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  1. #31

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    Home to Old Smoothie-img_4164b-jpg

    It is good to be the bass player.

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    Home to Old Smoothie-img_4164b-jpg

    It is good to be the bass player.
    Sure is!!!

    My Smoothie arrived. First thing was a set of EB Group 11 flats...WOW

    Pics are up after the weekend.

    (Hint hint. Look under the control plate )

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    Try the Cobalt flats. Amazing.

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    What's under the control plate? I'm not going to rush out and just BUY a screwdriver, you know.

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    Finally some pics.

    Warm deep bass

    Great neck. very low action

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    You and me, Gavin, we needed this bass.

    I was just sitting in the studio, here, noodling around, playing "Misty" and that sort of thing and thought, "If this were it, if this were all I could have, that would be sublime."

    What's under the control plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    What's under the control plate?
    BP and the team have done a really great job with this beautiful Bass! Even the extent of adding a black epoxy preamp
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  8. #38

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    Hahaha! That's perfect! The fabled black epoxy preamp.

    I sense Dudley's presence in this.

  9. #39

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    Geez - you guys are killing me - I'm still waiting for mine
    2018 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    I've now got my Old Smoothie and what a lovely bass it is. The chocolate burst colour is really wonderful. It has a number of pre EB features not on the classic series such as string tree on the D and G strings, and no position marker on the 21nd fret (top and side). The decal is as a pre EB also.

    Sound wise this bass has great sustain and plays very evenly across the whole fretboard with good balance - I'm finding its capable of being very fast. I intend to use it for a couple of gigs later in November so I'll let you all know how it fares - I'm sure it will be excellent.

    I'll post some pictures later....
    Last edited by drTStingray; 11-02-2016 at 01:32 AM.
    2018 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by drTStingray View Post
    ...It has a number of pre EB features not on the classic series such as string tree on the D and G strings, and no position marker on the 22nd fret (top and side). The decal is as a pre EB also.
    Don't forget the control knobs. They're a pre EB Feature also

  12. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken View Post
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    Congrats!



    Don't forget the control knobs. They're a pre EB Feature also
    Thanks Gav - that's cool, I'd noticed they had a free-er operation compared with my classic Ray. The pick up's a work of art as well, complete with non-tapered edge pole pieces and the split cover. I can't wait to try this bass at volume. If it's anything like the sound at home volumes it will be exceptional.
    2018 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    Super clean looking. Perfect blend of classic and modern, in my opinion.
    "They say there ain't no rest for the wicked, and oddly I haven't slept in forever"-Jeremiah the Goat

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