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Anyone know if Mike Browne still makes basses ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass42, Dec 28, 2012.


  1. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
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    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Hello !

    Mike Browne is an ex Carl Thompson workshop employee , is it right ? After leaving Carl's workshop he began to make basses for his own Brand called Mike Browne Designs . There is a web site but seems that it's abandoned. So :

    1) Does he still make basses ?
    2) If not, where is he ?

    Thanks

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  2. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
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    5th one down is a Darrin Huff bass.

    I'm pretty sure he retired from bass making years ago.

    PM me your email and I'll forward to him.
     
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I knew he had a day job because he sucks as a coach.
     
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  4. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Ohio
    Always loved Browne basses, His custom stuff is SOOOOOOOOOO sweet. Wish he was still doing it. :bawl:
     
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  6. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
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    Sent
     
  7. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
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    You are right ! Bass removed !
     
  8. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Brian Barrett at The Low End has a brand new one on his site, he could give you a straight answer.
     
  9. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Correction......... Brian has 3 Browne' in stock, 2 new and 1 used.
     
  10. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
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    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Thanks !
     
  11. I don't keep in contact with him but I did have a bass commissioned to be made by him in 2009. Unfortunately, he refunded my deposit and said he simply couldn't make it profitable at the rate he was going.

    I ended up buying the used pink ivory and maple Gnome Browne but I agree with the sentiment that he made some of the most amazing basses! I really wish he would return to building.
     
  12. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    Reviving the thread, Browne basses are great... I've got 2:bassist::bassist:...:D
     
  13. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
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    I have one !
     
  14. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    Which one is yours? Mike didn't make many...
    It would be cool if everyone who has a Browne posted pics in this thread, or maybe start a "Browne appreciation Club".
    I'd love to know who ownes Mike's 32" fretless gnome (cocobolo top).
    I was a fool for not buying it when I had the chance.
    I also had a chance to buy his 32" AG bass from the original owner (TB'er Charles Farley). Quite a few years have passed by since then and I still have wet dreams about those two basses...:atoz:
     
  15. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
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    This one in Katalox :

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  16. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    Interesting and unusual top. Nice!
     
  17. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    I picked up this one up on a trade from Brian a couple months ago and it is the ****, fantastic craftmanship all around, plays and sounds incredible. I don't anticipate this going anywhere for a long time. But I have said that before.:D

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  18. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
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    I was thinking to buy it some weeks ago ! Now she just gone ! Congrats !
     
  19. The AG bass.
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    I also thought his gnome body shape was lovely.
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  20. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    Ah Charles, that AG....
    Played my Gnome last night... Heavenly tone!
     
  21. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    Wow, those are gorgeous!!!