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Postby (iamthebassman) » Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:58 am

I am. My basses are strung righty, with the E string on the bottom. I have a few righties that have symmetrical bodies so they don't look (too)stupid upside-down.
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Postby (mgauction) » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:04 am

Ah, the Jimi Hendrix trick!
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Postby (iamthebassman) » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:27 am

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Postby (rictified) » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:11 am

Those are beautiful basses.
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Postby (iamthebassman) » Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:08 am

One more. Here's Peter Noone(Herman's Hermits) signing my Epiphone Rivoli. It's like Karl Green's, their 60s bassist. When he saw it Peter said "Oh, an old EpEEphone".
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Postby (jaybic) » Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:49 am

I am a huge Animals fan. We play "Gotta Get Out of this Place" whenever we play. There's always at least one person in the crowd that says, "The ANIMALS!! You guys rock!" Big crowd pleaser
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Postby (rictified) » Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:30 am

I've played that song many times in many different situations.
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Postby (rictified) » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:00 pm

I watched PBS for a little while tonight, was a fundraiser with 60's bands on, among them was Eric Burden and the Animals. They played 'We Gotta get outta this place' and House of the Rising Sun' He was great and still has it. The bass player played a jetglo 4001/3 not sure which. I hope they come around boston, I'd love to see them.
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Postby (mgauction) » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:24 pm

Bob, I was at that concert! It was in Cerritos, Ca. about 6 months ago. I went with two other buddies I grew up with in Long Beach, Ca. I had seen Eric about a year earlier. Because it was being taped for a PBS show (which I also saw) he performed EXTRA good! The bass player, Dave Meros, plays a dark blue 4001, which is refinished. He bought it in a pawn shop, all beat up, refinished it, something like a dark azureglo and has a gold pickguard. The whole thing is a 'Frankenbacker.'

Also, I am looking at Chas Chandler's Epiphone Rivoli, which comes with a full letter of authenticity from Chas, this weekend and trying to make a deal for it. You can see it in the "House Of The Rising Sun" video/film. I'm sure you've seen it, since we are both the same age. It has passed me twice, so if it dosen't happen this time then it was never-to-be. Thought this would interest you. I'll take som pics too!
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Postby (rictified) » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:21 pm

Yeah I saw the Epi when they were flashing back and forth, great sounding bass. I noticed the pickguard of the Ric too.
Is Dave Meros his full time bass player? Isn't he well known in his own right? I have seen his name thrown around here, I think someone here owns one of his old rics. What I would give to play with him, he's one of the all time greats.
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Postby (mgauction) » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:48 pm

...and a nice guy too! He does all the show bookings for Eric and has done it for over 10 or 15 years now. He's fairly well known in the States. Sometimes plays with another band, but Eric is his main gig.
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Postby (rictified) » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:59 pm

What a gig, playing with a legend.
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Postby (mgauction) » Sun May 01, 2005 3:33 pm

Went to Greg's house this weekend and got to play Chas. Chandlers Rivoli. Wasn't as heavy as I expected and has a thundering booooom to the bottom.
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Postby (rictified) » Sun May 01, 2005 4:54 pm

They are playing here in Boston at the Halfshell in June, I have a gig that night though, grrr!
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Postby (admin) » Mon May 02, 2005 2:06 am

Hey Bob, "You gotta get out of that place."
Life, as with music, often requires one to let go of the melody and listen to the rhythm

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