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  1. mellowgerman

    Case for Guild B30 Acoustic Bass

    It's one of the biggest acoustic basses out there (there are only a few larger). Original Guild cases will be extremely rare and I doubt you'll be able to find a different case or bag that are a good fit. Your best bet might be to just have a case or gig bag custom made, or maybe to have a 1/2...
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    Cable Guy Drills Through Martin HD28V

    Thank god it wasn't a GUILD!!!
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    Random guitar and amp pairings

    Starfire and AGC Bonham. The magic pairing!
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    Hey! I'm Ingo :cool: This pick is about me! Though I'm not sure what "we tru" means. On a more serious note, I like heavy picks for bass (use a pick for a few tunes but mostly fingerstyle), but I like the smooth Tortex plastic picks. They have kind of a satin feel to them and seem like a...
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    Fretless Basses

    I'm pretty sure there were fretless versions available in the early 70's... pretty sure I remember seeing at least a factory fretless JS-II, but I'm pretty sure M-85 and Starfire factory fretlesses have come across my radar too. If not factory, they were very well done. It has been a while...
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    1970s S-100 and M-75

    My guess would be the price differential was due to the extra work involved with a carved arched top and binding. I think the same was true for Gibson SG and Les Paul guitars. To be honest, in terms of playability and actual weight, I prefer S-100's and SG's. Never been a big fan of the Les Paul...
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    1970s solid body M-85-1 bass w humbucker

    Cool, I don't know that I've ever spotted one of those before. Only M85-I basses I recall were early hollow ones with the bisonic, but of course that doesn't mean there weren't a few solid bodies with the bucker
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    Ugliest pickguard

    If it didn't go all the way to the neck edge of the top, I could deal with it, but this one has just gone TOO FAR
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    Incoming: deep greens and blues are the colors I choose

    Ah the mysteries of the past
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    Incoming: deep greens and blues are the colors I choose

    Weird! I can't remember that one, but if it was posted here (possibly by me even) I'm sure I saw it! Although, there were a few lulls in my LTG-surfing when I decided to run off and disconnect from internet for months at a time. Nowadays that's less likely to happen as I've decided to come back...
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    Sold FREE: 2 Vol/Tone brad nail indicators 1970

    Recently I installed a filter preamp in my 1970 Starfire bass. Like with a lot of Alembic-modified Starfires, I made front-mounted control plate for the filters, which necessitated cutting a hole where the original volume and tone controls were. Correspondingly, the little position-indicator...
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    Incoming: deep greens and blues are the colors I choose

    Mainly, I strongly dislike lugging around pedals and the corresponding extra cables and power supplies/batteries (if not passive) -- which also introduce a whole new slew of potential points of signal path disruption, which can be such a bummer when you're in the middle of a tasty groove. The...
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    Incoming: deep greens and blues are the colors I choose

    These Guild humbuckers came in a few different versions... if this is one with the coils connected by external wires across the back of the pickup, you could turn that switch into a coil tap, so you'd have a single coil option. That said, I have also wired up passive high pass filters for basses...
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    Incoming: deep greens and blues are the colors I choose

    Wow, don't think I've ever seen a JS in emerald green! Very cool. That one would have made my heart jump too. Congrats!
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    FS 1966 Ampeg Portaflex SB12 amp head

    Thanks, JP! I think the thing nowadays is that people mostly want these portaflex amps for recording, so not needing them for volume and intending to keep them in a studio, a lot of guys go for the more compact B12 and SB12. This is basically the same reason why I got my SB12, though I'm sure...
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    FS 1966 Ampeg Portaflex SB12 amp head

    Maybe this one will still be around when you're ready! No predicting the used market these days.
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    FS 1966 Ampeg Portaflex SB12 amp head

    Up for sale is my 1966 Ampeg SB12 head. Perfect for the famous Ampeg bass tone on countless 60's records, but also works great as a nice'n'warm jazzy guitar amp. This one has been fitted with a single 1/4" output jack intended for use with any 8ohm cab. It's also had a grounded 3-prong plug...
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    Not about a Guild bass, but...

    I've never seen them used on a T-Bird bass. Pretty sure they always got the big clover style tuners like Fenders and then switched to Gotoh style tuners when they started reissuing them in the 80's(?) The earliest 1958 explorer basses however did have banjo tuners too! Here's a blog page on...
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    Not about a Guild bass, but...

    Yup! Those early EB2's had banjo tuners. I guess it's sort of in-line with upright tuners, how they stick out toward the back, though they are of course mounted on the sides. Wonder how well they held tune?
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    Starfire tinkering continued

    I did it! Found a beautiful 1/8" thick piece of Walnut at Rockler yesterday which had a perfect little bit of curve to it (just like the Starfire top) and was large enough for at least 4 attempts at fashioning a control plate, if need be. My woodworking skills are lacking and my tool stash isn't...