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RIP Mike Lull :(

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Feb 14, 2020 at 2:07 PM.

  1. ak56

    ak56 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Carnation, Wa
  2. mwbonsall

    mwbonsall Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2000
    Casa Grande, Arizona
    What a shock, and so very sad.

  3. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    I'm deeply saddened by this news, Mike was the nicest guy you would ever know, and a luthier of incredible talent. I was by the shop just a month or so back and as always he had some great stories to tell me and we shared a laugh. I first met him in 1976 when he worked at Bandstand East in Bellevue, WA., he sold me a NOS '73 Rickenbacker 4001 - my High School graduation gift. Worked with him a bit of the T4 project and he made this one just for me.

    The Bass Community lost someone exceptional, R.I.P. Mike.

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  4. BeefPie84


    Mar 29, 2019
    Another of the last great Fender replicators is gone. RIP Mike.
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  5. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Truly one of my bass heroes is gone

    Mike made at least 4 basses for me, all different, all to my specs over the last 7 years. I loved pretty much everything he created, but especially these. Met him in person at NAMM a couple of times, and always seemed genuinely interested to listen to whatever I had to say about his basses. Such a loss. RIP.
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    Florinda4, Bogun, krimo and 18 others like this.
  6. ScottfromCalgary


    May 10, 2015
    Wow so sad. Rest In Peace Mike.
  7. Steve59


    Mar 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    RIP. Thank you for blessing us with your creativity. Your spirit lives on. Condolences to you family.
  8. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    Rarely on talkbass anymore, but popped in today for some reason. Really sad to hear this.

    Does anyone know how old Mike was?

    I have a M4V made by him that I cherish.

    RIP brother, you will be missed.
  9. pasmithy


    Jul 7, 2011
    SE PA

    What a gentleman and a class act. I called the shop to ask a silly question, after purchasing a bass. Never expecting to bother him personally. They put him on the phone. A super nice guy.
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  10. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    I had a chance to meet him and Bryan Beller a few years ago.....super nice guy

    RIP Mike

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  11. Very sad news. My thoughts are with his loved ones.
    FRoss6788 and Dr. Cheese like this.
  12. Wow. I’ve lost two people I knew in sudden circumstances in the past two months and there’s denial and disbelief at first :bawl:.
  13. megarat

    megarat (Not My Real Name) Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Squirt Island, USA
    I don't think I can add anything to what's already been said, I feel compelled to add to the chorus. As a Seattle-area resident, he was my go-to guy for everything, from set-ups to defrettings to custom modifications. He was always open and friendly and happy to talk about his work, and I'll always remember the time he toured me around his new workshop with aplomb. RIP, brother, you'll be missed.
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  14. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    So sad to hear this news...RIP Mike Lull!

  15. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    One of my inspirations...I'm sorry I never had the chance to meet him.
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  16. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    So young still. Heard he had some medical issues and that was why he was not at NAMM but didn't realize it was this bad. So sad.
  17. johnbee

    johnbee Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    So sad. :( His instruments have brought me so much joy over the years. And he was such a nice guy, so friendly and helpful.

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  18. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    Wow, thats terrible he has done some work for me over the years, very sad..
  19. BEADG63

    BEADG63 Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Buffalo, NY
    RIP Mike Lull :crying:
  20. JimHouchin


    Mar 19, 2016
    The most balanced and best "feeling" basses I've ever experienced. I so lusted for the 5 string PJ. 8lbs of perfect balance, not a sharp edge.... never pulled the trigger, wish I would have now.

    R.I.P. Mike sir

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