Currently Obsessed With . . .

Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:02 pm

Elmore Leonard
Detroit
Frank Sinatra
Hamer basses
Anthony Bourdain
The Chills
John O'Hara short stories
Archie Comics
Custom suits
Wing tips
Pete Farndon of the Pretenders
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby scannest » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:10 pm

xxxHunterxxx wrote:Hamer basses

6, 8, or 12 strings?
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby version sound » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:14 pm

Interesting list. For the first time I can remember, I'm not actively obsessing over anything I can think of. I went through a solo Morrissey fixation a month or so ago, and a low level obsession with the Sex Pistols, Big Star, The Stooges, et al. is constant, but I'm not really buzzing about anything at the mo.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:15 pm

scannest wrote:
xxxHunterxxx wrote:Hamer basses

6, 8, or 12 strings?


Just got an emerald green 8-string, which is markedly easier to play than my 12-string. Still sounds like a melodic freight train.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:53 am

xxxHunterxxx wrote:
scannest wrote:
xxxHunterxxx wrote:Hamer basses

6, 8, or 12 strings?


Just got an emerald green 8-string, which is markedly easier to play than my 12-string. Still sounds like a melodic freight train.


8 string bass?

Even 5 strings are unacceptable.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby scannest » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:13 am

There's a bell curve with bass guitars. 5 and 6 strings are lame, but they gradually get cooler as string count goes up from there.
Blame Tom Petersson.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:37 am

scannest wrote:There's a bell curve with bass guitars. 5 and 6 strings are lame, but they gradually get cooler as string count goes up from there.
Blame Tom Petersson.


Oops. Double post.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:38 am

scannest wrote:There's a bell curve with bass guitars. 5 and 6 strings are lame, but they gradually get cooler as string count goes up from there.
Blame Tom Petersson.


And also Nick Lowe. I agree about 5-string basses. Fender Bass VIs are acceptable but any other 6-string bass is not.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby version sound » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:06 am

xxxHunterxxx wrote:
scannest wrote:There's a bell curve with bass guitars. 5 and 6 strings are lame, but they gradually get cooler as string count goes up from there.
Blame Tom Petersson.


And also Nick Lowe. I agree about 5-string basses. Fender Bass VIs are acceptable but any other 6-string bass is not.


FALSE. If a Shergold Marathon six string was good enough for Peter Hook, it's good enough for the rest of you jokers.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:22 am

version sound wrote:
xxxHunterxxx wrote:
scannest wrote:There's a bell curve with bass guitars. 5 and 6 strings are lame, but they gradually get cooler as string count goes up from there.
Blame Tom Petersson.


And also Nick Lowe. I agree about 5-string basses. Fender Bass VIs are acceptable but any other 6-string bass is not.


FALSE. If a Shergold Marathon six string was good enough for Peter Hook, it's good enough for the rest of you jokers.


Hmmm. I've never even heard of such a thing. I'm not going to have to buy another bass, am I? Frankly, it's getting harder and harder to keep my wife from figuring out how many I currently own.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby version sound » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:26 am

Nah, just play high up on the neck through a Clone Theory and no one will know the difference.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby version sound » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:35 am

Danelectro Longhorns are also worthwhile in the 6 string bass arena and are responsible for a lot of sounds from the '60s that people attribute to Fender Bass VIs.
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Postby scannest » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:03 pm

VS, I've never known anyone as obsessed with guitars and guitar technology who has never(?) played in a band.

You fascinate me.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby captain2man » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:03 pm

xxxHunterxxx wrote:The Chills


I have 'Brave Words' on (store-bought) cassette....wow. Haven't listened to them in ages (or thought about them too much for that matter).
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby version sound » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:03 pm

When I'm interested in something, I tend to read as much as I can on the subject. You have no idea how much useless info I have in my head about things like vacuum tube types/brands/specs. It came in handy when I was buying NOS and used vintage tubes (online, and IRL before the internet), but these days it's pretty worthless.
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Re: Currently Obsessed With . . .

Postby JGJR » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:27 pm

captain2man wrote:
xxxHunterxxx wrote:The Chills


I have 'Brave Words' on (store-bought) cassette....wow. Haven't listened to them in ages (or thought about them too much for that matter).


I just saw the current lineup play in Brooklyn back in May. They were fantastic, as is their most recent material (a great live album called Somewhere Beautiful, a new studio album called Silver Bullets and a 12" EP single released for RSD earlier this year with a B-side of redone '80s tracks that are incredible). In addition to that, their label Fire has reissued Kaleidoscope World (their singles/stray tracks compilation) with bonus tracks and put out their '80s BBC Sessions. I was able to find the BBC Sessions on vinyl for a really good price in Atlanta last month and got the 12" via Discogs earlier this year, but want the others (they're pricy AF).
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