Originally Posted by azzyrazzy
He must have been on drugs when he thought that dropping his name 100 times on the already untraditional headstock was a good idea
Come on man.....Jim Tyler likely does NOT DO DRUGS (I hung out with him at NAMM 1999 Anaheim), AND I couldn't count his name being dropped on the headstock of his guitars OR basses a 100 times as you claim
However in all fairness we are all entitled to our own opinions and TASTE, but diplomacy, tact and the eschewing of sarcasm and hurtful comments should not be a part of our comments in general
NOW in all modesty the bass that is displayed in the avatar of the user whose comment appears at top is a very UNATTRACTIVE bass to me--The WARWICK DOLPHIN and in a blink I would be all over a TYLER, if the choice were only between the 2 of them
Now in the spirit and good intent I feel this TYLER CLUB was started let me add:
1. I custom ordered and owned a 4 string TYLER. I got to pick my own color. Bone light in weight, played perfectly in tune and of course killer electronics. I believe that bass is now in Texas somewhere. In a blink I would buy it back.
2. There was a guitar on consignment at a vintage shop here in Toronto that I played that floored me, and was going for only $1900. When I went back to BUY IT-the shop stated that the owner came to his senses and came and retrieved it.
3. I did spend considerable time at the TYLER booth at NAMM 1989, and after spending 2 days trying guitars by all of the heavies ( Fender, Gibson, Tom Anderson, Valley Arts etc.)---by far the TYLER was the most astonishing guitar to play. I had asked Jim in awe and disbelief " How do you do this man " ? he was ever so humble and just shrugged his shoulders.
4. Bill Sharpe is a friend of mine and lived in Toronto for a stint and had one of the funkiest groups ever to reside here from North Carolina called Hell In High Water. Bill is a killer player and of course.. a real nice guy !
5. Another local ace player John Dyment ( came to my studio to try my TYLER 4) has or had a TYLER 5.
6. I spoke with Neil Stubenhaus on the phone after I first heard him playing his butt off on a Roberta Flack tune "Aah Oo Oo Here It Comes ". CHECK THIS TUNE OUT for serious groove and the distinct sound of the TYLER STUBENHAUS Model ( P-J pickups ). Also check NEIL on Quincy Jones tune "In The Garden" killin' it on his TYLER 5 !!!
Anybody that has a TYLER--plz hold onto it
Anybody that wants to sell one PLZ contact me.