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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Last post by uwe on December 11, 2017, 02:49:59 PM »
It seems obvious that most of those negative comments on its appearance come from people who have never seen the original RD. No problem, there were plenty of detractors back in the day. The design isn't for everyone.

Yup, the look of the RD (and the weight!) was divisive even when they were introduced in the latish 70ies, Fender people hated them even where they had to admit that they didn't sound bad (or from a Fender player's viewpoint: better than anything Gibson had offered before). To me it's more of an "axe" in feel than the thin-bodied and sleek-necked TBird which feels elegant in one's hands, the RD is much more robust in handling and feel, more "take no prisoners". There are days when I like that.

But OTOH it is a design that has hardly been copied by others - they were introduced too late for Japanese pre-lawsuit copycats to flood the market, and until the Nirvana guy picked one up again, they were largely forgotten (or often mistaken as Thunderbirds, kind of like the Corsair/Hellcat conundrum).
The Outpost Cafe / Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Last post by uwe on December 11, 2017, 01:51:32 PM »
That's his beloved ES-335 alright, he played nothing else in the 60ies, it's what you hear here (the solo fills throughout and the solo at 1:30)

or here

or here

Unlike the Strats he punished, he loved that guitar dearly and took good care of it (in a Blackmore way: i.e. he didn't smash it on purpose  :mrgreen: ) until he converted - reluctantly at first - to Fender. It's a piece of history and to a Blackmore devotee (which I'm not!) possibly worth the money (though Blackmore himself would laugh about that type of price tag, to him guitars are tools though the ES 335 is the one he was emotionally attached to the most and for the longest time, it was his first name instrument). But even if I had 2 million Dollars to waste, to my ears Blackmore did not come into his own as a guitarist until - enter Jimi Hendrix - he had changed over to that classic Strat sound.

And he sure did wring that little guitar's neck ... If he hadn't retired it around 70/71, I doubt it would have put up with his rigours much longer.

Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature EB0 to EB4 and SG variant basses...
« Last post by Basvarken on December 11, 2017, 01:31:31 PM »
That bass player is Robert P Kearns. The guitarist is Audley Freed.
Both were in Cry Of Love.

Kearns used a Gibson Les Paul Bass (aka Triumph) back in the day.
He has been using an Epi JCS for quite a while with Sheryl Crow.
And when he was with Lynyrd Skynyrd he (sometimes) played a NR Thunderbird.

Other Bass Brands / Re: Hamer 8 string in action
« Last post by Highlander on December 11, 2017, 01:11:22 PM »
Saw them a few times on that tour and recently stumbled on the T shirt too... :mrgreen:
Rickenbacker Basses / Re: One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« Last post by Highlander on December 11, 2017, 01:08:34 PM »
Wow...! Diamond in the dumpster-dust... ;)
Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature EB0 to EB4 and SG variant basses...
« Last post by Highlander on December 11, 2017, 01:06:11 PM »
It's an EB so certainly fits the bill...!  :mrgreen:
Gibson Basses / Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Last post by godofthunder on December 11, 2017, 12:50:10 PM »
    No I don't think they are Chinabuckers. Epiphone I believe reversed engineered these.
Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature EB0 to EB4 and SG variant basses...
« Last post by Grog on December 11, 2017, 12:25:35 PM »
Don't know for sure if this fits in anywhere.......... On GMA this morning Sheryl Crow performed a song she wrote for the fifth anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting. The bass player played a 2013 EB............. I didn't see a more obvious place to post it. This thread is likely from before the EB first came out.

The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« Last post by Rob on December 11, 2017, 09:43:10 AM »
Years ago I had a Fender Chrome flat wound that acted the same.
The Outpost Cafe / Re: Sound check
« Last post by doombass on December 11, 2017, 09:18:18 AM »
 :mrgreen:Very close to the truth all of it.
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