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Anybody else play Gibson G3s?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The Alexander, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. I have a late '70s Gibson G3, and it doesnt seem like many people use it. I was wondering if anyone plays this bass?
  2. dls59

    dls59 Supporting Member

    I played one for years, but many years ago. Decent bass.
  3. :D :D

    man thats looks great!
    i have a 75 G3 and a 76 Grabber, both natural.

    the G3 has no finish. evidently it was someone's project bass, and they either did it the world of good, or ruined it. It plays OK, but the sound f'ning immense!

    i will be playing grabbers for many years to come, I can't see how their sound could be replaced!




    there's some more writing on my G3's 'guard now, though, but nothing that doesn't come off easily.

  4. My first bass was a natural finish G3. It was pretty light, played well, and had a killer tone. I briefly had a Precision and I also played a Rickenbacker, but I have always returned to Gibson. I currently have a Les Paul 5 string and a Thunderbird is on the way. There's a well worn G3 just like my old one at a music store I frequent. If it's still there on Saturday, it's coming home with me.
  5. +1 Almost.

    I had one in the late 70s for about two years.

    It was a very good and different sounding bass.

    I sold it partly to finance my Ibanez Musician, which I still have.

    It was my first alder-bodied bass.