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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2016, 05:25:30 PM »
Two Hamer slammers on Ebay this week, one like this (no case) just went for $130 shipped, the other (black) is about the same price.


I have been so tempted to buy and modify one of those!
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2016, 09:03:37 PM »

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2016, 02:16:05 PM »
And there iss a whole ARMY of uss!!!

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2016, 02:22:26 PM »
And there iss a whole ARMY of uss!!!


There aren't enough of you willing to pay $2800 for a fake relic job not officially sanctioned by the band. Or do you plan on being the first?

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2016, 03:36:17 PM »
Never warmed with that design. You know how I think that Johnny Thunders was the last person that looked good with a doublecut ...





Oh my, that later vid ... not that much later than his NYD era and he is already a total wreck. Ok, so shooting up heroin is definitely not good for you.
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2016, 04:04:15 PM »
You know how I think that Johnny Thunders was the last person that looked good with a doublecut ...

Redirect your honour; rebuttal evidence:

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (drummer and bassist of Deep Purple, Jake!)

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2016, 08:14:57 AM »
Never warmed with that design. You know how I think that Johnny Thunders was the last person that looked good with a doublecut ...


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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2016, 09:28:36 AM »
I really like the doublecut shape - visually and comfort-wise.
Me looking cool playing anything, however, is debatable  :P

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2016, 09:39:54 AM »
...can't forget Pete!  8)


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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2016, 10:44:50 AM »
I love the looks of the doublecut design. It's decent ergonomically on a guitar, not as much on a bass if you care about upper fret access.

Back in the late 90s there was a doublecut long scale ESP bass in a local store that sat unsold for several years. It was a 24-fret neck-thru with all frets clear of the body. That solved the problem, all right, but the neck dive was just terrible.

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2016, 11:25:28 AM »
I don't really like symetric guitar shapes that much - with the Flying V (and maybe the Punisher, which has a 24-fret access and no neck-dive by the way, the Mon(k)ey basses didn't neck-dive either though they were double-octave too) being the noteworthy exception. Give me Rics, Thunderbirds, Ovation Magnum and Explorers any day. Angular shapes speak with me more. It's my Art-Deco penchant I guess.

Rippers, Grabbers, G-3s I just like because they are so endearingly ugly someone has to care for them!
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2016, 02:24:44 PM »
LOL, only a lawyer could say that they categorically don't like symmetrical body styles and then give a laundry list of exceptions with very good reasons, but I must inform you that the LP Jr doublecut is NOT symmetrical.  Almost, but not quite.  Top horn is a teensy bit larger/longer.  Other doublecut type solidbodies are symmetrical (e.g. The Punisher, which I also think is not appealing, but not due to symmetry).



hold on a sec....


... here we go:





As for Rippers, those are MUCH more obviously not symetrical :



I understand this detail easily escapes a busy attorney when looking up from the brief on his desk at a sea of every Gibson bass ever, in a row, partially obscuring each other, but may I challenge you to a friendly game of pool; I'm feeling lucky.

It's OK, you don't have to be enamoured with the LP Jr body shape, but it's got nothing to do with symmetry.
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2016, 04:25:21 PM »
For a man my age, it LOOKS symetrical. Close enough for rock'n'roll, you know-it-all-lil'-canuck! But of course and lamentably you're right. :mrgreen:

Maybe I should have said I don't like doublecuts with similar-sized horns that much. I'm more for elongated and not so roundish bodies. The Punisher I like for the goth appeal, but of course the Warwick Vampyre beats it in that department.
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2016, 10:20:02 AM »
I understand this detail easily escapes a busy attorney when looking up from the brief on his desk

I occasionally look up from my briefs...
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2016, 10:24:34 AM »
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (drummer and bassist of Deep Purple, Jake!)