Author Topic: Series I Bass 75174  (Read 1378 times)

rv_bass

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2018, 01:29:03 PM »
Just thought I'd add a couple photos of the nice Tree-of-Life inlay on the fretboard of this bass.
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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 02:36:40 PM »
Absolutely stunning! What a work of art.

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2018, 03:55:02 PM »
Truly magnificent...
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2018, 08:22:29 PM »
Very nice!  Would love to hear what you end up doing with the synth.

room037

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2018, 11:24:55 PM »
Wow !
The bass has Synth driver again !

I am very interested how difference of the sounds RMC PUs and Graphtech PUs. (Metal vs Plastics)
RMC PU size is slightly over size for my narrow 5 strings, that I think.

I can't decided major modify, so my piezo project is minimal modify.
But I believe Rob's bass is one of best way !

Eiji

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2018, 04:28:11 AM »
Just saw the Dregs last night in NJ and was floored to see Andy on stage again with this bass!! Highlight of the night. Was it a one night loaner? Regardless, thanks for sharing it here and allowing him to share it with us again, even if it was for one night.
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rv_bass

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2018, 05:47:44 AM »
Mica and everyone worked hard to prepare the bass, and he will be using it throughout the tour along with his six string bass.  Great photo, thanks for posting!

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2018, 06:05:30 AM »
Sweet. It was nice to see him with it - totally unexpected.

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2018, 06:52:00 AM »
That's a very cool thing.   8)

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2018, 01:11:53 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous instrument...

edwin

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2018, 06:49:09 PM »
I'm curious when the fingerboard inlay got added. I definitely don't remember it from back in the day.

I also recall a bass being sold at Cambridge Music in Porter Sq. in the early 90s in Massachusetts that they said belonged to Andy West. Now I'm wondering what the story was with that bass and where it ended up.

rv_bass

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2018, 07:12:02 PM »
The inlay was added in the mid-80s, the bass you saw in Porter Square was likely not this one.
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rv_bass

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2018, 07:23:10 PM »
You can read about this bass here (I’m the guy he mentions in the second-to-last sentence, the third owner of this bass):

http://andywest.com/music-gear/no-longer

Here is the Alembic file lookup info:

http://club.alembic.com/index.php?topic=5490.0

edwin

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 06:18:30 PM »
The inlay was added in the mid-80s, the bass you saw in Porter Square was likely not this one.

Yeah, I've come to that conclusion as well.

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Re: Series I Bass 75174
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 06:33:01 PM »
Just saw the Dregs last night in NJ and was floored to see Andy on stage again with this bass!! Highlight of the night. Was it a one night loaner? Regardless, thanks for sharing it here and allowing him to share it with us again, even if it was for one night.

That is so awesome - I was kind of jealous because I thought they weren't going to be coming to the SF Bay Area, but I just got my tickets for Santa Cruz 4/17! I've seen Steve Morse live once, but am really looking forward to seeing this band - and this bass!

If people are interested here's the Dregs website with tour dates:


http://dixiedregs.com/#about