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Granny Gremlin

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It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: August 30, 2017, 12:44:59 PM »
local guy has this for sale:



.... but his price is CA$3.8k, which despite the vintage and the (apparently) immaculate condition, still seems rather high (currently approx US$3k).

Le sigh.
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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »
That does look wonderful.
Just sell the car.  :mrgreen:

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 01:13:27 PM »
That thing looks killer.  8)

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 01:15:34 PM »
No children to give away for adoption to a good caring home?
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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 01:41:25 PM »
Are you inquiring out of interest?

...,. cuz I am not sure I would agree that it's a good caring home where one tortures the kid with the Deep Purple discography on 24-7 repeat with the occasional krautprog CD thrown in the changer  for (relative) relief.
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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 02:04:05 PM »
:mrgreen: But you know my natural fertility!

I'm proud that my now 25 year old daughter, born 1991, has Alice Cooper's Steven (from Welcome to my Nightmare) as one of her all time favorite songs on her I-Pod! You can't wish for more normality with your child, can you?



That said, her initial tastes as a pre-teen were somewhat less dark, she used to go wild about this song (and denies it today)!



When the kids asked for some "happy music", they would regularly hear this though, eine kleine leichte Nachtmusik:

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »
Just knowing it's so close would drive me bonkers.  A local guy tormented me with am overpriced '67 Melody Maker for over year.  He finally came to his senses though after I made him a fair offer and sitting on it so long.  If its that overpriced it will be there for a while, just be ready to strike when he drops it.

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 07:25:50 AM »
It's kinda TOO nice. Collector's piece, not a player. It would be more fun to find something with some "character" for less money.

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 10:10:20 AM »
Vintage gushing aside, I find the long term use of an EB-2 (especially sans bridge pickup) in a rock band that is not a Yardbirds tribute limited. It's nice to look at and have, people will marvel at it in a rehearsal room etc. And then say at the next rehearsal when you're playing again your Fender P or Ibanez Soundgear: "Hey, you sound real good today."  :mrgreen:
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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 10:37:18 AM »
Allen Woody was the only one I know who could make those sound really good...

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2017, 11:09:37 AM »
David Steele  and Simon Gallup used them well too (though technically those were Epi Rivoli reissues; not that different)
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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 11:27:20 AM »
Now there's this one in Montreal:



Asking CA$2k.  OK that's better but with that damage (also non-original tuners and missing the guard ), really?

Kinda looks like lefty (handed, not necessarily politically ;P) punk was playing this thing real hard.
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 04:50:48 PM »
I wouldn't touch that one for 2k. Not only is the wear and replacement tuners a problem, who know what the oversized washer on the baritone switch is covering up.  Things like that always make me nervous.

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 09:43:33 PM »
Vintage gushing aside, I find the long term use of an EB-2 (especially sans bridge pickup) in a rock band that is not a Yardbirds tribute limited. It's nice to look at and have, people will marvel at it in a rehearsal room etc. And then say at the next rehearsal when you're playing again your Fender P or Ibanez Soundgear: "Hey, you sound real good today."  :mrgreen:

And yet we have an 8-page thread with many EB-2/Rivoli videos, and more in the EB-0 to EB-4 thread. Go figure.

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Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2017, 04:30:22 AM »
Why buy a cheap bass that sounds good plugged immediately when you can buy an expensive one where you have to work at to make it audible:mrgreen:
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