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Let me try this different way - re-issue bass guitar

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tvrtko, Aug 28, 2017.


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  1. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    I had put the post here and it was taken down as a spam/not allowed.
    I understand.
    I just cannot cool down to tell you, guys, great news - I was talking to the guys at Eastwood Guitars to try to re-issue one of iconic bass guitars - Acoustic Black Widow.
    They came to me this morning to tell me project is approved. I already put down payment for it.
    It will be 32" scale, one pick up, zero fret, volume and tone control.
    I cannot give you a link. You need to figure out it yourself.
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Just to clarify - "Acoustic" here means the old brand name, their electric bass model, not an ABG (hoping the pic won't get me in trouble):
    widowbass3-e1503583119253-845x282.
    looks pretty cool, but doesn't give me GAS.
     
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  3. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    Acoustic was selling Mosrite an Hofner guitars under their label. Not many were manufactured.
     
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  4. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
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  5. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    There will be at least 5 happy owners.
     
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  6. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Interesting!
     
  7. howlin

    howlin

    Nov 15, 2008
    I'm Not There
    Yeah, I just saw this too. It's the first thing that I really like since I bought a Classic 4 from them years ago. I'm sure I will regret not buying one but I really need an amp right now . . . :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    We are 2 people away.
     
  9. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    I have just chatted with 'Vince' at Eastwood Guitars. I asked him if the pickup was going to be a single-coil or a humbucker. Vince replied that Eastwood plans to use a staple pickup like on their Saturn bass Saturn IV Bass
     
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  10. one of the originals is on craigslist in los angeles now
     
  11. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    As I know, and what was on the picture, they were planing to use Vintage D style pick up like they used with K-200 model
     
  12. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    It is from one of our hard-core original Acoustic fans. It is on Reverb, too.
     
  13. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Since pretty much anything is better than an ABG, I approve! Looks sharp too.
     
  14. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    I was also hoping for a K-200 D pickup.
     
  15. jlaudin

    jlaudin Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    Omaha, NE
    I pledged too! Right now we are short hope this comes to pass. Maybe needs to be noted in the medium scale "club" to generate more interest
     
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  16. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    I just chatted with Vince at Eastwood Guitars and the Black Widow basses are a go for a production run! :hyper:
     
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  17. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    Today, I just exchanged e-mails with Michael Robinson, owner of Eastwood Guitars, and Michael confirmed that the pickup shown on the prototype is the one used on the production run. So, we should get the "K-200 like" single-coil pickup after all. Yippee! :hyper:
     
  18. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Dunlop Strings
    regular 4-bolt neck? the Japanese Black Widow I owned had a 3 bolt neck with a VERY long neck tenon and one of the bolts adjusted the neck angle. it was pretty ingenious, if not entirely stable ...
     
  19. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    Got a news back from Eastwood - they will be out in mid-April. I already payed full amount for it.
     
  20. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Depends on what you need a bass for. Sometimes an ABG is the best choice. An EB can sound just wrong in some live and studio settings. The woodiness of a good ABG can make for a stellar performance. But hey a Pbass into an SVT is the only choice. Unless it isn’t. :)
    Our MMV. Often does. Doesn’t the music, our touch and ears really determine what’s best? :)
     
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