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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Because Arthur Barrow's tone in the 78-79 tours was the best:
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It was bound to happen. This beauty has arrived.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:15 pm 
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Looks sweet, will you be taking the statutory "new bass orientation" week off work?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:55 pm 
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Wouldn't that be nice!

Just noticed my copy of roxy by proxy is next to me too. Today was a good day for UPS.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:21 am 
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Nice! Enjoy both of them.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:48 am 
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Very nice - could do with a 5th string though.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:52 am 
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I was worried the bass would be too heavy, with so many people saying the maple on maple batches were logs. But coming from a six-string.... the damn thing feels light, and quick. And for now I'm actually really enjoying not having these strings I've gotten used to.

And the neck, that neck is glorious. It feels like a P-Bass... but better.

The body feels like an SG does to a Les Paul, it's very thin, and even unplugged the bass has a lot of sound.

Been watching and rewatching the Passaic concerts and the Circus Krone video, Arthur on those is just incredible, love his tone.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:33 pm 
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So, you've had a few days with your Ripper now, have you retired your previous instrument(s)?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:34 am 
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deuce wrote:
Very nice - could do with a 5th string though.
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A 5 string bass is for NERDS!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:41 am 
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jaypfunk wrote:
A 5 string bass is for NERDS!!

Not necessarily. They have plenty of practical applications. Or are you a drop-D kind of guy?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:49 am 
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Its not just for nerds, its for girls too :mrgreen: .
The bottom string plays a low B. I bought it for a nerdy peter gabriel tribute band I joined about 18 years back, but I kept it for the thrash grunge band Dwarfthrower I joined after, and for the detuned rock stuff I did early 2000s.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:33 pm 
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I recorded Echidna's Arf on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnAQMulxe7Q

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:53 pm 
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Aren't the strings really fat?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:41 pm 
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On a five string? the top four are the same, the bottom one is FAT.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:33 pm 
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Grimpoteuthis wrote:
I recorded Echidna's Arf on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnAQMulxe7Q


I forgot I had stashed this in my favorites so I could watch it later. Very cool! 8)


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