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New Gibson Bass in 2013

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr.Fingers, Aug 9, 2012.


  1. I've read this on "teh interwebz"...

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    The thing is called Gibson EBF... Features a Babicz bridge (the guy holding the bass is the owner of Babicz), and has the pickups of the new G3 bass, but wired together as a humbucker...

    I don't know what to think of it!
     
  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Same old thing I always ask...
    5 string version?
    All these dinosaur companies keep feeding us 1973 over and over again!
     
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  4. Eckie

    Eckie

    Jan 14, 2004
    Edinburgh, UK
    My instant visual reaction - Peavey T40!
     
  5. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Cleveland
    Hmm. Not sure about it. I bet it's going to be really expensive though.
     
  6. Eckie

    Eckie

    Jan 14, 2004
    Edinburgh, UK
    I'd have expected a new design to have a 24 fret neck (or 22 at least)
     
  7. Wallace320

    Wallace320

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    aka
    body of a Precision (but in ash)
    dual humbucker off a MusicMan

    ugly
    to say the least

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  8. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    If that's true, I can only shake my head in wonder. Not an aesthetic triumph IMO.
     
  9. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    Pretty much like many boutique basses in that regard, imo.
     
  10. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    I wonder if anyone at Gibson is an actual bass player?
     
  11. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    I'd hit that, but it'll probably be too expensive.
     
  12. Rock-Bassman

    Rock-Bassman

    Dec 25, 2008
    Boston
    I dig it looks kinda like an old mosrite :bassist:
     
  13. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Disclosures:
    None - but willing to discuss!
    No matter what "new" and "innovative" Gibson and Fender (for that matter) introduce by way of body style will always be maligned. There's a P-bass, Jazz Bass, Thunderbird, Ripper/Grabber expectation and that's it. I think that's OK. If you want something other than those four options, you go Ric and then onto everyone else. I like that they are trying something new. I'm rooting for 'em. I love that I am an all Fender bass guy and a Les Paul guitar guy.
     
  14. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Disclosures:
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Mixed with a tele bass. Gross.
     
  15. It looks they they took a Fender Musicmaster (?) and slapped a Gibby neck on it.

    That's one expensive boat oar.
     
  16. mdogs

    mdogs

    Apr 13, 2010
    Cary, Il
    What happened to the rule about not calling any bass ugly???
     
  17. Oops. I never knew. I'll have to watch myself in the future. Thank you.

    Back to the Gibson, it's not for me.:D
     
  18. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Ummm... again. Gibson.... guitars? Yes! Basses No!
     
  19. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Henry J. continues his campaign to destroy a once-great company. Sad.
     
  20. Neck heavy+fragile headstock and they're not cheap. Sometimes I wonder if they're making fun of us.
     
  21. I was checking out my local music store the other day and saw a Gibson Explorer ($899).....looked cool as hell - until I picked it up------heavy as hell!

    I have never gotten the deal with Gibson. Great guitars - pretty MEH basses.....

    I actually hadn't held a heavy bass like that since the early 80s with my Ovation Magnum.....another heavy brute!
     



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