Glasstone Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TRichardsbass, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I do. High quality underpriced boutique five string jazz style basses. Way more bang than your buck should get you.
  3. This is the first instance I've become aware of them. The instruments look pretty good.

    A couple of those links are still under construction: I've just noted the Gallery & Options at this time.
  4. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  5. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Never heard of them until just now. They do look nice. Strictly fivers though, eh? Also liking the look of their cabinets.
  6. Their Options page is still under construction. I was wondering about a 6-string.
  7. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    There's no prices on the website as far as I can tell. What do these run for?
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    So far he's concentrating on fives in order to keep costs down. Prices range from around $1500-$1800 or so last I checked. The builder is a good friend of mine and I've been recommending he raise his prices, I've seen the competition and IMO these basses are a steal... but believe it or not one of his primary goals is to help bassists out and one big way is making things affordable. I can't argue with that.
  9. Awesome attitude if I didn't have 20 basses already I would buy one just to support his support of players everywhere! They look great I am wondering if you (Brad) could tell us which model you have and what the weight is. TX in advance.

    peace, Kirk
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    The second link smperry posted is mine. Mine isn't one of his lighter basses, it's Alder with a Wenge neck and weighs 10.6 lb.
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Looks like he's blowing out his remaining basses on ebay. I know he's looking at concentrating on building cabs.
  12. I just picked up one that should be here relatively soon. I think it might be the one Glass built for himself; Mahogany core, Alder wings, Spalted Maple top, LP pu's, ACG pre, Wenge nece, graphite board, stainless frets, hipshot hdwr,

    Am dying to play this thing.
  13. who


    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    I own one which I'm pretty sure is one of his early models. It's passive with Lane Poor pickups.

  14. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    There are a few on ebay right now for very good prices.
  15. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Looks like $1500-$1900 is the new competitive price point that certain builders are starting to use for baseline models. This is a good thing! Not saying that some builders work isn't worth the price (from most, it is) but its time some of the silly priced stuff was edged out by guys like this and Pat Wilkins. What a novel idea: An affordable, quality, US made bass.
  16. This is the bass I bought from Glass. I think it might also be the one Brad Johnson was talking about sounding "live". The price was right in that range. Super deal, for sure.

    Mahagony core
    Alder wings
    Spalted maple top
    graphite fingerboard
    stainless frets
    brass nut
    hipshot ultralite hdwr
    Lane Poor (Legacy) pu's
    ACG pre

    It should be here relatively soon. CAN'T Wait!!!

    Attached Files:

  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Yeah, that one has the filter based preamp. There's a learning curve with that one, not an intuitive preamp IMO but capable of some very cool sounds.

  18. That's what I was told. I'm a little intimidated....but my excitement is overshadowing that. I have a feeling this will a great tracking bass.
  19. tjnkoo


    Apr 19, 2011
    Metro Atlanta
    A friend of mine's brother has one. Beautiful bass and he plays it like nobody's business (absolute virtuoso). He's gigged it extensively and even through a crappy old Fender bass amp from the 90's it sounded just huge. He says the preamp is great but he's a lo tech guy and once he got a sound he liked he hasn't touched it, haha (probably a good 2 years without an eq adjustment). Its a pretty instrument aesthetically too, almost like another friend's Mayonnes custom jazz (which is about 2 or 3 grand more expensive).
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Read up on it, it'll probably start to make sense.