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Basses of 2003

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Nov 18, 2003.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Wow!! Didn't realise how many I've been through this year!! Starting from January:

    1/11/03

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    4 string!! Carvin Bolt on!! SOLD!!

    2/8/03

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    Ken Lawrence Unity 6 string.. SOLD!!

    3/29/2003

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    Peavey Cirrus 6 Streing.. SOLD!!

    4/12/2003

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    Groove Tools 7 String.. SOLD!!

    July to Present: Conklin Addiction

    7/19/2003

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    And another on the way!!

    What will the future hold!!


    So I guess the point of all this is.. Has anyone else had a similar year in going through gear?
     
  2. I can't believe my eyes!!! :eek:

    :D ;) :p
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yes.. there was a time that I shortly reverted back to 4's from 6... Temporary insanity.. :D :p
     
  4. :D :D :D
     
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You, sir, are a sick man (and I mean that in the most concerned and helpful way possible).





    :D
     
  6. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Aren't you forgetting something? Or should I not have reminded you? ;)
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    You mean this one??

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    Wouldn't let me post it up there with the others.. I had exceeded my limit... :meh:

    :p :D
     
  8. I saw Victor Wooten using those hair things on his bass. Is that where you got the idea?
     
  9. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    What??? Do you belong to the Bass of the Month Club?
     
  10. i gotta ask, how the heck did you shrink that bass? :p
     
  11. Much worse!
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Expound, man!! Document!!

    :D
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    So have you guessed why I go under the name "ProgZilla" yet??

    ;) :p
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Him, and others I've seen.. They're good for cutting down the sympathetic string vibrations that are common on multistrings with one piece bridges.. Actually I mostly use it (them) when doing two-handed stuff.. I've modified my right and left hand techniques to adequately muffle the other strings pretty well.

    :)
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I concur!! :)

    Cant wait until my hollowbody 8 is finished!!

    :D
     
  16. slowburnaz

    slowburnaz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    I kinda feel sorry for the guitarist... same guitar the whole time! :)
     
  17. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    That's my younger brother.. Nah, don't feel sorry for him. He's one of those types that when he finds something he likes he never changes..

    Me... I'm a Gear Whore!!

    Or at least I was until I got my Conklins!
    :D
     
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    ...maybe to a lesser degree, but this has been a year of gear, For me. Here is the order:


    Joined TB: 01-14-2003

    Bought this beauty the next day (01-15-2003):

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    Around Febuary 2003 I sold this:

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    ...And with in the month later bought this:

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    Didn't like the tone, wasn't taking the low end well enough, plus I treated it badly, so I went on a quest for another 12" box... Which lead me to trying one of these (1st one bought used from TB'er 'Basssy'):

    (june 2003)
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    Liked the first one, Had to call Gard for a new one:

    (july 2003)
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  19. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    After liking both of those cabs, I had to sell the most useless piece of equipment (purchased Oct 2002):

    (Aug-10-03)
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    Wanted to have both of my Cabs to be "new", sold the 'newly' used one to a fellow TB'er 'Big Joe' and bought another new one from Gard:

    (also in August 2003)
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    Seeing that my SWR Triad wasn't as useful on gigs and the tone was less what "I" wanted, I sold it to 'Bard2DBone':

    (Sept 2003)
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    Getting excited, I thought I would get another 5'er... Picked up this Pedulla on a whim:

    (also Sept 2003)
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    ....And sold it about 2 weeks later (still Sept 2003), cause the $ was worth more than the bass, as a matter of practicality.
     
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    And more recdently, 'schuyler' and I have been designing a fretless 4, probably will be ready in January 2004 or before!

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