Godin Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lowend65, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. Lowend65

    Lowend65 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    I never thought of Godin as a bass manufacturer, but man this one looks really nice
    Holy prototype Batman! Godin just sent us a ultra-rare prototype RG4 bass - watch us unbox it and drool. | By Keith Holland Guitars | Facebook

    I've always hated ABG's, but that bridge has the vibe that could make that very cool for a coffee house acoustic gig

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    Specs
    Hype Sheet
    Owner's Manual
    Body Chambered Canadian Laurentian Basswood
    Top Silver Leaf Maple
    Neck Hard Rock Maple
    Fingerboard Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius 12" (304.8 mm)
    Scale Length34" (863.6 mm)
    Nut Width 1.5" (38.1 mm)

    RG-4 Ultra Carbon White RN | Godin Guitars
     
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  2. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    East Bay, CA
    Oh yeah, Godin's been in the bass game for a long time!
    John McVie has rocked a recent Godin with Fleetwood Mac in recent years.

    I saw Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos with a Godin Fretless Acoustibass in the '90s.
    I'm almost certain he used it on this gorgeous song:
     
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  3. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    I’ve owned several Godin mag/piezo basses. Always well-made and always unique sounds available. This one has a very interesting electronics se-up. Mine were always fretless; I think I see frets on this one.
     
  4. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada
    I’m not crazy about the bridge on the new model.
     
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  5. Lowend65

    Lowend65 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    San Jose, CA
  6. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    I own one of the original Godin Acoustibasses with the sympathetic tines under the bridge. I put it in the TB classifieds but alas no one was interested.
    Mine is fretted, my guess is that most folks wanted the fretless. I’ve played DB since I was a kid and the original Godin is about as close as you can get to
    a double bass.
     
  7. I always wanted an A4 or A5 fretless.
     
  8. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Almost sounds like an acoustic bass.
    A bit on the expensive side, though.
     
  9. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Not compared to actually buying a decent Double Bass though. :)
     
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