Gibson SG Shortscale......

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 16, 2014.


  1. ZenG

    ZenG

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    Got a chance to try out one of these today....

    Checks in at about 1000 dollars .

    Didn't buy it.......my wife was along too.

    But that is one sweet sounding bass..........:hyper:


    Gibson SG Short......
  2. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

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    I just got the SG special. Checks in closer to $600 (no gloss, or block inlays).

    Very sweet.
  3. Guinness20

    Guinness20

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    What are the differences between the 2014 sg special and the regular faded sg bass apart from the the inlay on the 12th fret? Can't look beyond the 2014 sg standard, sexy beast!
  4. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

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    Not much really. Some different colors...
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  6. bassvi

    bassvi

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    I just got a 2013 SG Special, played it on a gig last night. I love the TB+ pickups in this thing, it can really get very close to a Jack Bruce type EB3 tone to my ears and also has a clarity that cuts through I can't get out of my Epi Elitist EB3. The SG Special is maybe not the most beautiful model IMO but it's got a really good sound. I like it alot.
  7. ZenG

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    I can't be sure what year etc etc etc etc the one I was playing was.....

    It was sort of a candy-apple red color with a black pick-guard

    The "new" price was $1000

    but they were going to let it go for $875
  8. armypunkguy1977

    armypunkguy1977

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    I have a SG faded and absolutely love it..the feel is incredible, but I plan on changing the neck pu
  9. ih8law

    ih8law Supporting Member

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    Apart from color choices, I think it's the same bass. Gibson abandoned the "Faded" line in favor of an identical bass they now call "Special." Same bass, different marketing terminology.
  10. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    I love mine!

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  11. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

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    Does it neck-dive on you?
  12. Psychbunny

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    I love my 2013 Heritage Cherry. Sadly it does neck dive even with a 3" strap. This is not an issue for me but may be for others.
  13. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

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    Yeah, its an issue for me. Had a '68 EB-3 (back then---not now damn it) for a while and it bothered me. My buddy had one that had hardly any dive---never understood that. In any event, the SG body shape reeks coolness as does the guitar itself for sure. Saw Uriah Heep loooong time ago and Mick Box was just screaming on his SG.
    PS: wish I still had my 3
  14. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    yeah, a little. Doesn't really bother me, I just love this bass! I have 5 basses right now and this one probably gets played the least, but I don't think I will ever part with it.
  15. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

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    I wouldn't either! You could say I learned my lesson about such things:bawl:. Also learned it with a 1969 and a 1971 Ric...:bawl::bawl:
  16. ih8law

    ih8law Supporting Member

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    Anyone know where to get a replacement pickguard for an SG bass? I can't find one anywhere.
  17. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

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    I just acquired one a month ago, and I've started the mods.
    Hipshot bridge currently being installed, this is a must for do for my ears. Most likely change P/U's then, I have 2 EMG HB's that I think will find a way into this bass. Then deal with the neck dive, via new tuners most likely.
  18. RickBlair

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    Hipshot Ultralights will give you the vintage look without the vintage weight.

    Rick B.

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  19. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

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    Looks good, I'll check in on those
  20. jazznrick

    jazznrick Supporting Member

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    To join the choir, I picked up a 2014 SG special a few weeks ago while I was waiting on something at GC. I've never liked any Gibson bass I have played and this bass sure changed my tune. I would definitely buy it over any Fender Mustang. I actually keep thinking about her...
  21. mav

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    Had my SG for 2 years and still love it to bits. Easy to play, small enough for squashy stages and versatile tone. :bassist:
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