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Did Hell freeze over??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Apr 5, 2006.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
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    on the other hand, it's a lot less than i thought it would cost
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Yeah, I'd agree that it's "value priced" for an instrument of that grandeur but again; why???
     
  4. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Man, that's surprising! But Al has gotten some new stuff recently, hasn't he? Maybe the 11 is getting all of the work and this 9 is just sitting ??

    Decent price for it, too, and the bass looks like it's in great shape ..... but I can't imagine there are too many guys looking for a used 9. Most of the higher string count guys are either here at TB and or over at ExtendedRangeBassist, Al should post-up in both places ......

    You should go for it, Mark .... what's one extra string once you get to 8? It's 2 strings too many for me ..... ;)
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I'm so "string-poor" now I'm having to sell one of my 8s!!

    ;)
     
  6. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Yeah, I know :eek:

    ..... wish somebody would buy that and get it outta my face ... ;)
     
  7. Not to sound cynical, but why exactly would one buy a bass with the guy's name on the fretboard? I know, I know, people buy signature models all the time and so forth, but this seems like a bass personally crafted for the guy.

    He should keep it.
     
  8. fielden

    fielden

    Oct 15, 2005
    who's gonna buy a bass with someone elses name inlayed on the fretboard?
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    You NEED to buy it!!! It's calling your name!!! Listen... Can't you hear it???

    :D
     
  10. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    No man, that's too much axe for me .... I'm still trying to become respectable with a 7 :rolleyes: It sure is a beautiful bass, though ....... :cool:

    Since there aren't any "production" 9 strings being built, I guess this would be as close to a sig 9 string as you could get. It wouldn't bother me anymore than having a Rocco sig or any of the others ..... after all, have you heard Al Caldwell play :eek: :hyper: :bassist: I'd be honored to have a bass with his name on it ..... :cool:
     
  11. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    I don't know man......playing someone else's signature bass....Isn't that like brushing your teeth with someone else's brush?



    If you look at the ad, you'll see that Al's played for Check Rainey! That's important! (just poking fun, Brian!)
     
  12. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I wouldn't know where to begin. I barely know what to do with 5 strings.:eek:
     
  13. Akito

    Akito

    Dec 1, 2003
    Spokane
    Me neither but it sure would be fun to try! Especially with another midi setup on there like Al had. The name can stay but the gold hardware has to go :)
     
  14. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    +1
     
  15. That does explain the
    Fender Geddy Lee, Mark Hoppus, Jaco Pastorius, Reggie Hamilton, Frank Bello, Roscoe Beck, Mike Dirnt, Victor bailey, Stu Hamm, Marcus miller, Lakland Joe Osborne, Bob Glaub, Ibanez Fieldy, Doug Wimbish,and Gary Willis signature basses :)
     
  16. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    Have you heard korns last work??? FIELDY IS NOT CLICKiTY CLIKING ANYMORE!!!!!
     
  17. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Whoa, I guess it's time to go buy his bass.
     
  18. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    A 9-string bass.

    After 20+ years, I'm still trying to master 4.
     
  19. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    So how will you know when you've mastered it???
     
  20. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX

    :eek:

    :eyebrow:
     

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