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

  1. Stevenjm

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    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

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    Nice. Can't go wrong for under $300.
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    That's a great snag for three bills! Enjoy!
  4. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    That's killer!
  5. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    Yeah, good luck with that ;)

    Holy frijole!

    You mean "mojo" ;)
  6. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Damn that's sweet grats!
  7. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    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!
  8. deathsdj

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    Tough looking bass! Very cool!

    Cheers!

    MJW
  9. Joe Louvar

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    Yeah, nice score and congratulations.
  10. Stevenjm

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    thanks dudes... it sounds monstrous through my recording setup. I can't wait to play through my 4x10
  11. georgestrings

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


    - georgestrings
  12. StevieMac

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    Love it, congrats!
  13. kai_ski

    kai_ski Supporting Member

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  14. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low Supporting Member

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  15. Gbass75

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    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!!!
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