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Guild

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DiegoMcgee, Oct 26, 2001.


  1. DiegoMcgee

    DiegoMcgee

    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    I purchased my main gigging bass used about
    five years ago.It was suppose to fill my needs
    until I could afford a high-end bass.It's a
    Guild Pilot 5 string w/ active EMG's.
    I guess what I'm getting at is that I feel
    Guild had made very underrated basses.
    Agree/disagree
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    jim obrien
    http://www.illustriousday.com
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Agree.

    Well, you didn't ask for more info, but if you want my opinion, check the Guild Pilot Pro 5 bass review I wrote at the bass gear review archive.
     
  3. DiegoMcgee

    DiegoMcgee

    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    Big Wheel,
    I'm curious to see your reveiw, but I
    couldn't locate it in the reveiws.How
    do I get to archived reveiws?
    ____________________________
    jim obrien
    http://www.illustriousday.com
     
  4. As far as I can work out, Guild is deeply unfashionable right now- all guild, not just basses- which means you can pick up some great bargains second hand.

    Have you checked out the Guild/ DeArmond section of the FDP (www.fenderforum.com), which has a band of fairly dedicated Guilders thrashing away?

    I have always thought Guild particularly shine at short scale basses...some of the best available.
     
  5. I haver a Guild B301 Bass, made in about 1979 I think. Until I recently bought an American Fender Jazz it was my main bass. Loved the sound and feel, although not as much as my Fender.

    Stu
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
  7. I have a 1967 Starfire II. I swaped the original Harstrom pickups for humbucker soapbars which lok really nice against a natural finish.

    The only frustrating thing about the bass is that it is the only short scale bass I have and when I switch during a gig I am not as quick to adjust to the short scale as I would like to be.

    bye,
    s