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Gibson as it should be (Well, for some)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hobobob74, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Hobobob74


    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    So walking into the local Ma and Pa music store just to see whats good, and I came across a 2010 Gibson SG Bass with all the mods everyone wants:

    A DiMarzio Neck Pickup

    A Hipshot Super Tone Bridge

    And, the most unique part, and a good mod in my opinion, the finish on the back of the neck was removed, and done so very well.

    An interesting, and very 'tasteful' take of the modern SG

    $750 with an OHSC, pretty good IMO

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  2. Hobobob74


    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI

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  3. Hobobob74


    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI

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  4. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Nice bass, and nice username!
  5. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Why wreck the neck?
    I have never had a problem with mine feeling sickie, always been smooth as silk.
    That would take a lot off the price for me.
  6. Hobobob74


    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Hahahahaha, yes, very nice username!
  7. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    What makes you think that everyone wants these mods? Personally, I prefer to leave basses completely original with no mods at all.
  8. Hobobob74


    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    As was in the title, it "For Some" lol

    Biggest complaint I always see is the 3 point bridge, I really dont mind them myself, but some people really dont like them.
  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Done so very well? What does very badly look like?
  10. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    I don't mind the finish on Gibson necks either, but if it had to be naked, this is the way to go:

  11. Rotwang


    Nov 6, 2011
    You didn't say if you bought. it. With these mods, I'd offer them $600.00, tops.
  12. Hobobob74


    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I didn't buy it, no.

    But Idk, must be you had to see it to appreciate it.

    Even with the finish to wood sections being as they where, it was still smooth as silk and played like butter.
  13. DrSpunkwater


    Sep 17, 2012
    Taking the finish off is just silly, plus it looks like crap. Especially near the body. $750 is a bit much for a heavily used SG bass.
  14. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005


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  15. bassballs_dk


    Aug 1, 2009
    I actually do not like the sound of the DiMarzio Neck Pickup, I think the original SG neck pickup sounds sweet.

    But the supertone bridge is a big improvement, made a big difference on my SG bass.
  16. Dakotah


    Dec 21, 2011
    Port Richey,FL
    I'm with most here.Seems some change em up til they can't stand em and then get rid of em.IMO a good set-up goes the distance.
  17. agreed,,,, I have a dimarzio neck on my ripper which I bought like that and it only sounds good when I have it backed off to about 7,,,, it sounds to spongy with fingers for me,,with a pick its okay but I rather have stock.
  18. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    No offense OP, but I'm not impressed either. IMO, except for maybe the bridge, those are horrible mods, especially the neck thing.
  19. DrSpunkwater


    Sep 17, 2012
    What kills me is that the SG bass is a well made bass, aside from the questionable bridge. That someone would ruin one of these gorgeous short scales with a half-assed finish removal and an unnecessary pickup replacement is downright criminal.

    If you're going to do a "mod" to one of these, do it right. Give it the old EB3 setup.
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