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New 2013 Guild Starfire Bass Reissue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Patski, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Patski

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  3. Lo-E

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    Hmmm... very interesting. I'm sub'd.
  4. JoeWPgh

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    I miss my 66!!!!! Someone kicked in my door and stole it (along with 3 other basses and a couple laptops) I would gladly sacrifice one of the USACG's, if I could beat the guy into a wheelchair with it.
  5. D.M.N.

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    HOLY DEAR CHRIST. This is SO much better than the GSR version, and within my price reach. Hello sexy, goodbye bank account.
  6. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

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    Me likey! Especially the 1.5" nut width. Nice bass for $1100.
  7. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    That bass is shaped like my ex-wife. I would be interested at a $700.00 price point.
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    That would be even better!
  10. JoeWPgh

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    Make it a sunburst and I'm in
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    the pick up is listed as a Bisonic but it sure looks like a Dark Star to me.....and I wonder how much it weighs
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    The bass in that picture is a vintage one. I guess the real model will be announced at the NAMM, and that therefore there aren't any pictures of the actual bass yet.
  13. Patski

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    According to the specs the neck has binding, which i can't see in that pic; so it probably is a vintage one pictured.

    I find it interesting that the specs list says that they are using the rosewood blocks in the bridge like in the vintage models, none of the previous reissues had this.
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    If I recall they used NOS 70s humbuckers. The body shape is different. The tuners are different. The finish is supposed to be really nice. Only a few dozen were made some single bridge pickup models and some two pickups.

    I'll keep my '97!
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  16. RCCollins

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    It's a Bi-sonic, the pickup the Dark Stars were INSPIRED by...
  17. timber22

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    I like it !
  18. Ronbeast

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    I'll be very interested in this when it is released, based on the spec sheet. I graduate from my 3 year engineering program next year and this is a bass that has always been on my GAS list. Perhaps I'll treat myself and order one of these.
  19. awesomesawyer

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    looks nice. can someone explain to me, in terms of humbuckers, single coils, and precision coils, what dark stars sound like?
  20. sstbo

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    This is great news! The vintage ones are hard to come buy in Europe and not really affordable. Will there also be a 2 pickup version?

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