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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2017, 03:56:20 PM »
I'm building a second Brooks EBPL as we speak.  8)

It is going to be transparant black with black hardware.
And pearloid binding...

The guy who I'm building it for wants a Babicz bridge.
And a humbucker (we haven't decided which one exactly).

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2017, 08:11:15 PM »
I'm building a second Brooks EBPL as we speak.  8)

It is going to be transparant black with black hardware.
And pearloid binding...

The guy who I'm building it for wants a Babicz bridge.
And a humbucker (we haven't decided which one exactly).

That should look good over mahogany.

Babicz 3-point replacement or the one with Fender 3/4 in. spacing?

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2017, 08:33:27 AM »
At the other extreme, ESP made a long scale version in the 90s with 24 frets all clear of the body. I wanted to love it but the neck dive was terrible.

Yeah, I get the reasoning (especially with the 12er headstock), but the feel wasn't right for me. Guild JS II on the other hand didn't bother me at all. A little dive-y, but the thing was so light it didn't seem to matter.

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2017, 11:02:25 AM »

Babicz 3-point replacement or the one with Fender 3/4 in. spacing?

Not the 3 point replacement. No need because there are no studs to fit into.  ;)

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2017, 01:24:52 PM »
Not the 3 point replacement. No need because there are no studs to fit into.  ;)

You could put studs in!  ;D I've seen a couple of small builders who used the Hipshot bridge on new builds. My guess is that they wanted the narrower Gibson string spacing.

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2017, 02:59:16 AM »
I hate the Hipshot bridges.
And so does the buy who I'm building this bass for. He told me he used to have a Hipshot on one of his Gibson basses. And the bridge just collapsed during a gig!


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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2017, 10:19:48 AM »
Don't get all riled up about it. If you and your customer prefer the Babicz, that's fine. I'm the opposite, I think the Babicz is unnecessarily fiddly. To each his own. I was only wondering about the string spacing on yours. If your customer had wanted narrower string spacing and a Babicz, you could install studs.

I'm sure Babicz is a good company, and I know Hipshot is. Frankly, I'm skeptical that a substantial bridge casting could collapse on a gig, but you never know, rare failures can happen when you have produced thousands and thousands of bridges.

Here's one of the builders I was referring to: Serek Basses

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2017, 11:47:48 AM »
If it had been up to me I would have installed an ABM 3D bridge. But he wants that Babicz FCH 4. Which I've just ordered at Thomann.
Thanx for the link btw.

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2017, 03:23:12 PM »
Speaking of Gene Simmon's basses, how about a purple sparkle refinned Grabber for CA$20k  ???

https://reverb.com/item/4288850-gibson-gene-simmons-stage-played-and-signed-vintage-gibson-grabber

It's local too me so it came up in my selected picks, but I never heard of that store.

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« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2017, 10:41:14 AM »
That's pretty cool, but not $15K worth of cool. Most of the "stores" on Reverb are just some guy.

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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2017, 06:02:44 PM »
I loves my Hipshot Supertone 2.
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« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2017, 06:03:42 PM »
Available for $3750 at Lark Street Music in Teaneck, NJ...
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2017, 10:07:09 PM »
Drool.
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Re: Gibson and Kiss fans take note...
« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2017, 06:17:18 AM »
Most of the "stores" on Reverb are just some guy.

Oh, I know.  But this one seems like he's really trying harder at it than most - we have had a trend of middle-aged hobbyist dudes around here trying to go pro with the dealing.  Half the time they also open a brick and morter shop somewhere.  He could just be out in the sticks, but calling his location Toronto, so I'd never hear about him except on Reverb.  Some are hilarious - one of me fave new spots is a ridiculous joint; huge mess (they've been organising lately) and a lot of junk/broken things (getting fixed lately - they had a guy in servicing a cabless fliptop last time I was by).  There's usually a rolling paper or a stem of weed on top of a random cab/counter.  But they somehow manage to get cool shit in (and if it really isn't desirabl, the prices are very good) - bought my Riviera [sic] 4x12 there and they've had a few Garnets, that Marshall silver Jubilkee stack, the fliptop, a real Gibson Firebird body (priced too high considering not vintage + unrepaired neck break; but they sold it on ebay for even more than they quoted me so fair enuf), a pair of Altec 417s that I just missed, an Epi el Capitan bass I am not sure if I regret not buying....
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