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New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby Oxblood » Sat May 09, 2009 4:19 am

Hi all,
Just a quick word to say that, owing to a glitch in my old "KT88" account that prevented me from logging in, I'm a born-again BABP-er! From now on, I'll be known around here as "Oxblood".

Cheers, [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]
Ken
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Re: New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby hmagman » Sat May 09, 2009 5:49 am

Welcome aboard Ken! [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]
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Re: New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby GonzoBass » Sat May 09, 2009 10:14 am

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Re: New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby Gil Escalera » Sat May 09, 2009 10:26 am

Welcome Back Ken! [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]

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Re: New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby jshilgebass » Sat May 09, 2009 12:12 pm

Couldn't stay away, eh Ken? [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]

Fellow BABP'ers, this man knows his valves, er tubes. [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif] Good man over at finnbass, and good to have him here.


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Re: New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby Oxblood » Tue May 12, 2009 2:35 am

Why thank y'all - good to be back! As it happens, I'm currently "en route" (as in soon to be in possession of enough spending-type cash) to obtain my first G+L (most probably a tribby - I ain't THAT rich), so be prepared for the usual crop of newbie owner/would-be owner questions (yawn)... [smilie=icon_rolleyes.gif]

The lust began last year, when I first tried out the gorgeous L-2000 that belongs to your friend and mine, RichardH. Loved the feel/balance/playability of it and of course the glorious punch you get from them thar pickups - like a dog just bit you in the ass - wonderful!

...all of which came as quite a surprise to me! Y'see, in all my bass-playing years, I've never really been a "Fender person". P-basses do nothing for me, and although I like the signature growl of a Jazz, in terms of playability they just don't seem to 'fit' my hands. Each to his own and all that.

Richard's L-2000 was a whole different animal, though. Completely blew me away. As I noodled around on it, I remember thinking "OK, now I get it. THIS was what Leo was aiming for..." [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

Just recently I had the chance to try out a fellow finnbasser's L-2000 Tribby and was pleased to find that, while the body felt subjectively lighter than Richard's "proper" one, in all the important essentials, it told the same story.

So, as and when I do make my purchase, the chances are that it'll be an L-2000. However, I am rather curious about these here ASATs, so here comes my first question for those wot know: Telecaster-ish body style apart, are there any major/significant differences or features that mark these basses out from a model such as the L-2000? To my untutored gaze, the pups and electronics look basically the same. Do they sound/feel different, though?

All advice/opinion/rabid prejudice gladly received!

ADDED LATER:
I suppose that strictly speaking, most of this post belongs in the "G+L" section... [smilie=confused-smiley-013.gif]
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Re: New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby jshilgebass » Wed May 13, 2009 1:27 pm

Oxblood wrote:Why thank y'all - good to be back! As it happens, I'm currently "en route" (as in soon to be in possession of enough spending-type cash) to obtain my first G+L (most probably a tribby - I ain't THAT rich), so be prepared for the usual crop of newbie owner/would-be owner questions (yawn)... [smilie=icon_rolleyes.gif]

So, as and when I do make my purchase, the chances are that it'll be an L-2000. However, I am rather curious about these here ASATs, so here comes my first question for those wot know: Telecaster-ish body style apart, are there any major/significant differences or features that mark these basses out from a model such as the L-2000? To my untutored gaze, the pups and electronics look basically the same. Do they sound/feel different, though?

All advice/opinion/rabid prejudice gladly received!

ADDED LATER:
I suppose that strictly speaking, most of this post belongs in the "G+L" section... [smilie=confused-smiley-013.gif]

Well, if you REALLY must know... [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]

The ASATs have the same electronics as the L2000; the body style is basically the only difference between the two models. Some have said the body shape gives the ASAT a tendency to neck-dive, but I have played plenty of ASATs and never really noticed this.

You would do well to hie over to the G&L section of this fine forum and drink in the information contained therein, posted by others more versed in all things G&L than lowly ol' me. :hid:


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Re: New member "Oxblood" = KT88

Postby Oxblood » Wed May 13, 2009 1:57 pm

Thanks, Joe. I'm already trawling the threads and boning up (ooerr matron). I found the one about the various vintages of pre-amp circuitry pretty enthralling.
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