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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bent77, Nov 29, 2014.
You could sell those bell bottoms in new york for more than that gibby, LOL
I was using the two amps behind me. The one on the right is a Fender Solid State Bassman with 3 12" speakers. It wasn't a very good sounding amp. The one on the left is a Traynor Bassmaster Mark II with an 18" Goodman speaker. It was better, but soon after that I sold them both and got a Traynor Custom Special with 8 10" speakers, a much better amp.
Thanks for a prompt and detailed response...
It looked vaguely familiar but I just couldn't place it. Don't believe I've ever tried one of those.
Where were you getting all those Traynors from back then ? I can't recall seeing more than a couple over my entire career...and I don't think that I'm *that* much younger than you.
I lived in Toronto. All the shops were full of them, especially the big chain, Long & McQuade. I believe L&M were associated with Yorkville Sound, the company that made Traynors. I think Pete Traynor actually worked for L&M.
Everybody in Toronto played them (well, Fenders and Voxes too), so you could buy them used really cheap.
Well, that settles it. I wrongly presumed you were in Slovenia back then, hence my confusion...
No, I came here in 1996. Just in time for the bombers to fly over our house at 7:00 every morning on the way to bomb Serbia.
Between the two of us, you got the better part of that deal, trust me...
I know. Over the years I've known people who weren't so lucky.
Update - the selector switch is broken and the bridge is worn out. It also needs a nut and some fretwork. I took the EB3 to practice tonight anyway, and told the guys I planned to just replace the switch and bridge with new parts, but they persuaded me to take it to a tech they know who is an expert in restoring old instruments to factory specs.
Sounds like someone did not like the stock selector setup....how does the 'neck PU only' sound?
I would consider filling the nut slots with super glue/baking soda mix and re-filing if the nut is cut too low...btw, did you measure the impedance on each PU position?
As far as the bridge, im not familiar with that bridge but curious what the issue is with yours being "worn out"? Ive looked at these era of EBs before and trying to learn more!
I have a 65 Epiphone Newport with neck only 'mudbucker' which i am able to EQ effectively for a variety of sounds but curious about your version of EB.
These (Tilt-O-Matic) bridges have a tendency to bend from years/decades of being pulled by high tension of the strings. While I'm generally in the "vintage correct" camp most of the time, I'll make sure that there's a Hipshot bridge on every Gibson/Epiphone bass that can take one if I'm its owner...
So the actual bridge bends, not the posts? Is there a Hipshot bridge that fits these basses?
Correct. In extreme cases the posts might start pulling out, but that's very rare in my experience.
Yes. Supertone two point, fits like a glove, no modifications required. The best thing that ever happened to Gibson/Epiphone basses.
SuperTone Gibson® Bass Replacement Bridge
I just ordered a supertone 3 point for my sg, can't wait.
I bought a gently used '09 Epi EB-0 and immediately ordered then installed a Supertone for it. Love it. Increased sustain and far better adjustability. Looks kinda like this:
OK, exactly like this.
This is interesting. An aftermarket 3-point bar bridge.
3-point Vintage style bridge tailpiece replacement for Gibson® & Epiphone® Bass. | eBay
Sounds to me like another solution looking for a problem....
I've ordered a Supertone 2-point bridge. I put one (a three-point model) on my late-model Epi EB0, and it works well.
The problem with the stock bridge on the EB3 is that the holes in the bridge where the posts go through are worn, so the bridge tilts too far forward.
I took it to practice last night, and told my bandmates about my plans to renovate it; hey said they know a guy nearby who is an expert in restoring old instruments, so I'm going to have him restore it to factory specs. I'll put the Supertone on for playing, but will keep all the original parts.
It sounds pretty good, running as an EB0 (neck only). The mud bucker is very loud and smooth-sounding. It has about twice the output of the Bartolini P in the neck of the other bass I use (Lado Legend).
An Epiphone Newport was my first bass, before I got my (first) EB3.
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