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Shaggy

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  1. That is not only an absolute stunner of a bass, but also almost the exact finish of my car (Audi “Eisvogelblau”, apparently......) Came close to buying an ‘80’s Supernatural many years ago, always regret that I didn’t. ☹️
  2. Mixed feelings about this. It's incredibly clever, and has made a lot of peoples dreams come true in being able to see (arguably) the greatest pop band in history in their heyday, on stage. ABBA have always been upfront that the main reason trey won't play live again is because they want to be remembered as they were, and they clearly feel this is the best way to make a comeback whilst still staying true to that aim. You have to respect them for that, and its not as if any of them need the money. Nor is it laziness; B & B at least have never stopped working hard in music. But personally, I'd far rather see the genuine oldies on stage, giving it what for and enjoying themselves. Blimey, if the Stones can still do it, anyone can.....
  3. What an amazing score. That sunburst really glows 😎
  4. Thanks for info 👍. I’d assumed at that price it had to be Far Eastern made, but none the worse for that - in fact my old Eagle was affectionately known as “wonky” as the “R” headstock logo was a bit squiff - which would probably never happen in Indonesia! Always loved the Mockingbird bass since seeing Phil Lynott playing one (in fact his used to be owned, and still may be, by a member of BC). Thinking of trying the “dark side” of 5 string once more after several failed attempts over the years, and this would be ideal.....🤔
  5. Really beautiful, and so nice to see some of the older 'bics in recent posts. Mine's likewise a '76 series 1, long-scale with birdseye maple facings, marked as an export model. A couple of gratuitous pics, which I've no doubt posted previously..
  6. That looks like a hell of a lot of bass for the money - I used to own a US Custom Shop NT Eagle, but know nothing about this particular range so hope this isn’t a stupid question; but is the buckeye burl top a wood veneer, or printed “wood effect”?
  7. It’s your bass of course, and I can fully understand why you’d do it, but to me that would be like putting a brassiere on the Venus de Milo......😢
  8. I’ve owned 3 Wal Mk.1’s and they’ve all had those crack lines in the poly finish on the rear of headstock “volute ” area. Seems to be a Wal thing! Lovely bass - if there’s a solid colour that suits a Wal it’s definitely black....😎. Bump and GLWTS
  9. Real bargain - I gig my FNA and LX Streamer Jazzman over far more expensive boutique basses I own. Worth pointing out the OP bass is German built. If there is a weakish point it’s the pickups, as I believe the preamp is a very decent Seymour Duncan unit - I changed the p/ups in my Jazzman fir a Nordstrand Bigman 4 and Bartolini b-axis Jazz, but the original MEC’s are decent enough. Lovely finish and wood facings on this one, and I think the “FNA” Corvette body ones are fairly rare too........GLWTS 👍
  10. Watching final.........😎 Utter shite so far apart from Lithuania. Presenters have to be most embarrassingly bad ever.
  11. Spot on Chris, and I reckon if there was a bass to tempt you back to the dark side it’d be this one! Actually this is the image of the first ever bitsa I built, circa 1982, at least as far as neck and body go. Then I ruined it by putting a DiMarzio Model One in the bridge position, to try to make it sound like a Wal (it didn’t 🙁) Unfortunately I’ve already got 3 lovely fretlesses that aren’t getting played. Still, I wish someone would buy this quick before I do - just a short spin down the M4 from me too.....🤔
  12. It is indeed, which means it’s a quality aftermarket neck - could be Allparts or WD Music.
  13. A bitsa after my own heart that is 👍 - some lovely grain on that ash body, looks to be one-piece too. Is the neck / fingerboard a single piece of maple (as ‘70’s Fender) or separate fingerboard?
  14. Shaggy

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    Bought something non-bass from Brian; smooth easy deal with great communication; item sent off pronto and superbly packed.🙂 Definitely one of BC’s good guys - deal with in complete confidence. 👍
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  16. Superb basses; I used to have a fretless one. Really individual styling and fantastic build quality; Guild had access to top notch tonewoods in the ‘70’s (as the pics show) Buy with complete confidence from Brian 👍
  17. I’d never heard about the Hofner connection either Only seen them in sunburst or natural before, always with really nicely flamed maple backs.
  18. I just have to know what the”Ninja boost” pedal switch does........???.🦹🏻‍♂️
  19. Bought my Ibanez MC900 new in Hesseys of Liverpool, Oct 1979 - £200 with a non-Ibanez hard case.
  20. If you can stretch to the Spoiler I’d say go for it, as ‘bics really do have that special “extra” quality, and you’d pay the same as that these days for a ‘70’s Fender or MM Stingray. Or if not, to be honest I’d be looking for a nice old Jaydee - boutique hand-built, very ‘Alembic-ish”, and can still be sometimes had for not too much moolah Edit: sticking with vintage Japanese; the Kawai F2B was effectively an Alembic series 1 copy - I’ve no experience of them but owners seem to love them, and they generally go for around the same as an Ibanez MC900
  21. Bolan was an unfulfilled genius; unfortunately the image-making rather took over from the music, but had he lived who knows what he would have gone onto create. I’ll always respect him also as an early supporter of punk / new wave. I really love some of his more offbeat stuff, eg:
  22. No experience of Aria SB’s, but they seemed to be the more ubiquitous of the two in mainstream music in the early ‘80’s. The Ibanez Musician MC900 is the only bass out of a crazy number owned that I ever bought brand new. Beautifully constructed, really nice to play, but I didn’t bond with it for whatever reason; I think I just found the tone a bit bland and characterless. Probably if I’d tried it with other amps and strings I’d have found the combination that suits (being only 18 at the time I was pretty clueless....) - I know it’s one of the favourite basses of Dave Swift (Jools Holland’s band), think he has a few of them. When I finally was able to acquire an Alembic S1 I realised it was everything I’d wanted the Ibanez to be, but I know that’s raising the stakes to a whole new level!
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