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Barker Bass Club (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tom7, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-) Supporting Member

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    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-) Supporting Member

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  3. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm in, too .... :cool:

    Since this club thread I have slowly but surely used the Barker as my go-to bass, with it now doing 9 out of 10 gigs. I rarely use any type of slab bass anymore and I don't use anything fretted (except for a parts bass that I use when Skype-teaching). I am extremely close to selling every slab bass I own, getting another BVB 4 string and just using the Barkers for everything .... :)

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  5. 4Mal

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    +1
    Um...or .....
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  6. 4Mal

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    Lions and TIGERS and Brio's ?
  7. fretster

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    The picture was from a big band performance on the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier now retired and parked at the Alameda Air Base. The band is The Bigband of Rossmoor, part of the Generations in Jazz Foundation, and has musicians from 8th grade up to 95 years old. The picture happens to only show a couple of the younger musicians, aside from me, but the rest of the band spans 4 generations.

    Kind of a cool thing to have the senior citizens in the band pass along the music to the younger players.
  8. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member

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    You REALLY want to see me in divorce court, don't you, Lee?

    Hey, how about a trade .... a pretty 5 string BVB for a fretted 7, fretless 8 & fretless 6? 3 for 1, good deal, eh??

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  9. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-) Supporting Member

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    VERY cool photo! To me that is the classic spot for a Barker. It just looks right.

    Do you guys usually play your BVBs on the stand or off the stand and on its retractable peg?
  10. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-) Supporting Member

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    Laughing! Oh, my.
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    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a pretty bass, Lee .... beautiful wood :bassist: Any possibility of seeing a more detailed pic of the body wood?
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    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member

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    No offense, Lee, but I beg to differ ....... The coloring of the wood is really very appealing, and the absence of a "fancy" top draws the eye to the bass contours. I've watched over and over how many people are blown away by the top you put on my bass, only to comment after a few viewings about the beautiful shape

    I think it is gorgeous!!!!
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    Oh ..... Definitely Joe Momma Java :)
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    Long time fan of Mr. Hygelund, great player!! Please let him know he has a Barker-playing huge fan here in NJ :cool:
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    Will do. He's coming back with the down payment for a B1. Now you gotta come visit, Ed.
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    Congrats on the sale and also on landing another significant player! Hope it's a sign of the good times starting to roll :)

    I'm going to make a serious effort to get up to see you next time I'm on the left side of the country, just don't know when that'll be :ninja:
  17. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-) Supporting Member

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    It's a bit off topic, but I thought you guys would enjoy this:

    You guys probably know that March 14 is called "Pi day" after the pi which is 3.14.

    At school, they eat pie which is fun, but I think this youtube is the best tribute yet to the day.

    What pi sounds like - YouTube
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    The black one.. needs blue, fade to yellow, fade to red flames on it for the Lee Rocker crowd :)
  19. Lee Barker

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    I hadn't thought of that, Mal. My notion, fuzzy as usual, was someone would own both and have the instant option of going from redfretted to blackfretless. And have a coordinated outfit to boot.
  20. pointbass

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    There was some serious stuff going on here yesterday at the Sunday Jazz afternoon ..... this is a kinda rare trio-only pic, no guests sitting in .... :cool:

    I've been using the house amp for the Sunday dates lately, a GK 400 RB with some kind of GK 2x10 cab .... not bad, but a bit on the "too modern, too bright" side of the coin for me. My MarkBass set-up is definitely more suited to my style of playing, but why carry when there is a perfectly good amp sitting there :)

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