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Posted: 29 Jun 11, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's on the Brian May Guitars site.  Thoughts?  I'm not quite sure what the point of the thing is; I always thought the chief characteristic of the Red Special was the phase switching combinations.  That's certainly why I got mine, and why I still use it as my main guitar.  

Still, when you think about it I guess that phasey sound might not be to your average bass player's tastes.

I'm still waiting for my 12 string RS, Brian ... still waiting.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'm not quite sure what the point of the thing is.
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To make money from the red special brand?
I’m waiting for the red special ukulele.

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 02:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

emrabt wrote: 'm not quite sure what the point of the thing is.
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To make money from the red special brand?
I’m waiting for the red special ukulele.
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Indeed..

My RS banjo is already in development

http://www.activeshopping.com/Gap/bgh_toys_2.html


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this

http://www.splashdirect.com/Gallery/product/82981-mahogany-dark-red-toiProduct.jpg

is going a bit far so I only bought two.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 03:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone has got to tell Brian that this has gone too far...the acoustic, I kinda understood. But a RS bass? Yeah I don't know about that one lol


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 05:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't that old news?

Anyway, if there's a Gibson EB0, I don't see why not an RS bass or an RS balalaika.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha!  Well I can understand him cashing in on the guitar, but I can't help but wonder that it'd seem a more attractive instrument if it actually did something unique.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A lot of die-hard May fans would buy anything that'd resemble the RS, even the aforementioned loo.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i am sure someone who sees a cash-cow opportunity the way brian does will have a whole new expanse to the Red Special empire:

Blalaika (Russia)
Banjo (United States)
Barbat (Iran)
Begena (Ethiopia)
Bordonua (Puerto Rico)
Bouzouki (Greece)
Charango (Bolivia)
Double bass
Harp guitar
Harp
Harpsichord (Europe, keyboard instrument)
Irish bouzouki
Kacapi (Indonesia)
Kantele (Finland)
Lute (Europe)
Lyre
Mandolin (Italy)
Rubab
Shamisen (Japan)
Sitar (India, Pakistan)
Tea chest bass
Tricordia (Mexico)
Ukulele (Hawaii)
Zither


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oooh, and God help us if he branches out of the musical instruments' realm..."Red Special" kitchen appliances, anyone?

"Red Special" sex toys...?

Now THAT would be weird. :)

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was an unofficial RS bass years ago, I'm surprised it's took them this long to do an official one.

BMG is a bit like Mini now, the Countryman looks a bit like the new Mini but it's not really that small but it has a Mini badge so it'll sell.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian may be harsh when defending his "intellectual property". see what happened when he met a person who made great Red specials for fair price during several years (see rsguitars.com). I also remember how brian scorned on his soapbox another dude who came with an unsucessful (and clumsy) attempt to commarcialize a red special of his own.

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess I'm the only bassist looking forward to owning one. I'm actually ordering one at the end of July.

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actully think its kinda cool looking,, and its med scale.. i totally would use one

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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 00:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I guess I'm the only bassist looking forward to owning one."

Well I'm glad someone had something to say other than "Brian May is a corporate whore".  All jokes aside, I just want to know how it is as an instrument, so when you get yours - let us know!

Still .... waiting .... for .... my 12-string.  I was going to be cheap and just get an Italia Rimini because Brian's taking too long.


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