Burns Owners Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Steamtronic, Mar 18, 2014.


  1. Steamtronic

    Steamtronic

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    OK TB'ers, be loud & proud if you own a Burns and get yourself a number!

    We're after Marquees, Bisons, Vista Sonics, Scorpions, Baldwins & Baldwin Semi's, Signatures, Flytes, Shadows, and any other rare birds out there.

    I claim #1.

    Burns Marquee re-issue. Gold hardware, White on tortiseshell.

    Looks a LOT like this one, actual picture to follow as soon as its back from being serviced. Thanks to A9X for the pic

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    (Ive searched and searched and searched but could not find a Burns owners club.If there's already one on TB, please let me know and I can retire this thread. And settle for a higher number.)
  2. Steamtronic

    Steamtronic

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    OK so you're shy....

    I realise the posts get pushed down to the bottom pretty regularly because this is a KICK A** BOARD!!!

    Burns made/make some lovely looking instruments and I've become quite a fan, and would like to get others on the board to share their love.

    For those who DONT know the love of Burns, ill post a new pic of a different model every few days or so just to keep this visible to any other Burns owners out there.



    Ill start with one of my favourites: the Flyte.

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  3. Abner

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    I have a '60s Baldwin Vibraslim. Picked it up used in the '70s, was my second ever bass.

    Have no pics at the moment, I'm afraid.

    -Alex
  4. Steamtronic

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    Welcom Alex! Take #2!

    Does it look anything like this bad boy?
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  6. Abner

    Abner

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    A little, but that ain't it.

    Just did an image search with Google... wow there are a lot of Vibraslims around now. They weren't here a few years ago when I last searched. I'm amazed at the variety of colours they came in.

    old ebay link

    The one I have is similar the one in the above link, except mine has a black body. (So of course you can't see the the Baldwin name on the clear pickguard.)

    Beautiful looking bass, and the neck is excellent (short scale, banjo frets...), but it sounds... let's just say less than spectacular. I think that "Rezo-Tube" bridge/tailpiece design lets it down. It actually strings through the body.

    And I think one of my pickups is dying — it's been a while since I've had it out.

    Will definitely get some pics of it, but it might not be until the warmer weather comes around.

    -Alex
  7. Abner

    Abner

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    Well, my camera sucks, and after loading the pics into my computer, I realized I had it on something less than the best quality. :(

    But here's what I got so far, for what it is. Baldwin Vibraslim, black with maple neck. James O. Burns pickups and "Rezo-tube" bridge/tailpiece.

    Vibraslim 01.jpg

    Vibraslim 02.jpg

    I'll try and get some better pics before the end of the summer. (But keep in mind, someday I will be the World's Greatest Procrastinator. Someday.)

    Edit: Oh, and I have the original mute that screws in just in front of the bridge, sitting in the original case.

    -Alex
  8. Abner

    Abner

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    Well, this must set the record for slowest and smallest club on TB. ;)

    -Alex
  9. Jobi1

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    Alright then, looks like I can claim #3?!
    I can claim #3 then?!
  10. Abner

    Abner

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    Fine with me, but Steamtronic started the thread. Last logged in August 22, but not sure if he's visited this thread since February.

    Any pics? We like pics here. :)
  11. Jobi1

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    Of course! Here's one at a festival the other week...

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