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pappy
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Username: pappy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 6:41 am:   Edit Post

1996 4 string Mark King standard
flame walnut top & back
maple accents
mahogany body
maple/purpleheart neck
plastic oval inalys
side leds
hollow construction

96MJ10026
bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 117
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post

Good morning Bill, welcome to the family. Beautiful bass you have! I am a big fan of the MK bass and like the flamed walnut more everytime I see it.
Congratulations.

Sam
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 879
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

Pappy loop toch niet sjo sjnel .... pappy loop toch niet sjo sjn-l !!!!

Sorry for this outburst in dutch but 9/10 the whole dutch membership is cranking himself up with laughter! It has NOTHING to do WITH YOU ...only ...the nam "pappy" IMMEDIATELY turns on a switch to start singing the song written above which is an ENORMOUS tearjerker!!!!
Sorry again!

Oh ...huh ...AND WELCOME by the way.

Pauls leave your bottles full and heave them to a toast on this nice new brother. There is no banging to do (although ...I think that word "banging" has several meanings rather dark ...well ...oh ...huh .... for us no-native writers) ... I maen no banging on the table (oh ..huh ...I'm making this worse I think) WITH YOUR EMPTY BOTTLES.

H-h!!

If you going on like that you will be in no time the replacement of our all belloved moder Val. I think he will not bother, than he can go on with his masochistic testing of outgoing basses LOL!!!

Paul the bad one
pappy
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 8:46 am:   Edit Post

palembic...I wish I understood your inside humor, but my Dutch ancestry is to many times diluted for me to understand. I am however comfortable and familiar with the clank of bottles.

I am from Texas, and us Texans spoil our children. I bought this beautiful instrument for my then 16 year old son...I know what you may think..."for a kid???" but you should have heard him play!! I have raised him to respect beauty and he has treated this bass with the reverence it deserves.

bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 118
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 9:11 am:   Edit Post

So when my wife accuses me of spoiling my daughter I can say "It's ok Baby, I'm a Texan, it's in my genes." Cool, I like that.

The longer you know Paul TBO the more you'll be scratching your head. That's why so many of us have thinning hair. There's a bunch more Pauls around here. When they all get together it really gets interesting.

Sam
jet_powers
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Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 114
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the club Pappy! That's a pretty bass.

I've never considered being adopted before but if I were to, I would want to be adopted by you!

I raise my FULL bottle and toast to your good taste and generosity.

John Paul aka Paul the John one
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 883
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Pappy...
may I be your next son please???
You know ...I have this wish list .... between
***(()()(-^77%4#***all those stockings.

No ...that is a tasteless joke.
Pappy ...be good for your son.
Son be good for your pappy!
You all out there ...listen to "teach your children" of CSN&Y ...it's a lifetime in a song.

Paul the bad one
pappy
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Username: pappy

Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post

palembic & jet_powers,
You should never get a Texan talking about his kids, he will brag your arm off.
The son job is not open...just being redefined. He is 20 and living away from home now. The MK was bought when he played that way. Many of our Saturdays & Sundays were spent taking him at 13 & 14 around to the different Guitar Centers and Mars Music stores in the Dallas area and letting him wear their strings out. I don't know how many times there would be a couple or three adult aged Funk Players that would peep around the stack of bass amps to see who that was with those Stanley-Like chops only to see a 13 year old white boy. THAT did my old heart good.
We have gathered a pretty good collection of bass and lead guitars in the past 8 years but there comes a time when you gotta move on. The son has moved on to playing lead guitar and front man for a punk band, so I don't get to hear "School Days" anymore. I am eventually going to have to move on myself and probably sell this MK...I guess sell is really the wrong term...find a good home for it may be the way to describe it. It needs to be appreciated.
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 884
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 1:20 pm:   Edit Post

Brother Pappy,

well ...I didn't mean to offend.
I hear a sad story goin'on.
Well ..."sad" is not the right word in english. I'm sorry to don't know the right word.
I has to do with people/family/children to move on. People with whom one was very close.

Indeed ...you don't "sell" those instruments. You have to find a good home for it.
Now "good" ...what's that???
The one who's gonna play on it and definitely going to add some scratches, or the one that bids you the most money and put it in a ...uh ...closet (I really don't know the word) wherfe everybody can admire a special specimen of bass-building???

Paul the bad one
pappy
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Username: pappy

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 2:32 pm:   Edit Post

No offense taken Paul.
I didn't mean to sound sad...on the contrary I am quite happy with my son taking his own path instead of one chosen by another.
You are exactly right about finding a "good" home. This bass needs to be played and enjoyed and sitting for two years in my closet has been a waste of the artisan's work. They could have used that beautiful wood to build a bible stand if it was intended just to sit and look pretty.
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 886
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 3:16 pm:   Edit Post

Brother Pappy,

I suggest you take it to the Swap and shop department.
You never know!!!


Paul the bad one
bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 120
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 3:35 pm:   Edit Post

Bill, seems we have something else in common besides coming from the Republic of Texas. My 19yr old daughter married a punk guitarist. Fortunatly he had the good sense to switch to bass after the wedding. That's two good moves he made.

Sam
pappy
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Username: pappy

Post Number: 5
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post

Wonderfull cycle we are in this thing with life and kids. We only have the one son and since he has left the nest I have spent many evenings in the garage/studio refreshing memories by cleaning the different instruments I can trace my son's musical history through.
How can all those memories can be held by those funny shaped pieces of wood.
bassman10096
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Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 65
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 9:22 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. My son is 16, still at home, plays his Telecaster (that my wife couldn't believe the cost of - but now never questions its value) a few hours a day. I'm really proud of him and all he does (musician, 1st in his class), but I'm sure gonna miss him when life takes him farther away. My dad and I shared music too (a piano-player he was). It was always something special we had to do together.
(Thanks for listening)
Bill
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 61
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 6:11 am:   Edit Post

It seems like my whole family plays bass. 3 of the 6 of us kids at least. At one point I took pictures of every family member posed with different basses, since everybody thought we ALL played (Mom with the 8-string, Dad with the Steinberger, sister Margaret with the fretless Jazz, etc.). My kids are mostly interested in it too, even though I've got them setup with a cello, violin and guitar, which my six year old son calls a "guitar bass." Last night he was asking me about a six-string bass I made several years ago (neck-through, hand-wound pickups and hand-built actives, now in pieces), and told me that he wanted me to teach him how to build another, and that we would have to make the tuners out of wood because that's what we always build things from. ;-) My 10 year old daughter gives the upright a few good thumps every night before bed, no matter how late it is. I guess this is the circle of life. I'm not alone, and you guys understand totally...
PtJoII
pappy
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 7:35 am:   Edit Post

I think I know now why I was drawn to post on this forum. I think now it has more to do with memories than it has to do with basses. My wife sees the old Tex-Mex Strat as an old guitar that he doesn't play anymore, but I still see him playing Black Dog on it in the 6th grade talent show. Those aren't musical instruments...they are memry sticks.
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 902
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Brother John the Paul one
(sounds nice too h ...we have a Brother Paul the John one too ...hahahaha).
Well ...that is a very nice story you shared with us. Seem that not all of us are the heavy Rock&Rollers but try to have a family life too.
BTW: Brother Paul the fake one (the artist formerly known as Dino) can testify that playing upright is VERY relaxing for unborn children ...I mean ...when they are in the mothers ...help ...my english ...this doesn't sound right.

Pappy ...true, but the best memory sticks are those who are still sounding.


Paul tbe bad one
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 62
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post

Brother Paul the bad one,
My ultimate fear is that they will grow up to be like me, a very difficult child! My wife just laughs and tells me I've got it coming.. It sounds like Pappy is going to be *stuck* with a bunch of really nice memory sticks for a long time, which isn't a bad thing at all. Pappy, when your son has kids (and he will) I bet he will want to pass along to them the wonderful things you've passed along to him, Alembic included. I've got a couple of my grandfather's violins (one he made from scrap wood early in the previous century and one a very good Stradivarius copy from the 1700's - he also used to gig with Sousa on a reed instrument), and can't describe the awe, wonder and curiosity I feel when I touch them. If you can hang on to the instruments you will be doing your grandchildren a favor that cannot be duplicated...
BJTPO aka JtPoII aka The Artist Formerly Known As John
pappy
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Paul t b o
You are so right...the memory sticks he now uses are 6 string guitars...one strat...one tele...one Gibson SG...one Gibson MM...and every once in awhile when the Punk juices are not flowing he will play some old guy Rock on the PRS HB-II memory stick. He came home from a gig the other night and asked that I help him clean up his strat and tele...he had dropped his pick and kept going and tore open his strumming finger so there was blood splashed all over the blonde natural Ash wood...quite dramatic he said...a la Ramones. The days of 20 minute Jazz Fusion jams have turned to 2 minute fast playing all Marshall knobs on 10 sing and scream and sweat Punk Rock.
Any tips for getting blood out of single coil pickups? These memory sticks are in shock I think.
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 909
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 1:56 pm:   Edit Post

Brother Bill,

let me try something wise here again.
If that energy is in his body than I think the best way to let it "erupt" is in music. And a lot of energy demands ...well ...the kind of music that puts Marshalls to 10 all over the line.

I'm quite sure that there will come a day that your sun will be in control of that energy and you will be amazed what he will have mastered! I bet he will combine styles and music in him that we can only dream of.

Let's be serious ...we did it the same way.
Only ...we were another "vulcano"

Paul the bad one


Blood out of single coils?? Without any offence but I let it there!!! It's a memory stick no???

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