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A New Boomer?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:30 am
by ricochet
I came home this evening to find (among other things) my daughter and son in law loading up the old Teisco Del Rey short-scale bass that's been sitting around neglected for a while. She's decided she wants to play bass.

RE: A New Boomer?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:41 am
by jeffl
My Gosh! Did you check it over before it left, to see if it needed anything? And, Teisco Del Ray.... would those things have been hot in about l964...? I think the bass player in my first "porch" band, The Briars, played one of those through his Bassman. He got a Haagstrom right after that, and I forgot all about the Teisco. Did that thing have lipstick pickups, or am I slippin' into a stream of unconsciousness...?

RE: A New Boomer?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:41 am
by ricochet
Nope, didn't get a chance to check it over. Bet she didn't even take a tuner, but she'll figure it out. I don't think this particular Teisco's that old, though my boy bought it (at least) second hand. It's a pretty little thing, in nice cosmetic shape with metallic bright green paint.

Her husband's a drummer. She's played keyboard in a rock band, and used to be pretty accomplished in the junior-music-club classical piano scene She's got a good sense for music and I'm sure she'll figure out the basics on her own pretty quickly. Her brother did when he was playing bass for a while, but he's infatuated with playing that crazy Adam Jones Tool stuff all the time now.

RE: A New Boomer?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:50 pm
by bosco
> Teisco Del Ray.... would those things have been hot in about l964...? I think the bass player in my first "porch" band, The Briars, played one of those through his Bassman."

BUBBA- Let me get this straight, he had a Fender Bassman amp and a TEISCO bass??? Now there's a man with priorities. Usually young'ins sink the grubstake on an instrument and then work their way up to a better amp. And the "Briars"? Gotta be a good story there.

RICO- Any updates on Jen's bass playing? (That is her name as I recall, isn't it?) Be cool to have a family band.

Bosco

"Save the Whales. Collect the whole set."

RE: A New Boomer?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:49 pm
by ricochet
She's got the bass, and her husband's got the Squier Strat, set up in their den. I don't know how much they've been practicing, though.

RE: A New Boomer?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:56 pm
by jeffl
>> Teisco Del Ray.... would those things have been hot in about l964...? I think the bass player in my first "porch" band, The Briars, played one of those through his Bassman."
>
>BUBBA- Let me get this straight, he had a Fender Bassman amp
>and a TEISCO bass??? Now there's a man with priorities.
>Usually young'ins sink the grubstake on an instrument and
>then work their way up to a better amp. And the "Briars"?
>Gotta be a good story there.
>
>RICO- Any updates on Jen's bass playing? (That is her name
>as I recall, isn't it?) Be cool to have a family band.
>
>Bosco
>
>"Save the Whales. Collect the whole set."
Bosco: the bass player was actually a damn good sax player by 8th grade; he had me listening to Coltrane at the same time we were learning Kinks,Yardbirds, DC5, etc. We played junior high dances, and parties, and basically spent most of our time pissin' off the neighbors. We'd occasionally practice in his basement, and the whole house would buzz. It wuz fun.