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Username: bassthang

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 9:40 am:   Edit Post

Happy New Year, I live in Silver Spring, but I'm really a misplaced Texan.
I don't have a bass, but I used to own a F-1X (sold it). Now I'm gassing for either a Superfilter or a used brown Stanley (short scale).
Also have an Alembic bridge/tailpiece assembly on my Guild, as well as a bottle of polish [see photo], so I guess that qualifies me for membership! :-)
Cheers, TommyEasy to guess who's been a major influence on me.
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1524
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

Hello and welcome. That's a nice Starfire and Versatone .
I too started my Acquaintance with Alembic in the 1970's by having my Guild Starfires modified by Alembic. You can find pics and stories here;
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1527
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

Hello Tommy. Welcome from yet another Starfire owner. Hope you enjoy the forum and the discussions.
Keep playing,
Username: bassthang

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys.
Sonicus, I've seen your pics of your bass before. It's very nice, especially the wooden p/u rings.
A little bit of history on mine. It was originally a single p/up model. When I found it at the Guitar Shop in downtown D.C., it had a Bartolini in the bridge position and was wired for stereo/mono output. All the mods were done by Michael Tobias, who used to work there.
Never one to leave things alone, I found a couple of Hagstroms, took out the Bart and replaced it, and re-wired back to stock configuration. It's been that way ever since.
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 665
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the club. Always glad to add a DC area member.

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