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OMG!! Wicked, Wicked G.A.S.!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Jun 25, 2004.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    [​IMG]

    If it hasn't happened by now.... ;)
     
  3. I've always wanted to try one of those, but the headstocks are just not my cup of tea on any 7+ string bass I've seen. I'm much too in love with Warwick, Modulus, etc headstocks. I don't know what it is about thouse. Probably place nice though
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Meh... each to his own. But yes, they do play and sound very nice!!
     
  5. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Mark- you are a brave soul, my man....
    i had a Dickens 7 for a week and i wimped out.. :crying:
    my, those are some long pickups you have there!! :smug:
     
  6. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Yes, Chris Stambaugh can cook up a wicked bass, and it won't cost you your shirt, either. I very nearly ended up with him for my coming seven (I also nearly ended up with Bee) but in the end I decided to shop locally.

    Lovely eight stringer. Looks so natural.
     
  7. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Here's the BEE "Wicked GAS" 8.
    [​IMG]
    IMHO design-wise this BEE comes in between the Stambaugh 8 and your Conklin 8 - it has a bit of both and yet it is unique.
     
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Wenge top?.. SWEET
     
  9. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    hey, that's stew's bass :D sweet...
     
  10. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Hey your 7 string that you are selling looks really nice there. Why does the overall look look better to me there then your other pictures? :eyebrow:
     
  11. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Hey Mark, I'm going out on a limb and guessing that you like Conklins.
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    This pic was taken with a flash.. The others used natural light, so the colors are a little more subdued.
     
  13. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I first saw one of Chris Stambaugh's basses on Bass Alone's Web Site for sale used (it's still there... http://www.bassalone.com/stambaugh6.html ) and thought it was a fantastic instrument!! Saw some more on Luthiers Access and checked out his web site and I would say that I absolutely LOVE at least 50 % of what he does (and being that he does what the customer wants that's good odds and beats out most other custom builders, probably everyone except Ken Lawrence) I haven't made the financial leap to a custom made instrument myself yet but If I ever can, odds are it will be a Stambaugh. I live relatively close by too and was going to call and see if he would mind if a poor bassist stopped in to dream and drool when I'm on vacation in that area this summer.
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    What kind of pickups are those?
     
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    That thing is Gigantic, Are their strap buttons on it?
     
  16. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Hey Mark, does your seven have midi output?
     
  17. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Kind of looks like a wishbass :p
     
  18. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    I agree man Carpal tunnel indeed, but i have to say it does actually look pretty cool, I just doubt I could play one. I have trouble with 5-strings.
     
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    No, no MIDI on the hollow 7.