SOLD Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Hurricane Jimmie, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Hurricane Jimmie

    Hurricane Jimmie Supporting Member

    1970's Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass. From my research, it looks like a '71 or early '72. I've owned this instrument for about 6 years.

    All the controls work. The truss rod is fully operational and there are no breaks/repairs on the headstock. Frets are in good shape and wear is consistent with a 40+ year old instrument. Set up for medium-low action and plays all the way up the neck with no string buzz.
    • 24 Frets
    • Scale 30.5 inches
    • Neck width at nut - 1 1/2 inches
    • Neck width at 24th fret - 2 inches
    • Weight 10.3 pounds
    A previous owner had modified it to be a 'string-thru'. I had my tech correct this and install a new hipshot bridge (please review the pictures). There is also a guitar jack plate on the side of the guitar that doesn't have any function. This is obviously a working instrument that made some music. If you're looking for a pristine museum piece, this is probably not for you.

    Free Shipping, also on sale locally and other websites.

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  2. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Totally digging on these lately. They weigh a bit more than I’d like but this is definitely on the lighter side of things. Has me wondering if the weight is a factor as far as the KILLER tone goes....

    In any event, were the holes just plugged with stained dowels? Have you ever removed that plate to see what it looks like under there?
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2019
  3. Hurricane Jimmie

    Hurricane Jimmie Supporting Member

    I believe the holes were plugged with dowels and stained.
    Here's a photo of the removed plate and a closer look at the input jack. I'm hesitant to unscrew the entire control panel as I'm not inclined to tempt the devil. :)
    I've seen several of LPTs using a washer to hold the control panel near the input jack. Could be a common breaking point on this design.
    Would be interested in what our TB family might think it was used for... and XLR or low impedance output maybe?
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  4. Hurricane Jimmie

    Hurricane Jimmie Supporting Member

    Price Drop to $1200 shipped.

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