Godlyke basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grace & groove, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    Has anyone ever heard of Godlyke basses? Has anyone here ever played or owned one? I haven't had the chance of playing any of them yet, but i can't wait. I think i'll fall in love with them, their looks and features are great.

    Here is a link for everbody who is new to them: http://www.godlyke.com

    All help will be appreciated, thank you very much.
  2. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    They look alright..
  3. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    i like the smoothness and professional feel i get when i see them. not some "OMFG!!! it looks so darn perdy!" thing that people get that is just crap.
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Godlyke basses are made by SGC Nanyo, a company that's best known for making the "Bass Collection" line of instruments.

    That doesn't mean they're bad instruments, of course.
  5. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    I have a good friend that has an endorsement. He has a 4 string, and all I can say is......unimpressed. He never even plays it anymore. It's over 10 pounds, and has 0 soul. I was expecting MUCH better from Godlyke. All of their pedals rock.
  6. Whenever I see a "Y" in place of an "I," typically, I assume massive sucking is to be expected...
  7. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    With a name like that, an instrument has a lot to live up to.
  8. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    ah, really? i have a pretty heavy bass right now, but still, how does it sound?

    good point. :meh:
  9. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    bumpsy :bag:
  10. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Isn't Godlyke the company that a while back was soliciting people for endorsees? It seemed like a borderline scam to me. I have several friends who were asked if they'd do it and it seemed kinda dicey(they weren't regular players, or in any bands that were doing anything beyond some local weekend playing).

    Yeah, the name is lame...it reminds me of bad 80s metal bands...lyke "Krystall Synn".
  11. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Actually, Godlyke is a great company overall. They are the people that distribute Maxon, Guytone, Merlin bass amps, and several other boutique-like pedals. I've dealt with them for years, and they're always cool. I just think they kinda missed on the basses.
  12. SullyB


    Nov 22, 2005
    Hello all,

    Actually, this is the first time that I have ever heard anything negative about a Godlyke instrument. Bass Guitar gave them a favorable review, and Dave Pomeroy(sic.) is an endorsee. He plays an eight-string model that they produce. Anything he that he says is good is worth a look IMHO.

    I guess the bottom line is to play it and find out if it's for you. I have read about a number of instruments, drooled over them, fantasized about owning one, and when I finally had a chance to play them I was disappointed. :bawl: :spit: The only instrument that lived up to dreams was a Roscoe. What an instrument! :cool:

    Keep rockin'! :bassist: ,

    Sully B
  13. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    thx for the comments, so what are the best parts about the tone? what models do you think are better?
  14. ii7-V7


    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Not trying to sully your point, but You can't really trust any magazine reviews....They get paid to write those things.

  15. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    yeah, they'll say anything if their payed. hell, they even gave a daisy rock bass a good review!
  16. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I dug this thread up for a reason. We played with Martin Luther last week, and his bassist, Aaron, played a Godlyke Diety 5, and he sounded GREAT! His bass didn't growl, it rumbled, plus he's a killer player to boot. That was my first time seeing or hearing one in person. That particular one sounded amazing.
  17. I know this thread is old, but I just have to weigh in on this:
    I got a chance to sit down at Godlyke and play a lot of basses, and although there was one I didn't love(Disciple, bolt on 5) for the most part I think the basses are killer. Kevin is a very hands -on guy and is constantly tweaking the details on these basses ie: neck dimensions, pickup and electronics combos, etc.)
    The 5 string set neck Deity was a finer instrument than many I've played, and at it's price point was an absolute steal. Kind of a Lakland vibe but with a richer sound and envelope and just silly playability, like Fodera low action and smoothness. If you are looking at Laklands and don't at least check out one of these you may be making a mistake.
    Sure, they're made in Japan, but they're HAND made in Japan: no computer cutting and routing. And they are designed here-right in New Jersey. Call Kevin B. and he'll pick up the phone and answer any of your questions.
    I'm not an endorser, just a big fan of these basses.
    And you should see the 8 and 10 string basses they make....

  18. RSchuster


    Jan 27, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    I think they look really awesome; unique, but not crazy or out-there. I have not played one before, but I would definitely be interested in the 8-string . . .
  19. Mr Troy Sanders of Mastodon uses one occasionally, alongside an Ibanez SRX and his trusty Fender Prophecy. MInd you, he tends to drop tune to A and play through massive amounts of distortion so perhaps he ain't the best example...:)
  20. looks like an Ibanez...