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PostPosted: 01/18/2007 at 2:59 PM    Post subject: new travis bean on electrical myspace images link

Check out the Electrical Guitar Company Myspace then go to the images section. It looks like he's touting a new Travis Bean design on the 2nd page of the images section.

Can anyone elaborate on this?

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PostPosted: 01/18/2007 at 3:19 PM    Post subject: RE:new travis bean on electrical myspace images link

If you're talking about the picture with the caption "Insides of a new Travis Bean". That is one of the proto type basses from the second run of guitars Travis Bean was going to make around the year 2000. He only made a few prototypes, and the line never went into production. There were a few these protos that made it on eBay, etc, and Kevin picked one up. I think he has a few actually. He was very impressed with the machining that went into the bodies of the new Beans... and that picture illustrates the detail that went into carving out the metal.

Electrical does make the 'next generation' Beans in my opinion. His Custom uses the body style of the TB500 with a aluminum neck modeled after Veleno necks.

His Standard has a similar body style to the TB1000, but a little different and uses the same neck style as the Veleno.

His bass doesn't use the TB2000 body style, but the neck is modeled after the TB2000.

He's also cloned the TB1000 and TB500 pickups!

You can learm more here:
http://www.electricalguitarcompany.com/
and here
http://www.metalnecks.com.....seaction/guitars.manu.htm

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PostPosted: 01/20/2007 at 10:19 AM    Post subject: RE:new travis bean on electrical myspace images link

Kevin might have seen your post. He added a blog entry about the TB reissues, but I'll post a snip from it (I hope that is okay).

quote from Electrical Blog on MySpace

"In 97 Travis Bean went back into buisness for a bit, these guitars were variations on the old instruments. There were 1000, 2000 and 500 types produced. I dont know if a 1000A body type was made. Ive heard many numbers tossed around about how many were made, 18 10 20. I have personally seen 11, 5 basses and 6 guitars. The basses were all 2 pickup Jazz bass setup but with a toggle, volume and tone. The pickups were Carvins. They all had Schaller roller bridges, Gotoh tuners, 34 inch scale and various inlays. 2 came with gig bags with Beans logo printed on them. The backs were made by a fellow named Kelly Condon for Cordell Industries. He is amazing, the way he machined them is incredible. They were made from T7075 a very very strong alloy that is very very expensive. The body blanks started out around 107lbs and finished around 3lbs. The tops and fretting etc were made/done by a company named B Heffner. The 1000 and 500(named Marc Mcelwee(spelling)signature model) are a bit of a mystery. The 6 are owned by 2 guys in California that work with Bean in the Stage Hand Union. One guy tried to auction the purple 1000 on ebay to no avail at 6000.00, this is were I found out about the whereabouts of these guitars. The pickups had Travis Bean engraved and were supposed to be hand made. They were suspended by a cradle system for adjustment and these, unlike the basses, were string through bodies. The electronics varied, all had 2 pus, but some had 4 knobs and some had 2. Bean also had some very wild inlays on the guitars. All the instruments were signed by Bean on the back.

As for what happened?...dunno. Ive heard many things from alot of different people, but its all just hear say even though most of it makes sense and lines up. I still stand by the statement that these as the old ones are some of the finest instruments ever made and its a shame theres not more to go around. "

http://profile.myspace.co.....profile&friendID=75565971

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