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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby bassboogie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:14 pm

Hello Ivo,

Did you have it handmade by Burns or someone else? Would like to know if the black van Gent (?) tuners are still available.

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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby iefje » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:04 pm

bassboogie wrote:Hello Ivo,

Did you have it handmade by Burns or someone else? Would like to know if the black van Gent (?) tuners are still available.

Thanks, Luigi


Hello Luigi,

Yes, I have had it handmade by Burns Guitars in London. The black Gent tuners are probably still available, but maybe it's best to put your question to Barry Gibson. By the way, the green burst edition is more expensive than the white edition.

All the best,
Ivo.
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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby bassboogie » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:42 pm

Thanks Ivo.
I have a green burst (number12), bought at Shadowmania from Barry many years ago. Recently bought a white Shads bass from Barry, but it has silver tuners, otherwise the same as green. I do prefer the green machine.
Earlier picture of green burst with signatures, I think one is Bruce and the other is Alan Jones.
Enjoy, you must do Zambesi and John's version of Nivram and post for us all to see !

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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby bassboogie » Wed May 23, 2018 11:00 am

Greenburst for sale at Thomanns link below :

https://www.thomann.de/gb/burns_shadows ... arch_prv_3
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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby bassboogie » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:39 am

Another interesting Burns bass played by Mark......blueburst with dark headstock....anyone know this version ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z-mtq6s7qc

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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby George Geddes » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:10 pm

Here's a picture of a similar - or the same?- bass on the Oasis stand at the Pipeline Convention 1996.

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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby Iain Purdon » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:17 pm

... and here's a still from the video above. It looks like a Shadows Bass with the toast rack removed.

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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby bassboogie » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks Iain, colour is interesting, is headstock scrolled or the jump ramp version ?
Would whoever owns it or has one please own up !

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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby Iain Purdon » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:06 pm

bassboogie wrote:is headstock scrolled or the jump ramp version?


This is the best screen grab I can get, Luigi. What do you think?

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Re: John Rostill Bass

Postby bassboogie » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:38 pm

Can't be sure, that's why I wonder if there is anyone who has one. Looks very much like a Rostill bass, but some of the 60's Burns basses had "jump ramps" rather than Marvin scrolls. Could it be a 60's Burns bass ?

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