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GIBSON LES PAUL OVERSIZED BASS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jn_93, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. jn_93

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    What do you think?
  2. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

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    They look nice in the photos, they say they are chambered, the stopbar bridge is new & different .... haven't seen them in the local GC yet .... I wonder what the neck is like?
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Does it neck dive?

    A lot of Gibson bass designs have nasty neck dive.
  4. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    IMO, the goldtop is the best looking incarnation of a gibson les paul bass yet. i would love to have one.
  5. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Supporting Member

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    Can't wait to get one!
    I'm liking the black personally

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  6. XtheDeadPawn

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    If it came in a five I'd sell my soul and my kidneys too.
  7. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

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    I prefer the gold top-

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  8. Cb4rabid

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    I hate Gibson basses. They're exactly the same as their guitars, and most of them end up being short scales. Not for me.
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  10. XtheDeadPawn

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    But, this one is a long scale I.E. 34".
    Besides most every company makes atleast one body style avaliable for bassists and their 6 string bretheren.

    On the hating Gibsons great for you, you don't like them. Atleast you know what you do like.
  11. Cb4rabid

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    Meh, I mainly don't like Gibson because I don't feel they cater to bassists very much. I feel they don't put much thought into their basses. (feeding to the stigma that a bass is just a guitar with two less strings)

    Probably because im an Ibanez guy. You get an RG (guitar) and compare it to an SR (bass) and they're completely different. But Gibson don't really try to change a design (aside from the Tbird), an SG is an SG and a LP is an LP.

    I didn't mean to taint the thread, sorry, just sharing an opinion :p carry on.
  12. Toastfuzz

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    +1, you gave my opinion in a nutshell. Would never pay top dollar for a Gibson Afterthought.
  13. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

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    Oversized in the Jack Casady look?
  14. JimB52

    JimB52 User Gold Supporting Member

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    I had one of the earlier incarnations of this type of les Paul Bass. Identical except for a Warwick style bridge. Had a fantastic tone. I miss it.
  15. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: why go to all the trouble to recreate the vintage Les Paul appointments on a bass (bridge & tailpiece, guitar humbucker sized p/u, identical knob & switch layout) only to use the tuners from an entry level Ibanez? :scowl:

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  16. jastacey

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    I believe the tuners on the new Les Pauls are Grovers and they are nice, if they are using the same tuners as what are on my Money Les Paul bass, then I would not have a worry, those TB pick-up are one of Gibson's best sounding bass pickups .... the Les Paul basses from around 2004 and up are some of Gibson's best basses .... you really need to try one ... IMHO

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  17. jn_93

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    Aren't the necks just as slim as a normal guitar? They look great, and have a good tone, but I don't like the idea of playing something so small :eyebrow:
  18. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

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    You guy's should try one before you comment. The necks on LPs are long scale and a bit chunky, but not baseball bat chunky. Actually when set up properly play really fast (for me). The pickup tones are excellent, really hot, high output.
  19. hdracer

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    Wrong, They are genuine Grovers, unlike that pos you showed.
  20. NecroticImbecil

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    First thing I thought was "I hope it's short scale." Looks nice anyhow. Too bad the neck's too long and too thick for me. Guess that's what the average bass player likes though, so maybe they'll sell better that way.

    No point hating any instrument.. just don't buy it. Like most things, somebody, somewhere, will like it.

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