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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jn_93, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. jn_93


    Jun 22, 2011
    What do you think?
  2. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    They look nice in the photos, they say they are chambered, the stopbar bridge is new & different .... haven't seen them in the local GC yet .... I wonder what the neck is like?
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Does it neck dive?

    A lot of Gibson bass designs have nasty neck dive.
    bluesdogblues likes this.
  4. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    IMO, the goldtop is the best looking incarnation of a gibson les paul bass yet. i would love to have one.
  5. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Can't wait to get one!
    I'm liking the black personally

  6. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    If it came in a five I'd sell my soul and my kidneys too.
  7. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I prefer the gold top-

  8. Cb4rabid


    Jul 12, 2011
    South FL
    I hate Gibson basses. They're exactly the same as their guitars, and most of them end up being short scales. Not for me.
  9. Catbuster


    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    I like...
  10. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    But, this one is a long scale I.E. 34".
    Besides most every company makes atleast one body style avaliable for bassists and their 6 string bretheren.

    On the hating Gibsons great for you, you don't like them. Atleast you know what you do like.
  11. Cb4rabid


    Jul 12, 2011
    South FL
    Meh, I mainly don't like Gibson because I don't feel they cater to bassists very much. I feel they don't put much thought into their basses. (feeding to the stigma that a bass is just a guitar with two less strings)

    Probably because im an Ibanez guy. You get an RG (guitar) and compare it to an SR (bass) and they're completely different. But Gibson don't really try to change a design (aside from the Tbird), an SG is an SG and a LP is an LP.

    I didn't mean to taint the thread, sorry, just sharing an opinion :p carry on.
  12. Toastfuzz


    Jul 20, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    +1, you gave my opinion in a nutshell. Would never pay top dollar for a Gibson Afterthought.
  13. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    Oversized in the Jack Casady look?
  14. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I had one of the earlier incarnations of this type of les Paul Bass. Identical except for a Warwick style bridge. Had a fantastic tone. I miss it.
  15. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: why go to all the trouble to recreate the vintage Les Paul appointments on a bass (bridge & tailpiece, guitar humbucker sized p/u, identical knob & switch layout) only to use the tuners from an entry level Ibanez? :scowl:

  16. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    I believe the tuners on the new Les Pauls are Grovers and they are nice, if they are using the same tuners as what are on my Money Les Paul bass, then I would not have a worry, those TB pick-up are one of Gibson's best sounding bass pickups .... the Les Paul basses from around 2004 and up are some of Gibson's best basses .... you really need to try one ... IMHO

    Gibson Les Paul Money Bass by jastacey128, on Flickr
  17. jn_93


    Jun 22, 2011
    Aren't the necks just as slim as a normal guitar? They look great, and have a good tone, but I don't like the idea of playing something so small :eyebrow:
  18. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    You guy's should try one before you comment. The necks on LPs are long scale and a bit chunky, but not baseball bat chunky. Actually when set up properly play really fast (for me). The pickup tones are excellent, really hot, high output.
  19. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Wrong, They are genuine Grovers, unlike that pos you showed.
  20. First thing I thought was "I hope it's short scale." Looks nice anyhow. Too bad the neck's too long and too thick for me. Guess that's what the average bass player likes though, so maybe they'll sell better that way.

    No point hating any instrument.. just don't buy it. Like most things, somebody, somewhere, will like it.