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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 11:18:08 PM »
Very sixties... 8)
Yep. a 60's space-age design icon from '67. It's made from fiberglass and without any padding, it's very comfortable. Eero Aarnio was a genius designer. When we renovated in 2002 I told the architect that I must have either a Pastil or a Bubble Chair in the living room. He laughed. I went out and bought one. By the way, it can float in a pool (not that we have one).

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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2017, 01:31:15 AM »
I've heard you can float in the Dead Sea too, not that I've got one of those either... :mrgreen:

Original or repro...? Rather cool items... I know my daughter would like one of the bubbles... ;)
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2017, 01:34:07 PM »
I tried the dead sea thing, it's like floating in a disgusting warm, oily soup. Once was enough.

The Pastil is a $300 repro. A very accurate one. If I had enough money to buy an original I'd still buy the repro and use the leftover $2,300 to buy another bass or two.
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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2017, 08:52:56 AM »
Won't get too many Ricks for that... ;)
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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2017, 09:59:17 AM »
Ah, Ilan is a design collector! Those artsy Tel Avivian urbanites. Sehr sheyn!



And now for somthing completely different, some useful Dead Sea tourist advice

When in the Dead Sea

Never take a pee

Or it's your turn

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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 10:11:34 AM »
PS: Utmostly satisfied with how my posting above turned out. From a 60ies design classic to Yiddish swing to general public service advice re chemical reactions between urine and natrium-drenched water to, of course, Deep Purple? Try to beat me!  :mrgreen:
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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2017, 12:59:26 PM »
Ah, Ilan is a design collector! Those artsy Tel Avivian urbanites. Sehr sheyn!
Not much of a collector, but we do have a soft spot for mid-century modernism, space-age mod furniture and Scandinavian design.
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2017, 01:16:17 PM »
A Stanley Kubrick interior design fan, no doubt.  :popcorn:
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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 12:41:32 AM »
This is from the Art and Design Museum in Copenhagen, same Pastil chair but theirs is red.

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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 11:33:15 AM »
My mind is going... I can feel it...
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2017, 06:37:00 AM »
This is from the Art and Design Museum in Copenhagen, same Pastil chair but theirs is red.



We only visited that museum a few weeks ago when we saw these guys in Copenhagen ...

I've got nothing, just a table and two chairs
But they're beautiful and I just stand and stare
Time and space intertwined
Elegance, simple lines, Scandinavian Design

I've got nothing, just a table and two chairs
But I know that everything
I need is there
Every line, every shape
Sculptural, no escape
It's Scandinavian Design

Sometimes she comes over, I think I know why
Says the sky has bored her, what's wrong with the sky
Who am I to turn her out, all that she thinks about
Is Scandinavian Design

She stayed over, and we slept on wooden floors
She gets up at 8 and tiptoes to the door
She turns ‘round, subtle wave
Hums a tune by Sam and Dave
Scandinavian Design

Every line, every shape
Sculptural, no escape
Scandinavian Design



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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2017, 11:11:21 PM »
I had no idea they still existed.
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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2017, 10:27:21 AM »
That's interesting and listennable; rather Beatleish tho (Rubber Souly.... I wonder if they drew on Norwegian Wood a bit intentionally cuz that would actually be funny and well played).
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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2017, 05:37:04 AM »
Big Beatles nerds ...



Nothing they ever do is unintentional.

And Ilan - they never split up or retired, they just thrive in their little artsy niche in Europe (predominantly UK, France and Scandinavia), don't mean a thing in their native US.
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Re: NBD '65 blonde Höfner Senator bass
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2017, 12:45:38 PM »
They chose the best song ever written (yes, that's what I think of I Want To Hold Your Hand) to slaughter. As @POTUS might have summed it up: SAD!
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