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G&L SB2 Green Sparkle

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by basstodave, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. basstodave


    Jan 12, 2002
    Some pics of a 2007 Green Shparkle I just picked up. Seller modded the controls to V/V/T and relocated the jack to the side. Well done and I like the set-up. I think it is a #6 neck. It is thicker front to back than any #8 I've had.
    Sounds and plays terrific. I like the new G&L necks too. I have zero confidence in the older G&L necks, from experience, and YMMV, IMHO and all that. It has a glued on fretboard as opposed to the earlier one piece necks. Satin finish on this one.
    Like I stated I like this bass. Anybody think of an alternative color pickguard that won't induce nausea?:p

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  2. lovenotfear


    Aug 15, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    very nice and sparkly, i wish they would make a five string version of this bass, i would get one in a heart beat.
  3. FidgetStone


    Jun 30, 2002
    Allen, TX
    Maybe a gold anodized pickguard would look good. I have one on my strat that looks nice. I don't know where you could get one for an SB-2 though. Maybe some of the other G&L afficionados may know.


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  4. Templar

    Templar SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Unless things have changed, no one makes a gold ano for the SB. I searched everywhere a couple years ago.

    I found one custom maker who quoted me $250 to build one from scratch. (I forget the name)

    Needless to say, I had to pass. (sigh)
  5. Templar

    Templar SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Hey, is that gold hardware on that green SB-2 ?
  6. Templar

    Templar SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    How about a nice cream one from Chandler?

    That white one does'nt look quite right with that finish, for some reason.
  7. basstodave


    Jan 12, 2002
    The hardware is chrome but the pic was taken in poor lighting and picked up the gold from the carpet.

    I think a creme or mint pickguard would work well enough.
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I vote white pearloid.
  9. basstodave


    Jan 12, 2002
    Yeah, pearloid looks OK, but strictly from a designer POV do you really want competing patterns adorning this bass? :meh:

    Better pics up top.
  10. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    That was just on ebay right? That is absolutely the nicest SB-2 I've seen. I vote for white pearloid as well.
  11. basstodave


    Jan 12, 2002
    Yes, off ebay, and at a great price. By any standard the bass is *new* so I am thrilled. I worried about the color being garish but it looks great.

    OK, two votes for pearloid.
  12. Max


    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    I saw this one on Ebay too and you got a terrific price on it. I want one of these "slutty" sparkle SB-2s big time.

    Perloid pickguard vote too.
  13. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    I love that bass. I'd do pearloid as well.
  14. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
  15. Congrats on winning that. My wireless connection was a little slow and I was unable to get my last bid in on time. Had I won it I'd be going with the white pearloid.
  16. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    I would go with black or cream/mint. Nice green!
  17. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    Cream would be good....
    Yep something in between the contrast of the maple and the green colors.
    But that just me...Just can't stand plain white guards period unless its white on white
  18. basstodave


    Jan 12, 2002

    :eyebrow: Huh! you mean there was some small drama of slow connectivity in the background of my good fortune?:eyebrow:

    I'm still leaning toward mint. Somebody send me a pearloid to see if I like it.:D
  19. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Changed my mind, I'd go w/mint as well. Pearl seems too busy given the paint job.
  20. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    buy a gold blank from warmoth and have someone shape the PG from your existing one. It isn't that tough a job ...

    If not, then cream unless you can find exactly the right mint. The greens are going to be tough to match I think.

    Or - go clear and do a foil job around the routes for masking.

    Or - use clear and spray a few thin coats of gold, then a coat of black on the reverse side ...

    Actually the white isn't so awful ...