Doug and Steve Chick at Industrial Radio have joined forces to create Doug's own model of Midi Bass. Born from a 24-year old friendship between two masters at their crafts, the new baby will feature: a rock maple neck / alder body, coated with the dark blue / black transparent finish similar to Doug's signature Spector.
The new Midi Bass is under construction. Steve has informed us that he already cut the neck and fingerboard and they are next to be glued. He has picked out a perfect alder body blank, that will be machined up in the next couple of days and finished the electronics for the bass already so it should not be too long now until Doug receives his new instrument.
We will be posting pictures upon arrival, along with an extensive specs sheet and a few words of introduction from Doug.
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“Carnegie Hall, I apologize for what I’m about to do,” said surprise guest Patti Smith last night at a Who tribute concert at the famed New York venue before launching into a snarling punk version of “My Generation,” during which she spit on the hallowed stage at least three separate times. (Iggy Pop did some damage to the very same stage at the Tibet House benefit last week.) Earlier in the night, Bobby McFerrin did the same song, though he used no instrument other than his mouth and the sound of his hand banging against his chest. Patti’s was stronger (mainly because it didn’t bear resemblance to the Cosby Show theme), but it proved that the Who’s vast catalog is strong enough to survive nearly any re-interpretation.