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Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« on: August 06, 2017, 04:51:04 PM »
I can't remember if we have ever discussed a Gibson Q80 or Q90 with piezo pickups like the Shadow Explorer, but I saw this posted elsewhere today and thought I should share:

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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 09:33:01 PM »
Yes, Uwe has a piezo Q90 in white. The one in the pic you posted is also a Q90, you can tell by the headstock.

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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 05:10:32 PM »
Yeah, I looked at Rob's book and saw the difference in headstock shapes. I don't remember seeing one before but I can't say I'm surprised to hear that there is one in the Kollection.
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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 08:25:05 PM »
It's been years since he posted a pic of his, and since his photobucket is over limit I can't find it. Maybe he'll post one from wherever his pics are hosted now.

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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 08:40:40 AM »
I still have, but - irrespective of Photobucket - no pic of it!

Those don't sound half-bad, the Shadow Piezo gives a less "plastic" tone than you would expect.
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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 12:34:26 PM »
Do you even remember where you parked her...? ;)
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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 03:37:49 PM »
I can see her from my office desk!!!
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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 07:08:14 PM »
I still have, but - irrespective of Photobucket - no pic of it!

Those don't sound half-bad, the Shadow Piezo gives a less "plastic" tone than you would expect.

Is it white? I could swear you posted a pic of it once, maybe as part of a larger group photo.

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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 05:36:20 AM »
Yeah, it's white turned yellowish/ivory. I've only seen white ones of the piezo version and they were always fretless (with fretlines), but there were probably at least ebony fin ones as well as ones with frets.
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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 05:45:42 AM »
Too bad Tom and I didn't take pics of that bass when we shot the entire collection. Was it there that weekend?

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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 07:58:37 AM »
It was! You largely ignored my 80ies monstrosities!!!

No, you didn't, you put those WRC Silly Purple & Red Clown Basses in there!  :mrgreen:
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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 08:03:47 AM »
And the regular Q80 and Q90.
And the 20/20...
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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
All those Holy Grails of Gibson's output!  :mrgreen:

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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 06:29:24 PM »
When I win Powerball and buy Henry out, I will bring back the WRC clownbass prototypes as well as the 20/20.

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Re: Q80/Q90 piezo model?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2017, 09:38:00 PM »
2020 20/20 Reisue!
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