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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh ok, knew what was being done, but not for whom hehe. And btw, wash your hands before you play, that fingerboard was DIRTY! hehehe
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's the bad part about playing a 2 hour gig and having your hands sweat.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chinsk wrote:
Yeah, that's the bad part about playing a 2 hour gig and having your hands sweat.


Just joshing ya...I wouldnt know anything about 2hour gigs, I play in my living room to my dog most times lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some better comparrison pics of the 7-string pickups next to a set of 4's...



And this is what the new, beveled headstocks look like, with slightly deeper cutaways as well. Let me know what yall think...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too sure from only one photo if I like it or not. Can you do a side-by-side pic with the previous & that one?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Wick wrote:
Not too sure from only one photo if I like it or not. Can you do a side-by-side pic with the previous & that one?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I'll try and get a side by side when I can. Didnt really think about it at the time, were 4-5 other basses sitting right there too of couse Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's some comparison shots of an old 6'er and the new one.










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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The difference is subtle, but I like the new, deeper cuts a little better. And it always seems weird now when I hear someone make a negative comment about Pete's headstocks. I was also wary of one before I saw it in person, but to me, they look great and fit the body shape quite well. But again, I was a skeptic before seeing them firsthand.

Oh, and I must say that this bass is really hawt!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is subtle, yet it accentuates the headstock shape even more. I'm sure Pete has covered this but I wonder if more mass at the zero fret/nut headstock isn't a good (better?) thing? I'm thinking of all the Gibson's I've seen with busted headstock/neck joints. Don't mean to be negative, and the new one doesn't look thin. I'm just wondering. BTW - Tom I second your emotion on that bass. Ever since I saw a Fodera and then an MTD with mahogany body and flamed redowood top I've been jonesin'! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at my Custom 5 (which was made last year), it looks like the cutouts for the holes are just as deep. Do I have the "new" headstock? I thought that the "new" photo looked a lot like my "old" headstock. Here's mine:




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you may have the deeper cuts Tom, but some things yall maybe didnt pick up on is how everything is rounded over now and has a bevel. You can see it in the close up shots I did. All the old ones had a square edge on them, and I think the rounding over here, in the neck pocket gap, and the pickup routes, really make the bass look a lot more "finished". It adds that smooth quality that the older ones did not in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juneau wrote:
Well you may have the deeper cuts Tom, but some things yall maybe didnt pick up on is how everything is rounded over now and has a bevel. You can see it in the close up shots I did. All the old ones had a square edge on them, and I think the rounding over here, in the neck pocket gap, and the pickup routes, really make the bass look a lot more "finished". It adds that smooth quality that the older ones did not in my opinion.


I think I see what you are talking about. It is hard to tell via a photo, though. My guess is that it will be more obvious in person.

Tom.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats your headstock btw, the brown one. So you should be able to tell a lot better soon Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juneau wrote:
Thats your headstock btw, the brown one. So you should be able to tell a lot better soon Smile


Sweet! I thought it might be! Very Happy

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