NBD - Gibson SG Supreme limited run

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GBassNorth, Dec 14, 2013.


  1. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

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    My first Gibson! She's an SG Supreme in Lava Burst from a limited run in 2007. I think they only made about 400 during a one week period that year. I've been looking for one of these for a couple of years now and jumped when I finally found it at GC.
    She plays nice. Very warm and mid focused on the mudbucker (which I think is actually a Tbird PU) but the bridge PU really dials in some sweet high end and crispness to go with the warm neck PU. It's only a 30" scale so no serious neck dive. The flame and burst finish combined with the two sharp horns give it a real devilish look. I think it's a keeper!

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  2. thunderbird66

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    She is a beaut! It looks like a lot fun to play. I've been thinkin about one these lately. Awesome. Just awesome.
  3. BeerSuds

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    Congrats, that is gorgeous!
  4. Nobody

    Nobody

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    That looks AWESOME! :bassist:
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  6. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

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    Thanks. I'll give it a few more days of play time before I post an official review but for now I'm really liking how it fits in a classic rock mix.
  7. ih8law

    ih8law Supporting Member

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    That's a great find, and it looks like it's in immaculate shape. I'm a huge SG fan, and went through the same hunt you did to find a 2007 SG with the natural maple top. Great basses. Congrats!

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  8. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

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    That's a sweet pair you've got there! Looks like you've got a lot more Gibson short scale experience than I do. So what strings have you found work best on the SG? I haven't tried doing a set up on mine yet, the action is about average, looks like I could set it lower but I'll have to figure out how to adjust the bridge first. Anyway, still having lots of fun just experimenting with it.
  9. stiles72

    stiles72

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    I had one of these Fireburst SG's once - one of the prettiest basses I've ever owned! Unfortunately I didn't realize it would be short scale, and it felt small like a guitar in my hands compared to my Thunderbirds so I had to sell it. Looked great and sounded like chocalte on that neck pickup. Glad it works for you!
  10. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    Total knockout!
    Congrats on that beautiful SG!
  11. dmac1961

    dmac1961

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    Freaking beautiful, and I never thought I would say that about a Gibson!
    Congrats.
  12. Jwood

    Jwood

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    That looks killer man!
  13. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

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    I had one in Natural. It was an awesome bass. But I had to sell it unfortunately. I would love to have it back.
  14. Jungy

    Jungy

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    Gibson's aren't supposed to be pretty. :rollno:

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