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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TBird1958, Feb 18, 2014.
Nice! How do you like it?
That’s ex-Pavement bassist Mark Ibold, I’m assuming he’s there to hold down the low end and free up Kim to go nuts in places. He did a similar thing in Pavement, the two guitars were usually in non-standard tunings and often played simple intertwining melody lines so he had to hold things down. Sounds like I’m damning him with faint praise but I loved Pavement and Mark was the perfect bassist for the band.
A little fracus on the Facebook Thunderbird Bass Players Group over putting “Gibson” truss rod covers on Epiphone Thunderbirds yesterday / last night. It got pretty rude, and at least one person was banned and most of the posts were deleted by admins...
Wow! The things ppl lose their over. WT7 difference does it make-to anyone that matters?
disclaimer:I don't/won't do FB.
Back when I did repairs, a guy brought in a Les Paul Goldtop that was really beat up. The headstock break was probably number 2. I got some mahogany and replaced the headstock. Used a scarf joint that ran to about the third fret.
Interesting how the lighting affects the color.
Yeah the VP is a long beast, but your NR is even longer right?
I want to have fun when I play, not be worrying about my vintage treasure.
Two bass players can work to great effect. Girls Against Boys had two.
Oh I love the 'two bass players' concept and have played in sessions with that scenario - just couldn't hear the need to have another in that particular performance.
Yeah the NR is just over 52"/132 cm at its longest point to point.
I'm sure Epiphone never considered that would be a 'thing'... hummm, wonder if the makers of Gibson T-bird tr covers are getting a kick-back from Epi...
can't think of any other band with 2 bass players...
It seems to me that the only people seeing the swap who would know the difference would know the difference. And either not GAF or chuckle. It ain't gonna impress the audience one way or t'other.
I saw Ornette Coleman years ago and he had two bass players and two drummers. I personally don't know of other examples but it's something I've always wanted to put together myself.
I love the whole 'I'm impressing the audience' with this or that gear -
Yeah, since ~85% of them don't know why one of the "guitars" is bigger.
I was in a very short-lived 7 or 8(?) piece band mostly on tenor sax, but on "Parchman Farm" we used 2 basses moving opposite from the root. Interesting effect that was totally wasted on our crowd. Most of whom were also totally wasted.
OMG. Squier has come out with a mini P bass that has a 1.5" nut. Hmm, FSO EB-0?
If I do see an Epi TBird with a Gibby TRS, it’s usually a Vintage Pro.
I get that the Gibson logo MIGHT look a little cooler than the Epiphone logo, or the color of the font might not be what you prefer, but to me it seems a waste of $45-60 (or $800ish for one eBay listing) for a TRS that nobody will see. For me my band, being Gibson guys, would give me the evil eye and would probably laugh as I pull my VP out of my clearly labeled “Epiphone” hardshell case...
But to each their own, right?