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About Kelvinator

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  1. Good groove going on there! Your Gibby sounds great.
  2. The more I look at the new EB in natural satin, the more I like it. I kinda like the T-bird style headstock too. There are a lot of good things going on there: set 3 piece maple neck (stable and bright), swamp ash body (excellent tone wood) , and the Babicz bridge (none better IMHO) should add up to a great sounding bass; especially if the controls are like the last EB. It would be nice if it came with a case, but I have cases. I'd sure like to know what the thing weighs; I guess you have to add up all the components to figure that out, but I'm too lazy! And then there's the truss rod questi
  3. That's what l like to see! Good to know
  4. I agree that the previous EB is a much better looking bass, but I don't think the new one is actually ugly - it just doesn't look like a Gibson to me... When the previous model came out, there were a lot of negative comments about the looks of it too; not on the forum, but on Gibson.com. A lot of the comments seemed almost idiotic; probably from people who have never played or seen a Gibson. Having 24 frets, one thing that would concern me about the new EB would be the truss rod. I have a 2006 24 fret Les Paul Double-Cut (earlier version of the Money Bass). It's a beautiful bass that gets
  5. Don't worry- it's not a big deal. I had the same problem with my SG (I forget what year, but it was the first year for the re-issue). I just glued them in with wood glue and never had another problem, and I used the bass for years. If you're thinking of replacing the bridge, I would highly recommend the Babicz Full Contact. I've used the Hipshot and the Babicz; the Hipshot is a big improvement over the 3 point, but the Babicz is so much better. Noticeable sustain, adds some brightness/ harmonics, and it's infinitely adjustable. The Babicz is the only bridge I've ever had that I could definit
  6. can you post some pics?
  7. Nice to hear from you! That's a beautiful P Bass. I've been thinning my heard over the past year, and I'm down to the 3 pup LP, the LP Double Cut, the Swamp Rat EB3L, and 2 old Aria Pro II 32's. I sold everything that I just didn't use or play out with. Now (as you always manage to do) you've got me thinking about another project bass, and what fun they are to build! Thanks a heap! .
  8. That bass is gorgeous Merle! Good placement of the neck pickup too. I'll bet she sounds great!
  9. Looks like a good deal to me, especially with the Babicz bridge. That "fracture" looks like a slight separation of the fingerboard to the neck, and it was probably glued - shouldn't be a problem. If you've been looking for a SG Special - go for it!
  10. Very very cool!! Nice to see another modded Les Paul. It's great to have a "one of a kind", and have the guts to take a router to a Gibson! This is my '01 LP that I modded several years ago. Started out as Honeyburst. Added a neck pickup and a couple Lace Alumitones, and had her refinned to what I call Wineburst. Still my favorite.
  11. I've been thinning the herd over the past couple of years. I'm down to my '01 LP Std., '06 LP Double Cut, the "Swamp Rat" '72 EB3L, and a couple of 32" scale Aria Pro IIs from the early 80s. The EB3L and the LP Std. are my favorites; they play and sound great, but they're both very heavy! By the end of a 4 hour job my old shoulder is feeling it, but the sound is worth the pain. I'll never sell my remaining Gibsons. I still try other basses, but haven't played anything that even comes close to the EB3L or the LP. It's a wonderful thing to be totally satisfied with what you have, and that save
  12. Here in NW PA where the weather is constantly changing, I have to adjust the 1 piece mahogany necks and intonation on my Les Paul basses 4 or 5 times a year. The old EB3L with the 3 piece maple neck seems very stable; I'll only have to tweak it twice a year (winter/summer). I noticed last night that the G string was a tad flat. I don't see how the saddles on the Babicz could move, unless I didn't tighten the lock screw enough. To be fair, I haven't touched that bridge in over a year. Who knows, if the sun comes out today, that G string could be right on!
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