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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:55 PM
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I just ordered a new bass online.
I have to wait DAYS until I can play it! ARGH!!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:06 PM
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1. This'll tide you over.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:31 PM
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8. *shakes fist*
Well, now I'll have that in my head the rest of the night...
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:13 PM
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2. Small World.....we just ordered our grandson a Fleabass..
This model and though he is not quite yet 10 yrs. old...this is what
he wants to do.



The Tikkis
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:29 PM
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5. Ha, good for him!
And good for you for supporting it! I'm coming late to the bass guitar lust party, but I'm enjoying it!
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:21 AM
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32. I am too.
I just started playing the bass last August.

I'm taking private lessons at Twin Town Guitars and doing their Adult Jam program.

http://www.twintown.com/store/pc/Programs-d7.htm
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:12 PM
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42. Oh gosh, that adult jam thing sounds awesome.
I would love that. Have to make it down there sometime...
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:46 PM
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43. I did it in January and am doing it for the second time.
I have practice tonight.

We're playing on May 5 at Whiskey Junction.

Here's our set:

Seether - Veruca Salt
Middle of the Road - The Pretenders
About a Girl - Nirvana
Yellow - Coldplay
Pray Enough - The Wood Brothers
and an original song by one of our guitarist call Sister, Sister
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:26 PM
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:29 PM
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6. Love it!
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:21 PM
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4. Uhh. I thought this was going to be a fishing thread.
:shrug:

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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:30 PM
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7. Just goes to show how single-minded I am right now.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:40 PM
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9. OK now...that's a beauty...
and a sound supreme...

Tikki
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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12. Oh, thank you!
I never thought I'd like a Rickenbacker, but when I played it... :inlove:
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:19 AM
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26. Oooh.
I got a Ricky 4001 back in 1973 - a new 1972 bass and I was all of 16. Fireglo with checkerboard binding. Delish, and it sounded like gawd's own Bosendorfer when strung up with nice fresh RotoSounds. Wish I hadn't sold it when I switched from pickstyle to fingerstyle back in the 1990s. :(
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:38 AM
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29. Oh no!
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 09:38 AM by Brickbat
Nothing worse than the one that got away. Mr. Brickbat's 1972 Gibson SG Custom was stolen several years ago, and we've never found it.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:43 AM
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30. I will have another Rick one day
and for all its manifest virtues and tingly-great sound the Rickenbacker is not a great bass for fingerstyle players who play close to the bridge. For me it was unplayable as such until I removed the bridge pickup's cover.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:15 PM
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38. Dunno about basses, but I like clear-coated wood guitars
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:40 PM
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46. Is that the one you ordered?
Nice Rick! I always liked Rick basses.

Musicians Fiend? Elderly?

Bake
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:10 PM
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48. It is!
Chicago Music Exchange.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:24 PM
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49. Sweeeeeet!!
Enjoy it! The hardest part is waiting for it to get there!

Bake
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:52 PM
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10. Wish I had some bass player jokes
But I always love you guys. I always pick on drummers or vocalists. Easy prey? :)

How do you feel about ordering a stringed instrument without playing it? You just never know what you get. Go to any guitar shop and play a new model Les Paul or Strat. They all feel different.

Got to find the friend :)
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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11. Hee!
Actually I played it last week. Two, in fact, at two different stores (and they felt different -- I ordered the one I liked better). Thought about it for a few days, then decided to take the plunge. I would never buy anything I hadn't played -- you're right, that's just asking for trouble.

"Got to find the friend" -- a great way to say it. I tried a few others, but when I played this one, it felt like the notes just dripped off my hand. It was amazing.
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:08 PM
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13. Lets hear some clips when you can;)
Honestly, I ordered a guitar online. Thankfully, after some mods it plays and sounds really well. Fine guitar after the active pups were replaced with a set of Duncan passives :) Its an ESP EC-1000 and had those freakish EMG pickups. Bleh :)




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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:26 PM
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14. I better get practicing!
Here's my confession: I just started playing a few months ago. I can do several songs, and am just starting to learn how to improvise and noodle around. I was hesitant about dropping the money on a brand-new bass with that little experience, but the price was right and I couldn't pass it up.

I'll work on something and let you know when I'm ready for an audience. ;) :hi:
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:38 PM
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15. Actually, you did it correctly
Go for a rig that will last for years. If dedicated, you will accomplish quite a bit quickly and soon start to think about upgrades. I lost so much money buying and selling :(



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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:19 PM
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16. How long have you been playing?
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:31 PM
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17. Started at age 14
Soooo, 24 years.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:23 PM
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19. Nice.
:thumbsup:
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:11 PM
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37. True, always start off where you will end up
when it comes to instruments. I see so many people losing money when they upgrade from Chinese to Japanese to American made, its silly.

Of course, I own nothing newer than 1934 when it comes to guitars.
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:44 PM
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45. Then you get here
Which gets exciting :)

Never mind karate boy, for that is Ry Cooder playing. And then on the other end of this madness is Steve Vai.

When that breaks the spirit, come back and get better :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0BkhXAmM3U

Guitar insanity, but apply it to bass.

Check out Les Claypool, same difference
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:36 AM
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28. Here's one
How many bass players does it take to change a light bulb?

Four

One to do it and three to stand around saying "that's NOT the way Jaco would have done it..."
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:41 PM
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47. Didja hear about the bass player who locked his keys in his car?
It took the drummer an hour to get him out ...

:rimshot:

Bake
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:45 PM
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18. Bass guitar was my "2nd instrument" back in HS and college (70's)
I had years of formal Trumpet/cornet training but there were only so many jazz-rock bands to play with.
I kind of let it go for lack of venue but at the time I was really into it. Sometimes I think about picking it up again (gotta be easier than getting your lip back) but playing off old Mel Bay books just isn't that inspiring.

I shoulda took piano lessons. There's always a keyboard around.

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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:24 PM
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20. I played piano and violin through high school and college, with one semester of string bass.
I miss playing music now, and am excited to try something new. I've just been picking out songs I like on bassmasta.net and messing around with the tabs.
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:08 AM
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21. Well, if you got the Flea, you need the dog...
:)



Have fun with your new bass!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:38 AM
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23. Heh! I have those on the junky Epiphone I'm using now.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:26 AM
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22. Here's a shot of part of my arsenal:


A MusicMan Stingray HH, an Ibanez 355 five-string, and another G&L L-2000 have been added since I took this pic.

mikey_the_rat


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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:12 AM
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24. That'll keep you busy!
Very nice!
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:16 AM
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25. Just got my first 5-string a month ago
even though I've been playing for, well, a REALLY long time. So now I have a barely broken-in Schecter Stiletto Elite 5 to go with my '97 Alembic Stanley Clarke Signature Standard (bought new) and '91 FoJ Jazz Bass. Getting used to the 5 is proving a bit easier than I expected and the Schecter is an insanely good instrument for the money.

Nothing is more fun than getting a new musical instrument! :)
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:32 AM
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27. LOVE your sig line!
Congrats on your new five-string! They have a great sound.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:18 AM
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31. Striped, or Large Mouth?
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:25 AM
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33. What kind?
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:40 AM
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34. Check out Response No. 7...
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 10:41 AM by Brickbat
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:36 AM
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35. Cool!
I just have this one. I figured I go with a less-expensive, but not bottom of the line bass to start.

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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:47 AM
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36. Yeah, I started messing around with Mr. Brickbat's junky old Epiphone and found I really liked it,
so when we found the Ricky on a crazy sale, we decided to take the plunge. I'm not sure I'll ever gig with it or anything, and I feel like I bought maybe a little more bass than I deserve, but who knows? Besides, it felt so good to play it -- very natural. It made me want to play it MORE.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:20 PM
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39. Well, then, you bought the right bass.
If you want to play it more, then it was worth it.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:22 PM
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40. You ordered a fish online?
That's liable to stink!

:hi:

Oh, how do you play one?

:hi:

Bake
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:22 PM
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41. Well, I know you can't tuna fish, but can you play a bass?
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:12 PM
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44. I'll lend you my Ukulele.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:50 PM
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51. ROFLMAO.
:thumbsup:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:13 PM
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55. Don't laugh! ;)
Okay, it's not a bass, but ...



:)
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:47 PM
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50. I am about to risk the ultimate torture
Some guys in Dallas are holding a big auction of vintage guitars and basses, and invited me
to go hang at the warehouse where ALL these instruments are stored:

http://entertainment.ha.com/Guitar/?ic=task-entertainme...

Here's the kicker: they told me the instruments in this auction are ONLY A TENTH of the guitars and basses
they have there, and I'm welcome to hang out and play any instrument I see there!!!!
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:52 PM
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52. Oy gevalt
I never go to things like that. I could burn through far more money in a day than I make in a year. Talk about a kid in a candy store...

I'll take a

Rickenbacker 4001 bass and a 360/12 guitar
Pre-CBS Fender Jazz Bass
mid-1970s Gibson EB-3 bass (short scale)
Guild Starfire bass
any Alembic instruments
etc, etc, etc,
:)
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:54 PM
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53. HOLD ONTO YOUR WALLET!
Seriously, that sounds like a blast.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:17 PM
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54. I'll try to restrain myself (and probably get nowhere)
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 02:20 PM by DFW
Good thing I already have a few toys made for me by DA MAN himself:



on edit--some fingerboard detail: this guy builds some SERIOUS guitars

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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:22 PM
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58. Can't quite make out the logo
but those MUST be Bozo (pronounced Boh-zhoh) Padunovac guitars. That inlay work even surpasses Alembic's. What magnificent guitars....
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:14 PM
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59. Boo it is
Podunavac (paw-doo-NAH-vats)

He's from the Novi Sad area or Serbia. Nicest guy you could ever want to meet. I've known him since 1977 when he
built his first guitars for me. These were the last two (vintage 2000). He put my initials inlaid on the fretboards,
plus he inscribed them as custom made for me in the label on the inside.

Boo is over 80 now, and still speaks horrible English with a very heavy accent. But he's the sweetest guy you
could ever want to know. We talk every year or so. He knows I speak a tiny bit of Serbian, so when he can't find
the right word in English, he switches to Serbian, and usually loses me 90% of the time!
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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:20 PM
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56. Talking bass?
???



???
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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:20 PM
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57. dup
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 03:21 PM by HERVEPA
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:10 AM
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60. Cool!!
Ricks were good enough for John and George.

I have a Fender jazz bass, tuned in fifths, and colored indigo.

My sweetie is a guitar player. Why in fifths, you ask? Because I studied piano and violin, so I cannot think in fourths. Does not compute. Also, I can't deal with frets so a jazz bass is logical. I can read bass clef, so I can read music with it.

It's tuned C-G-D-A like a cello.

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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:10 AM
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61. fifths, fouths whatever it takes....
>>My sweetie is a guitar player. Why in fifths, you ask? Because I studied piano and violin, so I cannot think in fourths.

No problem, just turn it upside down.... ;+)
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