New Starfire

New Starfire

Postby brbadg » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:31 pm

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Re: New Starfire

Postby GuildBass » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:30 pm

More here:

http://youtu.be/YQf6-Mwejtc

I have one on order.
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Re: New Starfire

Postby brbadg » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:27 pm

Not gonna let this one pass me by!
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Re: New Starfire

Postby GuildBass » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

Just received mine last Thursday. Worth the wait.
Same delightful neck as the single pickup model (of which Mr. Jack Casady commented when playing mine at FPR "they got it right")
Fit and finish are nice. Pickups are very good. Not Curtis Novak good, but I don't have the urge to swap them soon.

Plus, it's a natural mahogany Starfire bass. I mean how much more Lesh can you get with a stock bass? (Yes, his was red when it had bi-sonics in it, but you know what I mean)

Plays and sounds great stock.

Even better with flats.

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Re: New Starfire

Postby brbadg » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:46 am

Sweet!
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Re: New Starfire

Postby zambiland » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:52 pm

Nice! Time to get a real bridge on there, some buffers on the bottoms of the pickups, etc., etc.!

Just kidding, it looks great!
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Re: New Starfire

Postby GuildBass » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:49 am

You're not far off from the thoughts in my head.
I have the bridge and tail piece, as well as a brass nut.
And the buffers for that matter in the form of a D-TAR Eclipse.
Just trying to decide if I want to go that route, as I kinda like this one as is.
On top of that, I have a build project going on that would be better served with the aforementioned parts.
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Re: New Starfire

Postby Diggey » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:37 am

Curious, is this scale length on the reissue the same as "big brown"? I'm interested in one of these as a guitar player who noodles poorly on the bass with my looper for jam tracks. Sure looks great.
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Re: New Starfire

Postby zambiland » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:26 pm

Diggey wrote:Curious, is this scale length on the reissue the same as "big brown"? I'm interested in one of these as a guitar player who noodles poorly on the bass with my looper for jam tracks. Sure looks great.


It should be. 30.5".
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Re: New Starfire

Postby GuildBass » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:24 am

Guild Short scale- 30.75"
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Re: New Starfire

Postby Diggey » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:47 am

Has anyone swapped bridge and tail pieces yet or done other mods? If love to see pix. I see this in my near future.
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Re: New Starfire

Postby TeeJay » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:02 am

Any update on the bridge/saddle mods on this reissue?
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Re: New Starfire

Postby GuildBass » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:14 am

Honestly, I've been content with mine stock so far. However, in light of info I have seen on Casady's "Yggdrasil" I've been tempetd to go a similar direction. Namely with Stellartone Tone Stylers to simulate the unique circuit.

But... I do have another build still pending that should go very Phil/Alembic....
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