Gibson Les Paul Junior Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    If you like the traditional short scale Gibson profile, this is a very versatile bass. In humbucking mode it is super deep. In single coil mode it gets much brighter, but distinct from a Fender sort of tone.
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  2. Never thought I'd see you with a Gibby, Doc...:thumbsup:

    How did you find the fit and finish ?
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  3. bordinco90


    Dec 7, 2011
    SW Louisiana
    Very nice. Always wanted to try one of these. Unfortunately they never have any locally. :rollno:
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It is a hell of a USA made bass for $999!
  5. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I was wondering whether or not you'd get around to this one!
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  6. This is what I was hoping to hear - from someone who has played a variety of instruments in different price ranges and is not a Gibson fanboy by default - so thank you sir...:bassist:
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I’m glad I did. It is a killer short scale.
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  8. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Actually looks pretty good in blue, too.
    The online stock photos from when these first came out didn't quite do it justice.
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  9. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
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  10. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    ''that's like the most WHAT? Gibson I've ever heard'' do you recall his unintelligible words?
    that's the best I've heard these basses sound, quite different than most owners are saying.
  11. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Thanks for sharing, Doc. :thumbsup:

    The way they mounted the pickup worries me. Check out this review.

  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think the single coil mode sounds a bit like a Rickenbacker more than a Fender.
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  13. maxschrek

    maxschrek Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN.
    Looks to be a pretty nice bass, I wish they'd left out the pickguard though.
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  14. I wouldn't be worried.

    Jim De Cola pickup (seen on 2013 and later EB series) would've looked awkward with the string spacing found on the DC Junior bass. Mounting it in "unconventional" way solved that issue with I believe zero repercussions to the sound of the instrument.
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  15. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    Great looking bass, but I can't understand why they still use the 3 point bridge. And it doesn't seem to have anything particularly special about the tone. Sounds like I could buy a cheap P bass and get the same tone.
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  16. Chapter 11. I'm reasonably certain that Babicz bridges are "cash only" purchase for Gibson nowadays, and those needs to be kept to a minimum post-bankruptcy. The only reason that EB4 and EB5 kept Babicz bridges is the fact that there's no "in house" design that would fit these basses.
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  17. MotorCityMinion


    Jun 15, 2017
    IDK. There is no excuse for not redesigning even the simplest bridge. It doesn't require a lot of talent to pull it off. They could purchased it for a fraction of what the Babicz cost. If I had to guess, the 3 point bridge is bringing heritage, or nostalgia to the product, or they simple have a ton of them in a warehouse somewhere.

    OT: My 80's Victory bass came stock with a Schaller roller bridge on it wand the Gibson logo embossed in it. Nice bridge.
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  18. or an EB....
    kind of unfair to compare to the 59 on the left since it's wearing nylons but the 60 (right) sounds nothing like yours.....going through an SVT in the clip, did you record yours straight in?

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  19. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    It's a shame Gibson has never cared about player ergonomics. Slabs just don't work for me. Fender nailed it with the body contouring way back in 1954, but Gibson still hasn't seen the memo. :rollno:
  20. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    I am not referring to the pole pieces. What worries me are the two short thin screws that are meant to hold the pickup in place.