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Club Dark Star

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chef, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    I searched several different ways and was surprised to see there doesn't seem to be a Dark Star Clubhouse....?!?!?

    So, let's get one rolling!
  2. hdracer

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    Don't you first have to buy one?
    Eight months of writing and calling and I still can't get a reply.
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Loved the bass, hated the stock pickup.
    Enter The Dark Star.
    Massive bass, massive clarity, killin' punch.

    Before:
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    After:
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    See and hear the notorious DarkStar'd Tele on youtube:
    The Fried Crawdaddies:
    "What a Fool" written by pianist John D'Agostino:

    written by now deceased songwriter Jerome Wheeler...
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    1974 Precision; pup installed on the body by Butch Ammons of Bayou Cables; came to me thru Nolabass with no neck, I slapped a nice fat maple C-neck on it.
    Snarly!

    I reversed the pickup from when Nola had it, and the poles now face the neck for mo-phatter-ness.

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    Nola's soundclips inside this post:
    http://talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2645670&postcount=1
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Alrighty then...

    Dark Star....you haz?
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well, yessir, I suppose so.
    I've heard more than one person say they've had difficulty reaching Fred.
    I hope he's well...


  7. MichaelScott

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    My Custom Cyr P Bass. Ash, bloodwood, Wenge. Ebony fingerboard.

    It is really hard to describe the sound of the bass. It is incredible.

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  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    That's nice!
  9. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

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    Number please!

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  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Sweet!
    I hadn't really intended on doing numbers; if you want to manage that, feel free, please!
  11. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    Count me in!

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  14. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

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    I just assumed that's how it was being done as that's par for the course on other TB clubs. No intention, no numbers... I like it ;)
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    Must you gentlemen taunt me so?:ninja::bassist::D
  16. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    Hell yeah, I'm in on this one. The US Glaub wears nickels and is my numero uno bass. The Skyline HB is strung with flats, but I'm going to try rounds on it, too.

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  17. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    OK! I'll play.

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    I bought this barely used Tribute JB-2 from 4Mal some time ago and sent it to Jimmy @ Landing Guitars for routing and mounting the 'Stars. Since this pic was taken, I put a control plate on it and installed a Redeemer buffer. It's a sweet instrument IMO:
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