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The first ever Baker B3 in Manila!!! - LOCKED
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Offline RonnieA

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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 09:25:41 PM »
Hi Tolits!!

   Just one thing I could say Dude,


       AAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSTEEEEEEEEEGGGGG!!!!! Very Sweet Looking Axe!
   How does she sound/??

     Sorry, I said 2 things and one question! :-D

      RonnieA

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 09:41:47 PM »
 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
WOW as in WOW and WOAH as in WOAH!!!! :-D :-D

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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 09:43:20 PM »
ganda ng itsura. sobrang!!!! my god ang ganda :-D :-D :-D :-D :-o :-o :-o :-o
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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 09:48:08 PM »
if i'm not mistaken, may Baker B3 na akong nakita sa stash ng isang guitar collector dito sa Manila.. it probably isn't the first :)

i love the looks of that axe... malinamnam! :)
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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 10:04:54 PM »
lupet! review naman ng craftsmanship at tonal qualities? comparable ba sa local luthier natin yung craftsmanship?

yan ba yung sa kaibigan mo?  :-)
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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007, 10:39:10 PM »
Some more headstock and neck pics:






















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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007, 10:51:06 PM »
Additional Rear Body Pics:
























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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007, 10:59:27 PM »
cool axe :-D,

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2007, 10:59:42 PM »
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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2007, 11:55:46 PM »
ganda boss tolits!!!

pa test drive naman pag nakadaan ulit ako sa lugar mo :)


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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2007, 03:55:29 AM »
Scott Lerner has the B1....botik.
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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2007, 06:15:23 AM »
Sa kaibigan ko ito ... di sa akin... Maganda lang i-post ang pictures.

Sabi ng dalawa kong kaibigan ang workmanship ay polido pero hindi naman out of this world PERO ang tone at character ng gitara walang katumbas sa buong buhay nila na naggigitara.  Ang isang kaibigan ko ay nawalan ng gana sa Strat at Tele niya.  Tonally sabi noong isa, it has to be heard raw to be believed at wala raw lalaban na Fender USA Custom Shop, o Gibson Custom Shop o high-end na PRS USA sa gitara na ito.  Pero opinyon lang nila iyon...

Sabi ng matalik kong kaibigan, medyo mahirap abutin raw ang gawa ni Gene dahil ang binabayaran ay ang kanyang experience at exposure sa gitara at abilidad pumili ng kahoy at patunugin na parang kumakanta na instrumento -- na mananatiling sekreto hindi rin niya magawa ngayon.

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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2007, 06:25:17 AM »
Sa kaibigan ko ito ... di sa akin... Maganda lang i-post ang pictures.

Sabi ng dalawa kong kaibigan ang workmanship ay polido pero hindi naman out of this world PERO ang tone at character ng gitara walang katumbas sa buong buhay nila na naggigitara.  Ang isang kaibigan ko ay nawalan ng gana sa Strat at Tele niya.  Tonally sabi noong isa, it has to be heard raw to be believed at wala raw lalaban na Fender USA Custom Shop, o Gibson Custom Shop o high-end na PRS USA sa gitara na ito.  Pero opinyon lang nila iyon...

...you cannot really compare guitars from other guitars unless it's the same type..like a strat and a strat copy. It's like comparing pliers to a hammer....different tools for different application. A strat will never sound like an LP or a semi hollow. A Baker is just another different guitar.
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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2007, 06:57:31 AM »
According to my friend, this B3 makes you forget what type of guitar you are playing because it just connects to you.  It does things on its own without you ever having to struggle to think about what to do.  It makes you forget what type of guitar you are playing because it sounds so good.  Sabi niya iyon ...

Itong unang tanong ng kaibigan ko kina Gene and Cliff via email in verbatim:

Just to clarify what I am looking for in a guitar:
 
1) Rich sounding notes with overtones that reinforce the fundamental --
a
> > three dimensional soundstage whether in clean or overdriven mode.
> > 2) Pick attack defined versus the sustaining note.
> > 3) When a string is bent, the note for a time drops in volume but
suddenly
> > increases in volume at the top of the bend. Even louder than the initial
> > pick attack volume. The bent note at the top of the bend is punchy and
> > powerful not flat or weak.
> > 4) Chordal volume does not drown the guitar when you suddenly switch to
a
> > lick or riff.
> > 5) When you constantly bend and release a note, the guitar weeps and
wails
> > as if there was a subtle wah-wah effect.
> > 6) Balanced volume across all strings.
> > 7) So soft to play even with heavy gauges as if you were playing one
gauge
> > lighter.  The guitar reacts to every playing nuance.  It can be subtle
and
> > mean when you want it to depending on your technique.
> > 8) Can punch thru a band with a bass player, another rhythm guitar
player
> > and a keyboard player without having to compete on an amp volume basis.
> > 9) Notes on the upper frets do not sound thin and choked.
> > 10) Most importantly, the guitar magically surprises you everytime you
> > play because it produces different sounds e.g. squeals, picking nuances,
> > etc.
I do hope # 55 can meet these qualifications.

SAGOT NI CLIFF:It will do all those chores quite easily. It's designed and built for those tasks. I will send more pics as I receive them.

Ito pa ang isang tanong ng kaibigan ko on comparisons:

Was Gene able to characterize the sound of #55?  What is its unique characteristics compared to the other Fire models?

SAGOT NI CLIFF:This Fire will have a sweeter more focused neck pickup as opposed to a darker and more compressed sound that some Les Pauls are known to get.. This will have the same attack and growl that the bridge pickups are noted for but will have the more desirable and less compressed sound when you move to the neck pickup. This is particularly helpful if you set your amp to scream on the bridge pickup so when you move to the neck you won't get a sound that is too dark and muddy.
 
That is why both jazz and metal players alike favor this guitar. My business is based on the quality of the tone of the instruments and not the looks so no need to worry.


Sabi ng dalawa after testing the guitar for 4 hours on a guitar amp with JAM Trax thru a PA, totoo lahat ng claims nila Cliff specially the EASILY statement.





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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2007, 08:10:06 AM »
...... I wouldn't be surprised. Bakers are really good guitars plus the price of those guitars don't depreciate. It would be a really good player's and collector's guitar.
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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2007, 08:49:50 AM »
ang ganda!!! san marinig ko din tunog minsan :D

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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2007, 09:03:09 AM »
Sabi ng dalawa kong kaibigan ang workmanship ay polido pero hindi naman out of this world PERO ang tone at character ng gitara walang katumbas sa buong buhay nila na naggigitara.  Ang isang kaibigan ko ay nawalan ng gana sa Strat at Tele niya.  Tonally sabi noong isa, it has to be heard raw to be believed at wala raw lalaban na Fender USA Custom Shop, o Gibson Custom Shop o high-end na PRS USA sa gitara na ito.  Pero opinyon lang nila iyon...

Tolits

Yung isang kaibigan mo likes saying that every guitar is different, and so you have to just keep on trying stuff out.  And despite saying that, he's now making a generalization without having tried every guitar of other builders.  Silly and ironic.

If you line up all the class A builders out there, and have them bring their best ever creation (of the same general type), I'll bet you that nobody will come out ahead.  So it's really pointless to say that Baker will outdo Fender, Gibson, PRS, etc.

Mukhang trip lang na naman ng kaibigan mong magyabang.

But at any rate, that Baker looks awesome!

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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2007, 09:16:25 AM »
Clarify ko lang po... kaibigan ko si tolits... pero di po ako may-ari ng Baker gtr na yan!  Kulay orange yung Baker ko...  NOT!   (Asa pa ko!   Bwahahaha!  )

We all know who owns this guitar (at sino-sino ang binabanggit ni tolits na mga kaibigan). 

Congratulations to Oas...  Walang kasing sarap ang maging kuntento sa bagong biling gtr/gear... But I'm almost sure it will not cure GAS, especially for a restless tone/gear hound like Oas.

tolits - post naman kayo soundclips.  tignan ko kung may ikakasa yung MIJs ko.  :-)

EDIT: looking again at the pics, i'm 100% sure that guitar is in Guitar Hospital (i recognize Arie's workbench).  si Arie pa ata yung nasa pic na may hawak nung gtr.  :-D
« Last Edit: June 06, 2007, 12:21:17 PM by deltaslim »

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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2007, 10:10:23 AM »
Clarify ko lang po... kaibigan ko si tolits... pero di po ako may-ari ng Baker gtr na yan!  Kulay orange yung Baker
Congratulations to Oas...  Walang kasing sarap ang maging kuntento sa bagong biling gtr/gear... But I'm almost sure it will not cure GAS, especially for a restless tone/gear hound like Oas.
hahahaha!!!!! so Oas pala...congrats.  :lol:
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2007, 10:11:12 AM »
This thread is useless if you don't come to oas' house and try it out. Asking for clips? You know the answer.

Oas, ipapa-scalarize mo ba yan???  :-D
« Last Edit: June 06, 2007, 10:12:55 AM by skunkyfunk »

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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2007, 10:28:27 AM »
This thread is useless if you don't come to oas' house and try it out. Asking for clips? You know the answer.

Oas, ipapa-scalarize mo ba yan???  :-D

Why useless?  It's a thing of beauty by itself to be admired by all guitar enthusiasts.  As for how it performs, if it satisfies the owner, then that's all that matters cuz he's paying for it, not us.  The description and reviews about this guitar aren't in dispute, because they are just opinions.  What I'm ultimately interested to find out is how my gtrs can measure up to a $5k one-off custom build guitar, particular with a band at a live gig running through mics, mixer, PAs, etc. 

As for clips, I was referring to lito and arie making the clips cuz, yes, i know what oas answer would be.

« Last Edit: June 06, 2007, 11:20:14 AM by deltaslim »

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Re: First Ever Baker B3 in Manila!!!
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2007, 10:39:08 AM »

i guess the B3 stands for...


Banned Bad Boy


joke!  :-D

congratz oas. ganda ng guitar.

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2007, 10:42:02 AM »
im excited to see this guitar. if i get the chance ill record some clips and post if someone can host them for me (ayaw ko soundclick).