Post Number: 697
|Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 9:28 pm: |
pic is supposed to be in LA circa 1986
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 2:18 pm: |
This bass was just for sale on eBay wasn't it?
Post Number: 704
|Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 2:54 pm: |
Yes. It is a beautiful bass and reminds me of my Series I (as DaveH stated in his post on the eBay for Sale thread on this bass.)
Seeing the bass on eBay made me dig into the history of 'Starcastle' and Mr. Strater. You know, a few breaks here and there, being in the right place at the right time, all have a part in what bands make it and what bands don't. At least this is my opinion. Some of the most talented musicians I have ever seen or heard are ones I have heard in out of the way clubs or churches and never made it big. At least did not make it big in the eyes of the world.
It seems that Mr. Strater was a dedicated musician who kept his passion going at a high level for a long time and enjoyed some commercial success. As the picture above shows, he obviously had great style and great taste in musical instruments.
Adam (2400Wattman) posted that he met Gary Strater and found him to be a very nice guy and top notch musician.
We are all players who not only should, but must, 'Play On.'
Post Number: 1782
|Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 4:43 pm: |
I saw Gary play with Starcastle in '77 or so, opening for Utopia. Great player, great tone and a white Rick as his backup instrument. I believe he's passed away several years ago, from liver or stomach cancer if memory serves...
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 8:39 pm: |
I saw Starcastle twice in toronto in the late 70,s. The first time with the Ric the second time with the series I.,Sounded great both times w a big HiWatt backline!