My Son's First Bass (A Six!)

My Son's First Bass (A Six!)

Postby GonzoBass » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:29 am

Here it is!

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Seem's a bit heavy to me
(around 10-11 on the bathroom scale),
it needs some TLC like a few knobs,
fresh strings
and it appears only the bridge pickup is working
but the price was sure right.
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StewMac 24 fret maple neck with bubinga wings,
active EMGs,
Sperzel locking tuners
and dig that cool smoked back cover plate!

Can anyone ID this bridge?
There are black rollers on threads for the saddles
which adjust the string width.

We're gonna string it up with a low B so he can play all his down tuned stuff
and I get my Steinberger back in standard tuning.

So we're BOTH stoked!!!
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Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
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Effects:
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Re: Nick's First Bass (A Six!)

Postby GLJeff » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:49 am

Nice! he'll have fun with it. Remember, a 6er has a 4 string bass in the middle [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif] not even geetards can hit a true C harmonic.
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Re: My Son's First Bass (A Six!)

Postby GonzoBass » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:18 am

Santa brought two gold knobs and a fresh set of stainless strings from Carvin-

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Location: Hilo, Hawaii
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Tools:
Steinberger XP2 Workhorse (DB Bridge)
Steinberger XP2 (B-E-A-D)
Steinberger XP2A (Back Up)
Wilkat GonzoBass #001
Fender Deluxe 24 Fret Jazz
EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
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-
GK 1001 Mark II 2x10 combo
GK 1x15 RBS

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

Re: My Son's First Bass (A Six!)

Postby harleyyy » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:49 pm

He looks ready Gonz [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: My Son's First Bass (A Six!)

Postby Jerry » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:21 am

Looks killer Gonzo! I can see a bass duets album already!
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Re: My Son's First Bass (A Six!)

Postby Mike Childree » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:36 am

He's got the hair, he's got the bass...and he's got a Dad that won't tell him what a worthless pursuit the whole thing is. He's READY!

I believe that bridge is a Schaller, Gonz...(edit)...now that I enlarged the photo...I think maybe not. Never seen that one.
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Re: My Son's First Bass (A Six!)

Postby GonzoBass » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:42 am

The thing to notice here is:
That's a genuine smile from Nick,
who is usually a pretty serious kinda guy-

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He gets that disposition (and his hair) from his mother...
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I've been noodling on it
and using it to work on Fur Elise.
You see,
with this monster tuned to drop A,
I now have enough range to play the middle arpeggio section as written!!!
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Also, the December issue of BP was dedicated to the six.
What timing...
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Jerry wrote:I can see a bass duets album already!

Well, the thought had crossed my mind...
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Aloha-
Papa Gonzo
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GonzoBass
Global Bouncer
 
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Links: .
Tools:
Steinberger XP2 Workhorse (DB Bridge)
Steinberger XP2 (B-E-A-D)
Steinberger XP2A (Back Up)
Wilkat GonzoBass #001
Fender Deluxe 24 Fret Jazz
EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
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-
GK 1001 Mark II 2x10 combo
GK 1x15 RBS

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


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