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A fretless bass. Just love the sound of the sliding into the note, as I do with slide on guitar. I was first introduced to it via the David Munyon album Code Name Jumper which is an excellent album. It has Warren Haynes of Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule as producer and guitarist. Munyon's covers album Big Shoes is excellent btw. I also like his vocals. Most of his albums have fretless bass to some degree but those two are the best in my view.

The Vintage fretless basses get good reviews and at $699 new would be worth a look. After all the other things on the GAS list. Sigh.
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olegmcnoleg wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:47 am
Slowy wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:56 am https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instrum ... ec3a5f-001

I never learn. I had an excellent 335 style and never bonded with it. Doesn't seem to stop me wanting this though. :roll:
I have major gas for that Eastman semi. Their high end guitars are just sublime.
Same here. Trying to resist!

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bender wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:14 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:47 am
Slowy wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:56 am https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instrum ... ec3a5f-001

I never learn. I had an excellent 335 style and never bonded with it. Doesn't seem to stop me wanting this though. :roll:
I have major gas for that Eastman semi. Their high end guitars are just sublime.
Same here. Trying to resist!
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Gassing to zhuzh my Princeton Reverb. Want to re-cover it and I'm thinking about a speaker swap too.

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Thought the Plethora looked cool, but the price :shock:
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Gassing for a Mr Black Supermoon. Tentatively wondering if anyone's holding one before I look offshore?
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I'm thinking very hard about (read "want") a Fender American Professional Strat. There are some very good deals on them on Music Machine.

They're about the level of expensive that I could justify buying it and playing it, instead of putting it in an altar and worshipping it.

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Second-hand Custom Shop Strats can come up around the $3k mark. I play the hell out of mine, no altars involved.

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Wairarapajack wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:48 pm I'm thinking very hard about (read "want") a Fender American Professional Strat. There are some very good deals on them on Music Machine.

They're about the level of expensive that I could justify buying it and playing it, instead of putting it in an altar and worshipping it.
Case in point. Bet he'd do $3k outside of TradeMe.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 3011873417

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robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:21 am
Wairarapajack wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:48 pm I'm thinking very hard about (read "want") a Fender American Professional Strat. There are some very good deals on them on Music Machine.

They're about the level of expensive that I could justify buying it and playing it, instead of putting it in an altar and worshipping it.
Case in point. Bet he'd do $3k outside of TradeMe.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 3011873417
That was listed today, with TM's 'no success fee' promo, so I doubt he'd want to drop the price $350 just to sell outside of TM.

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sunburster wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:03 am
robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:21 am
Wairarapajack wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:48 pm I'm thinking very hard about (read "want") a Fender American Professional Strat. There are some very good deals on them on Music Machine.

They're about the level of expensive that I could justify buying it and playing it, instead of putting it in an altar and worshipping it.
Case in point. Bet he'd do $3k outside of TradeMe.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 3011873417
That was listed today, with TM's 'no success fee' promo, so I doubt he'd want to drop the price $350 just to sell outside of TM.
Ah no fees day. I wondered why there were a hundred guitars listed by 9am.

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I was having a look at that one. It is very tempting and I love the look of a Mary Kaye, but I have a real aversion to Maple fretboards.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/3011780175 is very tempting though. American Standards are generally great quality and it is cheap as chips.

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Wairarapajack wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:22 pm I was having a look at that one. It is very tempting and I love the look of a Mary Kaye, but I have a real aversion to Maple fretboards.
So did I until I bought one and played it furiously. Also, I think the fretboards of Custom Shop models usually don't have the horrible sticky plastic coating of the Standards. But YMMV and all that.

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Wairarapajack wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:22 pm I was having a look at that one. It is very tempting and I love the look of a Mary Kaye, but I have a real aversion to Maple fretboards.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/3011780175 is very tempting though. American Standards are generally great quality and it is cheap as chips.
Not a huge fan of the relic work, but otherwise this looks tasty and well-priced.

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Re: What are you gassing for?

Post by Wairarapajack »

Cheers Rob, I'll keep an eye on it, half the price of a new Professional is definitely a plus. I hadn't seen the back of the neck photos though.

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