Gibson, at least they're trying…Les Paul Junior Tribute Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jd56hawk, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Bass is a tribute to the historic Gibson EB-0 bass from the late 50's, but with modern features. Not just for smaller players, the short scale length is actually chosen by many for it's strong fundamental tone and sits perfectly in a track when recording. The mahogany double cutaway body and mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard balances perfectly when playing either sitting or strapped on. It's equipped with a single expanded range LP BassBucker pickup with single volume and tone controls for simplicity. The volume pot has a push-pull feature to coil tap the pickup scooping the mids for further tone shaping possibilities.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  2. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    That’s a geee-tar, son. 6 tiny strings. You tryin’ to pull a fast one? :)
  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    (Never try to post while driving, right?)
  4. I like it.

    Hopefully it will show up at one of the GCs near me so I can try it out.
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    They coulda done lots worse...
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  6. Roland GR 88

    Roland GR 88 Commercial User

    Sep 16, 2013
    Ontario Canada
    Retail store manager
    Wait for it..........
  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I didn't go to design school but I have to question their colors once again...Worn Cherry, Worn Brown, Worn Ebony and Blue Satin. Some of them look good but I think this would look great in Alpine White or that new Frost Blue.
    I would definitely like to try one, though.
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  8. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    York SC
    ^^ All those colors listed are easily applied finishes with not much buffing/final finishing to keep the cost down.
  9. Indeed. And I can't recall when was the last time that Gibson announced a bass with a MSRP of under a grand...but it was a long time ago. Good move, IMO.
  10. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    I like the shape of the instrument and the colors (except the worn black — a gloss would be better for black, imo), but the size and shape of the pickguard is stopping me from loving these in general. I mean, does it even really need a pickguard? Anyway, a smaller pickguard would be better for my tastes, though Gibson seems to be trying to reflect the P pickguard here, and I don’t complain about the pickguard on the Precision, so who knows...

    Is the "Bass Bucker’ a new pickup?

    I hope they stick with this model and tweak it over the years to evolve it into something special
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  11. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    This finish looks pretty classic:

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  12. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Looks like some lovechild of a Peavey Patriot and a Gibson Ripper or Grabber.

    Actually, I'm liking it.
  13. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Good grief, 12 posts in and no mindless Gibson bashing? What have they done with Talkbass?
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  14. nerkoids


    Jan 3, 2014
    Wow, I kinda like it too. Its symmetry looks fairly easy for us lefties to adapt as well without having to complain about not having a proper lefty.
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  15. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I think this is very cool. Love the look.
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  16. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I never played a Gibson bass that moved me enough to consider buying it. This might be the one. I'll be looking to try one.
  17. primusfan1989


    Jan 17, 2005
    new jersey
    I loved it until I noticed the 3point bridge.. still want to try one out
  18. If I didn't have an SG, I'd put it on my list. Looks like a nice option and I like the cherry finish - part of the Gibson tradition.
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  19. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    Oooh! And here I was talking about how I haven’t had gas in years and I’m totally happy blabiddyblah blah. Gas ignited!
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  20. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    I'll buy one.