My buddy. Chris, has a Jazz bass he bought from Norm about 45 years ago. Looks like Jaco's.
He loves the Bartolinis and the set of Thomastik-
Infeld strings I gave him 30 years ago. Still using those strings.
After firing Bob in May of 2022, we tried 3 different bassists. First guy had a bad ear and wanted us to write out the charts for 40 blues songs.
The next guy has a great ear, technically perfect,but he bakes bread for a living. Friday gigs are undoable. He has agreed to sit in if and when...
I understand. My wife and I bought a house a close friend is living in. Had we not, the friend was going to be evicted by another buyer and either be homeless or live with us while waiting for senior housing.
Irvin's house and shop burned in 1991 according to all the news I could find. Maegan started working with Ribbeke around 2006, 15 years after the fire. Irvin built a lot of guitars in those 15 years.
I'm glad that Ribbeke and Maegan helped out.
There is no confirmation on Ervin's website or any guitar websites.
Howard Klepper lost his home, his shop, guitars in progress, everything other than what he and his wife could get in their car after a neighbor pounded on their door as the fire approached.
I met Maegan at the Santa Barbara...