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Club Dark Star

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


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    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!
     
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  3. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Don't you first have to buy one?
    Eight months of writing and calling and I still can't get a reply.
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    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...
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    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
     
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  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Alrighty then...

    Dark Star....you haz?
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Well, yessir, I suppose so.
    I've heard more than one person say they've had difficulty reaching Fred.
    I hope he's well...


     
  8. MichaelScott

    MichaelScott

    Jul 27, 2004
    Moorpark CA
    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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  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That's nice!
     
  10. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Sweet!
    I hadn't really intended on doing numbers; if you want to manage that, feel free, please!
     
  12. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
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    Graphic Designer: Lakland, Hanson Guitars, and Wilkins Guitars
  13. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    MKE
  14. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  15. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    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 ;)
     
  16. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
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    Fool For Four Strings
    Must you gentlemen taunt me so?:ninja::bassist::D
     
  17. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    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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  18. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
  19. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Disclosures:
    Graphic Designer: Lakland, Hanson Guitars, and Wilkins Guitars
  20. main_sale

    main_sale

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cape Cod
  21. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    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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