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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 Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    1966 Ampeg Baby Bass is replaced by new Ramirez Caribbean.

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  2. audiorep2

    audiorep2 Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    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 !!!
     
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  4. Inlay dots on the neck?? lol
     
  5. What's to laugh at? Some people prefer them, even on high-end instruments. Matter of taste.
     
  6. audiorep2

    audiorep2 Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I requested the dots.
     
  7. 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

    audiorep2 Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I have donated the Ampeg to the Music Dept at my old boarding school in Ontario.
     
  9. Wow....great gift of music there....a very nice donation on your part :)
     
  10. audiorep2

    audiorep2 Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    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

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    Looks like the Ramirez has shorter scale right?
     
  12. audiorep2

    audiorep2 Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Same scale. The Ramirez is leaning back, just an optical illusion.
     
  13. T-34

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region



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