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1uncertain3

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PostPosted: 05/04/2010 at 4:56 PM    Post subject: Guitars/Basses link

I've been digging on the discussions lately, especially the music and fuzz threads. With that in mind, I've been wondering what our fellow Bean players play when they are not using their Beans? For me, I use a Les Paul Catalina and recently purchased a 1970 SG Deluxe. Before buying my first Bean, I was a major LP guy but after obtaining the Bean, I found I didn't play the LP much; I do have to admit that I love the LP tone but I also like the weight is also a major consideration (because after an hour of playing the Bean my back starts to throb a bit). The weight issue is exactly why I acquired the SG. In all, I wouldn't trade the Bean(s) for either the LP or the SG, but I like to have options.



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Chelsea

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PostPosted: 05/04/2010 at 8:32 PM    Post subject: RE:Guitars/Basses link

Before I acquired my TB2000, I had a Gibson SG reissue bass. I loved the light weight, the short scale, and lack of body obstruction... until I got the 2000. Now it feels like a toy and in comparison, the pickups are really lifeless and dull. I just sold it a couple weeks ago and am waiting on an EGC. It's true... it's hard to go back! The element that I miss the most about the SG is the body shape... I could play high on the neck without the body getting in the way and it didn't crush my left boob the way the TB2000 does, so these are the things I made sure my new bass incorporated. In a way, the 2000 ruined everything... I can never have just a regular instrument anymore!

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PostPosted: 05/04/2010 at 8:42 PM    Post subject: RE:Guitars/Basses link

Hmmm.. for me. I guess I do pluck on the strat-that-I-like-to-hate every once and a while. At band practice, I'm always picking up the the other guitarist's Les Paul Elegant Custom Shop.. great guitar.

I've played my TB1000S Standard forever, but recently I've been playing the TB500. I can appreciate the weight discussion. My Standard is the older thick body.. which I love.. but it's heavy. The 500 is nice and light, but completely different character.

Kevin at EGC is working on a Series One for me.. and I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on that. Getting it with thicker profile neck (similar to Les Paul) and Mahogany body. Ah.. yeah.

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Thrasher

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PostPosted: 05/05/2010 at 12:18 AM    Post subject: RE:Guitars/Basses link

My other fave is a Tokai Love Rock - one from around '85 I think. I've tried Les Pauls (in fact I own a nice AAA top DC) and never found one that matches this beauty. It's loaded with Duncan PAF 59 pickups and the tone is to die for. Through my Orange Tiny Terror there is only one guitar comes close - yep my TB1000S!

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BoulderBean

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PostPosted: 05/05/2010 at 2:49 PM    Post subject: RE:Guitars/Basses link

I sold my Strat a week after I got my Bean 1000S six years ago. Since then I've added to the herd a bit - an EGC Custom 500 and a Yamaha neck-thru thrasher guitar that I refinished and rebuilt. I enjoy playing them all at home, but when it comes time to rehearse or perform the Bean is my first choice. The weight is an issue, but the tone makes it seem a lot lighter.

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1uncertain3

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PostPosted: 05/05/2010 at 10:06 PM    Post subject: RE:Guitars/Basses link

Thanks to everyone who has commented back.

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