Happy Birthday Phil Kubicki

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stuart_Hamm, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Stuart_Hamm


    Feb 2, 2007
    Endorsing Artist:Washburn Basses,Hartrke Amps, GHS Strings
    Today would have been Phillip Kubicki's 70th Birthday. Phil and his basses were so important to me and my career...Happy Birthday Phil!!
    I will be attending a memorial observation for Phil tomorrow, haven't played old # 0045 in years but we are getting reacquainted
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  2. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Awesome...Wishing Phil the best where ever his spirit may be or not be.
  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Happy birthday, Phil. I still have my '89 Kubicki. Great bass - an innovative design that paved the way for other innovators like Sheldon Dingwall.
  4. Sheldon D.

    Sheldon D. Commercial User

    Oct 3, 2001
    Thanks for this thread Stu. I owe him a great deal.
  5. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    Thanks Stuart & Happy Birthday Phil!
  6. Blairb


    Nov 1, 2007
    Watching John Taylor smacking his Factor around made me want to do more than just roots and 8th notes. Way cool basses. He will be missed.
  7. darwin-bass

    darwin-bass Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2013
    Salem OR
    I've owned about 20 basses. Of those, the X-factor is the one that I wish I had not sold. It has been 10 yrs and I still wish I hadn't sold that bass!
  8. My best to one of the innovators of modern bass design. Phil Kubicki.

    And thanks for starting this thread Stu... Very appropriate.

    Don Kelley
  9. IntrepidCellist


    Sep 10, 2009
    My '87 Kubicki Ex Factor is, without doubt, the finest-playing bass I have ever owned or tried.

    Phil is missed.
  10. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    He is missed... Great guy... visionary builder....
  11. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Thanx Stu

    Tribute to innovative, sought after and very rare basses

    Raise your glasses my friends

  12. Stuart_Hamm


    Feb 2, 2007
    Endorsing Artist:Washburn Basses,Hartrke Amps, GHS Strings
    Here is a link to some images from the Memorial for Phil Kubicki including the program that was created. What a beautiful day to honor this wonderful man. I got to mingle with lots of his family and close friends. It was an honor to be there.
  13. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Happy Birthday Phil...

    Stuart..thank you for posting the pictures and for starting this thread... I wish I met him..I spoke with him several times on the phone and he did a restoration on my 86 which I love..it still holds up today as a great sounding hi end bass...
  14. Happy B Day Phil. You will be missed. I owned several of your basses. Loved them all.
    I know your in heaven with all the greats. Rest in peace.
  15. Bass42


    Nov 6, 2012
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Yes Stu ! You and your Factors EX changed the bass World forever ! I was a kid when I first listened to Radio Free, and your Factor bass tone is still in mind ! Thanks Phil for such a incredible instrument !

    If you scared ! Stay Home !
  16. sirmoog


    May 12, 2012
    Sharjah, UAE
    Happy Birthday Phil. You will always be missed.
  17. Bass4LifeRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    Happy Birthday and RIP Phil Kubicki. I hope someone continues the EX Factor bass line with pride.
    Stu, I'm a big fan of yours since the Kings of Sleep solo album (1989).
  18. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Inactive Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    Thanks for posting this Stu. Phil and I shared a zodiac sign and while I am a few years younger we celebrated our birthdays in the same week. I am sorry to have missed the remembrance.
  19. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Happy belated, Phil; RIP, you were quite an innovator.
  20. Happy Birthday Phil...