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    as my new-to-me Caprice came with flats (I think...

    as my new-to-me Caprice came with flats (I think EB Group IIIs) i'd go with that combo.
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    thanks everyone. and the neck is oh my goodness...

    thanks everyone.
    and the neck is oh my goodness wonderful. yes yes yes, my fav part of the bass.
    tone is delish, just what you want (for me and my music)
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    well, there's this one

    well, there's this one
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    Back in the family again

    Howdy pardners,
    Been away for a while, (doubt anyone noticed) but I recently picked up a white Caprice on TB and am happy to be back playing some EBMM. When I get a chance, I post some pics.
    Good...
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    one reason to stand at the left of the drummer...

    one reason to stand at the left of the drummer (if you are a righty). fewer cymbal interactions
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    Question: agree. you are talking the difference in string...

    agree. you are talking the difference in string spacing in millimeters. millimeters. find something that works for you, and play the snot out of it.
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    I'm glad Golem never holds it back

    I'm glad Golem never holds it back
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    roasted flame....wow

    roasted flame....wow
  9. agree with Cowpilot-man....nice mid-range...

    agree with Cowpilot-man....nice mid-range tension, moreso than Tis, less so than Chromes. perfect tension for the music I play (ranges from modern country pop to classic rock).
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    Played one today at Sweetwater, the surf green...

    Played one today at Sweetwater, the surf green one. Played superb, although I would set up differently. Very easy to get several tones I would find useful. Mostly (for me) using only the mid and...
  11. regular EB flats = fantastic vintage tone cobalt...

    regular EB flats = fantastic vintage tone
    cobalt EB flats = fantastic vintage (with EQ) and modern tones

    choice is a good thing
  12. in case one is partial to flats. here's a quick...

    in case one is partial to flats. here's a quick and dirty list

    EBMM Cobalts - big sound, perfect tension, sound closer to rounds but easier on the fingees
    EBMM Group IIs or IIIs (still out...
  13. surprised nobody went here yet: Vulfpeck...

    surprised nobody went here yet:

    Vulfpeck "Boogie on Reggae Woman" Stevie Wonder Cover Live // SiriusXM // Jam On - YouTube

    obviously some kinda pedal going on here.
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    if you can get past the tolex finish, they are...

    if you can get past the tolex finish, they are fantastic value basses.
  15. Jack, you sound so poetic, like something Craig...

    Jack, you sound so poetic, like something Craig Young would write...maybe he's mentoring you?
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    a picture is worth 1000 words

    a picture is worth 1000 words
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    Question: my favorite 2 finishes are: 1) bare wood with...

    my favorite 2 finishes are: 1) bare wood with oil/wax finish, similar to original stingray. advantage is it can be redone any time (as outlined above) 2) satin finish, similar to my new Caprice. ...
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    looks like the hipshot ultralight one "anchor"...

    looks like the hipshot ultralight one "anchor" screw hole will be covered if you ever need to install back the original tuners. nice.
  19. as of today, this one's hanging with me. I was a...

    as of today, this one's hanging with me.
    I was a big fan of the passive tone of the Big Al.
    This has all that and something else too, and the necks are just as advertised.
    Very happy, but still in...
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    Question: Group IIIs are fine strings, flatwounds from the...

    Group IIIs are fine strings, flatwounds from the old-school Jamerson/Carol Kaye school of bass playing. They are also a very good value-priced flatwound string.
    If you can still find them out there...
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    are we going to start calling you Lord Passive...

    are we going to start calling you Lord Passive Green Thingy? :D


    oh, one more thing...diamond blue Caprice inbound...
  22. Similar to Lord Bongo, I've never had a problem...

    Similar to Lord Bongo, I've never had a problem myself going thru-body, but generally believe in being cautious, so I typically don't string flats thru the body (on basses that present that as an...
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    I have to say I agree with golem. Stream of...

    I have to say I agree with golem.

    Stream of consciousness here:

    When I first heard of plans for Cutlass/Caprice, I thought....that's it, Pops has finally caved in after all these years.
    That...
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    pics?

    pics?
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    cobalt flats are my go-to flats now. have them...

    cobalt flats are my go-to flats now. have them on all but one of my basses.
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