Oh man. What to do, what to do?

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Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Mr. Mom » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:10 pm

Been GASsing for a MIM p-bass. Want to buy local and not much has shown up over the past few weeks.

Today I see a nice looking tobacco burst Tribby L2k for sale locally from a guy I know. Nice guy and we've done business before. Decent price, IMO.

Soooooo....Should I hit the Tribby?
I don't know and I don't care,
'Cause I don't wear Tonto's underwear.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Golem » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:41 pm

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Kinda depenz, donut ? Like on how long you figger
to keep the Trippy aforance offing it for a P-Bass.

Anywho, iffn you can only keep 2 basses at a time
whyfor izu messing with mongrolians, like a Trippy
or Mimmy ? Get you a StingRay, and thank us later.
All the cool kids have already done it ... You late !

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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Mr. Mom » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:09 pm

Got a 'Ray. A USA active SUB. Freakin' smokes.

I mean, the Trib L2k is knda like a P, no? Series/parallel. Active/passive. I may have to hit the Tribby.
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'Cause I don't wear Tonto's underwear.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby GonzoBass » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:17 pm

Life's short.
Do it.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Mr. Mom » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:31 am

I think if the bass is still around by tomorrow, I'll hit it. Looks super nice.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby GonzoBass » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:55 pm

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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Mr. Mom » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:28 pm

It's over on TB. Search for "Tribute". The seller is from Ohio.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Golem » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:39 pm

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Trippy's gonna sit around and rot whilst you
bang the SR SUB. Go have smore ice cream.

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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Mr. Mom » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:37 am

Golem wrote:`

Trippy's gonna sit around and rot whilst you
bang the SR SUB. Go have smore ice cream.


LOL!

My "main" gig, Agent 99, tunes down a half step. (Don't ask me why. It's just part of the gig. I hate it.) So I have to dedicate a nice bass (my modded Scheff) to A99 PLUS have a backup tuned down and ready to go at a moments notice at all times. That's two basses. Add another bass tuned to "standard" tuning ready to go for the fill in stuff I get calls for and I need three basses.

The Scheff and SUB are tuned down. I'll prolly have the Tribby tuned normal for the fill in work I get.

I will say, though, that that SUB is the sh*t. $300 used with a nice EBMM HSC from a local mom and pop music store. The fretwork on the bass is, in a word, perfect.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Ken Baker » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:38 pm

Golem wrote:Get you a StingRay, and thank us later.
All the cool kids have already done it ... You late !


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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Freddels » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:24 am

Mr. Mom wrote:
Golem wrote:`

Trippy's gonna sit around and rot whilst you
bang the SR SUB. Go have smore ice cream.


LOL!

My "main" gig, Agent 99, tunes down a half step. (Don't ask me why. It's just part of the gig. I hate it.) So I have to dedicate a nice bass (my modded Scheff) to A99 PLUS have a backup tuned down and ready to go at a moments notice at all times. That's two basses. Add another bass tuned to "standard" tuning ready to go for the fill in stuff I get calls for and I need three basses.

The Scheff and SUB are tuned down. I'll prolly have the Tribby tuned normal for the fill in work I get.

I will say, though, that that SUB is the sh*t. $300 used with a nice EBMM HSC from a local mom and pop music store. The fretwork on the bass is, in a word, perfect.


If you're used to playing tuned down, then why would you need another bass for pickup gigs? I would think it would be more confusing switching back and forth.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby nolabass » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:36 am

My 2cents. I don't need a G&L 2K or SUB, they are fun basses but I can't see a gig that would need them. I NEED and will always have a P Bass in my corral. Blues, roots and country are P Bass calls in my mind.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Mr. Mom » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:00 am

Freddels wrote:
If you're used to playing tuned down, then why would you need another bass for pickup gigs? I would think it would be more confusing switching back and forth.


We tune down then play the songs in the original position. IOW, we tune down then forget we tuned down. If that makes sense.

I'd rather switch between basses that I'm comfortable with than deal with the change in action/intonation that tightening the strings on a bass causes. Just did a church gig this morn with my Scheff tuned "normal" and the strings felt like telephone poles. Would have been nice to have that Tribby.

The Tribby makes sense for me because I can get a good P, J, or even a decent 'Ray tone out of it. Desert island bass is there ever was one. IMO, of course.

Moot point, too, as the Tribby is mine. Bought and paid for. Going to pick it up this evening.
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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby Golem » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:12 pm

Mr. Mom wrote:
Freddels wrote:
If you're used to playing tuned down, then why would you need
another bass for pickup gigs? I would think it would be more
confusing switching back and forth.


We tune down then play the songs in the original position. IOW,
we tune down then forget we tuned down. If that makes sense.

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Makes about as much sense as the US Congress. A tune is a tune.
You can play it on a piano, bass, contrabazoon, bell set, glass
harmonica or whatever [but hopefully not a lecktrick geetar ... ].

FWIW, I enjoy the look on some geetards' faces when I play bass
at an open jam. Hey, I don't stare at their hands, so why for is
they checking on mine ... which are playing a DGCF bass, which
makes them freak out cuz I'm *gasp* NOT IN KEY !!!! Like they're
lizznen widdere eyes but not their ears ... which is usually more
than obvious to anyone else with ears [which, at such jams, is
moron likely nobody atoll].

Anywho, enjoy the Trippy. By most all reports they are way cool.

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Re: Oh man. What to do, what to do?

Postby ghiadub » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:54 pm

I have a bass tuned BEAD for such occasions. I used to tune down a half step for one gig I was doing, but I found that using the BEAD with the correct strings (low 4 from a 5 set) did not mess with the neck as much as tuning down a regular set.
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