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1982 SB1

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by Chef, Feb 29, 2008.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    A one pickup Jazz Bass?
    Yep!
    Should be here in my hands Monday...
    SB1large.
    SB1frontcu.
    SB1rearfull.
    SB1rear.
    SB1headstock.
     
  2. Sometimes I just don't know where you guys find these things. Lovely color.
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    A friend of mine lemmee know about it when he found it from being on a music stores email list.

    I had helped him find an L5000;)

    bass kharma.
     
  4. metron

    metron

    Sep 12, 2003
    Denver
    Nice thats a clean looking one. Its a refinish right?
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    It wasn't listed as a refin...
     
  6. derick

    derick

    Jan 5, 2008
    It's got enough aged yellowing that it certainly looks like it should be original.

    It'll be easy enough to make certain once you get it, though. Nice score, either way.
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Seller said the "paint was in good shape, but well weather checked."
     
  8. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    CO
    That's a great color. Never seen an SB-1 or SB-2 in that color. What color is it actually?
     
  9. GaryLC

    GaryLC

    Apr 6, 2006
    Scotia, NY
    Chef. that's beautiful!!
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    advertised as belair green, but gg jaguar called it viking blue...
     
  11. BIGBEE

    BIGBEE

    May 27, 2006
    :hyper:SWEEEEEET!!!!!!! chef you dawg, i have been trying to find one of those for quite some time now, that one looks real nice, lotsa luck don't forget to give us a full report on how she plays. all the best steve.
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I passed on the last one I saw, it was a color I already had...kinda.
    I have two early SB2's, the JJ version of this bass.

    This was a neat-o color, and one I didn't have.

    I've been wanting a bass to "wire the pickup right to the output jack with," this'll be the one. I'll make a new control plate in the shop: there will only be an output jack on it.

    Unpolluted, undiluted Single J tone.
     
  13. metron

    metron

    Sep 12, 2003
    Denver
    Faded blue very cool! :cool: Looks like flats on it. What do you plan on stringing it with?
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    dunno, depends how it sounds with what's on there.

    which looks to be tremendously junky old flats.
    who knows, they might be the shizzle tho.

    (probably DA XL170's fer me)
     
  15. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Glad to hear it found you. I'd hate for something like that to get into the hands of someone who doesn't appreciate it.
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    It's here, it's very nice.
    If it's a refin, it's an old one, with lotsa nice weather checking.

    And a very nice G&L G&G hard case.

    More later (oh yeah, the strings are waaaaay dead ernie ball round slinkies)
     
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I tore her down last night, cleaned and polished.
    The pics look pretty clean, but she really shined up nice.
    The fingerboard was pretty gunky; and had an odd spot under the E string, at the thrid position "G," where the laquer was worn thru. Two small drops of superglue over 10 minutes sealed it, and leveled it back out.

    The tuners and bridge saddles polished out nicely.

    Then, new DA XL170's and a basic setup, which I run basically as per the G&L set-up FAQ; more or less.
    Set micro tilt to zero, or un-used.
    Set neck bow to damn near flat.
    Set the saddle height as prescribed by G&L, which has G and E saddle height almost slammed into the bridge, and A and D raised a little to match neck radius.
    Then set saddle height to taste and string choice, set intonation; then, set the micro tilt as necessary if strings are too high at 15th position, or too low.
    Just * a little* goes a long way with the micro tilt...
     
  18. metron

    metron

    Sep 12, 2003
    Denver
    I agree with that. Once I got the hang of how to use it properly I can get great setups on all my old G&Ls.

    Congrats on the score!!
     
  19. But...but...but...what about the paint? I'm very curious about the actual color on that thing.

    Does the color look just like the pics posted here?

    What does it look like in the cavities?
     
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Shoot, I didn't pull the neck off;)
    The pics represent the color pretty well.

    I can shoot some new ones if you like.
     

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