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Please Welcome Steve Barr To The Big Bottom Family

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://static.flickr.com/20/71953295_f0c5e9f0bc_o.jpg" align="right" alt="Steve Barr" style="padding-left:5px;" />Dale Cruse and BIG BOTTOM are proud to announce our newest contributor: Steve "Dude" Barr. After 20 years as a real estate entrepeneur, Steve formed Vintage Bass Trading Co. in 1998 when he decided to retire from the rat race and pursue his lifetime passion for everything bass. Steve is the former Associate Editor of Bass Frontiers Magazine as well as a contributor to The Vintage Guitar Price Guide, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and Bassics. In 2004 Steve was a founding faculty member of The School of Bass in AZ. He established <a href="http://www.vintagebass.com/thedudepit/">The Dude Pit</a> online forum for bassists in 2001 and it currently receives over 2 million visits per month. Please take a moment to welcome "The Dude" onboard.</p>
     
  2. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Welcome, dude. I still fondly remember that blue Jazz Plus I bought from you back in 1999 or so...it's still here in Branson, though I'm not sure who's playing it.
     
  3. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Thanks!! Not with Mickey any longer??
     
  4. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Or was that Kevin who was playing for him??
     
  5. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    You mean Mickey Gilley? Kevin Brashears (sp?) is still with Mickey, yeah. The blue Jazz got married to a 5 string neck, then the new hybrid was sold to a fella named Dave Clark who then sold it a few times since then...dunno who has it now.

    It did serve as a catalyst tho. That body design became my template for the next 3 five strings I had built; sending it to Warmoth to have them copy, and now I'm having that design (slightly modified) to send off to Chris Stambaugh to have one done really well this time. The others are OK, but I want something really top-notch.
     
  6. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Yup that's who I meant. Someone in Branson also has my shell pink '66 P-Bass...ever seen it around town?
     
  7. azflyman

    azflyman

    Apr 24, 2004
    Astoria, OR
    Hows things in AZ. I moved from Sierra Vista to Astoria, OR a year ago. Things still cool in Sun City? Welcome to Talkbass! I usually hang down on the DB forum now instead on alt.guitar.bass Again, welcome. Hope you head up a forum here. Could there be a "Dude's nudie Barr" here?

    az
     
  8. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I've been here on Talkbass since before I started the Pit bro. Things in Sun City are, well, as good as can be expected in a geriatric community where they have daily golf cart accidents...it pretty much sucks but what am I gonna do?? Gotta take care of the folks! I doubt there will be a "Dude's Nudie Bar" here on TB and my association with Big Bottom just flips me into an RSS Newsfeed system that I really don't understand nor care to understand. I'll just be contributing to Dale's thing as I get time and have no clue where it'll wind up.

    I'm honored to have been asked to contribute and will pass along bass news as I get it in and may find time to publish some of my yet unpublished interviews I have with the likes of Jack Bruce and Steve Harris. I also plan on writing some editorials on a few topics like my thoughts on "Player vs Collector" mentality and other topics I find intersting.

    Hey, I'm playing a Bongo now so who knows what I may come up with ya know??

    Thanks for the welcome!!

    :ninja:
     
  9. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    ps: The first assignment I have for Big Bottom is to do my annual NAMM Show report coming next month so watch for it next month!!
     
  10. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Not yet, but that is something I'll keep an eye out for; I'd like to check it out!