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club exotica (spelled correctly now..) where the seediest of bass players can ply their dark trade using implements of pornographic intensity...is that a gaylord I see?..yes it is sonny, yes it is.

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22 minutes ago, taunton-hobbit said:

I went to one of those in Wuppertal a long time ago - it was more a dive bar, I had a nasty dose of flu & the woman behind the bar was practically sha...ng the only other customer. After about one drink, I left, thus proving that shnaps does not act as a universal cure...........

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You had a narrow escape. Could have ended up with a nasty dose of more than the flu.

In my youth i wandered into a porn shop in Maastricht. I walked out two minutes later in complete shock. That was the day I realised that everything i previously thought was a bit rude was in fact utterly and completely vanilla

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48 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

Mind you, the thing that worries me most is that we've made it to near the bottom of p.3 and no one has yet had a pop at the concept of 'Exoctica', which sounds like a nightclub where they show pornography.

 

I just had a flashback to when I was a student and one night during Freshers week a small group of us were enticed into a rather dingy club.

After few drinks at the downstairs bar we stumbled up the stairs into a room where, when my eyes finally focused, I noticed hardcore gay pornography was being projected on to a wall. Not vanilla guy meets guy gay porn either, things that clearly weren't designed for the purpose were being inserted in places that seemed to have a great deal of trouble receiving them and the 'insertees' really didn't seem to be enjoying the experience. 

As the saying goes 'There are some things you can never unsee'.

The weird thing was that it wasn't a gay club or even a gay night. I think we just accidentally walked into the early stages of a 'special' private party.

We left before things got messy.

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10 minutes ago, Cato said:

We left before things got messy.

Yeah, right.... 😁

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1 hour ago, Skinnyman said:

You do know she's my age, don't you?

No, because she is frozen in time (Desperately Seeking Susan time), and so am I for that matter... this is bad... like when I was 14 and fell in love with what's her name out of "Two Mules for Sister Sarah" with Clint Eastwood, and I was gutted to discover that the film was already old, and she was (by that time) 50 or something... that was horrible... and time (for me) is now relative.

1 hour ago, Happy Jack said:

And now, the previously-quoted meme in its full, unexpurgated glory:

Captain: What happen ? 
Mechanic: Somebody set up us the bomb. 
Operator: We get signal. 
Captain: What !
Operator: Main screen turn on. 
Captain: It's you !! 
CATS: How are you gentlemen !!
CATS: All your base are belong to us. 
CATS: You are on the way to destruction. 
Captain: What you say !!
CATS: You have no chance to survive make your time.
CATS: Ha ha ha ha … 
Operator: Captain !!
Captain: Take off every 'ZIG'!! 
Captain: You know what you doing.
Captain: Move 'ZIG'.
Captain: For great justice.

What the hell are you on about?? 😬

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2 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

Personally, I'd buy a ZIG bass (base?) every time.

 

Zig? A Zig? Ah.

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Fah... B.9.70 was right! *waves finger around* Yes, all of you...

Gamers. ☹️

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Posted (edited)

Blimey what's this got to do with erotica and famous items of 1957 origin (not Madonna - Precision basses)?....

That 'All Your Base Are Belong To Us' also seems to have been written by the same chap that wrote the last scam email claiming to be from my bank asking for personal details I received. Maybe im not seeing the link clearly enough.

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4 hours ago, Ricky 4000 said:

What the hell are you on about?? 😬

Roses are #FF0000

Violets are #0000FF

All our base

Are belong to you

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8 hours ago, Rich said:

Yes. There was a time when Goggle wasn't seen anywhere without a Gaylord. I think it worked a lot better than his short lived Fender sig model. For some reason it never really caught on.

 

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I actually clicked on that to see a higher definition image

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Posted (edited)

guitar-player_logo-250.jpg

Obituary: Mickey Shitenbacker (1923-2012)

Related image

Early Life

Viewed by many as the 'Father of The Electric Guitar' Michael Norvus Shitenbacker was born in Anaheim CA. on Aug 10 1923 to Monty and Jezebel Shitenbacker, owners of an avocado farm. Educated in nearby Fullerton, the 18 year-old Shitenbacker joined the US Navy on the outbreak of war, serving in the Pacific theatre as a sanitary technician (grade 3).

Wounded by cistern shrapnel at Guadalcanal when a Kamikaze aircraft  struck his ship the USS Dumpling, Shitenbacker was honorably discharged from the service in 1945, returning to California where he struck up a partnership with local radio repairman Cletus Mahoney. Observing the success of his rivals Leo Fender and Clayton (Doc) Kaufman, Shitenbacker persuaded Mahoney to embark upon the construction and sale of accordion amplifiers. Business was slow and Mahoney backed out, leaving Shitenbacker as sole proprietor of S&M Accessories (a name which had provoked repeated visits from local law enforcement). Shitenbacker renamed the company after himself and re-focused on the burgeoning electric guitar market.

Success and Failure

In 1949 Shitenbacker debuted his first solid body guitar known initially as the Shitocaster until litigation brought by Fender forced a change to (first) the Backenshitter (then) the Shittenupper and (finally) the Solidbacker. This innovative guitar formed the foundation of Shitenbacker's early success, being adopted by country and western stars including Merle Pickens, Buck Arrew and Spade Cooley

Through the 1950's and into the early sixties Shitenbacker evolved his products, offering a range of guitars including the futuristic Stratoshitter, the 13-string Jazzbacker, the Bananaboat Gaylord bass guitar and the Inviso-Backer, a body-less instrument comprising only a neck, tuners and four ceramic pickups mounted in the headstock. In 1964 Shitenbacker became convinced that he was being stalked by the ghost of the Kamikaze pilot who had nearly brought about his death 20 years earlier and quickly sold his business to CBS for $1.2m. In the wake of Shitenbacker's departure guitar fans became convinced that quality had dropped. This gave rise to the peri-Shitenbacker vs post-Shitenbacker controversy which in part spurred a growth in vintage instrument values.

Later Life

Following a course of psychiatric therapy Shitenbacker returned to guitar manufacturing with his Melody Man company, re-hashing and improving his earlier designs, including the Gaylord bass which appeared in a number of versions with a range of sometimes inexplicable accessories including the TotalMute, a dual-end string-clamping system which rendered the strings inert and the instrument completely silent. After a vicious falling-out with financial backer Ernest Testicle, Shitenbacker left Melody Man and reunited with his former associate Cletus Mahoney to set up a boutique luthiery, a partnership which lasted until Shitenbacker's death in fall 2012.

Shitenbacker was regarded in the industry as a generally bonhominous man, though in later years he acquired an unsavoury reputation as a vexatious litigant, remorselessly pursuing and suing private individuals who possessed unauthorised copies of Shitenbacker guitars. In 2009 Shitenbacker was convicted of gross stupidity and vehicular assault following a spat with the administrator of a British bass guitar web forum.

Shitenbacker leaves his wife of 74 years Magnolia and his son Sterling who continues the family business at M&S Guitars.

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A good bass player, decent amp and sophisticated amp sim can make most bass guitars sound well. 

But I agree, p bass suits all music genres. I could say the same about strats.

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2 hours ago, skankdelvar said:

guitar-player_logo-250.jpg

Obituary: Mickey Shitenbacker (1923-2012)

Related image

Early Life

Viewed by many as the 'Father of The Electric Guitar' Michael Norvus Shitenbacker was born in Anaheim CA. on Aug 10 1923 to Monty and Jezebel Shitenbacker, owners of an avocado farm. Educated in nearby Fullerton, the 18 year-old Shitenbacker joined the US Navy on the outbreak of war, serving in the Pacific theatre as a sanitary technician (grade 3).

Wounded by cistern shrapnel at Guadalcanal when a Kamikaze aircraft  struck his ship the USS Dumpling, Shitenbacker was honorably discharged from the service in 1945, returning to California where he struck up a partnership with local radio repairman Cletus Mahoney. Observing the success of his rivals Leo Fender and Clayton (Doc) Kaufman, Shitenbacker persuaded Mahoney to embark upon the construction and sale of accordion amplifiers. Business was slow and Mahoney backed out, leaving Shitenbacker as sole proprietor of S&M Accessories (a name which had provoked repeated visits from local law enforcement). Shitenbacker renamed the company after himself and re-focused on the burgeoning electric guitar market.

Success and Failure

In 1949 Shitenbacker debuted his first solid body guitar known initially as the Shitocaster until litigation brought by Fender forced a change to (first) the Backenshitter (then) the Shittenupper and (finally) the Solidbacker. This innovative guitar formed the foundation of Shitenbacker's early success, being adopted by country and western stars including Merle Pickens, Buck Arrew and Spade Cooley

Through the 1950's and into the early sixties Shitenbacker evolved his products, offering a range of guitars including the futuristic Stratoshitter, the 13-string Jazzbacker, the Bananaboat Gaylord bass guitar and the Inviso-Backer, a body-less instrument comprising only a neck, tuners and four ceramic pickups mounted in the headstock. In 1964 Shitenbacker became convinced that he was being stalked by the ghost of the Kamikaze pilot who had nearly brought about his death 20 years earlier and quickly sold his business to CBS for $1.2m. In the wake of Shitenbacker's departure guitar fans became convinced that quality had dropped. This gave rise to the peri-Shitenbacker vs post-Shitenbacker controversy which in part spurred a growth in vintage instrument values.

Later Life

Following a course of psychiatric therapy Shitenbacker returned to guitar manufacturing with his Melody Man company, re-hashing and improving his earlier designs, including the Gaylord bass which appeared in a number of versions with a range of sometimes inexplicable accessories including the TotalMute, a dual-end string-clamping system which rendered the strings inert and the instrument completely silent. After a vicious falling-out with financial backer Ernest Testicle, Shitenbacker left Melody Man and reunited with his former associate Cletus Mahoney to set up a boutique luthiery, a partnership which lasted until Shitenbacker's death in fall 2012.

Shitenbacker was regarded in the industry as a generally bonhominous man, though in later years he acquired an unsavoury reputation as a vexatious litigant, remorselessly pursuing and suing private individuals who possessed unauthorised copies of Shitenbacker guitars. In 2009 Shitenbacker was convicted of gross stupidity and vehicular assault following a spat with the administrator of a British bass guitar web forum.

Shitenbacker leaves his wife of 74 years Magnolia and his son Sterling who continues the family business at M&S Guitars.

Hilarious 😂

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Posted (edited)

I had one of the reissued prototypes for a bit - 'Old Shitty'.

It was sh!t.

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stinky poo doesn't even come close
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7 hours ago, skankdelvar said:

I actually clicked on that, assuming it to be one of Skank's fabrications. Jesus, you couldn't make that stuff up!  :shok:

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7 hours ago, skankdelvar said:

guitar-player_logo-250.jpg

Obituary: Mickey Shitenbacker (1923-2012)

Related image

Early Life

Viewed by many as the 'Father of The Electric Guitar' Michael Norvus Shitenbacker was born in Anaheim CA. on Aug 10 1923 to Monty and Jezebel Shitenbacker, owners of an avocado farm. Educated in nearby Fullerton, the 18 year-old Shitenbacker joined the US Navy on the outbreak of war, serving in the Pacific theatre as a sanitary technician (grade 3).

Wounded by cistern shrapnel at Guadalcanal when a Kamikaze aircraft  struck his ship the USS Dumpling, Shitenbacker was honorably discharged from the service in 1945, returning to California where he struck up a partnership with local radio repairman Cletus Mahoney. Observing the success of his rivals Leo Fender and Clayton (Doc) Kaufman, Shitenbacker persuaded Mahoney to embark upon the construction and sale of accordion amplifiers. Business was slow and Mahoney backed out, leaving Shitenbacker as sole proprietor of S&M Accessories (a name which had provoked repeated visits from local law enforcement). Shitenbacker renamed the company after himself and re-focused on the burgeoning electric guitar market.

Success and Failure

In 1949 Shitenbacker debuted his first solid body guitar known initially as the Shitocaster until litigation brought by Fender forced a change to (first) the Backenshitter (then) the Shittenupper and (finally) the Solidbacker. This innovative guitar formed the foundation of Shitenbacker's early success, being adopted by country and western stars including Merle Pickens, Buck Arrew and Spade Cooley

Through the 1950's and into the early sixties Shitenbacker evolved his products, offering a range of guitars including the futuristic Stratoshitter, the 13-string Jazzbacker, the Bananaboat Gaylord bass guitar and the Inviso-Backer, a body-less instrument comprising only a neck, tuners and four ceramic pickups mounted in the headstock. In 1964 Shitenbacker became convinced that he was being stalked by the ghost of the Kamikaze pilot who had nearly brought about his death 20 years earlier and quickly sold his business to CBS for $1.2m. In the wake of Shitenbacker's departure guitar fans became convinced that quality had dropped. This gave rise to the peri-Shitenbacker vs post-Shitenbacker controversy which in part spurred a growth in vintage instrument values.

Later Life

Following a course of psychiatric therapy Shitenbacker returned to guitar manufacturing with his Melody Man company, re-hashing and improving his earlier designs, including the Gaylord bass which appeared in a number of versions with a range of sometimes inexplicable accessories including the TotalMute, a dual-end string-clamping system which rendered the strings inert and the instrument completely silent. After a vicious falling-out with financial backer Ernest Testicle, Shitenbacker left Melody Man and reunited with his former associate Cletus Mahoney to set up a boutique luthiery, a partnership which lasted until Shitenbacker's death in fall 2012.

Shitenbacker was regarded in the industry as a generally bonhominous man, though in later years he acquired an unsavoury reputation as a vexatious litigant, remorselessly pursuing and suing private individuals who possessed unauthorised copies of Shitenbacker guitars. In 2009 Shitenbacker was convicted of gross stupidity and vehicular assault following a spat with the administrator of a British bass guitar web forum.

Shitenbacker leaves his wife of 74 years Magnolia and his son Sterling who continues the family business at M&S Guitars.

I assumed this was copied from Wikipedia but someone must have maliciously deleted the entry. Thank goodness it's been saved here and can be reinstated

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9 hours ago, blisters on my fingers said:

I actually clicked on that to see a higher definition image

I really wouldn't. Looking too closely at a Goggle Pish Bass could leave you psychologically scarred for life.

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9 hours ago, blisters on my fingers said:

I actually clicked on that to see a higher definition image

I'd added one to my basket

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Thanks Skankdelvar, for writing such an excellent article and providing all us BCers with free entertainment!

Lots of glorious detail there. Never mind playing the bass, you should be a comedy scriptwriter.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this thread has officially peaked. Following the learned Mr @skankdelvar's contribution, it can only descend rapidly into tawdry attempts to imitate. I suggest we leave it well alone, dignity intact.

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5 minutes ago, BreadBin said:

Ladies and gentlemen, this thread has officially peaked. Following the learned Mr @skankdelvar's contribution, it can only descend rapidly into tawdry attempts to imitate. I suggest we leave it well alone, dignity intact.

But what if I like a bit of tawdry? Eh? :D

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23 hours ago, Rich said:

Zig? A Zig? Ah.

This song predated the 'Precision is obligatory for pro musicians' era (summer 96). 

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