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Re: Strange Basses

Postby GonzoBass » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:52 pm

Looks like O scale to me.
Just sayin'...
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby harleyyy » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:06 am

HIDEOUS COMES TO MIND....
More than 10 available, ya, I'm sure of that.

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Paul DeLano » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:27 am

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby harleyyy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:41 pm

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I like this Queesnryche bass more... [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Paul DeLano » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:31 pm

It's a little more subtle.

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Sloom » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:12 pm

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby ilan » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:25 am

GonzoBass wrote:Image

That is a prototype Alan Gittler bass. 3 or 4 prototypes were built, but it was never a production bass.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Brian G » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:56 pm

The above picture is NOT a 'prototype' Gittler bass, but is a COPY of a Gittler bass that was made from some photographs.

It gives a rough idea of what an actual Gittler bass looks like, but has several significant errors.

The Gittler bass was available to anyone who had $700 and were built on a 'on demand' basis. There were definitely two made, with a possible third that hasn't been accounted for, so - while it was a limited run of two or possibly three, it technically WAS in production.

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby ilan » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:47 am

I stand corrected.

I exchanged emails with Gittler's son two years ago and he said the family was going to have a couple more basses built using the original plans. Never heard from him again.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Brian G » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:40 pm

I've tried to contact Yonatan several times myself, but have been unable to get a reply. I hope that all is well with him and his family.

There is a lot of misinformation about the Gittler guitars and basses out there, I really need to get a webpage up...

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby ilan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:30 am

Let me know if I can help. From what I understand he moved from En Hod to Tel Aviv, where I live. I can try to track him down.

Five years ago he posted this on Talkbass:

This is to inform the bass playing community that the true Gittler Bass is now being produced on a per order basis, by the Bar Rashi family in Israel (the sons of the late Avraham Bar Rashi, formerly Allan Gittler, creator of the Gittler Guitar and Gittler Bass). The instruments start from serial number 4 and cost $3,000 USD.

As our father did with his instruments, a deposit of half of this sum in the form of an international money order will activate the production of your bass. Please mail deposits to:

Yonatan Bar Rashi
En Hod
Hof HaCarmel 30890
Israel

email: yonatanbarrashi@yahoo.com

If you would like to see photos of the Gittler Bass and Gittler Guitar and more info on our father and his other inventions, please see our family website at:

http://www.barrashi.com
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Golem » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:41 pm

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Already gots me a black 34", but maybe a krystal klear 41" ? Now THAZ GAZZZ .....

Acoarst the speed bumps gotta go.


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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Brian G » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:13 am

Thank you for the very generous offer to find Yonatan.
The reason that I wanted to find him years ago was to share an idea that I thought was the next 'evolution' of the Gittler bass.
I haven't tried to contact them lately, and I see that Yonantan has a myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/yonatanbarrashi
I don't think that the family ever successfully completed any new basses,(at least, I haven't heard of any)
so since I believe they're not making basses, I've just let the idea drop.


Thanks again, though.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Rob Francis » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:53 pm

Brian and Ilan (welcome old friend :)) thanks for rounding out this storyline. I was not familiar with his work until this thread.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby GonzoBass » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:23 am

Brian G wrote:The reason that I wanted to find him years ago was to share an idea that I thought was the next 'evolution' of the Gittler bass.

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Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
Synsonic Half Scale
Fender Mandolin
A couple Flea Ukuleles
and a few guitars...

Rigs:
Small-
GK MB112 combo
Medium-
GK MB500
GK 2x10 Neo
Large-
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GK 1x15 RBS

Effects:
Line 6 Bass POD XT Live
BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer

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