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82daion
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Username: 82daion

Post Number: 83
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 12:47 am:   Edit Post

I just got this bass today, and I'm blown away, to say the least.

It was owned by fusion trumpeter Donald Byrd until 1980, when it passed into the hands of its previous owner.

It's in pretty good shape for a '75.

Pics:













Specs:

Lacewood top
Peroba Rosa back
Maple core
Zebrawood peghead lams
Maple/Walnut neck
Ebony FB
PF-6 electronics (of course) ;)
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1309
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 2:34 am:   Edit Post

sweet.

graeme
edmouk
Junior
Username: edmouk

Post Number: 17
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 2:51 am:   Edit Post

Very nice. You must be as happy as a kid on Xmas ! Exactly the same bridge on my Series I.
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1546
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 7:18 am:   Edit Post

Very nice indeed. I love the head-stock veneeers.

Olie
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5475
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 1:56 pm:   Edit Post

Nice pics! The Lacewood looks really nice!
82daion
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Username: 82daion

Post Number: 89
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007 - 7:38 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, guys!

The electronics might need upgraded eventually, but other than that, I can't complain. The weight is right around 11 pounds, so it's quite tolerable.

I really love the figure of the Peroba Rosa-it doesn't show well in pictures, but it's got a very shimmery quality to it. Makes me wish they'd used some on the top. ;)

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5stringho
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Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 149
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 03, 2007 - 7:39 am:   Edit Post

Hey, Chris!

Man, I apoligize! I missed this completely! I didn't even realize you'd found a Series! It's really cool. Looks like she's in excellent shape. I imagine she sounds as good as she looks!Yea, we'll have to get together after my Signature gets done, or mebbe we can get with some of the other Midwest guys and have a get-together like the NW and Dallas area Owners. That would be cool! Stay in touch, we'll get sumpin' goin!

Congrats on the Series. BTW, where did you get it?
Have fun and BCooool, Mike (the 'Ho)......
82daion
Intermediate Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 115
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 03, 2007 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, Mike, it's no problem-thanks for the kind words. I got the bass from a member here on the Club who couldn't play it anymore due to wrist trouble.

A large-level midwest GTG would be cool-there are enough people in the area that we could definitely get something cool going. Even just meeting up in the area would be cool, too. We'll just have to see how things work out.

Hope all goes well with your custom-I'll be watching it with interest.

Chris
82daion
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Username: 82daion

Post Number: 126
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 9:35 pm:   Edit Post

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(Message edited by 82Daion on January 29, 2008)
82daion
Intermediate Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 158
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Some new pics of the beast:





funkyjazzjunky
Intermediate Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 106
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post

I love it. I always like basses with differnt combos front & back.

The Peroba Rosa is wonderful.
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1874
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 1:53 pm:   Edit Post

This is a very nice axe. I can se flames in the back.

OO
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6685
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 7:57 pm:   Edit Post

Nice pics!!
kenonbass
Junior
Username: kenonbass

Post Number: 16
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

Ric 4003 + cash?
82daion
Intermediate Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 180
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 9:19 pm:   Edit Post

I saw from another site linked from the forum recently that one of John Entwistle's basses had a similar slice of Peroba Rosa on the back of it, which is pretty cool-it's the only other bass I've seen with this wood, so I imagine that the serial numbers are fairly close.

Thanks for the compliments, gents.
sjhoffma
Junior
Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 14
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 3:11 pm:   Edit Post

Ill do a modulus q5 plus cash if your interested
82daion
Intermediate Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 189
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post

It would have to be a heck of a Q5 at this point, since I realized how stupid it would be to get rid of this bass, but I'll take a look at it if you send a pic or two to the email address in my profile.

As a more general thing, folks-this isn't a sale thread, so please email me or keep discussion in the sale forum. The bass isn't really available for purchase/trade anyway.
ocwh
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Username: ocwh

Post Number: 6
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post

How would the sound of this beauty be compared to my 1997 Orion 5?
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/53682.html?1216749551
-And is trade across the atlantic any good?
82daion
Intermediate Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 196
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

I'd rather not ship across the Atlantic, since the best quote I've gotten with the Anvil case (the only one I've got for it) has been around $700.

And, folks-THIS BASS IS NOT FOR SALE OR TRADE.

If it becomes available again, you guys will be the first to know.

Chris


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82daion
Advanced Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 207
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 8:51 pm:   Edit Post

Speaking of holding on to this bass, I've owned it for a year as of this past weekend. It's been a lot of fun playing such a great instrument-hopefully it serves me for many more.

Chris

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