NBD 2013 Les Paul

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  1. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    Hey all:

    Here is the latest in the pack.

    A Black 2013 Les Paul...Nothing like a Blk Les Paul:bassist: I added it's Sister for the fun of it...Had the Gold not been Soooooooooo Sweet you would'nt have seen the Black....Nice job, Gibson

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  2. Righteous Thunderer

    Righteous Thunderer

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    Man that's beautiful, I really dig the Les Paul body shape. I've never played one of the basses though, how do you like it?
  3. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    Plays great...I usually put flats on my Basses, but to change things up I might actually keep the rounds on this one.

    As usual the pickups are "hotter" than most active basses, which I like. And this is a passive bass.

    Overall, fit and finish is top notch as is playability.

    Good Job, Gibson
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Not a Clique Member Supporting Member

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    Shore is purty.
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  6. TBird1958

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

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    Love it!
    I guess the headstock is a slightly different shape, I really want one of those bad!
    Is it the oversize body?
  7. jamestown94west

    jamestown94west

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    This bass is active?
  8. TBird1958

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

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    It's passive, but a couple of Gibson's recent basses have had very hot pickups, I have the G-3 re issue, it smokes, great tone!
  9. NOT

    NOT

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    Great lookin' bass, man! I've been wanting a black Gibson LP bass for such a long time. These are just too cool.
  10. MeLikeDaLowNote

    MeLikeDaLowNote

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    It's elegant looking. I don't see too many of those in the wild.
  11. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Looks good.
  12. lavmonga

    lavmonga Supporting Member

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    Great looking bass.
  13. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    thanks guys
  14. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    I owned one of these last year. Very nice. Kinda big and heavy, but the tone was monstrous. They are passive, but mine was louder than my Modulus with a 18v pre.

    Enjoy!
  15. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

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    Man that thing is HOT!

    I've wanted one for a while, but the two that I've managed to play were both used, and HEAVY as He**. (seems to matter more as I've aged :scowl: )

    How heavy is yours?
  16. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie It's all fun&games 'til the flying monkeys show up Supporting Member

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  17. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    Thanks a lot guys! Major GAS that's my next bass!
  18. f64

    f64 Supporting Member

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    Congrats and have fun with it! I jumped when they were first reissued and picked up a gold top a little over a year ago. They made some changes that now have me thinking about trading to the most current version. They changed the headstock to a true LP shape giving it more mass, changed the neck profile, moved away from the baked maple fretboard but most importantly (to me) they bound the neck. I'm envious...... The only thing I'll have to do is play one to see what's up with the neck profile. What I can't figure out is how it changed. They changed the description but I'm not sure if that was just a description change to better identify what it has. Anyway, play it with passion and have fun.
  19. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    Yes, and the neck has "binding" too.
  20. Instagator

    Instagator

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    CLASSY!!!..If I may ask,where did you pick that one up from?
    Cheers.
  21. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Musicians Friend.....

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