Author Topic: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb  (Read 490 times)

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2017, 04:16:16 PM »
Indeed  :toast:  Mines getting so yellow its almost turning Oompa Loompa orange  :o

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2017, 05:53:25 PM »
Dumb question: Why's it called a "Hobbit"?
If it was good enough for Danny Bonaduce, it ought to be good enough for fake bass players everywhere!

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 09:57:31 PM »
Dumb question: Why's it called a "Hobbit"?

Uwe started calling it that, years ago; he thinks it's hobbit-sized.

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2017, 10:12:44 PM »
They are so small that they make Grabbers and Rippers look like Balrogs :)

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 01:22:11 AM »
Somehow I recall Uwe first used the name Hobbit for the Epiphone Genesis. Which is a long scale bass, but roughly the same size as the short scale Les Paul Basses.

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 05:27:12 AM »
And a beauty pee pee yellow (formerly white) it is too ;P  Just like mine (75; with decal).

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 02:14:11 PM »
Another butchered Gibson fretless... :o

Was an SG once...
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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2017, 02:20:16 PM »
That action is high enough to do some limbo dancing underneath!

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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2017, 02:21:45 PM »
 :mrgreen:
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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2017, 03:41:23 PM »
Somehow I recall Uwe first used the name Hobbit for the Epiphone Genesis. Which is a long scale bass, but roughly the same size as the short scale Les Paul Basses.



Another outright Dutch lie just like the one about the bicycles - cheap propaganda!!!

At all material times I referred to original LP Bass and Triumph short scale basses as Hobbits. And if you feel most comfortable with Orc-size basses such as TBirds and Explorers like me, they indeed are, necks on Triumph and orignal LP Bass feel puny. But size doesn't always matter, they are valiant little basses, hence Hobbitses!
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Re: Fretless Hobbit on Reverb
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2017, 08:51:22 PM »
Another butchered Gibson fretless... :o

Was an SG once...

That's not a '68.  It's a '70 or '71 EB-0L -- you can tell it's long scale by the position of the bridge.

It's not butchered. It's missing the pickup ring that all the slotheads had. The one missing fret is repairable. The rest of the defret looks good.

That action is high enough to do some limbo dancing underneath!

Or as I used to say, you could slide Calista Flockhart in there.  ;D

If the action is as bad as it looks, I'd pass unless the seller is willing to take it to a tech. If it can be adjusted to normal, $700 or offer is reasonable.