace), but until the 90s there were few times you'd look at Paul and know for sure (and only now because he doesn't even try to hide going between the shorter and insanely longer/bigger wigs). With Gene, it's been WTF? since at least 1984 and that dead raccoon since the early 90s.
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Guitars Etc. / Re: Sunn guitar
« Last post by Dragonetti on June 26, 2017, 09:41:25 PM »
Hello, I'm actually John Dragonetti's son. Happened across this looking into my dad's old business stuff - shame I missed this by a few weeks. Apparently he tried selling off the others at 400 in the 80s when he was stuck with these guitars. (so take that as you will with inflation). Only other plexiglass Renaissance guitar I can find is about 2500 now.



From an article in Vintage Guitar about a Lucite guitar called Renaissance.

"John Dragonetti’s efforts actually briefly looked like they might be successful. At the summer NAMM show of 1980, Sunn amplifiers, enamored of Renaissance basses, approached him about building a line of guitars. Just at that moment, another company’s sales rep knocked a bass over and broke it, pointing out how poorly made it was. Sunn got spooked and backed out. Which probably was okay, because they promptly went out of business. And Renaissance’s number finally came up at the I.R.S. By the fall of ’80, Renaissance guitars were no more."

Maybe Sunn didn't back out and a few were made, or maybe this is a prototype. Must be very rare.


And the competing sales rep had been drinking and knocked a guitar sitting on a stand on top of a table onto the floor, snapping it at the headstock. It wasn't even the plexiglass that broke. That said, we've never seen the article referenced before and got a good laugh out of the phrase "John Dragonetti’s efforts actually briefly looked like they might be successful"

Glad the auction went well!
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Gibson Basses / Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Last post by Psycho Bass Guy on June 26, 2017, 07:31:30 PM »
Gene was just here for a comic convention Saturday. Watching him take over a live teaser segment from the station where I used to work, literally take the mic away and running way over time and completely dumbfounding the teenage-looking reporter who I doubt even knew who he was... that was funny. My contacts at the show said he was a dick and charged $140k for his MINIMUM appearance guarantee and never talked to anyone who didn't have a tv camera or leave his three armed bodyguards once he was there. And dear Lord, for all the money he has, you'd think he could get a better wig! There's cheap and then there's that..uh...hair???
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Guitars Etc. / Re: Sunn guitar
« Last post by Dave W on June 26, 2017, 07:19:21 PM »
That's pretty good, considering how few people knew that Sunn ever made a guitar.
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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Last post by Dave W on June 26, 2017, 07:16:49 PM »
This morning on FB I saw a photo from Ernie Ball of a pink Stingray and the actual name is Pepto Pink. Hopefully a very limited edition.
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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Reptile Thread
« Last post by Dave W on June 26, 2017, 07:11:05 PM »
Can any of you tell me what this is?

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I have actually been there.

Been a long time...I remember it as being an interesting town. Country people, artsy people and old hippies.

And a mayor who's less neurotic than her namesake.
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Good Sab cover with an EB-3 in the mix...

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