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Arlington Guitar Show Pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Juneau, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Neat pics. I was gonna go, but I missed it (I live in Arlington).
  2. Juneau,
    Thanks for sharing with the class. :D

    LOTS of guitar pics. Bass pics too?

    What basses of note did you see there? I REALLY wanted to go, but had too many family commitments (like my wife's knee surgery!) to make it.

    I especially wanted to catch Pete Skjold's display.
  3. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Well to be honest, aside from Pete's booth, which was shared with Anderson Guitar Gallery, and the Warrior booth, there was just a bunch of fenders and EB's really. Not a lot of note. I will say I went Saturday at the end of the day and only spent about an hour walking around.

    There were also a lot of delusional sellers out there, wanting 12-30K for Fender Jazz/P-Basses that werent anything really special to me really.

    BTW John, heard you sold that Marchlewski after all...it made the baby jesus cry...
  4. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Beta Tester: Source Audio
    Juneau, I was there early Saturday, and your assessment is mostly correct. Bass-wise, outside of the Anderson and Warrior booths, the ratio of vintage type fenders to non fenders was about 5 to 1. Its still cool to go around and see all those old guitars and what not though.
  5. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Sweet Jesus!

    Too bad I live in Michigan!
  6. Fong249


    May 25, 2005
    Washington, DC
    har har har, that stingray that they list as 1250 (tort pg, burst) i got for 850. yipeee
  7. Tryxx

    Tryxx Sputnik Forums: Bass Mod

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hurst, Texas.
    My mother in regards to the octaved 12 string Warr.

    Mom: What's that right there?
    Me: A 12 string bass.
    Mom: Oh... You have an 8, right.
    Me: Yeah, can I have that one too?
    Mom: No, be happy you have more than four.

    I want more pictures of Pete's stuff. That was great, I'm still in awe...
  8. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Actually, that Warrior is a 15-string, 3-course/5-string.

    And do a search here on Skjold, Im sure you'll find plenty of pics :)

    Did you happen to try out the new pre-amp?
  9. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    Cool pics. I forgot how horrible the Fender 12 string headstock was.

    Anyone have info on the Ampeg guitar? I've never seen one of those. The Armstrongs, yes, but not those.
  10. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    No idea about the Ampeg Stud guitar, never seen one myself, which is why it caught my attention enough to shoot. I was hoping someone would notice it :)
  11. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    A HC review says that the Ampeg stud ge-100 (look at the truss rod cover) is plywood, 25.5 scale, fake inlays. Notice how the bridge humbucker isn't right next to the bridge, probably to be in the same spot as if on a 24.75 scale.
  12. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Probably balances like crap too being an SG copy...but still kinda neat :)
  13. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    I like the little electric mandolin in the first pic. The Alembic guitar is pretty smecksy too. The Venture guitars are badass! The 4000 must have costs thousands! I really like the 2 12 string basses and the Conklin 7.
  14. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    "Follow the yellow brick road."

    Now there's something you don't see everyday. I'd hit it.
  15. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    Me want :)
  16. Tryxx

    Tryxx Sputnik Forums: Bass Mod

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hurst, Texas.
    I meant 15 string. I can count, just the first thing that came to mind. :p

    I've seen plenty of pictures, but it was my first experience playing them.

    Through his Skjold Sound Amp, yes. Though I didn't tweak it, I loved it. I got that nervous jittery feeling were I thought I wasn't worthy, I didn't want to look stupid playing anything. Stage fright on a smaller level. :meh:
  17. mbulmer


    Nov 25, 2002
    Feeding Hills, MA

    Any idea how much they wanted for the 4000? I was going to put a down payment on a condo, but now.... :)
  18. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Dont remember at all. I think I remember reading someone else post a price about it, Ill see if I can find it.