Out with the old & in with the new

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by audiorep2, Dec 9, 2012.


  1. audiorep2

    audiorep2

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    1966 Ampeg Baby Bass is replaced by new Ramirez Caribbean.

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  2. audiorep2

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    A few words about the Ramirez. Desite the fact that Puerto Rico was hit by two hurricanes, this was delivered only 4 weeks beyond the promised date.
    Superb bass . With active and passive pickups, it produces just about any tone you could ask for.
    The colour of the wood is not quite what I expected, but it is growing on me.
    The neck is fabulous !!!
    I only had to raise the action a bit to suit my style.
    Two thumbs up for Ray !!!
  3. bassman2

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    Inlay dots on the neck?? lol
  4. Jsn

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    What's to laugh at? Some people prefer them, even on high-end instruments. Matter of taste.
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  6. audiorep2

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    I requested the dots.
  7. bassman2

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    Probably because he was looking for them?? One of the reasons he sold his Ampeg maybe?? I prefer mother of pearl myself....easy to pickup in low lighting.....:rolleyes: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f144/fs-azola-ampeg-baby-bass-936212/

    Good luck with the new Ramirez Stu ;) Half thought about buying your old Ampeg too....but figured the wife would rather take a trip Florida this winter as a Christmas gift rather than have the Ampeg!! lol
  8. audiorep2

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    I have donated the Ampeg to the Music Dept at my old boarding school in Ontario.
  9. bassman2

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    Wow....great gift of music there....a very nice donation on your part :)
  10. audiorep2

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    A family portrait before the old Ampeg gets shipped off to it's new home. 1966 BB4 on the left, new Ramirez Caribbean in the middle, late 90s Azola / Ampeg on the right.
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  11. T-34

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    Looks like the Ramirez has shorter scale right?
  12. audiorep2

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    Same scale. The Ramirez is leaning back, just an optical illusion.
  13. T-34

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    Thanks!

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