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Gibson grabbers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pthump, Jun 17, 2005.


  1. Pthump

    Pthump

    Nov 18, 2004
    Is there a big difference between the model with the sliding pick and the g-3 with the 3 different pick ups? Which one do grabber players prefer and why?
     
  2. BWil

    BWil

    May 16, 2005
    SoCal USA
    The sliding pup model was someone's good idea that went
    wrong, IMO.

    Noisy, hard to adjust in a gig situation, etc. I think it was a decent bass overall, but I've never known anyone who likes them.

    Any Grabber lovers out there?
     
  3. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    I like my Grabber. Nice and lightweight and punchy tone.
     
  4. I had a G-3 in the late 70's. I don't remember much about it, really. I guess it was OK. It was my main bass for a couple years. I played alot of jazz back then, and alternated between flats and tape-wounds, so I didn't get a ton of punch.

    The sliding p'up on the Grabber was a maintenance issue, as I understood. Moving parts = repairs.