Revenge of the 1980's!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ashtray, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. So I just got out of my Delorian time machine (if you're going to build a time machine, might as do it with style!) and returned from the 1980s with the following high tech bass guitar system:




    It's my new toy. It's called a "synthesizer" - it's the latest craze, and will likely be timeless! :ninja:


    I've owned the guitar (on right) for 19 years, and just recently acquired the bass - complete with 24 pin cable and fully functioning floor synth board! It's pure 80's bliss.

    And if it wasn't odd enough, this one has been converted to fretless - so it's like playing a fretless synth. Radical! :hyper:

  2. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    New England
    AWESOME! That looks like fun!!!
  3. Cool! I was expecting a Steinberger
  4. I should probably throw in the actual model # in case someone does a search at some point in the future. I think there's all of 3 threads containing this bass in the history of TB! ;)

    Roland G77 bass
    Roland GR-77B Synth

    Really can't help but grin while playing this thing... :D
  5. Hugh9191


    Feb 20, 2009
    very nice - I don't know - all this new flangled technology! What will they think of next?!?
  6. Coelho


    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    WOW! Love it! Good memories...
  7. MickMichaels


    Jan 16, 2008
  8. lafuria


    Jun 15, 2009
    I think im in love.
  9. Sharko


    Jun 18, 2009
    Washington, DC
    HO. LY. CRAP. RAD.
  10. The only things missing: a Member's Only jacket and some Ray Ban Aviators.
  11. texasgreg


    Oct 29, 2007
    That is SO COOL!:hyper:

    I used to play in a new wave band (me on simmons drums) with a fellow who had one of those roland basses. He was the mack daddy back then.

    I almost bought one at a Houston GC earlier this decade. Unfortunately, the module wasn't working, and the bass had been ragged with a bad neck repair and I couldn't get a signal out of it at all.

    I really wanted it, so if you ever decide to sell yours, come back to this thread and contact me.
  12. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Awesome, But be sure it can get the cool Wham, Bananarama,Cyndi Lauper, and Culture Club sounds.:D:D

    Throw it away if it sounds anything like AC/DC or Aerosmith or any of the other yucky bands.:D:D


    God Bless, Ray
  13. robkphoto


    Jan 28, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Awesome...totally Awesome!!!
  14. That's a GREAT setup. Count me jealous (and PM me when you get bored and want to sell;)).
  15. Demon_Hunter

    Demon_Hunter Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Does it require 1.21 jigowatts of power??

  16. Sharko


    Jun 18, 2009
    Washington, DC
    is that black thing connecting the body and the headstock the flux capacitor?
  17. If he owns those two instruments then the Members Only and Ray Ban aviators are already there.
  18. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Get some DEVO plastic hair and dance like a robot or Pogo wile you are playing.:bassist:
  19. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Thats the baddest thing since the mullet!
  20. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    DOOOD, I had the G33 by roland. This thing makes the coolest synth tones. only real drawback; low E and sometimes the A have tracking issues. simple fix though, use the octave down and play up on the neck.
    The 77 does a lot more than my old 33. as a gear junkie, I am jealous. you have the equivalent of an Edsel in your midst!