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early Ken Lawrence - oofa!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
  2. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Man, that bridge is rad. What a cool looking instrument.

  3. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    That is definitely an awesome looking instrument. The design is based off a Fleishman bass. Seems that is what Ken did before he got his own body styles, which are great, I might add. I also saw an 8 string triple omega Alembic copy he did. Looked like the real thing.

    I saw that bass up on www.bassgear.com . Bunny bass does take great photos and someone is gonna get a great bass.

  4. osciphex


    Jun 1, 2001
    What an odd tailpeice...
  5. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    That's pretty sweet. The solid cocobolo wings would freak me out a bit if I didn't read that it weighs only 10 pounds. Though I'm not sure I believe that? All that hard maple and cocobolo, and it's only 10 pounds? I guess the lack of heavy bridge has something to do with that.

    edit: Ah, I see they're hollowed out a bit. :)
  6. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    That is beautiful!! The AJ6 they have for sale would be mine if I could sell my soul.:eek:
  7. vanselus


    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    Ken is AMAZING. Great guy, great instruments. The 6 string fretless I used to have of his was one of the most memorable basses i've ever played. Just felt right, sounded great. I'd say anything Ken made is worth the cash. Love that bridge! Not too hot on the body shape though...
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I remember when Harry F. first came out with the Jayne Bass body style. Did Ken work with Harry?
  9. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    What I read was that Ken got Harry F's permission to use the design and built a handful of basses with that design. Ken didn't work with Harry so far as I know.

  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    It's a nice, distinctive body style. I hooked up with Harry back in the early 80's and bought one of his stick basses. The funny thing is, I don't have it anymore and can't recall where I sold it:D

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