Phil Lesh Appreciation Society: Enter the Philzone... v2.0

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by j-raj, Dec 27, 2013.


    RVBASS Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2014
    My ‘67 Starfire is BA-764
  2. Morrighan

    Morrighan La Contessa Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Isle of Everywhere
    They had to mention Cornell then, didn't they? :roflmao: There are other shows beyond May 77, but yeah Phil is the undisputed master of the bass in that stinking little sweatpit called Barton Hall :woot:
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  3. Old news :) ...
  4. Phil got fed up with Omega because he said it was constantly breaking down and was always in the shop, so he used Big Brown ('The Godfather') frequently as his backup until he switched back to Fender, among others.
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  5. Last night Omega got played onstage, along with Alembic #001, Yygdrasil, brought out by Rik Turner, at a Dark Star Orchestra show in Felton CA. I wasn't there, but some pics got posted on FB.
    Alembic 001 .jpg Alembic 001 & 008 .jpg Alembics 001 008 .jpg
  6. Actually, Yygdrasil was Jack's first modified Guild Starfire, not Alembic 001.
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  7. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia

    ...and somewhere else on this Forum there is a thread where RT discusses restoring this Starfire after it was recovered after being stolen nearly 50 years ago.

    *I think this may be the thread I'm remembering- Rick Turner on Jack Casady's bass (and amp)
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  8. Someone on the Alembic FB page just said the bass is not called Yggdrasil (I even spelled it wrong), but that's what Jack was called, or something...

    Yggdrasil - Wikipedia
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    RVBASS Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2014
    So what do you see in those squiggly lines? :)
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  10. Morrighan

    Morrighan La Contessa Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Isle of Everywhere
    Not strictly Phil but can't resist because

    Thursdays are the hardest days


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  12. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    That creepy 12 tribes bus...ick
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  13. SteveBassJr

    SteveBassJr It all sounds the same, It's all one song!

    Aug 11, 2009
  14. Sithian

    Sithian Operator! Give me the number for 9-1-1! Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    New Jersey
    I watched a documentary on them- the group were combing the lots and actively recruiting at all of the shows- Targeting a certain type that they knew they could draw in - :bored:
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  15. edwinhurwitz

    edwinhurwitz Supporting Member

    May 13, 2003
    Boulder, CO
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, SMS
    I could see from a distance what they were doing and avoided them completely. There's a compound of those folks here in Boulder.
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  16. Mark 63

    Mark 63 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Phil is scheduled for 9 nights at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY for Halloween (Oct 11-31).
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