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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cretin76, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Cretin76

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    Yes, it's backwards. Hilarious.

    Gibson faded sg.

    Being a lefty, it's really hard to make decisions on buying guitars/basses as I don't get to try them first. And wanting to stick with short scale wasn't helping matters. But I just went for it and ordered. I'm glad I did. This thing fits me perfect, I mean perfect. Looks rad. Sounds rad(although I am playing through a 15 year old hartke b30, haha). Neck pickup sounds nice and deep. Actually can get a not terrible slap tone from the bridge pickup, though a little off balance. Neck dives a bit. I use a three inch neoprene strap and could feel it wanting to fall, totally manageable though. I might switch to some smaller lighter tuners eventually though. I dig the faded Ebony finish, definitely feels better than any gloss I've touched. On with the pictures.

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  2. Cretin76

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    Apparently you can only do two pictures per post from a phone, haha.

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  3. NightTripper

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    It looks awesome! The SG is an iconic shape.
  4. Cretin76

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    I wanna thank 3234718 for recommending it to me as I didn't even know they made them.
  5. darkstorm

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    Congrats on finding nice lefty bass for yourself. Mfg's dont make enough models in leftys.
  6. rtslinger

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    Congrats man beautiful bass I love Gibson's
  7. Immigrant

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    Congratulations!

    That is beautiful! I remember the other thread; I sincerely hope it works out for you. I think they are phenomenal, especially considering the cost. Good color choice also!
  8. Crabby

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    Congrats! Very cool to see some different lefty models.
  9. Cretin76

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    I dig it, hard
  10. Immigrant

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    I'm GASing now.

    I had an Epi EB0 with an added bridge pup that I snagged off evilBay that I gave to my son. It had a nut width closer to J Bass width than what your appears to be, and I'm sure I'd like yours better.

    Good score. That color does it for me more than the cherry whatever.
  11. Cretin76

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    I think it's 1.5" at the nut
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  13. Cretin76

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    Have you done anything to help with the neckdive?

    It's not terrible on mine when the bass is in front of me, but I tend to hold it toward my side, kinda like Mr Cash. It dives really bad then.
  14. DrSpunkwater

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    A 4 1/2" wide strap and the weight of the mudbucker and thunderbucker eliminate all neck dive.
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    You're welcome! Enjoy it. I can't put mine down.
  16. Cretin76

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    I see.

    I don't wanna go throwing too much money into mine yet. I would like some smaller, lighter tuners though.
  17. Cretin76

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    Ditto. I'm kinda mad I gotta work six days in a row.
  18. 3234718

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    So there's no visible wood grain? It's matte black?
  19. Cretin76

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    Wood grain is visible, just not really in the pictures. You can feel it, too

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