Who Did Rails Back in the Day?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Lol, just scored this CLEAN, vintage Westone Rail! The thing plays and sounds AWESOME! The guy selling her also had the original gig bag also in great condition. Score!!!!! :):bassist::hyper:

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  2. Old Fart

    Old Fart

    Mar 11, 2011
    I thought this thread was about white powder.
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    That was the pun.... ;)

  4. I thought they were lines.
    Rottie Roo Roo, ahc and Quadzilla like this.
  5. Who didn't do rails back in the day?:roflmao:
  6. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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  7. growlypants, bobba66, bignc and 4 others like this.
  8. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Never fail with The Rail®
  9. Bassaga


    Sep 4, 2015
    Holy 80s :jawdrop: That thing looks like you could launch rockets out of it and blow up a bar full of thugs to rescue your rebellious big-haired girlfriend while synthy pop music blasts from the burning speakers.
  10. BBassBassington


    May 6, 2018
    "We're no strangers to love." *pew pew pew*
    "You know the rules, and so do I!" *boom*
  11. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Neat! Congrats!

    I remember those, and of course the Steinbergers. For all the complaining about weight these days, you'd think they'd make a comeback. For me, I found them too light, especially if you move around a lot on stage. But they're very cool anyway. The austere aesthetic appeals to my modernist-minimalist mind.
  12. BassBuzzRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    Congrats. I got one too
    GlennRH, murphy and Riff Ranger like this.
  13. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    Congratulations! We should start a club …
    … to blow up with our bazooka basses.

    (I figured since it was already headless and bodiless, mine might as well be fretless, too.)
    barrenelly, JC Nelson, Murch and 16 others like this.
  14. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017

  15. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx! Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    I thought they banned these back in the 90s
    barrenelly, Haroldo, tblurker and 3 others like this.
  16. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    That’s when I got mine dirt cheap :laugh: my mom picked me up at the airport and we stopped by a music store on the way to our destination. She saw this thing and said “well, you’ve got to have that.” That didn’t mean she was paying :roflmao: but yes, it came home with me :bassist:
    barrenelly, Artman, Winslow and 8 others like this.
  17. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i forget about those axes and then i see one --- must be a gas to play. congrats on your new, unique ax! :thumbsup:

    i was just going to comment "no fretless" and then there was your ax, pretty cool! :thumbsup:
  18. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Many have said that these basses are the best way to really learn how pickup placement affects tone. Obvious, yet also profound.
  19. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    I wanted to put mine down an octave from a cello (CGDA), but the stainless flatwounds kept slipping the clamp, so I ended up in CGCF. I might have to try tapewounds or pressurewounds or something.
    UnderTheRadar and JRA like this.
  20. Paul New

    Paul New Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    deepest alabama
    I did and do. Never seen a bass like that tho.
    Ellery and JeezyMcNuggles like this.
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