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  1. 5 points
    Very good condition. Ding on the back of the neck. More pics here. Pictured with the original Seth Lovers, the guitar has Lollar'Trons installed and has been set-up with EXL-115W. Original pickups will be included in the case. Ebony board. $1900, shipped (Cont US) and insured.
  2. 4 points
    Excellent condition. More pics here. $2700, shipped (Cont US) and insured. Sold.
  3. 3 points
    Exactly. While this pretentious douche is telling people to "wait," Mike Shishkov is building masterpiece after masterpiece. And all the while proving to be one of the nicest persons with whom you will ever interact. "Just wait while I finish up this custom ordered Condor." GTFO.
  4. 3 points
  5. 2 points
    Someone did it as a goof. Others liked it. It was decided to round up interested parties and place a bulk order. They were ordered and distributed. It was not nearly as exciting as you were hoping.
  6. 2 points
    First Under the Wire and Sleeper Cather have played thousands of times in my rotation of life, in large part due to his bass lines. Rumor is he left after "Wire" to pursue spiritual things. Two of my all time favorite bass players, John Deacon and George McArdle both left the music world for different reasons but I have truly missed them. They both left permanent impressions on how I play and write bass lines. Crank up "Cool Change" for me, that is a precious tune.....
  7. 2 points
    I've watched a few of their videos. The songs aren't my thing, but the drummer is damn good and the bassist is just ON it. Every song, she just lays it down like hot asphalt. Guitars ain't dead, and girls rawk.
  8. 2 points
    thread_hijack/ /puerile_emphasis
  9. 2 points
    I was gonna say - Ray Manzarek?
  10. 2 points
    They didn't have a bass player. So, indeed, less IS more.
  11. 2 points
    Got this Tele yesterday. It's kinda turned all my preconceptions and expectations about Fender USA on it's head. Either that, or I got one that was built on a good day. First thing, the fit & finish on this thing is as good as any bolt- neck guitar I've ever had. The neck joint is super snug, absolutely no gaps to be seen in the neck pocket. Plus, the two-piece ash body is very well matched, right down the center line. The neck is straight and the guitar was set up very well, and I love the jumbo frets. It even has a nice sound when played without being plugged in, I mention that just in case anybody asks. Second thing...if this Tele is 100% stock, then apparently it's got Fender American Standard Tele PUs and a 'Greasebucket' tone control, from what I could find out online. The dang thing SOUNDS like a Tele when plugged in; really twangy, really chimy, bright when played up the neck (that 'Greasebucket' circuit seems really effective and useful, if that's what it's got), but has really punchy lows too. All in all, I'm liking it A LOT. The only problem I have now is that I want ALL my ash-bodied, maple-necked Teles to sound this way. They sound good as is, but they don't sound like THIS one. I've gotta go figure out the variables now...does it sound like it does because of the PUs? Because of the 'Greasebucket' circuit? Or both? Or because of something else? The 'sandblasted' finish is nice, though the Sapphire Blue paint is REALLY flat, as in no shine at all. I like the looks of the body, but that body finish seems to me like it would show wear pretty easily...and you wouldn't want to play this Tele right after eating Pizza or Fried Chicken! Seems like the only wear evident is pick scratches on the pick guard and a few light marks here and there, but there's practically no fret wear; so it didn't get played much over the last four or five years. It didn't come with a case, though it did come with a suspiciously new-looking Fender gigbag (it still had the hangtags attached to the handle), so it makes me wonder how this guitar was stored before. I have empty Fender-style cases from previous guitars 'just in case' (no, I didn't keep them just so I could buy a new guitar...but it didn't hurt to have them handy!), so I've got it well protected. In the meantime, I'm debating about using some 'Tried & True' Original Finish (polymerized linseed oil and beeswax) on the body to protect the finish...I used this stuff on the stripped body of my Fender Mike Dirnt P-Bass with nice results. My conclusion about this guitar is: Now, I want another one that sounds and plays like it! Hmmm...I wonder if ALL of these 'sandblasted' Teles from this series sound like this?
  12. 2 points
    I was fortunate enough to see them on the 'High n Dry' tour in Kansas City. Damn that was an awesome show!
  13. 2 points
    The riffage penned by Steve Clark and Pete "Hamer with legs" Willis has stood the test of time. I wish the lads could have better handled their penchant for hooch.
  14. 2 points
    Five is really really tough and is subject to change... George McArdle, early Little River Band (76-79) Heavily influenced how I play today. Geddy Lee John Deacon, another very heavy influence on how I play and a great songwriter Meshell NDegeocello, Played and sang on Mellencamp's cover of Wild Night and simply a great player and person. Victor Wooten Five is really hard....
  15. 1 point
    Hi all, Someone might like this? Unique Engraved Gordon Smith GS1 (1990) - I recall it has a Lollar P90(?) - but to be fair the pickup identity is a bit irrelevant on this Hand Engraved by world class British Gun Engraver (Westley Richards, Rigby, Holland and Holland, Purdey, Boss etc).All mahogany body and set neck. Slim wide neck profile rosewood board, fast low action, and flat fingerboard. Weight is 7.05lbs. Trades invited for something interesting and awesome, for example - Unique, rare or early Hamers of any description 1961-63 Gibson SG Jr or Special Vintage USA and USA Custom shop BC Rich - Long Horn Mockingbird, Bich, Eagle. Surprise me! International shipping AOK as required. What do you think?
  16. 1 point
    Tax Season is over and I have lots of time on my hands. So, I thought it would be cool to educate myself. Your five won't be my five. So, here goes. In no particular order. 1. Chris Squire 2. John Entwistle 3. Jaco Pastorius 4. Jack Bruce 5. Carol Kaye
  17. 1 point
    @pablo are you looking for a bass?.. This one will match your blow up doll😆Look at this on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283545333885
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    Jaco Pastorius,Jonas Hellborg,Eberhard Weber,Edgar Meyer,Ron Carter
  20. 1 point
    There is a guy from old russian metal band Aria who was fond of Scepters. See his gear page, scroll down to Hamer section: http://www.holstinin.ru/guitars/
  21. 1 point
    They always are.
  22. 1 point
    Fav quote from sub bassist last week Me " it's in A minor" Him " it's bass there are no minors"...
  23. 1 point
    I'll go with... Berry Oakley Lee Sklar Jamerson Pino Tony Levin As a bass player myself, of course there are many many many more.
  24. 1 point
    Mike McCready (lead guitarist in Pearl Jam) would be the other best well known. At least one of the other two dudes was in Screaming Trees.
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  27. 1 point
    If you're asking "why a skeleton?" it refers to their "Tone to the bone" slogan from many years back.
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  30. 1 point
    Not sure if Nick Huber received the templates yet to start knocking them out for for him
  31. 1 point
    His bass playing is friggin’ sublime. That little bass fill in Reminiscing is a classic! Lonesome Loser’s bass line is just sick... their next album after he left wasn’t quite as good as the others (although the ballad on it wasn’t too bad). I love the band... I include them in my Yacht Rock pantheon. I get to spin “Cool Change” at my DJ gig tomorrow... pretty rare request and I will be playing it a little louder than the rest of my set no doubt. Glad that band means a lot to you, as I appreciate them very much as well.
  32. 1 point
    Anyone mention Dave LaRue yet? His work with Steve Morse and John Petrucci on their solo stuff is SOLID...
  33. 1 point
    The price is optimistic.
  34. 1 point
    jajajajaja you did it 👏🤣
  35. 1 point
    Love it, Crunch. There's almost nothing better than a proper Tele platform.
  36. 1 point
    A: My latest guitar: https://davesguitar.com/products/fender/limited-edition-sandblasted-tele-14/ This is my first Fender USA-made (as opposed to a Fender clone put together with USA parts) guitar in a VERY long time. It looks promising, has a two-piece ash body, old-style Tele bridge with brass saddles, and a '70's style headstock logo. With the exception of the sandblasted ash body, it's essentially an American Special Tele. I'd remembered reading about Fender making these Ltd. Ed. 'sandblasted' Teles and Strats a couple of years ago; so when I saw this particular one at DGS, I went to Google to comparison shop for similar ones from past sales/listings on Reverb and Ebay...turns out, there was once a used American Standard Tele version for sale a few years ago at DGS...i'm including that old link here. I think of the two, I prefer the version I snagged over the American Standard version: https://davesguitar.com/products/fender/limited-edition-sandblasted-american-standard-tele-11/ I'm a fan of wood finishes vs. fancy paint jobs, which is what got my attention with this Tele in the first place, especially since it's made from ash. Has anybody here owned one of those 'sandblasted' guitars, or at least played one of those? Any thoughts? In the meantime, I'll be waiting for it to arrive in the next few days.
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  38. 1 point
    Now, it is said that the lead attorneys for Dean AND Gibson personally play PRS guitars. No one has mentioned their dentists yet......
  39. 1 point
    I don't think I have the right to judge any of them. LOL I enjoy Duff McKagan Geezer Butler Flea David Hood Carol Kaye
  40. 1 point
    Let me preface this by saying I'm biased, as a former tech/roadie/backliner for one of em (guess which one), but in no particular order: TM Stevens - his solo at Montreaux with Miles Davis led to gigs with everyone from James Brown and Tina Turner to Joe Cocker and The Pretenders, but he was all about the funk and metal with his power trio. He could play anything, and did! Check out "Thumb" for a taste - and his live shows were nonstop energy with ludicrous solos. Dementia is a cruel bitch. Miss you, T! Entwistle Flea Jack Bruce Jaco ETA: Victor! How could I forget W-O-O 10?!
  41. 1 point
    Mine lacks the boomers, but is otherwise pretty damned close.
  42. 1 point
    Charles MingusJames JamersonDuck DunnWillie DixonDavid Hood
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  45. 1 point
    You would absolutely pay via Paypal, funded by a credit card. If it never shows up, you have two lines of defense. Having spent some time in the USSR in the late 1980s, I can tell you they do not hate Americans, they wanted to be Americans.
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  47. 1 point
    In other words, dude looks like a lady.
  48. 1 point
    That's a tough row to hoe, convincing a jury that: Even though most guitars are shaped like Marilyn Monroe and either have one scoop or two scoops (non-guitarist language, bear with me) Gibson's "one scoop" is uniquely theirs... also this "pointy rocket" shape (okay, now the jury is interested)... Gibson has been either so sack-of-gravel stopid that they never noticed Dean, et al making "one scoops" and "pointy rocket" guitars for forty years, OR it didn't damage their profitability all that time... and, After Dean's defense attorney shows about 50 flash cards of"one scoop" and "pointy rocket" guitars to a Gibson witness, with production dates, and asked said witness to list the legal actions taken, Gibson still is right. "("Wow. Everyone has been making pointy rockets and one scoops for decades. Doesn't seem so unique.") As a marketing guy, I'd have quite publicly done the "Gibson is back, we're humble, we're making the guitars people love. We're gonna talk about copies. Imitation is the sincerest of flattery, and love ya'll at Dean, etc. But we do ask that you find your muse, like we found ours, and make the best damn Deans you can, but let us make the best damn Vs we can." (Accompanied by grainy footage of Les and Mary, Page, Clapton, etc.) Be the good guys on the side of the consumer, and put the competition on the defensive.
  49. 1 point
    You said you willed it to me! Either way, by the time I'm 80 I won't know a Baker from a bagel. IF I make it that far.
  50. 1 point
    ...or sell guitars, ever. Even to the original owner. Even if he begs in a manner unbecoming for a masculine human being.
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