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The Official Short Scale Bass Club -- Part 4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 25, 2013.


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  1. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016
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  2. Got one too, so please let me know where they are hiding. Thanks.
     
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  3. Got an EB-0 as pictured. Red Ibanez is gone, replaced bby a black I Mikro. Also, are you the member posting about building basses? I'd take a number for both the Epiphone club and a builders subforum, or at least directions to "get there". My building skills have thus far been limited to a couple lap steels and a couple of "bigger" projects, on as recently pictured. Thanks. 4-24-2021 Littleton T&R-9.JPG 7-18-2019 New Epiphone Bass 002-A.JPG
     
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  4. John Stephen

    John Stephen Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    I like the basses, the car, and the lady's T-shirt. Go Flyers!
     
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  5. The lady is my step daughter, Rose. My other son played "a lot" of hockey including minor pro overseas after college. When he was 13-14 his bantam team was coached by former Flyer, Frank Bathe. Both sons have been huge Flyers fans since...although some years, such as this year, have been "tedious". We cheer for the B's here in mid-Maine, and I still try to play old timers hockey, but the pandemic hiatus is still on. As I am 4 weeks shy of 79 however those days are limited and may be soon better viewed in the rear view mirror. For now, I plug ahead on all fronts, albeit more slowly these days.
     
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  6. RodRy

    RodRy

    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
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  7. shortscalesrule

    shortscalesrule Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    California
    What did the car start life as? Looks kind of '40 Ford-ish.
     
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  8. RodRy

    RodRy

    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Per what our friend G-Dog found, they seem to lurk here: Epiphone Club
     
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  9. John Stephen

    John Stephen Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    That all sounds fantastic. Good to hook up with a hockey fan here on TB. And I hear ya, about going more slowly these days. As I progress through my 60s, the important thing is just what you said -- plug ahead....
     
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  10. In her heyday she was a proud and perky 1940 Chevrolet Master coupe (model 40-1517) but when she came into my possession, there was a ton of rust. I built my own "pro stock" racing style chassis but without the driver's side offset so the body would fit since my intended use was as a street rod. Here is a pic of the car when bought and of the chassis I had to scratch build. First build for me, at least the first complete build from start to and including (the hard part) finish.

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  11. west al

    west al Ready, PLAY! Supporting Member

    Hey OldCoupleTom You're #131, in The Epiphone Club! Welcome Aboard! hOKXxAc.gif link:Epiphone Club
     
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  12. shortscalesrule

    shortscalesrule Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    California
    Impressive! Mine wasn't a rust bucket when I got it (except front floor pans), but I did have it repainted from the original pond-scum green.
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  13. Oh...now that's a beautiful restoration of a rare vehicle. Good on you! I can only dream of that level of skills. I'll just bet you'd kick my ass on bass as well with talented hands such as were required for that project!!!
     
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  14. I received my 30" Mensinger Cazpar's from Public Peace on Friday. They are both great! Nice and light also. The black one is 6.9lbs and Spalted Maple Burl is 7.2lbs and so comfy to play. I definitely made a good choice in getting these. Sacrificed a few great basses to get these 2 but it was worth it and no extra money out of pocket :hyper:

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  15. revroy

    revroy Supporting Member

    beautiful basses.

    tell us about the electronics and what you think of them
     
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  16. shortscalesrule

    shortscalesrule Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    California
    Ohmygosh! You are giving me way too much credit! My main contribution was some interior work, followed by taking it to the right place to have the rest of it done. Plus having the sense to rescue it in the first place. It made a dandy band wagon for my instro surf band, but the band is long gone, so the car is going up for sale soon. (But I am going to keep the 1966 Mustang bass I had painted to match.) [See how I cleverly brought us back to short scale basses? :D]
     
  17. Greywoulf

    Greywoulf Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Freehold, NJ. USA
    Very unusual shape... Looks to me like they could be even more comfortable than more standard shape basses by perhaps being better balanced, and/or by having their controls mounted lower in the body? I'm also wondering if the oval pup shape contributes to a different, more fuller sound?
    Enjoy them,
    Greywoulf
     
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  18. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    Based on my experience routing for [email protected]#$%$!%$! rectangles I bet those can be routed for soooo much more quickly with there being no tiny corners...
     
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  19. I apologize for "straying" off topic. I am reasonably certain that a majority of contributors here might not share my automotive hobby joy. Guess I had assumed I was posting in the Mediocre Bassist's Forum, where the basic rule is that your membership number is 1109. Not much else seems to offend anyone and discussions range far and wide...like whacky friends at happy hour. I do try to behave in group settings, but waiting for that to become the norm at this "advanced age" might be an exercise in futility!
     
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  20. shortscalesrule

    shortscalesrule Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    California
    No, no, no, I wasn't chiding you for going off topic! I was trying to head off anyone suggesting we had strayed too far!
     
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