Post Number: 916
|Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:00 am: |
***After some suggestions of some helpful Forum members I have decided to keep the bass***
after long thoughts about this I have decided to sell or trade my Dragon Wing.
I know, you now will say: what the hell is he doing?
Well, this time it is not mainly moneywise so I will explain the situation first:
1. I urgently need a 5string for my second band Martigan. You
all know what I have bought ex Jeffs Scooter but this needs
to be paid off and it will take a few months for me still.
2. I urgently need a 5string for my second band Martigan.
I cannot do the job with a 4string, tried to, but I definetely
need the low B string. And as the first gig is scheduled to
be on November 7th I need to do something.
3. the gigs with my WHO tribute get bigger, more professional
and rougher. We do have 3 roadies helping us and I donīt
want to risk anymore taking the Dragon on stage.
OK, you might say taking Scooter one day with me on stage
is the same. No, with Martigan I do have full control as I can
take care of my equipment by myself, but with WHO ARE YOU
we have reached another dimension.
As I am not able to keep the Dragon and to just leave it at home (I also need to buy a second rig for Martigan) I have decided to give it to someone else who would take good care of it.
The bass is in fantastic condition, no dings, no dongs, no scratches. Only the brass of the bridge and tail has a bit tarnished.
So generally I am also open to trade in towards an equal Alembic 5string. If I would sell it I could use the money for Scooter, if not I also would be happy to trade in an Alembic 5 for it to have the actual Martigan problem solved.
(Message edited by davehouck on September 20, 2009)
(Message edited by senmen on September 21, 2009)
Post Number: 377
|Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:20 am: |
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 11:09 am: |
That's quite a surprise Oliver ! I'm sure it hasn't been an easy decision to take.
Needless to say that's a gorgeous bass. Good luck with sale, hopefully it stays in the Club.
Post Number: 462
|Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 3:01 am: |
Might I suggest, Oliver, that you acquire a used Epic 5 or Essence 5 at a reasonable price to handle the business of Martigan? Or even, at the risk of promoting anarchy, there are a number of inexpensive 5-strings that might cover your needs.
Then you can keep the Dragon Wing. I obviously don't know the entire situation with your stage crew and such, but why can't they handle the rig and you carry DW on stage yourself?
Post Number: 917
|Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 3:27 am: |
many thanks for your suggestions.
I have thought about these and this is worth a try.
Rather looking for a Epic or Essence 5 at a reasonable price would make sense.
Thank you for your thoughts, they helped me and I think I will keep the bass, needs to be kept.
Post Number: 528
|Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 3:55 am: |
that bass is a work of art!..........we've seen too many "Alembics of players Dreams" being built here only to end up for sale within a year or so!
Post Number: 918
|Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 4:00 am: |
Well as noted on top of my above post, I will keep the bass....
Post Number: 666
|Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 6:28 am: |
These instruments out live us. But in every custom a bit of our personality is preserved. I'm glad to hear you will be keeping your dragon wing. It only seems proper.
Post Number: 287
|Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 7:17 am: |
I have another idea.
It is conversion Your "Tears for John" to 5 strings !
Dragon's head has enough space for extra tuner on the other side.
You must to order new custom 5 strings tailpiece, and replacement 5 strings nut and bridge for narrow neck 5st. as my basses.
I love 5 strings on regular 4 strings width neck.
It works fine for non slapping guys.
If your play style is 2 fingers or flat picking, it is best way to keep your bass and save money.
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 7:54 pm: |
Oliver I am so glad you decided to keep Tears for John. I was thinking about this since yesterday and the alternatives suggested by the club would seem to be alternatives to be tried first. Best of luck with your search and the bands.