I have just confirmed the purchase of one of these, a Gibson Grabber, but the one I am buying is not just any Gibson Grabber.
The Gibson Grabber I will have in my hands at the end of this month used to belong to Brian McTernan, a record producer who owns a studio called Salad Days Studios.
Many of you may not be familiar with either the person or his studio, but I have been a fan of his work for almost a decade, roughly the amount of time that I have harboured an obsession with the long discontinued Grabber model of the Gibson bass range. Also Salad Days Studios is one of the places on my list of about 15 studios where I wish to have a chance to at least visit before I die.
Now Brian McTernan has produced and been involved with the making of a number of pretty fantastic albums by some pretty brilliant artists. These include bands like:
- Cave In
- Circa Survive
- Darkest Hour
- The Movielife
- Sky Eats Airplane
- We Are The Ocean
Amongst many MANY others. Also it is worth mentioning that this bass that will soon be mine has been used on a number of records by these bands, Thrice in particular. It was the bass used on The Illusion Of Safety and also used on a lot of The Artist In The Ambulance. It was when I saw the studio footage of this album being recorded that I decided that I would one day own a Gibson Grabber, and now it seems like that very bass is coming home to me!
I am a very happy boy.