NBD: 1972 Les Paul Triumph

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tanner5382, Dec 20, 2013.


  1. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    Hey everyone, had a long trip today. Just wanted to share one of the basses I traded for while I was out! Thanks for looking!

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  2. Mvilmany

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    That is very cool.
  3. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    Thank you very much! I'm very happy with it.
  4. JennySuzuki

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    Whoa. That's purdy. How's it sound?
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  6. Bass Fund

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    What a great bass. All the Triumph's I've heard had a woodiness thing going, kinda burpy tone.
  7. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    Thanks guys! It's definitely the clearest Gibson bass I've played/owned.
  8. aquateen

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    congrats, they're great basses! I love mine
  9. kobass

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    Congrats!

    That is in incredible condition for a forty-one year old bass!
  10. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    Ah, you have one too! Very cool! I have rarely seen these mentioned on TB. Then again, I didn't really go serching either.The neck is great on this thing, and I'm sure it is on yours also.
  11. mattbass6945

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    although i can't seem to find it now, i read an issue of bass guitar magazine where alex james of blur (unless i'm confusing him with someone else; entirely possible) found one of these and they had affectionately named it the "bad mutha****a"! congrats, nice find!
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle

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    Ever since those were first introduced, I've wanted to try one out. I like the look, like the lo-impedance pickup concept, but have never had the opportunity to actually play one.
  13. smcd

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    Super nice! If the Les Pauls Gibson is making today looked like that, I'd be in the market for one.
  14. aquateen

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    well let's face it, there's not much Gibson love on this board. :D the guys that have played 'em know what they're all about!
    here's mine
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  15. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    Thank you very much! It certainly is.
  16. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    Should you ever find yourself in north Georgia, you're welcome to try mine out.
  17. Tanner5382

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    Your's looks great! And you're right, Gibsons certainly aren't a popular choice on this board.
  18. Tanner5382

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    Thank you very much! Supposedly it was formerly owned by a collector, which would explain the fine condition of the bass and case.
  19. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    For future reference, anybody have any string recommendations for this bass?
  20. TN WOODMAN

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    I would try tapewounds, possibly the new La Bella White tapes-hearing good things on those-but I've had good results with Fender, Rotosound , and DR Black Beauty.
  21. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    Thank you, I've never actually purchased tapewounds, so that might be a nice change of pace anyways. I love DR roundwounds, so I might give the Black Beauties a spin with the time comes.

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