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    04-27-2017, 03:25 PM
    The relief on the upper bout (bottom half in PIC) presents the case against using a router immediately after imbibing a six pack. Dang: he didn't...
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    04-26-2017, 03:14 PM
    "And yes, even the guitars weighed about 380 pounds. I imagine the basses weighed double that. " Matter of fact, this has even caused some Peavey...
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    04-25-2017, 03:24 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Bridge bling. in Bass
    "Just be careful with all those metal shavings so they don't get on the pickup." I would remove the bridge before proceeding: give me a LITTLE...
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    04-24-2017, 11:42 PM
    "Think they never caught on much though because some guys just need their instrument's headstock to say Fender or Gibson." Plus T-40s DO tend to...
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    04-24-2017, 06:04 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Bridge bling. in Bass
    "You may need to file a little deeper the gap/slot the little intonation slider paddle goes in each bridge as I can see that the 'feet' of the...
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    04-23-2017, 03:56 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Bridge bling. in Bass
    "You may need to file a little deeper the gap/slot the little intonation slider paddle goes in each bridge as I can see that the "feet" of the...
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    04-23-2017, 03:45 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Bridge bling. in Bass
    "Also, what kinda flats do you use?" I use 45-100 Chromes (ECB-81M). "...but maybe will try Rotosound .100 next." I tried Rotosound RS-77s...
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    04-22-2017, 04:05 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Bridge bling. in Bass
    I really like these on the NS SF-II. My main complaint about this bass (vs. the SF-I) was that, with the neck pup engaged, I found it pretty...
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    04-22-2017, 03:43 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Early Alembic mods... in Bass
    "How about: The modifications to this Starfire II Bass look like they could have been done by a 7th grade metal shop in Pearisburg, VA." I can...
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    04-22-2017, 12:31 AM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Early Alembic mods... in Bass
    I know the whole story and viewed in that context, yeah: he needed a tool and needed it quickly. STILL makes me cringe...I just can't help it...it's...
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    04-21-2017, 11:37 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Early Alembic mods... in Bass
    As many times as I've seen PICs of that bass, it still makes me cringe. Function definitely took precedence over form that time...
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    04-21-2017, 11:33 PM
    Minnesota Flats started a thread Bridge bling. in Bass
    Consider my ride PIMPED, homeboys! PeteyBass appears to have shut down his operation for now (website seems to have gone away), but I snagged what...
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    04-14-2017, 12:03 AM
    "And ... When using your fingers, what a difference it makes just WHERE you attack the string" IMHO, this is even more true with B-Sonics than...
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    04-12-2017, 11:02 PM
    Just for reference, in 1968, a brand new Starfire II Bass listed for $440. That might sound cheap, but adjusted for inflation, that's about $3132.80...
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    04-12-2017, 09:33 PM
    "In fact his son says the 'white' Guild was scrapped or parted out to make the Tractor" From our present-day perspective, we might be tempted to...
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    04-12-2017, 08:14 PM
    Got t'wonder: what ever happened to that bass?
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    04-12-2017, 06:06 PM
    BTW: thanks for posting. I had not seen that PIC before.
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    04-12-2017, 06:04 PM
    Tiny PIC, but it does confirm that the bass was a blondie:
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    04-12-2017, 04:31 PM
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    04-06-2017, 06:19 PM
    Welcome, starfirebass. Sounds like you have some cool SFs. Looking forward to PICs.
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    04-03-2017, 08:38 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Blasphemy? in Bass
    With all those pots, pups and switches, the thing probably hefted in at 12 or 13 pounds, so they cut off the horns as a weight-reduction measure. ...
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    04-03-2017, 08:33 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Blasphemy? in Bass
    "With that said, looks like the owner of that thing apparently gave up on it as it's missing 3 strings..." Once he'd had a crack at trying to...
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    04-03-2017, 08:31 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Blasphemy? in Bass
    I think that might be "reverse stereo" ("up/down" instead of "right/left" channels)... ;-) Six knobs to control half of each of three pickups,...
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    04-03-2017, 07:23 PM
    Minnesota Flats replied to a thread Blasphemy? in Bass
    That Godwin GuitarOrgan is a bit too radical for me. I can get by with a mere 3 split pickups, 12 strings, 12 knobs and 4 toggles. Call me a...
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