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Godin Shifter 5 - three pick up.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by beardedclam, Jul 24, 2017.


  1. So I just bought a mint Godin Shifter 5 (the three pickup version). Wow what an incredible instrument. There are more tones in this bass than any other bass I've ever played. Having said that I can't help but wonder how much better it could be if it had three volumes, I think that would make it fantastic - anybody ever tried this mod?
     
  2. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Nope, but I missed my chance at a bargain on one. Congrats!
     
  3. I have owned a few Godins and have always been happy with them (although their pick-ups in their guitars tens to be a little hot - that's a generalization).

    As a jazz bass player I always felt that running one volume slightly lower that the other (VVT) brought out a nice flavor to the tone. I am thinking that this Shifter could be even better with a VVVT config
     
  4. I had one for 2 days, it weighed a ton and I returned it. It was a very cool bass but I just couldn't handle it physically, it weighed 14 lbs.
     
  5. sears

    sears Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2005
    ec, md
    Baby, you make me wish I had three hands!
     
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  6. How did you like the B-string? i tried bonding with one for a killer price but the B-string sounded anemic, even with new strings a setup.
     
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  7. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
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  8. It was a very cool bass but I just couldn't handle it physically, it weighed 14 lbs.[/QUOTE]

    Wow! Mine is 9 ish. I believe the body material is basswood; 14 is a lot for basswood.
     
  9. My B is tight and very defined, better than my American Standard Jazz 5
     

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