The New Electra - now with Bass!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BeeTL, Jan 24, 2014.


  1. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    Ben Chafin and Mick Donner are local to me and have resurrected a much beloved brand - Electra Guitars.

    They kicked off the line with a reissue of the original Electra LP copy, the Omega.

    I've just noticed they're introducing a bass model at NAMM...the Phoenix.

    To be honest, I was a little miffed because I planned to call my 'Bird inspired model Phoenix, too...:mad:

    :p

    Be that as it may, Ben and Mick have quite the industry pedigree, and they are having their instruments made at one of the best Korean factories.

    That means a great instrument...at a fantastic price.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with, and I wish them the best of luck.

    :cool:

    http://www.electraguitar.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/electraguitars

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  2. Dark Horse

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    Nice !

    And nice to see you around TB too ! (I'm "Lone*Star" on Reranch)
  3. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    Cool...I've always loved your builds!

    This forum moves SOOOO fast...it's hard to keep up with.

    Still, I'm very happy to be here.

    :)
  4. Dark Horse

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    Thanks..I really dig yours as well, especially the bass style in your avatar !

    Yeah...go away from here for a day and it informs you that there's been 4000 posts since you left ! :)
  5. xqusemuah

    xqusemuah Supporting Member

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  6. Basshappi

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    Maybe they'll reissue the Outlaw! :D
  7. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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  8. xqusemuah

    xqusemuah Supporting Member

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  9. B String

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    Played this at NAMM. One of the best sounding basses at the show. Can't wait till they come out. My next five string.
  10. Templar

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Outlaw ftw!

    I don't even care about the modules.
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    The old Electra MPC Outlaw bass? Really?

    I remember when those came out, we were astounded by what looked like a collection of leftover, unwanted parts... Rick-o bridge, mudbucker pickup, and a body that was part flying V, part explorer.

    I guess if T40's can become objects of desire decades later, so can that mutt of a bass.
  12. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    That's what makes them cool.
  13. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    LOL!!! Okay, then!
  14. nashvillebill

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    I had an Electra Phoenix X140S guitar years ago. And yes, they had several Phoenix basses, some even had active EQ.

    I still have an Electra guitar, an X155 (with a butchered headstock :( )

    They were quite good guitars for the money.
  15. Templar

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    What's not to like? lol

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    How bad could they be if this dude played one?

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  16. fenjazz

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