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Brian May Bass a reality...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by diptixon, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. diptixon

    diptixon Supporting Member

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  2. RickC

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    Doesn't seem like the world was really crying out for something like this; and yet...

    I find myself inexplicably drawn to it. I'm liking the idea of a medium scale EB-3 type

    /rick
  3. Rookwood

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    Yeah - me too. It's a nice looking instrument, or photo, at least.

    I'd like it more if it didn't have the white oven knobs.

    Is 31.5 inch scale really considered medium?
  4. The Mouse

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    Hmmm, I know what you mean. Getting a Gibson vibe off it.. Not too pricey either..
  5. jasper383

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    I like it.

    I guess all will depend on how that big pickup right there at the neck sounds.
  6. N.F.A.

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    I think the scale would be considered medium. Wonder if the bridge pup is a trisonic? I would love to try one out.
  7. iamthebassman

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    "Is 31.5 inch scale really considered medium?"

    31.5" is closer to Medium Scale(32") than it is to Short Scale(30"), so why wouldn't it be considered medium scale?
  8. iamthebassman

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    I was expecting something like this:
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  9. Mr-Wunderful

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    Looks cool.
  10. GaryLC

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    Yes, I like it! But I agree with Rookwood, those knobs seem cheap, like the Danelectro knobs.... where will these be available in the States?
  11. Rookwood

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    You answered my question - I previously considered anything shorter than 32" short scale. Thanks

  12. Rookwood

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    This is nice, though the grain and binding on the 'official' model are my preference. I like the pickup config in this model. Is this yours?

    Oh, and that's a hell of a lot of switch options!

  13. Coolhandjjl

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    I think it is a winner! It's nice to see a new design that doesn't immediately scream rip-off, or on the flip side, look like an amoeba.
  14. fourstringbliss

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    It does have an orignialish look to it - I'd have to play it to decide whether I'd want to buy it, though. Brian May fanboys might want it immediately, but I'm not sure about that mudbucker.
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  17. kelleysdad

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    Looks like a cross between an EB-3 and a Ripper
  18. BigOldHarry

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    Hmmm - For 175 sterling, I wonder which country this was off-shored to....
  19. kenfxj

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    715 not 175.

    I'd love to try one.
  20. yellofury

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    +1
    Why does that the bass player get a dumbed down version?

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