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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8525
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post

Balerion hatch day

Phil is so happy about the muscle memory for this short scale length. Balerion was hatched on May 8.
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 4507
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:30 am:   Edit Post

So has Phil had two new basses from you Mica, a medium and a short scale 6 string bass?
mtjam
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Post Number: 310
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:42 am:   Edit Post

Another masterpiece!

Congratulations, Phil!
sonicus
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Post Number: 4198
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 2:15 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations Phil !

Surely in your hands " Balerion" will be in top form for a "Mighty Dragon" of a performance ! In the moment spontaneous counterpoint, blazing and roaring ! :-) Perhaps we will experience some impressive sounding bass chords with this scale length at your performances as well .

Sonic Regards,

Wolf

http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Balerion ( I love that show as well )
jalevinemd
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Post Number: 987
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post

Certainly making up for lost time.
moongerm
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Post Number: 206
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

Wow! What is the Guage of the lowest string?
stephenr
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Post Number: 81
Registered: 9-2014
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:21 am:   Edit Post

Nice... figured Phil would be springing for a second Alembic.
5a_quilt_top
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Post Number: 526
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

Hey, how cool is that - !

Just in time for the GD "mini tour" this summer.
stephenr
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Post Number: 82
Registered: 9-2014
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post

He played this bass at the "Dear Jerry" show in Maryland last week. Some great shots of Phil and the bass in this gallery as well as all the other performers. There are a ton of pictures, suggest using arrow keys to scroll through instead of waiting for the slideshow. If you go backwards you will get to some shots of Balerion more quickly.

http://www.erikkabik.com/dear-jerry-concert
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8527
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post

Yup, Vince, he's got both short and medium scale basses.

Brian, DR pulled through and made Phil custom gauges of Sunbeams like we used on Khaleesi: .040 .055 .070 .085 .100 .115 PLUS they made him some Pure Blues and Flatwound Legends in the same gauges.

Balerion
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 988
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:53 pm:   Edit Post

So is a six string bass like this tuned like a guitar…

EADGBE (low to high)?
moonliner
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Post Number: 316
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet!!
That really is a beauty. Well done!
sonicus
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Post Number: 4201
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 5:08 pm:   Edit Post

Jonathan , there can be variations but many 6 string bass players tune ; BEADGC (low to high).
jalevinemd
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Post Number: 989
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Wolf.
rv_bass
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Username: rv_bass

Post Number: 29
Registered: 8-2014
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

A beautiful work of art, it must sound fantastic!

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