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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stevenjm, Oct 8, 2013.


  1. Stevenjm

    Stevenjm

    Nov 23, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    My first and hopefully my last, because I know how GAS works, and its a scary thing haha.

    Anyways... I started this thread a couple days ago, asking questions about a G&L SB-1 on my local CL.

    I checked it out tonight and ended up taking it home with me... I paid $290 for it. The ad on craigslist said it needed new pickups and new electronics, but when I get there he hands my a bag and says "the original pickups and the electronics are all here for you"

    So i just got done wiring it up, and this thing GROWLS big time. Sounds like i'm running through an overdrive or something, its amazing tone. Super deep with a nice sparkle on top.

    The downside is that, these aren't the MFD pickups... they're the original Schallers that came with these bases in 1985. http://www.ggjaguar.com/sb-1-85.htm (basically this bass exactly)

    Some bumps and bruises, but I'll be taking this on the road with my anyways, so I'll be adding my own bumps and bruises.

    $290 for what I thought was going to be a project, and it turns out it just needed to be put back together. It does need a new PG though, so I'll be ordering one soon.

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  2. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    Nice. Can't go wrong for under $300.
     
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  4. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That's a great snag for three bills! Enjoy!
     
  5. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
  6. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    elsewhere
    Yeah, good luck with that ;)

    Holy frijole!

    You mean "mojo" ;)
     
  7. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Damn that's sweet grats!
     
  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    These basses are the real deal—I'd be happy that it is sporting the original pickups.

    Congrats and play the heck out of it!
     
  9. deathsdj

    deathsdj

    Sep 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    Tough looking bass! Very cool!

    Cheers!

    MJW
     
  10. Yeah, nice score and congratulations.
     
  11. Stevenjm

    Stevenjm

    Nov 23, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    thanks dudes... it sounds monstrous through my recording setup. I can't wait to play through my 4x10
     
  12. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Great score, bud - congrats!!! I would definitely rock one of those...


    - georgestrings
     
  13. StevieMac

    StevieMac

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Love it, congrats!
     
  14. kai_ski

    kai_ski

    Apr 14, 2007
    SLC, UT
  15. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
  16. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Berkeley, California
    When it comes to P-Basses, I'm a straight up Fender guy.

    However, I used one of these in the studio while recording an album with my former band, and it KILLED!

    Nice score, man!!! Congrats!!!
     
  17. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    RVA



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