PHILIP KUBICKI REMBERANCE

MY PHILIP KUBICKI STORY…

When I was practicing bass (after graduating with Honors from the Musicians Institute in 1988) 16 hours a day (no lie) and gigging over 250 gigs per year, before I returned to using graphite neck instruments (from the Steinberger XL-2A to the Zon Sonus and now Legacy Elite and Modulus), my main bass was a Philip Kubicki Ex-Factor 4 bass. Considering that I primarily play 35 (and sometimes 34) inch scale basses today, playing a 32-inch scale Philip Kubicki bass was a joy to play (I loved that laminated neck)!

Philip Kubicki and I had an hour-long conversation (on the phone, remember those?) in early 1991 about all things bass and what I felt could be improved regarding the string to bridge saddle angle on the Ex-Factor bass. Philip was the real deal and welcomed my input regardless of not knowing me personally.

Philip John Kubicki (July 12, 1943 – March 18, 2013) died of pancreatic cancer in Laconia, New Hampshire, even though he spent most of his professionally known musical life in Santa Barbara, CA.

NOW, THIS IS AMAZING…

IMHO, one of Philip’s most notable moments is when he was working at Fender (Musical Instruments Incorporated), where he made the first solid Brazilian rosewood Telecaster and delivered it to George Harrison (and Jimi Hendrix got Philip’s first solid Brazilian rosewood Stratocaster). George used the guitar on the “Let It Be” recordings and on the famed Beatles rooftop concert!

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Philip’s legacy continues (on a made-to-order basis). Consider a Philip Kubicki Ex-Factor 4 bass today!