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Anyone know if Mike Browne still makes basses ?

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

  1. Bass42

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    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 ?

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  2. Jean Baudin

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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. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I knew he had a day job because he sucks as a coach.
  4. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member Supporting Member

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    Always loved Browne basses, His custom stuff is SOOOOOOOOOO sweet. Wish he was still doing it. :bawl:
  5. Bass42

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  6. Bass42

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    You are right ! Bass removed !
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    Brian Barrett at The Low End has a brand new one on his site, he could give you a straight answer.
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    hifibass Supporting Member

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    Correction......... Brian has 3 Browne' in stock, 2 new and 1 used.
  9. Bass42

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    Thanks !
  10. lesclaypoolsob

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    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.
  11. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Reviving the thread, Browne basses are great... I've got 2:bassist::bassist:...:D
  12. Bass42

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    I have one !
  13. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    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:
  14. Bass42

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    This one in Katalox :

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    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Interesting and unusual top. Nice!
  16. Basso Profoundo

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    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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  17. Bass42

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    I was thinking to buy it some weeks ago ! Now she just gone ! Congrats !
  18. Charles Farley

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    The AG bass.
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    I also thought his gnome body shape was lovely.
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  19. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Ah Charles, that AG....
    Played my Gnome last night... Heavenly tone!
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    Wow, those are gorgeous!!!

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