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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ethm1, Nov 15, 2001.


  1. ethm1

    ethm1 Guest

    Jul 4, 2000
    Grand Rapids, Mi.
    Hi again folks. I posted a while back about my Kalamazoo Bass, but I got zero replys. Doesn't anyone out there know anything about a Kalamazoo Bass? Or is it bacause I'm not part of the "professional" crowd? I play in church.
    If nothing else, please steer me in the direction of someone who can help.
    Jim
     
  2. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Without sacasm the reason nobody answered could be that nobody knew. There is a view counter so you can see how many times the thread was read against how many (in this case none) answers.

    As cruise sez it happens, it does to me. RE the church thing I play in church and am not a pro.

    This is one of the most friendly BBS I have found so come in the waters fine.

    PS I never heard of Kalamazoo basses.
     
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Jeez, I haven't seen a Kalamazoo since the nuns were teaching me! (60's)

    The Kalamazoo line was Gibson's budget line in response to Fender's lower-priced Mustang/Musicmaster line.

    If I remember correctly, the ones I saw had a Fender style head, little-bitty horns, and a big EB-style pickup.
     
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Kalamazoo was Gibson's budget line in the 60s (perhaps earlier as well). The name comes from the city in Michigan where the Gibson factory was located.

    I've seen very few Kalamazoo basses, all were variants of the Gibson EB-0 with that big humbucker pickup.

    What did you want to know?
     
  5. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Sorry :( , same here...

    My first electric g**tar (back in the late 70's) was a used Kalamazoo. I knew they were made by Gibson, but never saw another one again :confused: . Never even crossed my mind that there were basses under that brand name.

    Ethm1, Do you have any pictures you can post?


    - Frank
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've never heard of calamazoo basses.