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Mean Bone
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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2008, 12:11:51 PM »

While I was in Atlanta yesterday I went by Atlanta Bass Gallery and tried out a Hofner Club Bass and a 1962 Reissue Violin Bass.  I'm sold!  So much easier to play and great sound.

I'll need to sell a few things to make the $2,000 + price tag but I really like this bass!
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MB
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Birdsong C-144 . . . the wait is torture!
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2008, 09:59:03 AM »

... scroll down to 8C-117... Can't wait.

rclef - The Birdsong site says 8C-117 is done and is being shipped today if I'm understanding it right.  I'm curious to hear what you think of it.  Nice looking bass, by the way, even if it is missing a string!    Grin
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2008, 10:15:51 AM »

... scroll down to 8C-117... Can't wait.

rclef - The Birdsong site says 8C-117 is done and is being shipped today if I'm understanding it right.  I'm curious to hear what you think of it.  Nice looking bass, by the way, even if it is missing a string!    Grin

Heh heh heh.... 

Yes.  Will be in my gorilla like hands Thursday or Friday.  This is my last week of school (done with inservice, workdays on Friday) so I had Jaime ship it to my school.  I CANNOT WAIT!  I will be playing it at church Sunday, maybe even by worship rehearsal Thursday night.  I am goin' nuts.
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Bobby
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2008, 11:36:06 AM »

Clam Down and take a deep breath rfclef. You dont want to stroke out before it arives. LOL
I understand your anticapation. I would probably set up a watch tower on the top of house.
I am really happy for you.

Dave
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2008, 05:11:01 PM »

+1 Really excited for you!  What beautiful instrument!
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2008, 08:01:11 PM »

Clam Down and take a deep breath rfclef. You dont want to stroke out before it arives. LOL
I understand your anticapation. I would probably set up a watch tower on the top of house.
I am really happy for you.

Dave

Hey... Internet tracking these days practically IS a watch tower... As of 8:41 Texas time, was in Round Rock, Texas.  It is hard for me to believe it is on the way.  Hard to believe that that picture is what is coming my way.  Hard to believe I have a bass as good as that and skills as bad as mine...

A stroke is a DEFinite possibility.
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Bobby
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« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2008, 11:32:18 AM »

A stroke is a DEFinite possibility.

Well, then maybe its a good thing its missing that string-wouldnt want to confuse you too much! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2008, 12:41:37 PM »

8:15 am...  City of Industry, California....  getting CLOSer.... Shocked
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Bobby
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Basses do not "gently weep"... they will rattle the walls, lay the foundation, soothe the body and the mind, or bellow in fury as they strike you down with a bat'leth, but they do not "gently weep"...
oldrookie
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« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2008, 03:00:36 PM »

Go, you brown truck, go! Grin
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rfclef
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« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2008, 03:17:51 PM »

Go, you brown truck, go! Grin
Shocked  FedEx... Shocked Shocked
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Bobby
My other Bass is a Tuba...
Bassist for "Cry of Stones"
www.myspace.com/cryofstones

Basses do not "gently weep"... they will rattle the walls, lay the foundation, soothe the body and the mind, or bellow in fury as they strike you down with a bat'leth, but they do not "gently weep"...
oldrookie
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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2008, 05:22:01 AM »

Whoooooops!  Go, you multi-colored truck, go!
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2008, 11:17:16 AM »

Other than length of neck not a lot. At least not with my short scale.
I play an Allan Woody bass (Epiphone) that to say the least is a mud lsinger when it comes to lows. In fact, I usually turn
the neck pup down to about 50-60 % of volume and turn the second pup, at the mid position all the way and run the treble
knob about 60%.  It gives it a more pronounced mdirange. This is with a set of SIT shortscale lights (.40-.95) but yet still has plenty of lowend.
There are plenty of poorly designed and cheap shortscales out there, however, that do have weak E strings and almost missing lowend. As with anything else, you get what you pay for.
Ohhhhhhh..... that Birdsong bass is gorgeous! I have a hankering for one in fretless...
Doug
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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2008, 07:09:33 PM »

rfclef . . . we're waiting . . .

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MB
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2008, 07:11:21 PM »

. . . full report . . . tic . . . tic . . . tic . . . tic . . .

Maybe some pix?
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MB
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rfclef
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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2008, 09:06:38 PM »

. . . full report . . . tic . . . tic . . . tic . . . tic . . .

Maybe some pix?

Will try to get the pix... Got a buncha teeth taken out today, so not sure how much I can do tonight... Check out a preliminary report in my "I'm gonna get a new bass" thread...  I have to ad the thumbrest, but will have to wait, cause tonight, if I bend my head over, my nose bleeds...

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Bobby
My other Bass is a Tuba...
Bassist for "Cry of Stones"
www.myspace.com/cryofstones

Basses do not "gently weep"... they will rattle the walls, lay the foundation, soothe the body and the mind, or bellow in fury as they strike you down with a bat'leth, but they do not "gently weep"...
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