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love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    Yikes! Now THAT’S scary!
     
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  2. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    The Pelican rifle case sounds like a fine piece of equipment, probably a sturdier piece than a typical hardshell , and more likely to survive TSA
     
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  3. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    Yes, the Pelican cases are really tough. Like falling and tumbling 10 feet down onto concrete, without breaking or popping open; probably no damage to a bass inside. They are usually water tight, not just water proof. With a 9 lb bass inside, it might even float.

    Classic style hard shell cases, like the G & G cases, really don't provide much protection. There is almost no shock absorbing protection inside. And the wooden shell won't take much of a pounding. Drop it 3 feet onto concrete and it will break and pop open. The best thing about hard shell cases is that they store and stack neatly.
     
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  4. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    B65AAEBC-ED7D-417B-8C0A-0D57E127E385.
    Original soft gig bag, circa 1984
     
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  5. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    EB9A3EB3-E198-48C2-A84D-1694D7EE4816. B98767FC-D705-4BC9-8AC1-4335260F32A3. 7A5BCE91-82F7-423D-9E22-BDF53E05CDB7. 379A4097-1CD0-4D24-BFC9-FB97C3F019BB. 15FFE2F2-EBD6-4944-A598-C35A07C2FBE6. ‘Peg
     
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  6. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    0A98FCD7-FB3E-4DAF-9275-B73D364B3E55.
    and a poem and drawing of Bobo & ‘Peg by Robert Silverman
     
  7. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    CFAEC80C-2C48-4DAB-83F5-3D537AA88914.
    Forgot this one...
     
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  8. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    time capsule.... great photos..
     
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  9. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    tanxzalot!
     
  10. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    Hey guys;
    We just lost power as part of the wildfire prevention thing. May be shut down for two days. Aaargh. As if I didn't have enough already, keeping me from working...this is from my phone, so I won't be posting much.
     
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  11. nouroog

    nouroog

    Jan 14, 2010
    Lyon, France
    Argh bummer! Just what you needed. Hang in there Bruce
     
  12. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    Yikes! Stay safe, Bruce!
     
  13. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    To our surprise, the power is back on. It was only off for 2 1/2 hours. We'll see if it stays on. It's still very windy and dry outside.
     
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  14. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    huzzah!!!
     
  15. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    Well, the power has gone off again. I did get some work done in the shop this afternoon, polishing up #966's pickguard.
     
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  16. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    We will all think good thoughts for you. YCMTSU!
     
  17. farace

    farace

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    There is a thread here on TB with a link to a huge auction of gear from Walter Becker's estate. The catalog is 600 pages. If I did this right, here is a link to just his Ampeg gear. Three Scroll Basses among them.

    Property From The Estate Of Walter Becker
     
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  18. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    this is amazing.
     
  19. Bobo

    Bobo

    Apr 11, 2017
    CT
    “if i had a million dollars...”
     
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  20. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player

    Mar 14, 2011
    I wonder how many amps @JimmyM has bid on so far ;)
     
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