Lets see your violin basses !

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  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    This is a thread dedicated to all of our violin bass collections ! These are my 2

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  2. Kenny Allyn

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    Always happy to show off the work of Mr. LeCompte and Mr. Hammon

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    :) ... It's pictured on both the LeCompte bass and Dark Star pickups brochures too
     
  3. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    Well, since ya asked, here's my gang!
     

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  4. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

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    Here's mine.

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  6. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

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    I only have one, but I love it!

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  7. UncleBalsamic

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    Sorry about the quality:

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  8. emblymouse

    emblymouse I Dig A Pony Supporting Member

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    What is the green one Mr. Metal?

    And who'd a thunk a Dark Star would show up here? So far this is a weird ass thread. I like it.

    2 of my Klira...apparently taken before I got my glasses.
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  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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  10. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    I was curious Fran if you prefer newer or older Hofners and if you see any difference in the quality in the various generations of them ?
     
  11. Kenny Allyn

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    So true but the LeCompte was inspired by a Gibson rather than a Hofner


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    :eyebrow: ... Is a kinda weird thread ... but also kinda cool
     
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Here's my wonderful budget Rogue bass - with a set of LaBella Hofner flats on it, the bass has a classic, full sound. The action is nice, and the finish work is excellent. It has a set of Stew-Mac pearloid tuner knobs replacing the chrome originals.

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  13. Surprise Panda!

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    MM, your greenburst is probably the coolest violin, nay any, bass I have ever seen!!!
     
  14. Chef

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    I've admired both Major's and Kenny's basses for a long time!

    Major, what pickups are in your Dolan?
     
  15. rfclef

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    Ahhh... the Beatle, and the Anti-beatle. My Epi Viola and my ZZ Ryder Low Rider. I think it counts as close enough. The Epi was my first bass, and I still like to play it with my jazz band kids at school... My band just recorded 5 demo tracks, and I used my Birdsong for 4, but had to drag out the Epi for one song... will let y'all know when I post the results.

    the ZZ Ryder? I like to think it is what Sir Paul woulda played had he joined Metallica... A cheapo I got in a pawn shop, upgraded the pups and tuners...
     
  16. Lokire

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    What's this one MM? Never seen it before. Looks sweet! :cool:
     
  17. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    I am right there with you on that, it makes me giggle on the inside as much today as the first day I had it in my hands ! :)
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Howdy Chef

    Those are Kent Armstrong Customs.
     
  19. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Howdy Greg

    I got it off of Rob Trujilo after he used it for the recording sessions of Death Magnetic, I joke ! HAHAHAHA :p. Its a 70's MIJ bass that came under several names, Orlando, Aria, Univox , Apollo ETC. Got it off ebay last week , I had several then had the custom Greenburst one built. Needed some serious cheering up last week so I got my first bass love back !
     
  20. K2000

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    Scroll headstocks are the coolest! Here's my Firstman bass, it was already well-loved by the time I got it, but it's fun to play... the neck is the size of a wiffleball bat... it's like playing a tennis racket :bassist:

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    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Do you gig that ?
     

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