The Official Red 'n' Rosewood Club!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassmanM, Nov 4, 2019.


  1. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Congrats on your find! :cool: @Auspuff, you are now member #35 of the ORnRC, welcome! :thumbsup:
     
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  2. EmuBass

    EmuBass

    Jan 24, 2018
    Vienna, Austria
    Thx - already have a number (#16). Had to take a picture of this (from 1993). Pimped through SD pickups & Glockenklang electronics (active/passive). A really sturdy workhorse. Nov_2019_Fortress.jpg
     
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  3. maeda

    maeda

    Oct 8, 2015
    Queens, NY
    Sorry for the delay! 20191107_200903.jpg
     
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  4. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    This application will definitely be considered. ;)

    @maeda, you are now member #36 of the ORnRC, welcome! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. EmuBass

    EmuBass

    Jan 24, 2018
    Vienna, Austria
    Phew! Thx for this decision - I have the Wenge fretboard on the Fortress as well.
     
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  6. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Sure, this club is a place of joy and fun. No rosewood police around! ;)
     
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  7. fermata

    fermata

    Nov 10, 2015
    This thread has led me to a realization: I ended up with a red/rosewood bass completely by accident, and until this thread, I didn't know that red finishes with visible wood grain are one of my favorite looks. So thanks for all the :drool:-worthy photos!
     
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  8. maeda

    maeda

    Oct 8, 2015
    Queens, NY
    Guys it's an honor, a real honor! My first club here and if it's my last I can't say I'd be disappointed. I couldn't have done this without the support of family, and there are so many other people I would like to thank...
     
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  9. Brookmichael

    Brookmichael

    Sep 25, 2012
    I just missed one of these on the market place in red
     
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  10. Hnz

    Hnz

    Jul 13, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Just for inspiration, an other, better pic of The-bass-that-started-it-all... ;)

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  11. west al

    west al Ready, PLAY! Supporting Member

    Epi EB-0 in Cherry Red, with Rosewood.

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  12. They are dang hard to find.

    I figure Carvin just did not make that many LB40's, let alone in red.
     
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  13. west al

    west al Ready, PLAY! Supporting Member

    I don't think I ever requested a club number. I'd like to join up if I can.
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  14. Barton Lee

    Barton Lee Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    My 1966 Fender Precision, Dakota red and lovely old rosewood:
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    Mine for almost forty years now, seen many a gig. I bought it because it was the lightest P bass I'd found. Weighed it recently for the first time ever and learned why - it weighs 7.6 lbs.
     
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  15. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    @MrNylon, you are now member #37 of the ORnRC, welcome! :thumbsup:


    @Barton Lee, you are now member #38 of the ORnRC, welcome! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Hnz

    Hnz

    Jul 13, 2010
    The Netherlands
    What a beauty! :hyper:
     
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  17. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Here's my couple reds.


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  18. Brookmichael

    Brookmichael

    Sep 25, 2012
    It went for $500 seemed reasonable I'd never seen one before...
     
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  19. Where did you see it? I got mine off Reverb.

    I first saw the prototype LB40 in 1981, at the old factory. It was a black one, and they were going to send it off to Francis Buchholz, of the Scorpions (true story). I was there checking on the progress of my LB50 Koa, and they let me try it out. I immediately liked it. I asked if they would do one for me in red, and they said not at that time. Rats!

    So, there I was, visiting the old Escondido factory (again), in 1983, when I first saw an LB40, in red. I never saw one again.

    Then, recently, late one night, I was trolling Reverb (habit, of mine), and, there it was. I didn't even haggle, on the price. I just popped for it.

    Upon receiving it, she has basically been a Case Queen, all her life, with dings and scratches you have to search for, to see.

    She is currently at my Luthier, getting checked over, and strung with round wounds.
     
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  20. PRS-Man23

    PRS-Man23 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Boston, MA
    So I know I’m # 18, but this beauty joined my little collection this week and I had to post! Really starting to appreciate this color scheme the more I see & play them.
    Sterling Ray 4 in Fiesta Red!
    Now technically this is supposed to be a Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) fretboard, but it looks JUST like rosewood....not like my other Jatoba fretboard which looks reddish/orange and Drastically different. Maybe it slipped out of the factory before they made the switch in fretboard material?
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