Saturday, February 21, 2009

Double Neck Electric Bass Guitar

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Galveston guitars are quickly becoming well known in the industry due to their excellent quality at an affordable price. Galveston guitars have the value you love, and are becoming one of the best selling guitars for a reason, great sound, looks to match, quality materials, all at an affordable price. Available in a variety of styles, models and finishes, Galveston is today’s musician’s guitar.

High Quality Guitar made in Korea - PRO Series
Case: Hard Shell
D'Addario Strings
Body: Solid Swamp Ash w/ Quilted Flame Maple Top
Neck: Hard Maple
F/B: Ebonal (Fretless) Rosewood (Fretted)
Beautiful Bat In-Lays on Fretted Neck
Scale: 34"
Adjustable Truss Rods
Sealed Tuning Machines
Width of neck at nut: (Fretless) 1 3/4"
Width of neck at nut: (Fretted) 1 3/4"
Pickup: GB4/GB5
Controls: 2V, 2T, 3T S/W
Bridge: 1202
Dimensions: 44 1/2" 18 3/4" x 1 5/8"
Weight: 13 1/4 pounds
Color: Transparent Blue
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Model #: USB-405 BLUE

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Steve Bailey Fretted Jazz Bass VI (6-String) - Black Ebony
When you play this bass you’re in good company with Steve Bailey himself, a player’s player and instructional author with a diverse and stellar list of performing and recording credits that includes Dizzy Gillespie, the Rippingtons and Jethro Tull.
The fretted version of the Fender Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI is a phenomenal vehicle for self-expression that offers you the opportunity to explore a virtually limitless tonal palette in the quest to define your own voice on the instrument. From silky singing cello-like tones to the thundering bottom end that only a beautifully executed low “B” string can produce, this instrument is the finest example of the marriage of art and engineering.
Features include a select alder body, a quartersawn maple neck with an asymmetrical profile, a 9.5” to 14” compound-radius two-octave ebony fingerboard, custom Fender pickups, 18-volt active electronics, an onboard mute switch, onboard active EQ, a heavy-duty fully adjustable Fender locking bridge and Bailey’s initials on the back of the headstock. Heavy-duty ultra gig bag included.

Body: Select Alder
Neck: Quartersawn Maple, Asymmetrical “C” Shape, (Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard: Ebony with Compound 9.5” to 14” Radius (241 mm to 355.6 mm)
No. of Frets: 24 Medium Jumbo Frets
Pickups: 2 Custom 6-String Jazz Bass Pickups
Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Blend, Bass Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut, Mute Switch
Pickup Switching: Pickup Blend Control with Center Detent
Bridge: Locking CVM (Convertible Modular) Bridge
Machine Heads: Hipshot Ultralite Tuning Machines
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell
Scale Length: 34” (863.6 mm)
Width at Nut: 2" (50.8 mm)
Unique Features: Steve Bailey’s Initials on Back of Headstock, Top Mounted Strat Input Jack, Asymmetrical Neck Profile, White Side Dot Position Markers Only, Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods, 5-Bolt Neck Attachment, Slightly Contoured Heel for Comfort in Upper Register, Unique 6-String String Retainer, 4 Over 2 Under Tuning Machine Array,
Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250 6-M, NPS, Gauges: .030, .045, .065, .085, .105, .130

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Gene Simmons Owned Bass Ernie Ball Kiss

The StingRay is legendary for it powerful tone and excellent, highly shapeable preamp. Introduced in 1976, it was the first bass to feature active electronics and advancements such as a 6-bolt neck joint, contoured body, superior neck truss-rod system, and rock-solid bridge, all of which keep it on top of the pack. Constructed with a select hardwood body, maple neck, Schaller BM tuners, 3-band active EQ, and MusicMan humbucking pickup.

This guitar is from The Butterfields/Lelands Kiss auction from a few years ago. The auction catalogue states that Gene played the bass in the studio on Psycho Circus. I doubt the bass was ever played live as it isn't a model that Gene would seem to play live.
The bass is in great condition and I have played it a few times just around the house It is a ernie ball musis man bass as shown in the picture.