The Bass Thread

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Benjammin, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin Senior Member

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    My friend has a newer Acoustic amp and I guess they are nothing like the old ones.
     
  2. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    sadly no, Guitar Center bought the brand name, theres no physical connection to the old company.
     
  3. AccustomedtoStandards

    AccustomedtoStandards Senior Member

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    I have an Electromatic Junior Jet just like that. I don't play it as much since I got my VM Precision Bass, but it's a nice growly little bass. Looks like that's a Korean model. The newer Chinese ones I have seen have "Gretsch" big on the headstock with a small "Electromatic" and a plain TRC.

    While not the old company, the new Acoustic USA is now making USA-made reissues of the old amps (that's what Flea is pictured with above). They describe themselves as the "Heritage Division" of Acoustic.

    Acoustic USA, Home of the 360 | Welcome

    (the "new" stuff is at :: Acoustic - the pro's tone since 1967 ::)
     
  4. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    yeah, the USA's just went into production, so I'm guessing it isn't the USA amps KR88s friend has if he says they aren't like the vintage models
     
  5. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0_3r2VG9sc&feature=player_detailpage]‪Fender 70's Precision Bass Demo‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
  6. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    this bass player is awesome
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saOoA0hCzqY]‪Ben Harper Steal My Kisses Live Hollywood Bowl‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52rhGypiy0&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52rhGypiy0&feature=related[/ame]
     
  7. BigAl

    BigAl Senior Member

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    My CYR custom built "Oakhurst" series:



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  8. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    What kind of pickups are those?
     
  9. bsharpflat

    bsharpflat Senior Member

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    here's a new baby on the way...An all original one owner, bought new in the US in 1975..In pristine condition..A 1975 Matsumoku made Greco P Bass in what I believe is Inca silver..Has worn tapewounds all it's life..

    Also my 1977 Fernandes Jazz bass...I love these old jap basses.
     

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  10. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    sweet pair :thumb:
     
  11. TechJunky

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    I'm a better bassist than guitarist, and have always been obsessed with Warwick's since before I even started playing bass, so I've invested a bit more into my basses than guitars. That being said, I love my basses (especially my Stage II, my all-time dream bass) and have no reason or desire to change them, so now I can start investing in guitars again!

    Here they are, Warwick Streamer Stage II 4 string and Warwick Thumb 2007 LTD 'Flamin Blonde' (along with my Epi LP Trad Pro and PRS SE Custom 22)
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  12. 3rdstone

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    ^ beautiful :thumb:...
     
  13. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    awesome collection TechJunky, welcome to the forum :thumb:
     
  14. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    killer bass solo 8:00-16:45 :dude:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up6EdGt68cM&feature=related]Mountain - Dreams Of MIlk And Honey (Live) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  15. TechJunky

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    Well so much for my not having any desire to change basses, but I traded my Warwick Thumb for this beauty: Musicman Bongo 5. The Thumb looked great and sounded amazing, but wasn't the most comfortable bass to play (way too neck heavy). So far, I'm really digging this bass and loving the tones it provides, and I still have my trusty SSII for my Warwick lust, so hopefully now I'm really set!

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  16. Xavier_32

    Xavier_32 Senior Member

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    I own two Thunderbirds. Love the ever living crap out of them both.
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    I'm actually going to have a bass custom built for me. I've attached a mock up image of it. It's a Fenderbird build, modeled after John Entwistle's, but with some personal touches. It's basically a mahogany Thunderbird body with a Jazz Bass neck. It's gonna have reproduction '66 t-bird pickups in it, string covers, and a painted headstock.
     

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  17. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    very cool Xavier :thumb: I'd love to get a "non reverse" Thunderbird like Entwistle used for a while, its too bad Epiphone doesn't make a version

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  18. Xavier_32

    Xavier_32 Senior Member

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    Get a Bachbird. BACH BTH-2 TRD - B&CH Music

    And Epiphone did make a version. I see them pop up on craigslist for $300 or so every once in a while.
     
  19. R_Z

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    This is my oldest bass. I really need to confirm, but I believe it's a 65.

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    But for day to day, my Sadowsky is the go to bass.

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  20. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    nice pair R_Z :thumb: welcome to the forum
     

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