Slab....

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Re: Slab....

Postby hmagman » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:50 pm

Congrats. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] That one is a rare beauty!!!
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Re: Slab....

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:28 am

If the 53 is Nicky Cardillo's the bass KILLS. ANd Nicky is a good friend of mine too..
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Re: Slab....

Postby throckmorten » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:21 am

Lord what a beauty. I do love those babys and taking that down to the wood just looks great.
Congradulations.

TI Flats?

If you put up any sound samples, let us know!
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Re: Slab....

Postby dukeplaysbass » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:41 am

throckmorten wrote:Lord what a beauty. I do love those babys and taking that down to the wood just looks great.
Congradulations.

TI Flats?

If you put up any sound samples, let us know!


It has TI Flats on it now. I realized that the strings on it were some crusty old D'Addarios and the Flats were the closest thing at hand when I started casting about the Barn for a replacement.

I have a set of reproduction fiber saddles coming in soon. The gentleman that is sending them asked that, as a favor to him, I make a recording of the bass with the metal vs. fiber saddles. So yeah, I'll make sure to post 'em up here when that's done so y'all can hear what the beast sounds like....
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Re: Slab....

Postby edmonstg » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:21 am

New Year's resolution...check with BABP more often, to see how Kebo is doing, and the rest of all the bad asses.

And so I check this morning and my name is everywhere on this thread. Sorry it has taken me so long to get over here.

Duke sure got a good one with this 53. It's a player that retains a lot of collectibility. I was fortunate enough know about it off-line, early-on in the process of bringing it home, and now I read where he has has installed TI flats...sends chills up and down.

My 52 also has TI flats, which IMO sound terrific on these old slabs, plus the tension (which is a turn-off for some) is perfect for me.

Duke, look for every opportunity to record with your 53. They have a cut-through like no other and the fundamental Fender bass tone can make certain types of music really come alive.

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Re: Slab....

Postby harleyyy » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:42 am

Geo, you're an asset in every thread you post at, and look forward to your sage knowledge [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

On another note, it's no secret I'm a huge Fender fan, but I would dig a shootout between a vintage SCPB and a vintage L-1000, since Tris and co. have overwhelmed me around these parts with this particular single passive pup model of a Leo beast. Tris, any interest in doing something like this? Happy holidays guys.
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Re: Slab....

Postby dukeplaysbass » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:33 pm

harleyyy wrote:On another note, it's no secret I'm a huge Fender fan, but I would dig a shootout between a vintage SCPB and a vintage L-1000, since Tris and co. have overwhelmed me around these parts with this particular single passive pup model of a Leo beast. Tris, any interest in doing something like this? Happy holidays guys.


I could prolly arrange that. Let me think on this a bit.....
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Re: Slab....

Postby harleyyy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:52 pm

dukeplaysbass wrote:
harleyyy wrote:On another note, it's no secret I'm a huge Fender fan, but I would dig a shootout between a vintage SCPB and a vintage L-1000, since Tris and co. have overwhelmed me around these parts with this particular single passive pup model of a Leo beast. Tris, any interest in doing something like this? Happy holidays guys.


I could prolly arrange that. Let me think on this a bit.....


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Re: Slab....

Postby edmonstg » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:58 am

Thanks for the kind words, harleyyy, and Happy New Year to you and everyone.

About that shootout between the old SC and the G&L...I've got an old slab and I'm not sure if I would want a piece of something like that because every G&L I've ever played was a badassbass.

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Re: Slab....

Postby harleyyy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:07 pm

I can tell you that the one in my avatar is a sweet machine. The neck dimensions are exact to my blond 62P. Leo must have remembered how he favored it, to carry over to the G&L line [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Slab....

Postby dukeplaysbass » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:51 pm

edmonstg wrote:About that shootout between the old SC and the G&L...I've got an old slab and I'm not sure if I would want a piece of something like that because every G&L I've ever played was a badassbass.

George


I was thinking about this last night, and did a little A/B-ing between the Slab and the hog/ebony 1980 L-1000. Apart from the fact that one has flats and one had rounds, they're very different animals.

Maybe I'll use the pre-production L-1000 (ash/maple) and see if I've got an old set of flats to throw on it.

And it would need to be recorded in both "single coil" AND "single coil with bass boost." That OMG makes a big difference.

Don't want to get too many variable going at once....
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Re: Slab....

Postby harleyyy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:17 pm

Cool. I am going to slap a new set of TI flats on this one tomorrow. It's long overdue. The white HOG still wears rounds, so I'll be interested in finally hearing those differences....Dayum, sorry for the hijack. [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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Re: Slab....

Postby Mike » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:45 am

Hmmm... A shoot-out between these two basses should prove interesting indeed. Perhaps we could have one during NAMM weekeend? I'll be around for the show (staying in Huntington Beach)--should I post my cell number here (or PM it)?

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Re: Slab....

Postby harleyyy » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:50 am

Mike wrote:Hmmm... A shoot-out between these two basses should prove interesting indeed. Perhaps we could have one during NAMM weekeend? I'll be around for the show (staying in Huntington Beach)--should I post my cell number here (or PM it)?

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