Bass Player Live 2011 MANY PICTURES of BASSES

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zuma, Oct 23, 2011.


  1. zuma

    zuma Supporting Member

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    Enjoy.

    The new G&L M2000 and M2500 basses and a few other G&Ls:
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    On the right, the new Emperor 5 Standard:
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    This one's for you JimmyM:
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    This amp is so freakin' cool!:
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    Picture came out blurry but I love these 3 guys next to each other:
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    I don't know who this was but he was pretty damn good:
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    This one is for my brother Moduman:
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    Custom shop "La Cabronita" bass. I played this one through their new Super Bassman. Punch City.
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    I have to say this amp also looked really freakin' cool.
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    "Dr. Licks," James Jamerson Jr., Phil Chen (he talks with a full on Jamaican accent!) and Pino Palladino (way taller than I thought he was)
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    This picture was another unfortunate blurry one but Larry is all class and I think this captures it:
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  2. Morning Beer

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    Whats up with the G&L M series? I don't know anything about them.
     
  3. Donkb0y

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    Nice...thanks for posting.
     
  4. zuma

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    I mentioned it in the G&L club thread...basically you're looking at a L2K with slightly less-hot MDF pickups and a completely new 3-band active preamp. The neck on the 5 string is reshaped as well. MUCH better than the old baseball bats of before.
     
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  6. sps500

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    Thanks for the pics!
     
  7. drnknmstr

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    Nice. I see me! Haha. Would you not agree that Larry Graham's clinic was worth the price of admission alone?

    It was my all time favorite clinic out of the 3 BPLs I've been to.
     
  8. sj_bass

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    Subbed... Please post more pics people! I missed it this weekend due to family obligations.
     
  9. zuma

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    I really enjoyed Janek Gwizdala's clinic and Nathan Watts was fun last year...I don't remember who was the big draw in 2009 and I missed Bootsy in 2010 (can't remember why because I did attend) but YES, Larry was awesome. I had A LOT of fun. When he sang "I'm gonna add some bottom..." it was this crazy fullfillment/amazing/joyous thing for me as I have been listening to that for AGES. Then he busted out with Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) and I was overjoyed. Definitely a HUGE influence on me and such a good soul.
     
  10. lowfreqgeek

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    "Better" a bit subjective, don't ya think? My old (2000) L2500 had a thick neck; I grew very accustomed to it, rather fond of it, actually. So much so that I eventually sold my EBMM SR5 which had a relatively thin neck.

    Then there's my 2003 L2500 with a neck that's on par with the thinnest necks I've ever played (about .75" front to back - measured with digital calipers). It's certainly WAY before the new M-series basses, so the neck shape has little to do with the name.

    Different? Yes. Better or worse? I don't think so - too subjective and player-dependent.
     
  11. drnknmstr

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    Don't forget Marcus sitting in and poking a lot of fun at him :)
     
  12. zuma

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    Definitely my opinion of course. I should mention I had an L1505 that was just outrageously thick and that's where my thoughts come from. So, that's really an opinion formed from one player on one particular bass. When I commented on how much better I liked this neck the G&L rep did admit that some of the late 90s 5 string necks were quite thick. Last thing I will say is that I love my Aria SB1000 neck and the classic thick profile of most Warwick necks so I am not completely against a nice thick neck. The L1505 I had was just way too thick for me.
     
  13. zuma

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    I actually have a new appreciation for Marcus as I really appreciate those with a great sense of humor. Man, he is pretty damn funky too. That was a killer jam they performed.
     
  14. JAUQO III-X

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    Phil Chen was born in Jamaica.
     
  15. zuma

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    Hey Jauqo, Sukop was there. Didn't he build one of your first ERBs? Yeah, Phil said he was born in Jamaica. I never knew that or heard him speak so I was a bit shocked. He has a great sense of humor that cat.
     
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    I might be getting my years mixed up, but I think Stanley Clarke was the big draw in 2009....or was that 2008. Hmmm...

    Alex Al was pretty amazing a couple of years ago and Bootsy was funny as hell. LARRY was incredible and seeing him and and Marcus Miller jam together was...funky funky FUNKAY!
     
  18. JAUQO III-X

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    Steve is a good friend of mine. But he's never built a bass for me nor have I ever owned one of his basses. (and yes he makes a killer bass).
     
  19. zuma

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    I thought 2009 was the first year of BP Live but what do I know?! :p
     
  20. BassXgirl

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    Hi Jauqo! Long time!
     
  21. zuma

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    Hmmm, I just read an article about you a couple of days ago...must have got my strings crossed. ;)

    Sukop's basses DO play like butter. I have to admit I am not a fan of the headstock shapes but damn is the playability off the charts! I feel so shallow. :rollno:
     

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