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  1. Minnesota Flats

    Does your bass need a set up?

    To this guy, that seems t'mean something a bit different:
  2. Minnesota Flats

    "J-type" bass with a "Guild-ish" neck?

    I was watching some of Scott Devine's YouTube bass videos when the narrow string spacing of this thing caught my eye. "J-type" basses generally have a 1.50" nut, but much more neck taper (width-wise) and wider string spacing at the bridge than, say, a Starfire. This neck looks much "Guildier"...
  3. Minnesota Flats

    Larkin-Poe

  4. Minnesota Flats

    Starfire Bass siting...

    ...in, of all places, a Turtles video:
  5. Minnesota Flats

    Westerly SF-II loaded with Guild Buckers in the mix

    If anyone who hasn't heard one previously wants to:
  6. Minnesota Flats

    Where are NS Guilds made?

    This may have been covered previously, but in case it has not: https://samick.fandom.com/wiki/SPG_Musical_Instruments_Co.
  7. Minnesota Flats

    DeArmond Starfire II bass

    I recently got to test drive one of these for the first time and examine it close up. I have read some opinions that these come off pretty of cheesy compared to the (MIK) Newark Street Guilds, but didn't find this to be the case, at least based with this example. The Gold Tone pups aren't...
  8. Minnesota Flats

    Whut th'?

    Behold the Fender "Abuelo": http://picdeer.com/media/1967779848661184137_1520648921 Interesting...
  9. Minnesota Flats

    Guild Starfire bass and Epiphone Jack Casady...

    Anyone here own both? I'd be interested to see a PIC of these two sitting side-by-side, just to have an idea of relative, over-all instrument size as well as location of bridge. I would think that because the EJC bridge saddles are located further toward the lower bout strap button than those...
  10. Minnesota Flats

    String-to-string tonal balance?

    WARNING: wordy saga to follow! So...I use D'Addario ECB 81M Chromes (medium-scale, 45-65-80-100) on my SFs. Over a period of time, I've had a nagging, if minor issue with string-to-string tonal balance. When the lower 3 strings were EQ-ed to my liking, the "G" sounded comparatively brassier...
  11. Minnesota Flats

    I would like your experience-based opinions on...

    ..the Guild "Muller" type bridges found on some JS-2s: •Ease/effectiveness of use in setting intonation and string height? •Effect on tone vs. "Harp" style bridges (when either is used on JS-2)? I ask because I only have experience with Harps and that pertains only to use on SFs. Thanks in...
  12. Minnesota Flats

    Bi-Sonics vs. Guild Bass Humbuckers?

    I've never played through anything but the Guild RI Bi-Sonics (as far as my experience with Guild basses goes, I mean). Can anybody point me towards decent sound clips of, say, a Bi-Sonic-loaded, NS SF-II and, say a 1990s, Guild Bass Humbucker-loaded SF-II playing the same licks through the same...
  13. Minnesota Flats

    The scammers are really throwing out the red meat, now...

    This item keeps showing up on eBag over and over again. PICs and description were copied off a legit Reverb auction 5 months ago:
  14. Minnesota Flats

    Guild Newark QC problems?

    I notice that there seem to be an awful lot of "B-stock" and "refurbished" Newark SF Basses showing lately on E-Bay and Reverb. Wonder what the deal is with that. I guess it's good if the issues are all cosmetic, as it will allow people with less discretionary income to enjoy...
  15. Minnesota Flats

    Hate to sound like a broken record...

    ...and I know I'm preaching to the choir, but... I played some other basses (Reverend and Fender) today and while it was fun and different, my Starfire just felt and sounded SO much better when I got back on it. Forgive me, but I'm just not all that interested in playing anything else. How...
  16. Minnesota Flats

    Ahhh: the seasons...

    The the changing colors are especially nice this year:
  17. Minnesota Flats

    Another potential platform for Bi-Sonics?

    This looks interesting. I've always kind of liked the Fender Starcaster re-issue "look". This would be more expensive, but would give you input into specifying custom options like woods and colors and would also be supporting jobs here in the USA. I'd like to stuff Bi-Sonics into one...
  18. Minnesota Flats

    Does this mean...

    ...that these are actually going to start showing up in music stores anytime soon? http://guildguitars.com/g/starfire-bass-ii-in-emerald-green/ Hmmmmmm...
  19. Minnesota Flats

    Hadn't seen this one before...

    ...but maybe I'm just late to the party. Too bad they didn't dispense with the "arty", psychedelic stuff and focus in on the musicians hands and instruments, but that's how it mostly was in those days. JC's Guild sounds thunderous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9diDKg3aos
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